Aurora High School

Summary:

Aurora High School is a public high school serving 374 students in grades 9-12 in Aurora, Nebraska. The school is part of the Aurora Public Schools district, which is ranked 61 out of 212 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Aurora High School has a predominantly white student population, with 89.57% of students identifying as white, which is higher than the state average and nearby schools. Academically, the school has shown mixed performance, outperforming the state average in mathematics but underperforming in English Language Arts and Science. The school has a relatively high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 33.96% receiving free or reduced-price lunch, higher than the nearby schools. Interestingly, the school's spending per student has steadily increased, from $16,719 in 2019-2020 to $20,677 in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby schools.

Over the past few years, High Plains Community Junior/Senior High School, Harvard High School, and Central City High School have consistently outperformed Heartland Community High School, which in turn has outperformed Aurora High School. This suggests that while Aurora High School is making efforts to improve, it may still be struggling to keep up with the performance of other high schools in the region.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 300 M St
       Aurora, NE  68818-1902


(402) 694-6923

District: Aurora Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
123rd of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,677 Help


Feeder schools for Aurora High School:

Elementary:    Aurora Elementary School
Middle:    Aurora Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.8 Help
Number of students:  374

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.6%
Hispanic:
6.4%
Two or more races:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Aurora High School ranks worse than 57.2% of high schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.03. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (89.6%), Hispanic (6.4%), two or more races (2.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Aurora High School is 10.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Aurora High School is $20,677.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Aurora High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Aurora High School 123rd of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See Aurora High School in the ranking list.)

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Aurora Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Aurora Public Schools 61st of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Aurora High School

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Rank History for all students at Aurora High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 39.41 189th 249 24.1%
2007 46.75 163rd 247 34.0%
2008 36.19 205th 252 18.7%
2009 48.40 149th 251 40.6%
2010 68.66 61st 249 75.5%
2011 76.68 41st 252 83.7%
2012 68.21 63rd 245 74.3%
2013 49.52 133rd 247 46.2%
2014 27.27 199th 247 19.4%
2015 43.62 155th 242 36.0%
2016 44.12 150th 246 39.0%
2017 48.13 117th 219 46.6%
2018 48.74 116th 219 47.0%
2019 52.16 103rd 217 52.5%
2021 63.99 67th 209 67.9%
2022 32.09 139th 202 31.2%
2023 42.03 123rd 215 42.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Aurora High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.98 28th 79 64.6%
2019 70.88 13th 82 84.1%
2021 39.49 47th 83 43.4%
2022 42.97 39th 74 47.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Aurora High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.78 76th 144 47.2%
2019 33.41 98th 142 31.0%
2021 48.44 74th 138 46.4%
2022 44.82 73rd 132 44.7%
2023 50.09 72nd 136 47.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Aurora High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.80 72nd 138 47.8%
2019 67.08 47th 140 66.4%
2021 68.48 34th 130 73.8%
2022 21.32 106th 135 21.5%
2023 32.92 93rd 135 31.1%
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Rank History for White students at Aurora High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.45 120th 205 41.5%
2019 49.13 104th 207 49.8%
2021 63.41 66th 200 67.0%
2022 28.09 147th 196 25.0%
2023 44.60 117th 206 43.2%
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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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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Aurora High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 246 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 249
1989 264 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 267
1990 243 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 245
1991 231 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 233
1992 224 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 227
1993 226 0 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 229
1994 255 0 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 265
1995 306 1 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 310
1996 306 1 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 310
1997 295 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 298
1998 319 1 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 322
1999 329 1 1 4 1 n/a n/a 3 339
2000 330 3 3 7 2 n/a n/a 0 345
2001 336 3 1 7 1 n/a n/a 0 348
2002 320 2 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2003 320 2 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2004 307 0 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 314
2005 304 1 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 313
2006 301 0 3 8 2 n/a n/a 0 314
2007 304 0 2 2 3 n/a n/a 0 311
2008 412 1 1 8 3 n/a n/a 0 425
2009 396 1 0 9 3 n/a n/a 0 409
2010 360 1 1 19 3 n/a n/a 0 384
2011 354 1 0 22 3 0 7 0 387
2012 356 2 0 18 2 0 7 0 385
2013 357 2 1 18 1 0 7 0 386
2014 357 2 0 20 0 0 8 0 387
2015 344 2 0 16 0 0 7 0 369
2016 365 1 0 19 0 0 9 0 394
2017 350 3 2 23 1 0 12 0 391
2018 351 3 2 18 1 0 8 0 383
2019 362 3 2 30 3 0 7 0 407
2020 365 2 5 28 0 0 8 0 408
2021 345 3 1 28 0 0 10 0 387
2022 335 4 3 30 1 0 9 0 382
2023 335 4 1 24 1 1 8 0 374

