Adams Central Elementary School

Summary:

Adams Central Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hastings, Nebraska, serving grades PK-6 with 499 students. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top 25% of elementary schools in Nebraska, delivering strong academic outcomes for its students.

Adams Central Elementary School stands out for its exceptional academic performance, with proficiency rates significantly higher than the state average in both English Language Arts and Mathematics across all grade levels. The school also has a relatively low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher socioeconomic status of the student population compared to nearby schools. Additionally, the school's spending per student and low student-teacher ratio suggest a strong investment in the education of its students.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Doniphan-Trumbull Elementary and Kenesaw Elementary, Adams Central Elementary School emerges as a standout institution, with higher statewide rankings and better proficiency rates in core subjects. The school's consistent high performance, particularly for female students and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, is a testament to its commitment to providing an excellent education for all its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 975 S Adams Central Ave
       Hastings, NE  68901


(402) 463-0040

District: Adams Central Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
93rd of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,340 Help


Students who attend Adams Central Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Adams Central Junior-Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  499

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.4%
Hispanic:
3.6%
Two or more races:
2.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Adams Central Elementary School ranks better than 79.7% of elementary schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.24. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (93.4%), Hispanic (3.6%), two or more races (2.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 20.6% 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 Elementary School is 14.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Adams Central Elementary School is $13,340.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Adams Central Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Adams Central Elementary School 93rd of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Adams Central Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
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White students:


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 Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Adams Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 78.15 83rd 452 81.6%
2021 73.93 94th 442 78.7%
2022 69.30 122nd 457 73.3%
2023 76.24 93rd 459 79.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Adams Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 83.60 21st 298 93.0%
2021 76.92 32nd 264 87.9%
2022 76.09 35th 259 86.5%
2023 78.48 42nd 312 86.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Adams Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 75.82 69th 349 80.2%
2021 74.30 65th 318 79.6%
2022 72.22 78th 337 76.9%
2023 72.72 83rd 349 76.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Adams Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 70.28 91st 367 75.2%
2021 65.16 95th 328 71.0%
2022 58.63 149th 356 58.1%
2023 74.41 84th 366 77.0%
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Rank History for White students at Adams Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 69.95 95th 391 75.7%
2021 64.99 100th 368 72.8%
2022 58.23 144th 388 62.9%
2023 66.54 110th 385 71.4%
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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 Adams Central Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 431 2 2 16 4 0 1 0 456
2020 435 1 2 11 3 1 3 0 456
2021 435 2 0 15 0 0 12 0 464
2022 452 1 0 20 0 0 15 0 488
2023 466 1 0 18 0 0 14 0 499

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 Adams Central Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 456 31.3 14.5 25
2020 456 30.7 14.8 24.3
2021 464 32.7 14.1 23.1
2022 488 33.2 14.6 24.4
2023 499 34.1 14.6 20.6

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 456 31.3 14.5 25
2020 456 30.7 14.8 24.3
2021 464 32.7 14.1 23.1
2022 488 33.2 14.6 24.4
2023 499 34.1 14.6 20.6

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 Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $238 (1.9%) $10,330 (84.5%) $12,224
2020 $307 (2.5%) $10,548 (86.1%) $12,255
2021 $174 (1.4%) $11,055 (87.4%) $12,655
2022 $280 (2.3%) $10,714 (86.7%) $12,354
2023 $583 (4.4%) $11,404 (85.5%) $13,340

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Adams Central Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 83rd of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 93rd of 459 Elementary schools
 1.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Elementary School)6979
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Public Schools)6979
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Elementary School)7676
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Public Schools)7676
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Elementary School)6864
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Public Schools)6864
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Elementary School)6764
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Public Schools)6764
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Elementary School)6464
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Public Schools)6464
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4856
 8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Elementary School)7585
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Public Schools)7585
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5465
 11%
5th Grade Science (Adams Central Elementary School)9391
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Adams Central Public Schools)9391
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Nebraska)6876
 8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Elementary School)5767
 10%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Central Public Schools)5767
 10%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4955
 6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Elementary School)5979
 20%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Adams Central Public Schools)5979
 20%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5557
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students456499
 9.4%
African American21
 50%
American Indian40
 100%
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic1618
 12.5%
Pacific Islander00
White431466
 8.1%
Two or More Races114
 1300%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients25%20.6%
 4.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Adams Central Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 499 students attended Adams Central Elementary School.

Students at Adams Central Elementary School are 93% White, 4% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

Adams Central Elementary School ranks 93rd of 459 Nebraska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Adams Central Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Adams Central Junior-Senior 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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