Superior Senior High School

Summary:

Superior Senior High School is a public high school located in Superior, Nebraska, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 130 students. The school is part of the South Central Nebraska Unified 5 district, which is ranked 176 out of 212 districts in Nebraska and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Superior Senior High School has a predominantly white student population, with 88.46% white students, which is higher than the state average and the nearby Lawrence/Nelson High School, which has 93.65% white students. The school's academic performance, as measured by ACT proficiency rates, is below the state average in all subjects, and it has a relatively high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 52.31% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Additionally, the school's per-student spending is lower than the nearby Lawrence/Nelson High School, and its student-teacher ratio is higher.

Over the past several years, Superior Senior High School's statewide ranking has declined, from 98 out of 217 Nebraska high schools in 2018-2019 to 185 out of 215 in 2022-2023. The school's rating from SchoolDigger has also decreased from 3 stars out of 5 in 2017-2018 to 1 star out of 5 in the most recent school year. While the school has shown some strengths in specific student subgroups, its overall performance for white students has been consistently low, ranking in the bottom quarter of Nebraska high schools in recent years. The nearby Lawrence/Nelson High School has outperformed Superior Senior High School in several key metrics, suggesting that factors beyond just the racial makeup of the student population may be influencing the academic performance of these schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 601 W 8th St
       Superior, NE  68978-0288


(402) 879-3257

District: Superior Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
185th of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,619 Help


Feeder schools for Superior Senior High School:

Elementary:    Superior Elementary School
Middle:    Superior Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.7 Help
Number of students:  130

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.5%
Hispanic:
8.5%
African American:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Superior Senior High School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.53. (See more...)
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Compare Details Superior Senior High School ranks worse than 86% of high schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.97. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (88.5%), Hispanic (8.5%), African American (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Superior Senior High School is 9.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Superior Senior High School is $21,619.
Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Superior Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Superior Senior High School 185th of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See Superior Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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Superior Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Superior Public Schools 176th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Superior Senior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 66.09 59th 245 75.9%
2009 71.18 28th 243 88.5%
2010 58.10 105th 254 58.7%
2011 67.29 68th 246 72.4%
2012 40.83 172nd 255 32.5%
2013 36.75 186th 248 25.0%
2014 45.92 144th 252 42.9%
2015 57.78 105th 256 59.0%
2016 54.65 118th 255 53.7%
2017 52.72 115th 236 51.3%
2018 36.95 151st 225 32.9%
2019 24.53 202nd 247 18.2%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Superior Senior High School

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Rank History for all high school students at Superior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 76.49 25th 252 90.1%
2009 71.30 63rd 251 74.9%
2010 48.12 160th 249 35.7%
2011 60.15 100th 252 60.3%
2012 38.10 181st 245 26.1%
2013 35.03 185th 247 25.1%
2014 34.02 178th 247 27.9%
2015 46.22 143rd 242 40.9%
2016 52.56 132nd 246 46.3%
2017 16.25 191st 219 12.8%
2018 62.59 80th 219 63.5%
2019 55.11 98th 217 54.8%
2021 21.01 176th 209 15.8%
2022 22.55 162nd 202 19.8%
2023 17.97 185th 215 14.0%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Superior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 94.25 3rd 82 96.3%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Superior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.73 48th 144 66.7%
2019 74.86 30th 142 78.9%
2022 48.12 67th 132 49.2%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Superior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.34 39th 138 71.7%
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Rank History for high school White students at Superior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.43 32nd 205 84.4%
2019 43.52 116th 207 44.0%
2021 15.62 179th 200 10.5%
2022 25.80 155th 196 20.9%
2023 15.83 180th 206 12.6%
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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 Superior Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 201 1 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 206
2009 196 3 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 202
2010 194 2 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 200
2011 188 1 0 4 1 4 0 0 198
2012 187 2 0 4 1 5 0 0 199
2013 181 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 189
2014 186 1 0 6 0 2 1 0 196
2015 183 2 0 3 0 3 1 0 192
2016 179 1 0 8 0 2 0 0 190
2017 191 2 0 5 0 2 0 0 200
2018 189 3 0 5 1 1 2 0 201
2019 181 4 0 8 3 1 0 0 197
2020 182 5 1 7 2 1 0 0 198
2021 115 2 1 7 1 0 0 0 126
2022 110 3 1 10 1 0 0 0 125
2023 115 3 0 11 1 0 0 0 130

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 Superior Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 206 18.1 11.4 36.9
2009 202 16.7 12.1 37.1
2010 200 15.7 12.7 38
2011 198 16.5 11.9 38.9
2012 199 16.1 12.3 41.7
2013 189 16.1 11.7 46.6
2014 196 16.7 11.7 43.4
2015 192 17.0 11.2 38.5
2016 190 17.0 11.1 32.6
2017 200 17.0 11.7 40
2018 201 17.1 11.6 38.3
2019 197 17.5 11.2 42.1
2020 198 16.7 11.8 47
2021 126 12.4 10.0 48.4
2022 125 13.9 8.9 41.6
2023 130 13.3 9.7 52.3

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 Superior Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 206 18.1 11.4 36.9
2009 202 16.7 12.1 37.1
2010 200 15.7 12.7 38
2011 198 16.5 11.9 38.9
2012 199 16.1 12.3 41.7
2013 189 16.1 11.7 46.6
2014 196 16.7 11.7 43.4
2015 192 17.0 11.2 38.5
2016 190 17.0 11.1 32.6
2017 200 17.0 11.7 40
2018 201 17.1 11.6 38.3
2019 197 17.5 11.2 42.1
2020 198 16.7 11.8 47
2021 126 12.4 10.0 48.4
2022 125 13.9 8.9 41.6
2023 130 13.3 9.7 52.3

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 Superior Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $156 (0.9%) $16,153 (88.4%) $18,278
2020 $278 (1.4%) $18,036 (88.9%) $20,294
2021 $354 (1.6%) $20,168 (89.1%) $22,637
2022 $555 (2.5%) $19,277 (86.0%) $22,420
2023 $1,093 (5.1%) $17,358 (80.3%) $21,619

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Superior Senior High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 98th of 217 High schoolsRanks 185th of 215 High schools
 40.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Superior Senior High School)37.825
 12.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Superior Public Schools)37.825
 12.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.4
 4.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Superior Senior High School)43.217.5
 25.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Superior Public Schools)43.217.5
 25.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.924.8
 6%
11th Grade Science (Superior Senior High School)29.716.7
 13.1%
   11th Grade Science (Superior Public Schools)29.716.7
 13.1%
   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 Students197130
 34%
African American43
 25%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian00
Hispanic811
 37.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White181115
 36.5%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42.1%52.3%
 10.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Superior Senior High School

Students at Superior Senior High School are 88% White, 8% Hispanic, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 130 students attended Superior Senior High School.

Superior Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Superior Elementary School
Middle : Superior Middle School

Superior Senior High School ranks in the bottom 14.0% of Nebraska high schools.


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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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