Wayne High School

Summary:

Wayne High School is a public high school serving 307 students in grades 9-12 in Wayne, Nebraska. The school is part of the Wayne Community Schools district, which is ranked 68 out of 212 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating.

Wayne High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Nebraska, with a 4-5 star rating from SchoolDigger over the past decade. The school's performance on ACT assessments is particularly noteworthy, with 56.25% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, 34.38% in Mathematics, and 39.06% in Science - significantly higher than state averages. Wayne High School also performs well in subgroup rankings, ranking 35th out of 136 Nebraska high schools for female students and 23rd out of 206 for white students.

Compared to nearby schools, Randolph High School and Pender High School have similar high academic performance, while Wisner-Pilger High School and Emerson-Hubbard High School have lower rankings. Wayne High School also has a relatively low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 32.9% to 35.99% over the past three years, and a low student-to-teacher ratio of 14.6 to 15.6.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 611 W 7th St
       Wayne, NE  68787-1715


(402) 375-3150

District: Wayne Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
37th of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,646 Help


Feeder schools for Wayne High School:

Elementary:    Wayne Elementary School
Middle:    Wayne Junior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  307

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.2%
Hispanic:
18.2%
African American:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wayne High School ranks better than 82.8% of high schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75.2%), Hispanic (18.2%), African American (2.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wayne High School is 15.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wayne High School is $15,646.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wayne High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wayne High School 37th of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See Wayne High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Wayne Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Wayne Community Schools 68th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wayne High School

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Rank History for all students at Wayne High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 59.02 100th 249 59.8%
2007 65.81 71st 247 71.3%
2008 44.74 182nd 252 27.8%
2009 55.91 120th 251 52.2%
2010 52.07 138th 249 44.6%
2011 80.66 28th 252 88.9%
2012 47.25 145th 245 40.8%
2013 91.12 6th 247 97.6%
2014 76.14 42nd 247 83.0%
2015 64.95 71st 242 70.7%
2016 63.65 92nd 246 62.6%
2017 50.60 115th 219 47.5%
2018 84.92 23rd 219 89.5%
2019 73.72 48th 217 77.9%
2021 89.23 17th 209 91.9%
2022 77.61 35th 202 82.7%
2023 76.54 37th 215 82.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wayne High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.19 12th 79 84.8%
2019 44.83 40th 82 51.2%
2021 81.27 8th 83 90.4%
2022 68.64 19th 74 74.3%
2023 81.33 16th 89 82.0%
See the entire list of Best Nebraska High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Wayne High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.30 10th 144 93.1%
2019 66.03 47th 142 66.9%
2021 87.48 12th 138 91.3%
2022 65.74 40th 132 69.7%
2023 73.42 35th 136 74.3%
See the entire list of Best Nebraska High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Male students at Wayne High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.57 42nd 138 69.6%
2019 76.01 32nd 140 77.1%
2021 80.23 23rd 130 82.3%
2022 77.29 30th 135 77.8%
2023 72.32 38th 135 71.9%
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Rank History for White students at Wayne High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.60 13th 205 93.7%
2019 72.07 47th 207 77.3%
2021 89.14 15th 200 92.5%
2022 86.56 17th 196 91.3%
2023 84.29 23rd 206 88.8%
See the entire list of Best Nebraska High Schools for White Students!

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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Enrollment information for Wayne High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 277 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1989 312 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 314
1990 288 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 290
1991 289 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 290
1992 288 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 288
1993 279 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 280
1994 274 0 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 278
1995 282 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 287
1996 282 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 287
1997 284 0 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 290
1998 301 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 304
1999 338 0 3 0 1 n/a n/a 0 342
2000 325 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 325
2001 329 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 331
2002 300 0 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 305
2003 300 0 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 305
2004 288 0 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 296
2005 284 1 1 9 1 n/a n/a 0 296
2006 263 2 1 10 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2007 259 2 3 12 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2008 250 5 0 12 0 n/a n/a 0 267
2009 244 9 2 13 0 n/a n/a 0 268
2010 267 7 0 11 1 n/a n/a 0 286
2011 257 8 0 14 3 0 0 0 282
2012 245 8 1 20 2 0 0 0 276
2013 230 8 1 30 3 0 0 0 272
2014 241 9 2 26 1 0 0 0 279
2015 224 11 2 22 1 0 2 0 262
2016 231 7 2 26 2 0 1 0 269
2017 246 7 3 30 2 0 2 0 290
2018 234 7 1 35 1 0 7 0 285
2019 246 8 1 39 2 0 7 0 303
2020 245 10 0 53 1 0 10 0 319
2021 220 12 1 48 1 1 6 0 289
2022 210 9 2 50 1 1 7 0 280
2023 231 8 3 56 1 1 7 0 307

