Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

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Adams Central Junior-Senior High School is a public high school located in Hastings, Nebraska, serving grades 7-12 with a student population of around 430 and is part of the Adams Central Public Schools district, which is ranked 33 out of 212 districts in Nebraska and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Adams Central Junior-Senior High School consistently outperforms the state average in standardized test scores, including ACT and NSCAS assessments. For example, in 2022-2023, 47.76% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in ACT English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 33.35%. The school's performance in mathematics and science is also strong, with 38.81% and 40.3% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in ACT Mathematics and Science, respectively, compared to the state averages of 26.23% and 25.25%. Additionally, the school's 7th and 8th-grade students consistently outperform the state averages in the NSCAS assessments. This consistent academic performance has earned Adams Central Junior-Senior High School a strong statewide ranking, consistently placing in the top 20-30% of Nebraska high schools over the past decade.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Wood River Rural High School, Harvard High School, and Shelton High School, Adams Central Junior-Senior High School stands out in terms of academic performance, statewide ranking, and lower free and reduced lunch rates. However, some nearby schools, such as Blue Hill High School and Kenesaw Secondary School, also demonstrate strong academic performance and statewide rankings, suggesting a high-quality educational environment in the region.


Detail:

Public 7-12

 1090 S Adams Central Rd
       Hastings, NE  68901-1088


(402) 463-3285

District: Adams Central Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
41st of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,727 Help


Feeder schools for Adams Central Junior-Senior High School:

Elementary:    Adams Central Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.6 Help
Number of students:  430

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.5%
Hispanic:
4.7%
Two or more races:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.5% Help


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Compare Details Adams Central Junior-Senior High School ranks better than 62.2% of middle schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 62.77. (See more...)
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Compare Details Adams Central Junior-Senior High School ranks better than 80.9% of high schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.17. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (93.5%), Hispanic (4.7%), two or more races (1.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School is 11.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School is $21,727.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Adams Central Junior-Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Adams Central Junior-Senior High School 90th of 238 Nebraska public middle schools. (See Adams Central Junior-Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Adams Central Junior-Senior High School 41st of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See Adams Central Junior-Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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Adams Central Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Adams Central Public Schools 33rd of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 75.33 39th 226 82.7%
2007 70.90 52nd 227 77.1%
2008 57.70 117th 245 52.2%
2009 67.56 55th 243 77.4%
2010 62.24 82nd 254 67.7%
2011 52.59 122nd 246 50.4%
2012 45.58 154th 255 39.6%
2013 54.61 111th 248 55.2%
2014 49.69 131st 252 48.0%
2015 67.06 67th 256 73.8%
2016 65.49 76th 255 70.2%
2017 58.77 90th 236 61.9%
2018 45.19 123rd 225 45.3%
2019 45.12 150th 247 39.3%
2021 59.92 84th 223 62.3%
2022 53.29 114th 249 54.2%
2023 62.77 90th 238 62.2%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.27 32nd 123 74.0%
2023 57.49 61st 144 57.6%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.84 102nd 147 30.6%
2019 32.19 119th 156 23.7%
2021 51.31 75th 137 45.3%
2022 58.95 65th 150 56.7%
2023 65.11 58th 146 60.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.78 69th 141 51.1%
2019 61.64 53rd 153 65.4%
2021 62.02 49th 144 66.0%
2022 42.46 100th 160 37.5%
2023 58.13 69th 156 55.8%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.41 126th 203 37.9%
2019 37.34 153rd 222 31.1%
2021 50.58 95th 204 53.4%
2022 47.98 123rd 234 47.4%
2023 55.68 92nd 217 57.6%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

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Rank History for all high school students at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 66.39 74th 249 70.3%
2007 76.27 29th 247 88.3%
2008 51.95 155th 252 38.5%
2009 61.65 98th 251 61.0%
2010 70.93 48th 249 80.7%
2011 58.70 103rd 252 59.1%
2012 64.88 81st 245 66.9%
2013 78.98 33rd 247 86.6%
2014 66.05 89th 247 64.0%
2015 62.57 78th 242 67.8%
2016 74.29 49th 246 80.1%
2017 80.77 27th 219 87.7%
2018 81.08 31st 219 85.8%
2019 91.25 14th 217 93.5%
2021 78.03 39th 209 81.3%
2022 63.62 66th 202 67.3%
2023 76.17 41st 215 80.9%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.10 49th 144 66.0%
2019 82.30 14th 142 90.1%
2021 77.64 26th 138 81.2%
2022 29.87 92nd 132 30.3%
2023 74.91 30th 136 77.9%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.37 14th 138 89.9%
2019 94.36 4th 140 97.1%
2021 63.52 43rd 130 66.9%
2022 89.54 13th 135 90.4%
2023 69.89 44th 135 67.4%
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Rank History for high school White students at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.51 38th 205 81.5%
2019 89.02 15th 207 92.8%
2021 78.37 33rd 200 83.5%
2022 61.28 72nd 196 63.3%
2023 72.10 45th 206 78.2%
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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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Enrollment information for Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 356 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1989 358 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 358
1990 359 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 359
1991 346 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 347
1992 364 1 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 369
1993 377 1 2 3 2 n/a n/a 0 385
1994 380 1 1 2 3 n/a n/a 0 387
1995 402 1 4 3 2 n/a n/a 0 412
1996 402 1 4 3 2 n/a n/a 0 412
1997 410 1 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1998 396 1 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1999 407 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a 3 415
2000 442 0 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 452
2001 437 1 4 2 1 n/a n/a 0 445
2002 435 5 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 443
2003 435 5 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 443
2004 451 7 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 467
2005 451 6 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 467
2006 451 7 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 467
2007 455 5 5 9 1 n/a n/a 0 475
2008 472 5 5 12 1 n/a n/a 0 495
2009 477 5 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 494
2010 442 6 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2011 435 3 0 6 0 0 13 0 457
2012 440 3 0 7 1 0 15 0 466
2013 441 2 0 7 1 0 14 0 465
2014 432 2 1 9 1 0 9 0 454
2015 437 3 2 7 2 0 8 0 459
2016 440 3 1 9 2 0 7 0 462
2017 443 2 2 12 3 0 6 0 468
2018 425 2 2 12 2 0 5 0 448
2019 425 2 2 15 1 0 7 0 452
2020 407 3 2 17 2 0 7 0 438
2021 389 3 2 18 0 0 9 0 421
2022 393 1 0 24 0 0 6 0 424
2023 402 1 1 20 0 0 6 0 430

