Adams Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 7401 Jacobs Creek Drive
       Lincoln, NE  68512-9548


(402) 436-1121

District: Lincoln Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
15th of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,263 Help


Students who attend Adams Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Scott Middle School
High:    Southwest High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0 Help
Number of students:  762

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.0%
Asian:
10.6%
Hispanic:
5.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.2% Help


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Compare Details Adams Elementary School ranks better than 96.7% of elementary schools in Nebraska. It also ranks first among 40 ranked elementary schools in the Lincoln Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.25. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76%), Asian (10.6%), Hispanic (5.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Adams Elementary School is 16. 41 elementary schools in the Lincoln Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Adams Elementary School is $12,263. 37 elementary schools in the Lincoln Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Adams Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Adams Elementary School 15th of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Adams Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Male students:
White students:


Lincoln Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Lincoln Public Schools 138th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Adams Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Adams Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 79.92 31st 502 93.8%
2011 96.98 3rd 473 99.4%
2012 91.41 13th 480 97.3%
2013 92.60 8th 485 98.4%
2014 96.58 3rd 483 99.4%
2015 97.76 3rd 488 99.4%
2016 96.48 6th 480 98.8%
2017 90.70 10th 459 97.8%
2018 91.95 19th 450 95.8%
2019 92.28 18th 452 96.0%
2021 91.91 18th 442 95.9%
2022 90.37 19th 457 95.8%
2023 91.25 15th 459 96.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Adams Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 98.41 1st 47 97.9%
2023 99.59 1st 76 98.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Adams Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.43 12th 30 60.0%
2019 73.78 8th 43 81.4%
2021 73.63 3rd 13 76.9%
2022 63.02 15th 31 51.6%
2023 83.74 4th 57 93.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Adams Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.38 29th 281 89.7%
2019 72.10 63rd 298 78.9%
2021 85.03 18th 264 93.2%
2023 90.68 10th 312 96.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Adams Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.49 12th 341 96.5%
2019 91.55 18th 349 94.8%
2021 87.84 19th 318 94.0%
2022 89.70 17th 337 95.0%
2023 90.87 13th 349 96.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Adams Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.53 18th 347 94.8%
2019 91.97 18th 367 95.1%
2021 91.85 13th 328 96.0%
2022 88.13 22nd 356 93.8%
2023 89.61 16th 366 95.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Adams Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 82.61 3rd 9 66.7%
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Rank History for White students at Adams Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.39 16th 391 95.9%
2019 89.70 21st 391 94.6%
2021 89.07 20th 368 94.6%
2022 86.65 23rd 388 94.1%
2023 88.88 18th 385 95.3%
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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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by a parent
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Open Quote Adams Elementary has extremely poor communication skills and they dropped a special needs student unexpectedly. Jumping through hoops to get him re-instated and dealing with the Secretary demanding new paperwork. The principal avoids basic questions when asked. Huge disappointment. Wish I had more options. Trying to make the best of a bad situation at this school. Hopefully there will be some turnover so new people can help improve the administrative staff. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Adams Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 393 19 30 16 5 n/a n/a 0 463
2010 459 18 24 11 5 n/a n/a 0 517
2011 510 4 33 40 2 0 22 0 611
2012 554 13 39 42 4 0 23 0 675
2013 589 9 32 42 1 0 24 0 697
2014 628 15 40 47 3 0 25 0 758
2015 653 19 37 40 5 0 26 0 780
2016 654 22 50 53 3 0 33 0 815
2017 650 25 54 48 2 0 40 0 819
2018 645 24 71 48 1 0 38 0 827
2019 622 29 73 42 0 0 49 0 815
2020 621 25 80 48 1 0 53 0 828
2021 619 22 79 39 0 0 47 0 806
2022 599 22 78 38 0 0 43 0 780
2023 579 19 81 42 0 1 40 0 762

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 Adams Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 463 29.3 15.8 14.9
2010 517 31.9 16.1 12.2
2011 611 34.8 17.5 11.8
2012 675 38.1 17.7 13
2013 697 39.8 17.5 12.5
2014 758 43.0 17.6 13.5
2015 780 47.0 16.5 12.6
2016 815 48.0 16.9 11.4
2017 819 51.1 16.0 12.6
2018 827 53.1 15.5 13.7
2019 815 52.9 15.4 12.5
2020 828 52.9 15.6 14.7
2021 806 51.7 15.5 14.6
2022 780 49.3 15.8 12.1
2023 762 47.5 16.0 17.2

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 Adams Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 463 29.3 15.8 14.9
2010 517 31.9 16.1 12.2
2011 611 34.8 17.5 11.8
2012 675 38.1 17.7 13
2013 697 39.8 17.5 12.5
2014 758 43.0 17.6 13.5
2015 780 47.0 16.5 12.6
2016 815 48.0 16.9 11.4
2017 819 51.1 16.0 12.6
2018 827 53.1 15.5 13.7
2019 815 52.9 15.4 12.5
2020 828 52.9 15.6 14.7
2021 806 51.7 15.5 14.6
2022 780 49.3 15.8 12.1
2023 762 47.5 16.0 17.2

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Adams Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $128 (1.3%) $9,157 (89.8%) $10,192
2020 $367 (3.6%) $8,924 (87.4%) $10,205
2021 $623 (5.7%) $9,283 (85.1%) $10,913
2022 $913 (7.9%) $9,382 (81.0%) $11,585
2023 $873 (7.1%) $10,020 (81.7%) $12,263

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Adams 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 18th of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 15th of 459 Elementary schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Adams Elementary School)8289
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Public Schools)6362
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Adams Elementary School)7791
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Public Schools)5756
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Elementary School)8583
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Public Schools)6459
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Adams Elementary School)7787
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Public Schools)5455
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Adams Elementary School)7679
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Public Schools)5257
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4856
 8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Adams Elementary School)8587
 2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Public Schools)6063
 3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5465
 11%
5th Grade Science (Adams Elementary School)9092
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Lincoln Public Schools)6973
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Nebraska)6876
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students815762
 6.5%
African American2919
 34.5%
American Indian00
Asian7381
 11%
Hispanic4242
Pacific Islander01
White622579
 6.9%
Two or More Races4940
 18.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.5%17.2%
 4.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Adams Elementary School

Students who attend Adams Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Scott Middle School
High : Southwest High School

Yes! Adams Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 15th of 459 Nebraska elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 762 students attended Adams Elementary School.

Students at Adams Elementary School are 76% White, 11% Asian, 6% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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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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