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 Wayne High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 278 22.7 12.2 10.1
1989 314 23.1 13.5 8.6
1990 290 22.4 12.9 12.1
1991 290 22.3 13.0 12.1
1992 288 22.3 12.9 12.2
1993 280 22.3 12.6 12.5
1994 278 22.2 12.5 13.3
1995 287 22.6 12.7 9.1
1996 287 22.6 12.7 9.1
1997 290 22.6 12.8 6.9
1998 304 21.4 14.2 7.6
1999 342 21.5 15.9 16.1
2000 325 21.2 15.3 14.5
2001 331 21.8 15.2 19.9
2002 305 22.8 13.4 15.7
2003 305 22.8 13.4 15.7
2004 296 19.5 15.2 18.2
2005 296 21.4 13.8 16.6
2006 276 21.9 12.6 23.9
2007 276 22.3 12.4 19.2
2008 267 22.7 11.8 17.6
2009 268 20.6 13.0 20.1
2010 286 19.9 14.3 21.3
2011 282 20.3 13.8 25.5
2012 276 20.3 13.5 27.5
2013 272 21.5 12.6 30.5
2014 279 20.3 13.7 27.6
2015 262 20.0 13.1 26
2016 269 21.0 12.8 29.4
2017 290 18.4 15.7 31
2018 285 19.1 14.8 32.3
2019 303 19.0 15.9 35.6
2020 319 19.7 16.1 36.7
2021 289 19.7 14.6 36
2022 280 18.7 14.9 33.6
2023 307 19.6 15.6 32.9

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 Wayne High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 278 22.7 12.2 10.1
1989 314 23.1 13.5 8.6
1990 290 22.4 12.9 12.1
1991 290 22.3 13.0 12.1
1992 288 22.3 12.9 12.2
1993 280 22.3 12.6 12.5
1994 278 22.2 12.5 13.3
1995 287 22.6 12.7 9.1
1996 287 22.6 12.7 9.1
1997 290 22.6 12.8 6.9
1998 304 21.4 14.2 7.6
1999 342 21.5 15.9 16.1
2000 325 21.2 15.3 14.5
2001 331 21.8 15.2 19.9
2002 305 22.8 13.4 15.7
2003 305 22.8 13.4 15.7
2004 296 19.5 15.2 18.2
2005 296 21.4 13.8 16.6
2006 276 21.9 12.6 23.9
2007 276 22.3 12.4 19.2
2008 267 22.7 11.8 17.6
2009 268 20.6 13.0 20.1
2010 286 19.9 14.3 21.3
2011 282 20.3 13.8 25.5
2012 276 20.3 13.5 27.5
2013 272 21.5 12.6 30.5
2014 279 20.3 13.7 27.6
2015 262 20.0 13.1 26
2016 269 21.0 12.8 29.4
2017 290 18.4 15.7 31
2018 285 19.1 14.8 32.3
2019 303 19.0 15.9 35.6
2020 319 19.7 16.1 36.7
2021 289 19.7 14.6 36
2022 280 18.7 14.9 33.6
2023 307 19.6 15.6 32.9

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 Wayne High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $301 (2.2%) $12,154 (87.3%) $13,924
2020 $276 (2.1%) $11,355 (85.8%) $13,235
2021 $657 (4.5%) $12,206 (83.6%) $14,595
2022 $641 (4.1%) $13,209 (84.4%) $15,650
2023 $325 (2.1%) $13,143 (84.0%) $15,646

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wayne 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 48th of 217 High schoolsRanks 37th of 215 High schools
 4.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Wayne High School)55.856.3
 0.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Wayne Community Schools)55.856.3
 0.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.4
 4.1%
11th Grade Mathematics (Wayne High School)42.934.4
 8.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Wayne Community Schools)42.934.4
 8.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.926.2
 4.6%
11th Grade Science (Wayne High School)33.839.1
 5.3%
   11th Grade Science (Wayne Community Schools)33.839.1
 5.3%
   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 Students303307
 1.3%
African American88
American Indian21
 50%
Asian13
 200%
Hispanic3956
 43.6%
Pacific Islander01
White246231
 6.1%
Two or More Races77
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.6%32.9%
 2.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wayne High School

Students at Wayne High School are 75% White, 18% Hispanic, 3% African American, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 307 students attended Wayne High School.

Wayne High School ranks 37th of 215 Nebraska high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Wayne High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Wayne Elementary School
Middle : Wayne Junior High 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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