Kenesaw Secondary School

Summary:

Kenesaw Secondary School is a public high school in Kenesaw, Nebraska, serving grades 7-12 with a total enrollment of 141 students. The school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger and exceptional academic performance on standardized tests.

Kenesaw Secondary School's students excel academically, with 60.87% proficient or better in ACT/English Language Arts, 34.78% in ACT/Mathematics, and 39.13% in ACT/Science for the 11th grade in 2022-2023 - significantly higher than the state averages. The school also performs well on the NSCAS tests, with 52% proficient or better in English Language Arts and 65% in Mathematics for 7th grade, and 65% in Mathematics for 8th grade. This consistent high performance has earned the school a ranking of 36th out of 215 schools in Nebraska for the 2022-2023 school year.

Kenesaw Secondary School's student population is relatively homogeneous, with 95.74% of students identifying as White, which is significantly higher than the state average and nearby schools like Minden High School (12.88% Hispanic) and Wood River Rural High School (24.68% Hispanic). The school also has a low student-to-teacher ratio of 10 students per teacher and spends a relatively high amount per student at $19,609, which may contribute to its strong academic performance compared to the nearby Doniphan-Trumbull Public Schools, Minden Public Schools, and Wood River Rural Schools.


Detail:

Public 7-12

 110 N 5th Ave
       Kenesaw, NE  68956-0129


(402) 752-3215

District: Kenesaw Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
36th of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,609 Help


Feeder schools for Kenesaw Secondary School:

Elementary:    Kenesaw Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.0 Help
Number of students:  141

Racial breakdown:

White:
95.7%
Hispanic:
4.3%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Kenesaw Secondary School ranks worse than 63.4% of middle schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.26. (See more...)
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Compare Details Kenesaw Secondary School ranks better than 83.3% of high schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (95.7%), Hispanic (4.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kenesaw Secondary School is 10. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kenesaw Secondary School is $19,609.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kenesaw Secondary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Kenesaw Secondary School 151st of 238 Nebraska public middle schools. (See Kenesaw Secondary School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


White students:

SchoolDigger ranks Kenesaw Secondary School 36th of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See Kenesaw Secondary School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Kenesaw Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Kenesaw Public Schools 69th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kenesaw Secondary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Kenesaw Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 33.24 192nd 226 15.0%
2007 53.40 124th 227 45.4%
2008 73.98 20th 245 91.8%
2009 60.29 100th 243 58.8%
2010 83.93 6th 254 97.6%
2011 61.51 85th 246 65.4%
2012 56.21 113th 255 55.7%
2013 68.72 62nd 248 75.0%
2014 56.21 107th 252 57.5%
2015 53.02 121st 256 52.7%
2016 39.95 167th 255 34.5%
2017 53.83 112th 236 52.5%
2019 47.99 138th 247 44.1%
2021 64.49 71st 223 68.2%
2022 50.23 130th 249 47.8%
2023 43.26 151st 238 36.6%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Kenesaw Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.08 113th 222 49.1%
2021 56.41 77th 204 62.3%
2022 43.47 132nd 234 43.6%
2023 31.21 162nd 217 25.3%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Kenesaw Secondary School

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Rank History for all high school students at Kenesaw Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 60.54 89th 249 64.3%
2007 81.81 10th 247 96.0%
2008 72.92 39th 252 84.5%
2009 73.06 53rd 251 78.9%
2010 41.24 184th 249 26.1%
2011 91.05 15th 252 94.0%
2012 80.85 22nd 245 91.0%
2013 77.10 35th 247 85.8%
2014 71.51 67th 247 72.9%
2015 55.14 109th 242 55.0%
2016 67.58 76th 246 69.1%
2017 77.91 37th 219 83.1%
2018 67.32 68th 219 68.9%
2019 91.42 13th 217 94.0%
2021 85.54 26th 209 87.6%
2022 82.04 27th 202 86.6%
2023 78.55 36th 215 83.3%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Kenesaw Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.71 3rd 142 97.9%
2021 91.02 7th 138 94.9%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Kenesaw Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 85.33 19th 135 85.9%
2023 63.68 52nd 135 61.5%
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Rank History for high school White students at Kenesaw Secondary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.54 79th 205 61.5%
2019 87.74 18th 207 91.3%
2021 84.57 24th 200 88.0%
2022 75.67 36th 196 81.6%
2023 75.74 36th 206 82.5%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Kenesaw Secondary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 115 0 0 0 3 n/a n/a 0 118
1989 119 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 119
1990 118 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 118
1991 109 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 109
1992 107 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 107
1993 112 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 112
1994 122 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 122
1995 127 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 127
1996 127 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 127
1997 139 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 139
1998 137 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 137
1999 132 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 133
2000 125 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 125
2001 122 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 124
2002 113 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 113
2003 113 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 113
2004 118 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 118
2005 128 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 128
2006 129 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 129
2007 139 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 139
2008 145 0 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 149
2009 140 0 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 144
2010 131 0 2 0 3 n/a n/a 0 136
2011 131 0 1 2 1 0 3 0 138
2012 114 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 117
2013 104 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 109
2014 107 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 110
2015 115 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 122
2016 123 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 129
2017 121 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 124
2018 117 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 121
2019 120 0 1 4 1 0 1 0 127
2020 115 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 120
2021 108 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 113
2022 122 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 127
2023 135 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 141

