Best Public Schools in Zip Code 68961


The 68961 zip code area is home to two small schools - Lawrence/Nelson High School and Lawrence-Nelson Middle School, both part of the South Central Nebraska Unified 5 district. While the data does not reveal any clear standout schools, it highlights some areas of concern, including declining academic performance at the high school, racial homogeneity, funding disparities, and small school sizes.

Lawrence/Nelson High School's test scores in English Language Arts, Math, and Science are all below state averages, and its statewide ranking has dropped significantly in recent years. The school also has a relatively high free/reduced lunch rate of 46.03%. In contrast, the middle school's test scores are more mixed, with some above and some below state and district averages. However, both schools have a very high percentage of white students, at 93.65% and 94.34%, respectively, indicating a lack of racial diversity.

Another notable finding is the significant difference in spending per student between the high school ($30,341) and the middle school ($16,608). This funding disparity may be an area of concern and warrants further investigation. Additionally, the small enrollments of just 63 students at the high school and 53 at the middle school could present challenges in terms of resource allocation, extracurricular offerings, and overall educational opportunities for 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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