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 Aurora High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 249 22.7 10.9 14.9
1989 267 23.0 11.6 14.2
1990 245 23.3 10.5 13.5
1991 233 23.7 9.8 12
1992 227 22.0 10.3 12.8
1993 229 23.4 9.8 13.5
1994 265 22.6 11.7 11.3
1995 310 23.2 13.4 7.7
1996 310 23.2 13.4 7.7
1997 298 23.2 12.8 5.7
1998 322 24.3 13.3 8.7
1999 339 24.3 14.0 14.6
2000 345 25.4 13.6 15.4
2001 348 25.4 13.7 17.8
2002 329 25.3 13.0 21
2003 329 25.3 13.0 21
2004 314 24.8 12.7 23.6
2005 313 24.9 12.6 21.4
2006 314 25.9 12.1 22.3
2007 311 26.0 12.0 21.9
2008 425 35.2 12.1 22.8
2009 409 33.9 12.1 22.5
2010 384 34.7 11.0 22.9
2011 387 36.5 10.5 28.2
2012 385 34.3 11.2 27.5
2013 386 34.6 11.1 26.9
2014 387 33.5 11.5 28.2
2015 369 33.0 11.1 26
2016 394 35.0 11.2 29.4
2017 391 35.0 11.1 25.1
2018 383 34.8 10.9 26.6
2019 407 34.4 11.8 30.2
2020 408 34.9 11.6 30.4
2021 387 35.2 10.9 30.5
2022 382 35.4 10.7 27.5
2023 374 34.3 10.8 34

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 Aurora High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 249 22.7 10.9 14.9
1989 267 23.0 11.6 14.2
1990 245 23.3 10.5 13.5
1991 233 23.7 9.8 12
1992 227 22.0 10.3 12.8
1993 229 23.4 9.8 13.5
1994 265 22.6 11.7 11.3
1995 310 23.2 13.4 7.7
1996 310 23.2 13.4 7.7
1997 298 23.2 12.8 5.7
1998 322 24.3 13.3 8.7
1999 339 24.3 14.0 14.6
2000 345 25.4 13.6 15.4
2001 348 25.4 13.7 17.8
2002 329 25.3 13.0 21
2003 329 25.3 13.0 21
2004 314 24.8 12.7 23.6
2005 313 24.9 12.6 21.4
2006 314 25.9 12.1 22.3
2007 311 26.0 12.0 21.9
2008 425 35.2 12.1 22.8
2009 409 33.9 12.1 22.5
2010 384 34.7 11.0 22.9
2011 387 36.5 10.5 28.2
2012 385 34.3 11.2 27.5
2013 386 34.6 11.1 26.9
2014 387 33.5 11.5 28.2
2015 369 33.0 11.1 26
2016 394 35.0 11.2 29.4
2017 391 35.0 11.1 25.1
2018 383 34.8 10.9 26.6
2019 407 34.4 11.8 30.2
2020 408 34.9 11.6 30.4
2021 387 35.2 10.9 30.5
2022 382 35.4 10.7 27.5
2023 374 34.3 10.8 34

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 Aurora High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (0.0%) $14,904 (90.3%) $16,509
2020 $02 (0.0%) $14,987 (89.6%) $16,719
2021 $215 (1.2%) $16,365 (88.5%) $18,490
2022 $426 (2.2%) $16,908 (87.5%) $19,328
2023 $321 (1.6%) $17,614 (85.2%) $20,677

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Aurora 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 103rd of 217 High schoolsRanks 123rd of 215 High schools
 9.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Aurora High School)43.830.9
 12.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Aurora Public Schools)43.830.9
 12.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.4
 4.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Aurora High School)31.334.6
 3.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Aurora Public Schools)31.334.6
 3.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.926.2
 4.6%
11th Grade Science (Aurora High School)32.323.5
 8.8%
   11th Grade Science (Aurora Public Schools)32.323.5
 8.8%
   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 Students407374
 8.1%
African American34
 33.3%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic3024
 20%
Pacific Islander01
White362335
 7.5%
Two or More Races78
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30.2%34%
 3.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Aurora High School

Students at Aurora High School are 90% White, 6% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 374 students attended Aurora High School.

Aurora High School ranks 123rd of 215 Nebraska high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Aurora High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Aurora Elementary School
Middle : Aurora Middle 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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