Heartland Community High School

Summary:

Heartland Community High School is a public high school located in Henderson, Nebraska, serving grades 7-12 with a total enrollment of 156 students. The school is part of the York Public Schools district, which is ranked 8th out of 212 districts in Nebraska and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Heartland Community High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Nebraska, with a statewide ranking of 7 out of 215 schools in the 2022-2023 school year, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's students significantly outperform the state averages in standardized tests, with 60% proficient or better in ACT/English Language Arts, 55% in ACT/Mathematics, and 50% in ACT/Science for 11th-grade students, compared to the state averages of 33.35%, 26.23%, and 25.25%, respectively. Heartland Community High School also excels in NSCAS (Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System) tests, with 68% proficient or better in English Language Arts and 86% in Mathematics for 7th-grade students, and 92% in Mathematics for 8th-grade students, all significantly higher than the state averages.

While Heartland Community High School's academic performance is impressive, the school's student population is predominantly white, with 91.03% of students identifying as white in the 2022-2023 school year, compared to the state's racial diversity. This demographic homogeneity may raise questions about the school's inclusivity and ability to prepare students for a diverse society. However, the school's performance in subgroups, such as female and male students, as well as white students, suggests that the school is effectively meeting the needs of these specific student populations, with the female students ranking 10th out of 142 Nebraska high schools and the male students ranking 18th out of 135 in the 2022-2023 school year, both earning 4 or 5 stars from SchoolDigger. Additionally, the school's significantly higher per-student spending of $22,443 in the 2022-2023 school year, compared to the state average of $16,827 for York High School, the largest nearby school, suggests that the school is well-resourced and able to invest in educational programs and support for its students.


Detail:

Public 7-12

 1501 Front St
       Henderson, NE  68371-8929


(402) 723-4434

District: Heartland Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
7th of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $22,443 Help


Feeder schools for Heartland Community High School:

Elementary:    Heartland Community Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  11.3 Help
Number of students:  156

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.0%
Hispanic:
5.8%
Asian:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Heartland Community High School ranks better than 95.4% of middle schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details Heartland Community High School ranks better than 96.7% of high schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (91%), Hispanic (5.8%), Asian (2.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Heartland Community High School is 11.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Heartland Community High School is $22,443.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Heartland Community High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Heartland Community High School 11th of 238 Nebraska public middle schools. (See Heartland Community High School in the ranking list.)

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White students:

SchoolDigger ranks Heartland Community High School 7th of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See Heartland Community High School in the ranking list.)

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Heartland Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Heartland Community Schools 8th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Heartland Community High School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Heartland Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 53.98 142nd 245 42.0%
2009 65.97 68th 243 72.0%
2010 63.79 77th 254 69.7%
2011 76.40 34th 246 86.2%
2012 79.61 26th 255 89.8%
2013 75.50 33rd 248 86.7%
2014 80.41 27th 252 89.3%
2015 74.73 37th 256 85.5%
2016 73.49 46th 255 82.0%
2017 80.43 27th 236 88.6%
2018 87.40 13th 225 94.2%
2019 79.60 29th 247 88.3%
2021 94.48 7th 223 96.9%
2022 73.16 48th 249 80.7%
2023 86.80 11th 238 95.4%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Heartland Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.57 22nd 141 84.4%
2021 93.01 5th 144 96.5%
2022 70.75 36th 160 77.5%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Heartland Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.60 13th 203 93.6%
2019 77.67 32nd 222 85.6%
2021 93.05 6th 204 97.1%
2022 71.75 46th 234 80.3%
2023 86.98 12th 217 94.5%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Heartland Community High School

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Rank History for all high school students at Heartland Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 82.37 9th 249 96.4%
2007 78.96 18th 247 92.7%
2008 57.06 121st 252 52.0%
2009 45.15 161st 251 35.9%
2010 77.00 29th 249 88.4%
2011 71.78 58th 252 77.0%
2012 85.22 13th 245 94.7%
2013 68.70 67th 247 72.9%
2014 33.55 181st 247 26.7%
2015 36.39 179th 242 26.0%
2016 58.95 107th 246 56.5%
2017 58.14 93rd 219 57.5%
2018 70.19 62nd 219 71.7%
2019 63.49 75th 217 65.4%
2021 43.49 119th 209 43.1%
2022 59.01 78th 202 61.4%
2023 94.75 7th 215 96.7%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Heartland Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.17 53rd 144 63.2%
2019 88.78 10th 142 93.0%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Heartland Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.97 32nd 138 76.8%
2021 78.29 27th 130 79.2%
2022 85.79 17th 135 87.4%
2023 81.88 18th 135 86.7%
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Rank History for high school White students at Heartland Community High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.66 73rd 205 64.4%
2019 59.89 75th 207 63.8%
2021 34.43 136th 200 32.0%
2022 58.87 80th 196 59.2%
2023 96.82 3rd 206 98.5%
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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.

