Best Public Schools in Zip Code 68601


The 68601 zip code area is home to 4 schools, including 1 elementary school, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school. The data reveals a mix of high-performing and lower-performing schools in the region, with Shell Creek Elementary School standing out as a consistently strong performer, while Richland Elementary School boasts exceptional 3rd-grade test scores. However, the area faces socioeconomic challenges, as evidenced by the relatively high free/reduced lunch rates across all the schools.

Shell Creek Elementary School consistently outperforms the Lakeview Community Schools district and the state averages in both English Language Arts and Mathematics, ranking in the top 30% of Nebraska elementary schools for the past 3 years. In contrast, Richland Elementary School, which is part of the lower-ranked Schuyler Community Schools district, has a majority Hispanic student population and the highest free/reduced lunch rate in the area at 62.5%.

The data also reveals potential equity concerns, as the student racial makeup of Shell Creek Elementary and Lakeview High School is predominantly white, while Richland Elementary has a majority Hispanic student population. Additionally, the higher spending per student at some schools, such as Richland Elementary and Lakeview High School, may be an effort to address these challenges and provide additional resources for students.

Cities Near Zip Code 68601

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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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