Cambridge High School

Summary:

Cambridge High School is a small public high school in Cambridge, Nebraska, serving 86 students in grades 9-12. The school has a predominantly White student population, with 96.51% of students identifying as White in the current school year.

Cambridge High School stands out for its consistently strong academic performance, ranking among the top high schools in Nebraska and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's proficiency rates on ACT assessments are significantly higher than the state averages, with 60% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 33.35%. In Mathematics and Science, the school's proficiency rates were 53.33%, compared to the state averages of 26.23% and 25.25%, respectively. Additionally, Cambridge High School has a very low student-teacher ratio of 7.3 students per teacher, lower than the nearby Arapahoe High School (10 students per teacher) and Southwest Junior/Senior High School (6.4 students per teacher).

While Cambridge High School's academic performance is impressive, the school's lack of demographic diversity may be an area for consideration. The school's spending per student, at $27,638, is significantly higher than the nearby Arapahoe Public Schools ($19,095 per student) and Southwest Public Schools ($33,096 per student), suggesting that the school may have access to greater resources and a more focused educational approach. However, the school's SchoolDigger ratings have fluctuated over the years, ranging from 2 stars to 5 stars, indicating that factors beyond just academic achievement may influence the school's performance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1003 Nelson St
       Cambridge, NE  69022-0100


(308) 697-3322

District: Cambridge Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
6th of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $27,638 Help


Feeder schools for Cambridge High School:

Elementary:    Cambridge Elementary School
Middle:    Cambridge Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  7.3 Help
Number of students:  86

Racial breakdown:

White:
96.5%
Hispanic:
2.3%
African American:
1.2%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Cambridge High School ranks better than 97.2% of high schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.94. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (96.5%), Hispanic (2.3%), African American (1.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cambridge High School is 7.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cambridge High School is $27,638.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cambridge High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cambridge High School 6th of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See Cambridge High School in the ranking list.)

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White students:


Cambridge Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Cambridge Public Schools 75th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cambridge High School

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Rank History for all students at Cambridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 38.02 192nd 249 22.9%
2007 58.16 106th 247 57.1%
2008 71.60 48th 252 81.0%
2009 75.37 43rd 251 82.9%
2010 77.58 27th 249 89.2%
2011 50.70 139th 252 44.8%
2012 81.37 21st 245 91.4%
2013 43.10 162nd 247 34.4%
2014 70.37 71st 247 71.3%
2015 87.92 8th 242 96.7%
2016 77.98 36th 246 85.4%
2017 69.54 61st 219 72.1%
2018 81.60 30th 219 86.3%
2019 60.59 79th 217 63.6%
2021 81.71 33rd 209 84.2%
2022 36.26 133rd 202 34.2%
2023 94.94 6th 215 97.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Cambridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.53 3rd 144 97.9%
2019 66.59 45th 142 68.3%
2021 71.40 32nd 138 76.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Cambridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.28 61st 140 56.4%
2021 81.15 22nd 130 83.1%
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Rank History for White students at Cambridge High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.52 62nd 205 69.8%
2019 49.08 105th 207 49.3%
2021 77.35 36th 200 82.0%
2022 32.14 139th 196 29.1%
2023 92.36 9th 206 95.6%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Cambridge High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 129 1 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 132
1989 126 0 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 129
1990 98 0 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 102
1991 100 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 101
1992 98 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 100
1993 117 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 117
1994 131 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 131
1995 148 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 149
1996 148 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 149
1997 133 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 133
1998 131 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 132
1999 113 0 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 118
2000 108 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 110
2001 121 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 123
2002 110 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 110
2003 110 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 110
2004 104 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 107
2005 90 1 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 93
2006 97 2 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 101
2007 101 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 106
2008 102 4 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 110
2009 154 1 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 159
2010 151 3 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 157
2011 154 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 158
2012 152 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 157
2013 148 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 152
2014 158 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 164
2015 159 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 162
2016 105 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 107
2017 116 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 120
2018 105 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 108
2019 104 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 109
2020 100 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 104
2021 83 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 86
2022 92 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 97
2023 83 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 86

