Elkhorn South High School

Summary:

Elkhorn South High School is a public high school in Omaha, Nebraska, serving grades 9-12 with a student population of 1,428. It is part of the Elkhorn Public Schools district, which is ranked 3rd out of 212 districts in Nebraska and rated 5 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Elkhorn South High School is an exceptional educational institution, consistently ranking among the top 1-3 high schools in Nebraska over the past decade and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Its students significantly outperform the state and district averages in ACT proficiency levels for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science, with 68.97% of Elkhorn South students proficient or better in ACT English Language Arts compared to just 33.35% statewide. The school also ranks among the top high schools in Nebraska for various student subgroups, including female students, male students, Asian students, Hispanic students, White students, multi-racial students, special education students, and low socioeconomic status students.

When compared to nearby schools, Elkhorn South High School stands out as a premier educational institution. It outperforms its fellow Elkhorn Public Schools high schools, such as Elkhorn North High School and Elkhorn High School, in terms of statewide ranking and student performance. The contrast is even more stark when compared to high schools in the Omaha Public Schools district, such as Burke High School, which ranks in the bottom 20% of Nebraska high schools and has significantly lower proficiency rates on ACT assessments.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 20303 Blue Sage Parkway
       Omaha, NE  68130-3721


(402) 289-0616

District: Elkhorn Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1st of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,687 Help


Feeder schools for Elkhorn South High School:

Elementary:    Fire Ridge Elementary School
    Skyline Elementary School
    Spring Ridge Elementary
    West Bay Elementary School
Middle:    Elkhorn Ridge Middle School
    Elkhorn Valley View Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  1,428

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.0%
Asian:
4.8%
Hispanic:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Elkhorn South High School ranks better than 99.5% of high schools in Nebraska. It also ranks first 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 98.65. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Elkhorn South High School has the largest high school student body size in the Elkhorn Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (87%), Asian (4.8%), Hispanic (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Elkhorn Public Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Elkhorn South High School is 16.1, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Elkhorn Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Elkhorn South High School is $11,687, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Elkhorn Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Elkhorn South High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Elkhorn South High School 1st of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See Elkhorn South High School in the ranking list.)

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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 South High School

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Rank History for all students at Elkhorn South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 94.34 7th 252 97.2%
2012 92.24 4th 245 98.4%
2013 92.93 4th 247 98.4%
2014 94.33 3rd 247 98.8%
2015 95.30 3rd 242 98.8%
2016 93.46 7th 246 97.2%
2017 98.38 5th 219 97.7%
2018 99.29 2nd 219 99.1%
2019 98.67 3rd 217 98.6%
2021 99.18 1st 209 99.5%
2022 99.57 1st 202 99.5%
2023 98.65 1st 215 99.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Elkhorn South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 94.53 2nd 16 87.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Elkhorn South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 69.27 2nd 6 66.7%
2022 96.51 1st 6 83.3%
2023 89.43 1st 5 80.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Elkhorn South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.36 1st 79 98.7%
2019 95.16 2nd 82 97.6%
2021 94.91 6th 83 92.8%
2022 95.73 5th 74 93.2%
2023 98.26 2nd 89 97.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Elkhorn South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.87 1st 144 99.3%
2019 97.91 1st 142 99.3%
2021 98.14 1st 138 99.3%
2022 97.78 2nd 132 98.5%
2023 96.78 2nd 136 98.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Elkhorn South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.93 2nd 138 98.6%
2019 97.95 3rd 140 97.9%
2021 98.43 2nd 130 98.5%
2022 99.19 1st 135 99.3%
2023 98.07 1st 135 99.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Elkhorn South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.25 1st 12 91.7%
2019 91.14 2nd 16 87.5%
2021 80.53 4th 14 71.4%
2022 95.53 2nd 12 83.3%
2023 94.71 1st 13 92.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Elkhorn South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.31 2nd 41 95.1%
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Rank History for White students at Elkhorn South High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.00 3rd 205 98.5%
2019 98.18 3rd 207 98.6%
2021 98.77 2nd 200 99.0%
2022 99.35 1st 196 99.5%
2023 97.39 2nd 206 99.0%
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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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Reviews:
by a parent
Saturday, February 26, 2022

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by a citizen
Friday, January 22, 2016

Open Quote Achedemics are strong, sports okay, but the current principle is unqualified and unprofessional. He is dishonest and doesn't follow school protocol. He also doesn't treat students the same. Your only as good as your leader. This school will fail over time unless a new principle is hired. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Elkhorn South High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 575 3 14 13 1 0 4 0 610
2012 807 8 24 19 0 0 9 0 867
2013 868 11 22 22 2 0 8 0 933
2014 913 12 28 23 2 0 16 0 994
2015 988 9 27 30 5 0 18 0 1077
2016 1050 12 29 33 4 0 18 0 1146
2017 1099 10 33 31 2 0 26 0 1201
2018 1165 14 28 37 2 1 24 0 1271
2019 1208 21 36 33 2 1 26 0 1327
2020 1259 20 38 34 3 2 34 0 1390
2021 1271 25 46 33 3 2 37 0 1417
2022 1273 17 60 42 5 2 38 0 1437
2023 1243 20 69 49 3 3 41 0 1428

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 South High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 610 37.4 16.2 3.6
2012 867 51.0 16.9 3.5
2013 933 55.2 16.9 3.5
2014 994 59.5 16.6 3.2
2015 1077 65.0 16.5 2.3
2016 1146 69.0 16.6 2.2
2017 1201 74.6 16.0 3.2
2018 1271 75.7 16.7 3.6
2019 1327 78.5 16.9 3.8
2020 1390 82.7 16.8 4.9
2021 1417 80.9 17.5 5.3
2022 1437 86.1 16.6 4.5
2023 1428 88.2 16.1 5.2

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 South High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 610 37.4 16.2 3.6
2012 867 51.0 16.9 3.5
2013 933 55.2 16.9 3.5
2014 994 59.5 16.6 3.2
2015 1077 65.0 16.5 2.3
2016 1146 69.0 16.6 2.2
2017 1201 74.6 16.0 3.2
2018 1271 75.7 16.7 3.6
2019 1327 78.5 16.9 3.8
2020 1390 82.7 16.8 4.9
2021 1417 80.9 17.5 5.3
2022 1437 86.1 16.6 4.5
2023 1428 88.2 16.1 5.2

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 South High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $109 (1.1%) $8,784 (85.0%) $10,339
2020 $104 (1.0%) $8,850 (84.8%) $10,438
2021 $157 (1.4%) $9,202 (84.7%) $10,858
2022 $140 (1.3%) $9,527 (85.6%) $11,131
2023 $137 (1.2%) $9,956 (85.2%) $11,687

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Elkhorn South 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 3rd of 217 High schoolsRanks 1st of 215 High schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Elkhorn South High School)73.769
 4.7%
   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 South High School)67.462.1
 5.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Elkhorn Public Schools)60.256.5
 3.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.926.2
 4.6%
11th Grade Science (Elkhorn South High School)54.959.3
 4.3%
   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 Students13271428
 7.6%
African American2120
 4.8%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian3669
 91.7%
Hispanic3349
 48.5%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White12081243
 2.9%
Two or More Races2641
 57.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3.8%5.2%
 1.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Elkhorn South High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,428 students attended Elkhorn South High School.

Students at Elkhorn South High School are 87% White, 5% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Yes! Elkhorn South High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 1st of 215 Nebraska high schools.


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