Best Public Schools in Zip Code 68864


The 68864 zip code in Nebraska is home to two schools: Palmer Elementary School and Palmer Junior-Senior High, both part of the Palmer Public Schools district. While both schools serve the local community, the data suggests that Palmer Junior-Senior High is the standout performer in the area.

Palmer Junior-Senior High has a higher statewide ranking, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger, compared to Palmer Elementary School's 1-star rating. The high school also outperforms the state average in several academic measures, including ACT proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science, as well as NSCAS proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics for 8th grade. This stronger academic performance may be attributed to the higher spending per student at the high school ($21,566) compared to the elementary school ($14,580).

In contrast, Palmer Elementary School has lower academic proficiency rates, ranging from 45% to 65% across grades and subjects on the NSCAS assessments. The school also has a higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (57.69%) compared to the high school (42.98%), indicating a potential difference in the socioeconomic status of the student populations. Despite these differences, both schools serve a predominantly white student body, with Palmer Junior-Senior High having a slightly more diverse population with higher percentages of Hispanic and African American students.

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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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