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cambridge High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 132 10.6 12.4 12.1
1989 129 10.2 12.6 10.1
1990 102 10.3 9.9 8.8
1991 101 10.2 9.9 10.9
1992 100 10.0 10.0 9
1993 117 10.4 11.3 12
1994 131 11.2 11.7 12.2
1995 149 13.7 10.9 6
1996 149 13.7 10.9 6
1997 133 13.6 9.8 10.5
1998 132 13.0 10.2 13.6
1999 118 11.8 10.0 28
2000 110 11.5 9.6 24.5
2001 123 9.7 12.7 35.8
2002 110 11.7 9.4 33.6
2003 110 11.7 9.4 33.6
2004 107 10.7 10.0 26.2
2005 93 9.4 9.9 49.5
2006 101 8.9 11.3 30.7
2007 106 10.0 10.6 36.8
2008 110 10.4 10.6 36.4
2009 159 14.4 11.0 40.9
2010 157 15.0 10.4 38.2
2011 158 14.5 10.8 38
2012 157 17.2 9.0 36.3
2013 152 17.5 8.6 32.9
2014 164 18.6 8.7 47.6
2015 162 18.0 9.0 45.1
2016 107 15.0 7.1 38.3
2017 120 13.2 9.0 43.3
2018 108 10.8 9.9 45.4
2019 109 12.4 8.7 31.2
2020 104 12.0 8.6 39.4
2021 86 10.7 7.9 40.7
2022 97 10.2 9.4 42.3
2023 86 11.7 7.3 48.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Cambridge High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 132 10.6 12.4 12.1
1989 129 10.2 12.6 10.1
1990 102 10.3 9.9 8.8
1991 101 10.2 9.9 10.9
1992 100 10.0 10.0 9
1993 117 10.4 11.3 12
1994 131 11.2 11.7 12.2
1995 149 13.7 10.9 6
1996 149 13.7 10.9 6
1997 133 13.6 9.8 10.5
1998 132 13.0 10.2 13.6
1999 118 11.8 10.0 28
2000 110 11.5 9.6 24.5
2001 123 9.7 12.7 35.8
2002 110 11.7 9.4 33.6
2003 110 11.7 9.4 33.6
2004 107 10.7 10.0 26.2
2005 93 9.4 9.9 49.5
2006 101 8.9 11.3 30.7
2007 106 10.0 10.6 36.8
2008 110 10.4 10.6 36.4
2009 159 14.4 11.0 40.9
2010 157 15.0 10.4 38.2
2011 158 14.5 10.8 38
2012 157 17.2 9.0 36.3
2013 152 17.5 8.6 32.9
2014 164 18.6 8.7 47.6
2015 162 18.0 9.0 45.1
2016 107 15.0 7.1 38.3
2017 120 13.2 9.0 43.3
2018 108 10.8 9.9 45.4
2019 109 12.4 8.7 31.2
2020 104 12.0 8.6 39.4
2021 86 10.7 7.9 40.7
2022 97 10.2 9.4 42.3
2023 86 11.7 7.3 48.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Cambridge High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $265 (1.4%) $16,714 (86.3%) $19,358
2020 $297 (1.5%) $17,562 (86.8%) $20,224
2021 $160 (0.7%) $21,205 (87.4%) $24,257
2022 $307 (1.3%) $19,806 (85.3%) $23,210
2023 $432 (1.6%) $23,334 (84.4%) $27,638

Data source: Nebraska Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cambridge High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 79th of 217 High schoolsRanks 6th of 215 High schools
 33.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Cambridge High School)45.260
 14.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Cambridge Public Schools)45.260
 14.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.4
 4.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Cambridge High School)35.553.3
 17.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Cambridge Public Schools)35.553.3
 17.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.926.2
 4.6%
11th Grade Science (Cambridge High School)35.553.3
 17.9%
   11th Grade Science (Cambridge Public Schools)35.553.3
 17.9%
   11th Grade Science (Nebraska)26.425.3
 1.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students10986
 21.1%
African American01
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic52
 60%
Pacific Islander00
White10483
 20.2%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.2%48.8%
 17.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cambridge High School

Cambridge High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cambridge Elementary School
Middle : Cambridge Middle School

Students at Cambridge High School are 97% White, 2% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Yes! Cambridge High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 6th of 215 Nebraska high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 86 students attended Cambridge High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Nebraska Department of Education.

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