Best Public Schools in Zip Code 68826


Summary:

The 68826 zip code area is home to 3 public schools serving grades K-12: Central City Elementary School, Central City High School, and Central City Middle School. Among these schools, Central City Middle School stands out as the highest-performing, earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger and ranking 66 out of 238 Nebraska middle schools. The school's students consistently score above state averages in English, Math, and Science, with particularly strong Math proficiency rates of 79-81%.

While the 3 schools have similar free/reduced lunch rates, indicating a consistent socioeconomic profile in the area, there is a notable gap in academic performance between the elementary/middle schools and the high school. Central City High School lags the state averages on 11th grade ACT proficiency, suggesting a need to evaluate the high school's curriculum, instruction, or support systems. Additionally, the schools have a predominantly white student population, with 90-91% of students identifying as white, which may be an area for the Central City Public Schools district to examine and address.

The variation in per-student spending, from $16,181 at the middle school to $24,487 at the high school, raises questions about the district's resource distribution and whether the spending aligns with the schools' needs and performance. Overall, the analysis highlights the strengths of Central City Middle School, while also identifying potential areas for improvement, such as addressing the racial homogeneity, the performance gap at the high school, and the equity of resource allocation across the district.








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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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