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 Kenesaw Secondary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 118 12.0 9.8 18.6
1989 119 11.9 10.0 13.4
1990 118 11.4 10.3 17.8
1991 109 10.9 10.0 12.8
1992 107 11.5 9.3 14
1993 112 11.5 9.7 16.1
1994 122 13.0 9.4 18
1995 127 10.9 11.7 14.2
1996 127 10.9 11.7 14.2
1997 139 10.9 12.8 9.4
1998 137 10.9 12.6 10.9
1999 133 10.9 12.2 23.3
2000 125 10.4 12.0 20.8
2001 124 10.4 11.9 22.6
2002 113 10.6 10.7 19.5
2003 113 10.6 10.7 19.5
2004 118 10.5 11.2 17.8
2005 128 10.7 12.0 26.6
2006 129 11.0 11.7 17.8
2007 139 10.9 12.8 19.4
2008 149 11.4 13.1 24.8
2009 144 11.1 13.0 20.8
2010 136 11.0 12.3 18.4
2011 138 11.2 12.2 23.9
2012 117 11.5 10.1 17.1
2013 109 10.9 9.9 12.8
2014 110 10.9 10.0 13.6
2015 122 10.0 12.2 23
2016 129 10.0 12.9 24.8
2017 124 10.9 11.3 25.8
2018 121 10.6 11.3 24.8
2019 127 10.6 11.9 31.5
2020 120 13.0 9.1 26.7
2021 113 12.0 9.3 21.2
2022 127 13.0 9.7 21.3
2023 141 14.0 10.0 23.4

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 Kenesaw Secondary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 118 12.0 9.8 18.6
1989 119 11.9 10.0 13.4
1990 118 11.4 10.3 17.8
1991 109 10.9 10.0 12.8
1992 107 11.5 9.3 14
1993 112 11.5 9.7 16.1
1994 122 13.0 9.4 18
1995 127 10.9 11.7 14.2
1996 127 10.9 11.7 14.2
1997 139 10.9 12.8 9.4
1998 137 10.9 12.6 10.9
1999 133 10.9 12.2 23.3
2000 125 10.4 12.0 20.8
2001 124 10.4 11.9 22.6
2002 113 10.6 10.7 19.5
2003 113 10.6 10.7 19.5
2004 118 10.5 11.2 17.8
2005 128 10.7 12.0 26.6
2006 129 11.0 11.7 17.8
2007 139 10.9 12.8 19.4
2008 149 11.4 13.1 24.8
2009 144 11.1 13.0 20.8
2010 136 11.0 12.3 18.4
2011 138 11.2 12.2 23.9
2012 117 11.5 10.1 17.1
2013 109 10.9 9.9 12.8
2014 110 10.9 10.0 13.6
2015 122 10.0 12.2 23
2016 129 10.0 12.9 24.8
2017 124 10.9 11.3 25.8
2018 121 10.6 11.3 24.8
2019 127 10.6 11.9 31.5
2020 120 13.0 9.1 26.7
2021 113 12.0 9.3 21.2
2022 127 13.0 9.7 21.3
2023 141 14.0 10.0 23.4

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 Kenesaw Secondary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $631 (3.7%) $14,206 (83.1%) $17,090
2020 $363 (1.9%) $16,660 (86.1%) $19,345
2021 $241 (1.2%) $17,838 (87.3%) $20,430
2022 $1,140 (5.9%) $15,728 (81.6%) $19,282
2023 $625 (3.2%) $15,797 (80.6%) $19,609

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kenesaw Secondary 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 138th of 247 Middle schoolsRanks 151st of 238 Middle schools
 7.6%
Ranks 13th of 217 High schoolsRanks 36th of 215 High schools
 10.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Kenesaw Secondary School)4752
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kenesaw Public Schools)4752
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4954
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Kenesaw Secondary School)6365
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Kenesaw Public Schools)6365
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4866
 18%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Kenesaw Secondary School)5245
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kenesaw Public Schools)5245
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5046
 4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Kenesaw Secondary School)3865
 27%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Kenesaw Public Schools)3865
 27%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4761
 14%
8th Grade Science (Kenesaw Secondary School)6260
 2%
   8th Grade Science (Kenesaw Public Schools)6260
 2%
   8th Grade Science (Nebraska)6263
 1%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Kenesaw Secondary School)61.960.9
 1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Kenesaw Public Schools)61.960.9
 1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.4
 4.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Kenesaw Secondary School)57.134.8
 22.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Kenesaw Public Schools)57.134.8
 22.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.926.2
 4.6%
11th Grade Science (Kenesaw Secondary School)42.939.1
 3.7%
   11th Grade Science (Kenesaw Public Schools)42.939.1
 3.7%
   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 Students127141
 11%
African American00
American Indian10
 100%
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic46
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White120135
 12.5%
Two or More Races10
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.5%23.4%
 8.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Kenesaw Secondary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 141 students attended Kenesaw Secondary School.

Kenesaw Secondary School ranks 36th of 215 Nebraska high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Kenesaw Secondary School are 96% White, 4% Hispanic.

Kenesaw Secondary School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Kenesaw 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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