Blue Sage Elementary

Summary:

Blue Sage Elementary is a highly-ranked public elementary school in Elkhorn, Nebraska, serving 562 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. It is part of the Elkhorn Public Schools district, which is ranked 3rd out of 212 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Blue Sage Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Nebraska, ranking 1st out of 459 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. The school's students demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, with 94% or more of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics, significantly outperforming the state and district averages. While the student population is predominantly white (81.14%), the school has a relatively diverse student body compared to nearby schools, with notable percentages of Asian (10.85%) and students of two or more races (3.2%). Additionally, Blue Sage Elementary has a very low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, at just 4.09%, and a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 16.2.

The school's consistent high performance, with rankings of 1st or 2nd in the state for the past four school years, is impressive and suggests a strong educational program and dedicated staff. Blue Sage Elementary's performance is not only exceptional overall but also among specific student subgroups, ranking 1st or 3rd in the state for female students and white students. While the nearby schools in the Elkhorn Public Schools district also perform well, with several ranked in the top 20 in the state, Blue Sage Elementary consistently outperforms them in academic achievement, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 3600 S 215th Street
       Elkhorn, NE  68022


(402) 289-3577

District: Elkhorn Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1st of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,003 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.2 Help
Number of students:  562

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.1%
Asian:
10.9%
Hispanic:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Blue Sage Elementary ranks better than 99.8% of elementary schools in Nebraska. It also ranks first among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Elkhorn Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.06. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Blue Sage Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Elkhorn Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (81.1%), Asian (10.9%), Hispanic (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.1% 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 Blue Sage Elementary is 16.2. 10 elementary schools in the Elkhorn Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blue Sage Elementary is $11,003. 7 elementary schools in the Elkhorn Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Blue Sage Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Blue Sage Elementary 1st of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Blue Sage Elementary 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 Blue Sage Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Blue Sage Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.23 2nd 452 99.6%
2021 98.43 2nd 442 99.5%
2022 98.09 1st 457 99.8%
2023 96.06 1st 459 99.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Blue Sage Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.45 1st 318 99.7%
2022 98.67 1st 337 99.7%
2023 96.26 1st 349 99.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Blue Sage Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.48 1st 367 99.7%
2021 96.49 5th 328 98.5%
2022 96.79 1st 356 99.7%
2023 95.10 3rd 366 99.2%
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Rank History for White students at Blue Sage Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 96.61 2nd 391 99.5%
2021 97.99 2nd 368 99.5%
2022 98.03 1st 388 99.7%
2023 95.75 2nd 385 99.5%
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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.

Blue Sage Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Blue Sage Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 171 2 5 5 0 2 3 0 188
2020 204 2 12 9 1 2 3 0 233
2021 305 5 21 10 2 2 12 0 357
2022 382 9 45 14 1 2 12 0 465
2023 456 7 61 18 1 1 18 0 562

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 Blue Sage Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 188 15.4 12.1 2.1
2020 233 17.0 13.6 1.3
2021 357 24.6 14.4 2.5
2022 465 28.0 16.5 1.5
2023 562 34.5 16.2 4.1

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 Blue Sage Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 188 15.4 12.1 2.1
2020 233 17.0 13.6 1.3
2021 357 24.6 14.4 2.5
2022 465 28.0 16.5 1.5
2023 562 34.5 16.2 4.1

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Blue Sage Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $86 (0.6%) $11,812 (82.3%) $14,352
2020 $83 (0.7%) $10,130 (84.5%) $11,991
2021 $648 (5.3%) $10,095 (82.8%) $12,194
2022 $501 (4.8%) $8,726 (84.2%) $10,359
2023 $480 (4.4%) $9,481 (86.2%) $11,003

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blue Sage Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2nd of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 1st of 459 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Blue Sage Elementary)9394
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Elkhorn Public Schools)8787
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Blue Sage Elementary)9692
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Elkhorn Public Schools)8785
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Sage Elementary)9489
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Elkhorn Public Schools)8782
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Blue Sage Elementary)83100
 17%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Elkhorn Public Schools)8387
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Sage Elementary)8590
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Elkhorn Public Schools)8085
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4856
 8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Blue Sage Elementary)9595
   5th Grade Mathematics (Elkhorn Public Schools)8691
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5465
 11%
5th Grade Science (Blue Sage Elementary)9599
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Elkhorn Public Schools)9293
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Nebraska)6876
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students188562
 198.9%
African American27
 250%
American Indian01
Asian561
 1120%
Hispanic518
 260%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White171456
 166.7%
Two or More Races318
 500%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients2.1%4.1%
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Sage Elementary

Students at Blue Sage Elementary are 81% White, 11% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 562 students attended Blue Sage Elementary.

Yes! Blue Sage Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 1st of 459 Nebraska elementary 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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