Central City Elementary School

Summary:

Central City Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 307 students in grades PK-4 in Central City, Nebraska, which is part of the Central City Public Schools district.

Central City Elementary School has a significantly higher percentage of white students (91.21%) compared to the state average, with lower percentages of minority students. While the school's overall ranking and rating are lower than some nearby schools, such as St. Libory Elementary School, it has consistently outperformed the state average on standardized tests, particularly in English Language Arts. The school also has a relatively high percentage of students (43%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, which is higher than nearby schools like Hampton Elementary School (25.45%).

Over the past three years, Central City Elementary School has shown steady improvement in its test scores, suggesting the school is effectively supporting its diverse student population, including a significant number of economically disadvantaged students. However, the school's enrollment has decreased slightly in recent years, which could be a concern for the district and may impact funding and resource allocation. When compared to other schools in the region, Central City Elementary School performs well academically, but its overall ranking and rating are lower than some of the higher-performing schools, such as Aurora Elementary School.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 1711 15th Ave
       Central City, NE  68826-0057


(308) 946-3057

District: Central City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
179th of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,640 Help


Students who attend Central City Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Central City Middle School
High:    Central City High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.3 Help
Number of students:  307

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.2%
Hispanic:
4.9%
Two or more races:
2.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43% Help


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Compare Details Central City Elementary School ranks better than 61% of elementary schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.77. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (91.2%), Hispanic (4.9%), two or more races (2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central City Elementary School is 13.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central City Elementary School is $17,640.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Central City Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Central City Elementary School 179th of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Central City Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Central City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Central City Public Schools 102nd of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Central City Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Central City Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 7.30 407th 418 2.6%
2007 45.28 284th 430 34.0%
2008 48.55 337th 478 29.5%
2009 34.15 417th 471 11.5%
2010 51.45 274th 502 45.4%
2011 46.41 270th 473 42.9%
2012 25.32 399th 480 16.9%
2013 23.34 412th 485 15.1%
2014 19.88 428th 483 11.4%
2015 22.32 409th 488 16.2%
2016 28.73 386th 480 19.6%
2017 28.09 367th 459 20.0%
2018 46.46 252nd 450 44.0%
2019 43.78 271st 452 40.0%
2021 45.54 256th 442 42.1%
2022 54.24 210th 457 54.0%
2023 61.77 179th 459 61.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Central City Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.12 142nd 281 49.5%
2019 50.33 158th 298 47.0%
2021 59.22 107th 264 59.5%
2022 45.35 148th 259 42.9%
2023 73.23 56th 312 82.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Central City Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.88 208th 341 39.0%
2019 40.23 222nd 349 36.4%
2021 39.59 200th 318 37.1%
2022 64.23 113th 337 66.5%
2023 58.23 143rd 349 59.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Central City Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.81 163rd 347 53.0%
2019 40.75 232nd 367 36.8%
2021 45.00 197th 328 39.9%
2022 36.02 232nd 356 34.8%
2023 64.88 118th 366 67.8%
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Rank History for White students at Central City Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.17 265th 391 32.2%
2019 27.95 310th 391 20.7%
2021 33.25 270th 368 26.6%
2022 42.06 227th 388 41.5%
2023 48.57 205th 385 46.8%
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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.

Central City Elementary School Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Central City Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 276 1 0 1 3 n/a n/a 0 281
1989 264 0 1 7 3 n/a n/a 0 275
1990 240 0 1 6 3 n/a n/a 0 250
1991 255 0 1 2 2 n/a n/a 0 260
1992 267 2 1 9 1 n/a n/a 0 280
1993 288 2 3 7 3 n/a n/a 0 303
1994 281 1 5 11 2 n/a n/a 0 300
1995 288 2 8 10 4 n/a n/a 0 312
1996 288 2 8 10 4 n/a n/a 0 312
1997 314 3 8 6 4 n/a n/a 0 335
1998 298 2 4 11 3 n/a n/a 0 318
1999 294 1 3 7 2 n/a n/a 2 309
2000 296 2 3 9 1 n/a n/a 0 311
2001 304 1 1 7 0 n/a n/a 0 313
2002 278 1 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 286
2003 278 1 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 286
2004 291 3 1 9 0 n/a n/a 0 304
2005 303 3 1 9 0 n/a n/a 0 316
2006 294 1 1 17 0 n/a n/a 0 313
2007 283 2 4 20 0 n/a n/a 0 309
2008 275 1 3 27 0 n/a n/a 0 306
2009 277 2 1 18 1 n/a n/a 0 299
2010 288 5 4 15 0 n/a n/a 0 312
2011 293 5 0 13 1 0 3 0 315
2012 293 1 0 21 1 0 7 0 323
2013 277 1 0 18 2 1 6 0 305
2014 257 0 0 17 4 1 4 0 283
2015 252 0 0 16 5 1 2 0 276
2016 267 1 0 17 5 1 3 0 294
2017 285 2 0 15 3 2 3 0 310
2018 283 3 0 21 5 0 2 0 314
2019 289 4 2 17 2 0 3 0 317
2020 301 6 2 15 0 0 2 0 326
2021 286 6 0 12 0 0 4 0 308
2022 285 6 0 17 0 0 4 0 312
2023 280 5 0 15 1 0 6 0 307