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

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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 Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 356 27.0 13.1 4.2
1989 358 29.2 12.2 4.7
1990 359 29.8 12.0 8.9
1991 347 29.5 11.7 4.3
1992 369 29.5 12.5 6.2
1993 385 30.6 12.6 7.5
1994 387 29.6 13.1 9
1995 412 29.1 14.2 8.3
1996 412 29.1 14.2 8.3
1997 417 30.9 13.5 5
1998 401 30.9 13.0 7.5
1999 415 31.3 13.3 10.7
2000 452 31.5 14.3 11.1
2001 445 31.5 14.1 10.3
2002 443 31.6 14.0 12.6
2003 443 31.6 14.0 12.6
2004 467 31.5 14.8 15.8
2005 467 31.5 14.8 15.2
2006 467 31.5 14.8 14.1
2007 475 31.5 15.1 16
2008 495 33.6 14.7 17.4
2009 494 29.6 16.7 15.2
2010 451 32.9 13.7 13.7
2011 457 33.4 13.6 13.3
2012 466 33.7 13.8 12.4
2013 465 33.8 13.7 11.6
2014 454 33.4 13.5 18.5
2015 459 35.0 13.1 18.7
2016 462 34.0 13.5 19
2017 468 34.4 13.5 18.8
2018 448 35.7 12.5 19.9
2019 452 36.7 12.3 21.5
2020 438 36.7 11.9 19.9
2021 421 36.7 11.4 19.7
2022 424 37.1 11.4 20
2023 430 37.0 11.6 19.5

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 Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 356 27.0 13.1 4.2
1989 358 29.2 12.2 4.7
1990 359 29.8 12.0 8.9
1991 347 29.5 11.7 4.3
1992 369 29.5 12.5 6.2
1993 385 30.6 12.6 7.5
1994 387 29.6 13.1 9
1995 412 29.1 14.2 8.3
1996 412 29.1 14.2 8.3
1997 417 30.9 13.5 5
1998 401 30.9 13.0 7.5
1999 415 31.3 13.3 10.7
2000 452 31.5 14.3 11.1
2001 445 31.5 14.1 10.3
2002 443 31.6 14.0 12.6
2003 443 31.6 14.0 12.6
2004 467 31.5 14.8 15.8
2005 467 31.5 14.8 15.2
2006 467 31.5 14.8 14.1
2007 475 31.5 15.1 16
2008 495 33.6 14.7 17.4
2009 494 29.6 16.7 15.2
2010 451 32.9 13.7 13.7
2011 457 33.4 13.6 13.3
2012 466 33.7 13.8 12.4
2013 465 33.8 13.7 11.6
2014 454 33.4 13.5 18.5
2015 459 35.0 13.1 18.7
2016 462 34.0 13.5 19
2017 468 34.4 13.5 18.8
2018 448 35.7 12.5 19.9
2019 452 36.7 12.3 21.5
2020 438 36.7 11.9 19.9
2021 421 36.7 11.4 19.7
2022 424 37.1 11.4 20
2023 430 37.0 11.6 19.5

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 Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (0.0%) $14,726 (85.1%) $17,299
2020 $59 (0.3%) $15,667 (86.5%) $18,120
2021 $09 (0.0%) $17,149 (87.3%) $19,638
2022 $165 (0.7%) $19,750 (88.3%) $22,373
2023 $278 (1.3%) $19,019 (87.5%) $21,727

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Adams Central Junior-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 150th of 247 Middle schoolsRanks 90th of 238 Middle schools
 22.9%
Ranks 14th of 217 High schoolsRanks 41st of 215 High schools
 12.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Junior-Senior High School)4768
 21%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Public Schools)4768
 21%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4954
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Junior-Senior High School)4984
 35%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Public Schools)4984
 35%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4866
 18%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Junior-Senior High School)5461
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Public Schools)5461
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5062
 12%
8th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Junior-Senior High School)4766
 19%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Public Schools)4766
 19%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4761
 14%
8th Grade Science (Adams Central Junior-Senior High School)5971
 12%
   8th Grade Science (Adams Central Public Schools)5971
 12%
   8th Grade Science (Nebraska)6264
 2%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Junior-Senior High School)57.847.8
 10.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Public Schools)57.847.8
 10.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.4
 4.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Junior-Senior High School)55.438.8
 16.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Public Schools)55.438.8
 16.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.926.2
 4.6%
11th Grade Science (Adams Central Junior-Senior High School)49.440.3
 9.1%
   11th Grade Science (Adams Central Public Schools)49.440.3
 9.1%
   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 Students452430
 4.9%
African American21
 50%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic1520
 33.3%
Pacific Islander00
White425402
 5.4%
Two or More Races76
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21.5%19.5%
 1.9%


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Students at Adams Central Junior-Senior High School are 93% White, 5% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 430 students attended Adams Central Junior-Senior High School.

Adams Central Junior-Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Adams Central Elementary School

Adams Central Junior-Senior High School ranks 41st of 215 Nebraska high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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