Elkhorn High School

Summary:

Elkhorn High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Elkhorn, Nebraska, part of the highly-ranked Elkhorn Public Schools district. With 741 students, the school consistently performs among the top high schools in the state, boasting strong academic metrics and diverse student achievement.

Elkhorn High School's excellence is evident in its consistent 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and statewide ranking between 7th and 12th place over the past several years. Its students outperform the state averages in ACT English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science proficiency, with 61.45% of 11th-graders scoring proficient or better in English Language Arts compared to the state average of 33.35%. The school's performance is notably stronger than nearby Millard South High School and Douglas County West High School, though it faces competition from other high-performing Elkhorn Public Schools like Elkhorn North High School and Elkhorn South High School.

Elkhorn High School's success can be attributed to its relatively high spending per student ($15,345 in 2022-2023), low student-teacher ratio of 15.1, and diverse student population that includes a higher percentage of minority students compared to some other high-performing schools in the area. Additionally, the school's low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (16.33%) suggests a relatively low proportion of students from low-income families, which may contribute to its academic achievements.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1401 Veterans Dr
       Elkhorn, NE  68022-2593


(402) 289-4239

District: Elkhorn Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
12th of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,345 Help


Feeder schools for Elkhorn High School:

Elementary:    Hillrise Elementary School
    Manchester Elementary School
    Sagewood Elementary School
    West Dodge Station Elementary
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Middle:    Elkhorn Grandview Middle School
    Elkhorn Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1 Help
Number of students:  741

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.3%
Hispanic:
6.3%
Two or more races:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Elkhorn High School ranks better than 94.4% of high schools in Nebraska. It also ranks last among 3 ranked high schools in the Elkhorn Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Elkhorn High School has the smallest high school student body size in the Elkhorn Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (83.3%), Hispanic (6.3%), two or more races (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Elkhorn Public Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Elkhorn High School is 15.1, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Elkhorn Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Elkhorn High School is $15,345, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Elkhorn Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Elkhorn High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Elkhorn High School 12th of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See Elkhorn High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Elkhorn Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Elkhorn Public Schools 3rd of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Elkhorn High School

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Rank History for all students at Elkhorn High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 78.45 19th 249 92.4%
2007 69.67 53rd 247 78.5%
2008 65.60 76th 252 69.8%
2009 69.28 67th 251 73.3%
2010 79.42 23rd 249 90.8%
2011 86.60 20th 252 92.1%
2012 90.40 7th 245 97.1%
2013 89.94 8th 247 96.8%
2014 89.17 11th 247 95.5%
2015 92.08 4th 242 98.3%
2016 96.87 2nd 246 99.2%
2017 91.28 12th 219 94.5%
2018 96.68 4th 219 98.2%
2019 93.05 9th 217 95.9%
2021 93.19 7th 209 96.7%
2022 93.84 8th 202 96.0%
2023 89.62 12th 215 94.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Elkhorn High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.71 2nd 15 86.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Elkhorn High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.52 6th 13 53.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Elkhorn High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.73 4th 79 94.9%
2019 93.14 4th 82 95.1%
2021 95.39 5th 83 94.0%
2022 81.74 9th 74 87.8%
2023 85.92 12th 89 86.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Elkhorn High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.76 6th 144 95.8%
2019 90.90 8th 142 94.4%
2021 87.58 11th 138 92.0%
2022 86.13 13th 132 90.2%
2023 88.56 11th 136 91.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Elkhorn High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.18 6th 138 95.7%
2019 91.33 7th 140 95.0%
2021 91.57 9th 130 93.1%
2022 93.76 8th 135 94.1%
2023 84.53 13th 135 90.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Elkhorn High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 78.87 4th 16 75.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Elkhorn High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.86 2nd 41 95.1%
2019 63.50 12th 43 72.1%
2021 98.35 3rd 38 92.1%
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Rank History for White students at Elkhorn High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.96 4th 205 98.0%
2019 93.44 8th 207 96.1%
2021 92.13 11th 200 94.5%
2022 93.64 6th 196 96.9%
2023 86.47 16th 206 92.2%
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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 Elkhorn High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 558 1 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1989 538 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 544
1990 535 0 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1991 537 0 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 541
1992 547 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 549
1993 597 1 3 5 3 n/a n/a 0 609
1994 643 1 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 649
1995 673 4 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 685
1996 673 4 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 685
1997 707 2 5 6 1 n/a n/a 0 721
1998 712 4 5 8 1 n/a n/a 0 730
1999 757 4 5 6 1 n/a n/a 3 776
2000 777 1 4 11 1 n/a n/a 0 794
2001 791 1 2 13 3 n/a n/a 0 810
2002 860 3 12 22 2 n/a n/a 0 899
2003 860 3 12 22 2 n/a n/a 0 899
2004 894 1 10 19 2 n/a n/a 0 926
2005 994 0 11 28 1 n/a n/a 0 1034
2006 1082 3 16 35 5 n/a n/a 0 1141
2007 1109 3 15 32 5 n/a n/a 0 1164
2008 1169 4 12 37 7 n/a n/a 0 1229
2009 1203 9 15 39 6 n/a n/a 0 1272
2010 1272 18 21 35 3 n/a n/a 0 1349
2011 735 11 11 32 6 0 1 0 796
2012 608 15 14 23 4 0 7 0 671
2013 644 18 16 26 2 0 10 0 716
2014 684 13 20 36 1 1 17 0 772
2015 753 13 23 40 1 0 22 0 852
2016 817 14 31 56 0 1 28 0 947
2017 902 13 37 57 3 2 35 0 1049
2018 1001 22 42 59 1 2 39 0 1166
2019 1094 16 47 66 2 2 53 0 1280
2020 1203 22 62 74 1 3 50 0 1415
2021 761 11 31 57 0 1 37 0 898
2022 617 10 22 48 1 1 41 0 740
2023 617 10 25 47 3 1 38 0 741