Heartland Community High School Test Scores
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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Heartland Community High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 175 1 2 0 1 n/a n/a 1 180
2000 173 1 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 177
2001 174 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 177
2002 134 0 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 138
2003 134 0 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 138
2004 122 0 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 127
2005 116 0 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 122
2006 129 0 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 137
2007 132 0 3 3 1 n/a n/a 0 139
2008 156 2 3 10 3 n/a n/a 0 174
2009 141 2 4 5 2 n/a n/a 0 154
2010 142 1 2 4 8 n/a n/a 0 157
2011 138 0 2 5 5 0 1 0 151
2012 134 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 141
2013 127 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 134
2014 125 4 0 5 3 0 1 0 138
2015 128 4 0 11 1 0 1 0 145
2016 130 4 0 8 0 0 1 0 143
2017 132 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 141
2018 137 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 145
2019 137 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 143
2020 143 1 1 7 0 0 2 0 154
2021 150 1 2 8 0 0 1 0 162
2022 154 0 3 9 0 0 0 0 166
2023 142 0 4 9 1 0 0 0 156

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 Heartland Community High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 180 13.9 12.9 30.2
2000 177 14.7 12.0 19.2
2001 177 15.5 11.4 17.5
2002 138 14.9 9.3 19.6
2003 138 14.9 9.3 19.6
2004 127 15.7 8.1 21.3
2005 122 15.4 7.9 21.3
2006 137 14.4 9.5 17.5
2007 139 14.0 9.9 32.4
2008 174 19.5 8.9 29.3
2009 154 16.9 9.1 29.9
2010 157 18.3 8.5 31.2
2011 151 17.9 8.3 25.8
2012 141 18.4 7.6 28.4
2013 134 17.4 7.6 26.1
2014 138 17.0 8.1 32.6
2015 145 16.0 9.0 32.4
2016 143 17.0 8.4 31.5
2017 141 15.7 8.9 31.9
2018 145 14.8 9.7 34.5
2019 143 15.2 9.3 26.6
2020 154 15.1 10.1 28.6
2021 162 15.3 10.5 29
2022 166 15.7 10.5 21.7
2023 156 13.7 11.3 28.8

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 Heartland Community High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 180 13.9 12.9 30.2
2000 177 14.7 12.0 19.2
2001 177 15.5 11.4 17.5
2002 138 14.9 9.3 19.6
2003 138 14.9 9.3 19.6
2004 127 15.7 8.1 21.3
2005 122 15.4 7.9 21.3
2006 137 14.4 9.5 17.5
2007 139 14.0 9.9 32.4
2008 174 19.5 8.9 29.3
2009 154 16.9 9.1 29.9
2010 157 18.3 8.5 31.2
2011 151 17.9 8.3 25.8
2012 141 18.4 7.6 28.4
2013 134 17.4 7.6 26.1
2014 138 17.0 8.1 32.6
2015 145 16.0 9.0 32.4
2016 143 17.0 8.4 31.5
2017 141 15.7 8.9 31.9
2018 145 14.8 9.7 34.5
2019 143 15.2 9.3 26.6
2020 154 15.1 10.1 28.6
2021 162 15.3 10.5 29
2022 166 15.7 10.5 21.7
2023 156 13.7 11.3 28.8

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 Heartland Community High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $288 (1.5%) $15,858 (84.0%) $18,886
2020 $604 (3.4%) $14,592 (82.6%) $17,668
2021 $428 (2.4%) $15,178 (83.7%) $18,140
2022 $663 (3.6%) $15,215 (82.8%) $18,378
2023 $1,219 (5.4%) $17,606 (78.4%) $22,443

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Heartland Community 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 29th of 247 Middle schoolsRanks 11th of 238 Middle schools
 7.1%
Ranks 75th of 217 High schoolsRanks 7th of 215 High schools
 31.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Heartland Community High School)6868
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Heartland Community Schools)6868
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4954
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Heartland Community High School)7386
 13%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Heartland Community Schools)7386
 13%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4866
 18%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Heartland Community High School)4851
 3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Heartland Community Schools)4851
 3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5046
 4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Heartland Community High School)7092
 22%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Heartland Community Schools)7092
 22%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4761
 14%
8th Grade Science (Heartland Community High School)7874
 4%
   8th Grade Science (Heartland Community Schools)7874
 4%
   8th Grade Science (Nebraska)6263
 1%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Heartland Community High School)45.560
 14.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Heartland Community Schools)45.560
 14.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.4
 4.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Heartland Community High School)5055
 5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Heartland Community Schools)5055
 5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.926.2
 4.6%
11th Grade Science (Heartland Community High School)27.350
 22.7%
   11th Grade Science (Heartland Community Schools)27.350
 22.7%
   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 Students143156
 9.1%
African American00
American Indian01
Asian04
Hispanic59
 80%
Pacific Islander00
White137142
 3.6%
Two or More Races10
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.6%28.8%
 2.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Heartland Community High School

Yes! Heartland Community High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 7th of 215 Nebraska high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 156 students attended Heartland Community High School.

Students at Heartland Community High School are 91% White, 6% Hispanic, 3% Asian.

Heartland Community High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Heartland Community Elementary


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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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