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 Central City Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 281 16.3 17.2 21.7
1989 275 17.1 16.0 16
1990 250 16.7 14.9 17.2
1991 260 17.1 15.2 15
1992 280 17.9 15.6 19.3
1993 303 18.3 16.6 17.8
1994 300 17.3 17.3 16.7
1995 312 17.7 17.6 17.6
1996 312 17.7 17.6 17.6
1997 335 17.6 19.0 13.7
1998 318 17.5 18.2 18.2
1999 309 17.6 17.6 25.4
2000 311 18.1 17.2 30.5
2001 313 18.1 17.3 25.9
2002 286 19.1 15.0 34.6
2003 286 19.1 15.0 34.6
2004 304 20.2 15.0 47.4
2005 316 20.2 15.6 47.2
2006 313 20.2 15.5 42.5
2007 309 20.7 14.9 40.1
2008 306 20.4 15.0 40.2
2009 299 23.1 12.9 52.2
2010 312 22.0 14.1 51.9
2011 315 20.9 15.0 45.4
2012 323 21.1 15.3 46.7
2013 305 22.0 13.8 48.5
2014 283 22.0 12.8 47.7
2015 276 22.0 12.5 44.2
2016 294 21.0 14.0 37.4
2017 310 21.5 14.4 44.2
2018 314 21.5 14.5 40.1
2019 317 22.0 14.4 41.3
2020 326 22.8 14.2 45.7
2021 308 22.8 13.4 44.5
2022 312 22.7 13.7 38.1
2023 307 23.0 13.3 43

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 Central City Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 281 16.3 17.2 21.7
1989 275 17.1 16.0 16
1990 250 16.7 14.9 17.2
1991 260 17.1 15.2 15
1992 280 17.9 15.6 19.3
1993 303 18.3 16.6 17.8
1994 300 17.3 17.3 16.7
1995 312 17.7 17.6 17.6
1996 312 17.7 17.6 17.6
1997 335 17.6 19.0 13.7
1998 318 17.5 18.2 18.2
1999 309 17.6 17.6 25.4
2000 311 18.1 17.2 30.5
2001 313 18.1 17.3 25.9
2002 286 19.1 15.0 34.6
2003 286 19.1 15.0 34.6
2004 304 20.2 15.0 47.4
2005 316 20.2 15.6 47.2
2006 313 20.2 15.5 42.5
2007 309 20.7 14.9 40.1
2008 306 20.4 15.0 40.2
2009 299 23.1 12.9 52.2
2010 312 22.0 14.1 51.9
2011 315 20.9 15.0 45.4
2012 323 21.1 15.3 46.7
2013 305 22.0 13.8 48.5
2014 283 22.0 12.8 47.7
2015 276 22.0 12.5 44.2
2016 294 21.0 14.0 37.4
2017 310 21.5 14.4 44.2
2018 314 21.5 14.5 40.1
2019 317 22.0 14.4 41.3
2020 326 22.8 14.2 45.7
2021 308 22.8 13.4 44.5
2022 312 22.7 13.7 38.1
2023 307 23.0 13.3 43

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 Central City Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $761 (5.0%) $12,543 (82.7%) $15,172
2020 $2,023 (12.2%) $12,725 (76.6%) $16,622
2021 $2,285 (13.2%) $13,113 (75.8%) $17,301
2022 $1,587 (9.3%) $13,580 (79.9%) $16,999
2023 $1,544 (8.8%) $13,388 (75.9%) $17,640

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Central City Elementary 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 271st of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 179th of 459 Elementary schools
 21%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Central City Elementary School)5979
 20%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Central City Public Schools)5979
 20%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Central City Elementary School)5159
 8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Central City Public Schools)5159
 8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Central City Elementary School)5764
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Central City Public Schools)5764
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Central City Elementary School)4155
 14%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Central City Public Schools)4155
 14%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students317307
 3.2%
African American45
 25%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic1715
 11.8%
Pacific Islander00
White289280
 3.1%
Two or More Races36
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.3%43%
 1.7%


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Students at Central City Elementary School are 91% White, 5% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Central City Elementary School ranks 179th of 459 Nebraska elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

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

Middle : Central City Middle School
High : Central City High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 307 students attended Central City Elementary 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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