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 Elkhorn High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 565 35.9 15.7 6.9
1989 544 36.2 15.0 7.9
1990 543 36.7 14.7 7
1991 541 39.2 13.8 6.5
1992 549 37.9 14.4 6.4
1993 609 40.2 15.1 6.4
1994 649 41.2 15.8 7.2
1995 685 46.9 14.6 3.8
1996 685 46.9 14.6 3.8
1997 721 46.9 15.4 4.7
1998 730 47.4 15.4 4.8
1999 776 48.9 15.9 9.8
2000 794 50.4 15.8 9.8
2001 810 52.4 15.5 6.9
2002 899 58.8 15.3 10.1
2003 899 58.8 15.3 10.1
2004 926 59.6 15.5 7.9
2005 1034 63.9 16.2 8.8
2006 1141 71.2 16.0 7.4
2007 1164 73.9 15.8 7.8
2008 1229 76.9 16.0 6.8
2009 1272 77.9 16.3 6.4
2010 1349 79.8 16.9 8
2011 796 51.4 15.4 13.4
2012 671 46.3 14.4 11.8
2013 716 48.2 14.8 12
2014 772 49.4 15.6 13.2
2015 852 54.0 15.7 11.2
2016 947 59.0 16.0 11.6
2017 1049 65.0 16.1 13.3
2018 1166 70.6 16.5 13
2019 1280 75.5 16.9 13
2020 1415 80.3 17.6 12.7
2021 898 48.5 18.5 15.9
2022 740 45.8 16.1 17.3
2023 741 49.0 15.1 16.3

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 Elkhorn High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 565 35.9 15.7 6.9
1989 544 36.2 15.0 7.9
1990 543 36.7 14.7 7
1991 541 39.2 13.8 6.5
1992 549 37.9 14.4 6.4
1993 609 40.2 15.1 6.4
1994 649 41.2 15.8 7.2
1995 685 46.9 14.6 3.8
1996 685 46.9 14.6 3.8
1997 721 46.9 15.4 4.7
1998 730 47.4 15.4 4.8
1999 776 48.9 15.9 9.8
2000 794 50.4 15.8 9.8
2001 810 52.4 15.5 6.9
2002 899 58.8 15.3 10.1
2003 899 58.8 15.3 10.1
2004 926 59.6 15.5 7.9
2005 1034 63.9 16.2 8.8
2006 1141 71.2 16.0 7.4
2007 1164 73.9 15.8 7.8
2008 1229 76.9 16.0 6.8
2009 1272 77.9 16.3 6.4
2010 1349 79.8 16.9 8
2011 796 51.4 15.4 13.4
2012 671 46.3 14.4 11.8
2013 716 48.2 14.8 12
2014 772 49.4 15.6 13.2
2015 852 54.0 15.7 11.2
2016 947 59.0 16.0 11.6
2017 1049 65.0 16.1 13.3
2018 1166 70.6 16.5 13
2019 1280 75.5 16.9 13
2020 1415 80.3 17.6 12.7
2021 898 48.5 18.5 15.9
2022 740 45.8 16.1 17.3
2023 741 49.0 15.1 16.3

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 Elkhorn High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $100 (0.9%) $9,188 (87.2%) $10,540
2020 $98 (1.0%) $8,925 (87.6%) $10,189
2021 $178 (1.4%) $10,709 (84.0%) $12,752
2022 $159 (1.1%) $12,453 (82.8%) $15,039
2023 $146 (1.0%) $12,621 (82.2%) $15,345

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Elkhorn 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 9th of 217 High schoolsRanks 12th of 215 High schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Elkhorn High School)67.161.5
 5.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Elkhorn Public Schools)70.466.9
 3.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.4
 4.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Elkhorn High School)5345.8
 7.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Elkhorn Public Schools)60.256.5
 3.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.926.2
 4.6%
11th Grade Science (Elkhorn High School)46.444
 2.4%
   11th Grade Science (Elkhorn Public Schools)50.752.8
 2.2%
   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 Students1280741
 42.1%
African American1610
 37.5%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian4725
 46.8%
Hispanic6647
 28.8%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White1094617
 43.6%
Two or More Races5338
 28.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13%16.3%
 3.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Elkhorn High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 741 students attended Elkhorn High School.

Students at Elkhorn High School are 83% White, 6% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 1% African American.

Yes. Elkhorn High School ranks in the top 5.6% of Nebraska high schools.


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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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