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Nebraska Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Nebraska School Districts by City
Number Of Students 316,014
Number Of Nebraska Schools 1,095
Number Of Nebraska School Districts 277
Spending Per Student $12,205

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 52.7540570445045
4th Grade 55.9306083588833
5th Grade 50.7897772154825
6th Grade 46.5024552709486
7th Grade 46.535459166536
8th Grade 50.5249868930181
11th Grade 51.3637001224109

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 75.0719803858075
4th Grade 75.8538508106535
5th Grade 76.2546286528115
6th Grade 69.4584792289492
7th Grade 67.9258592353477
8th Grade 64.6348747308191
11th Grade 49.4662217898078

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 70.2% 51.5%
Black 6.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 18.8% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.6% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 43.0% 47.6%
English Language Learners 6.6% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 15.1% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.56
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Nebraska Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,907,116 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 25 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.9% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 20.8% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.2% 26.2%
65 Or Older 14.4% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 741,581 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.7% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.0% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.9% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 13.5% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.1% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.8% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.7% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.4% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 10.7% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,291 $2,304,108,327 59.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $388 $122,590,686 3.2%
Staff $301 $95,104,282 2.5%
General Administration $305 $96,490,600 2.5%
School Administration $539 $170,476,485 4.4%
Operation $984 $310,986,021 8.1%
Transportation $359 $113,468,566 2.9%
Other $256 $80,929,947 2.1%
Total Support $3,133 $990,015,978 25.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,781 $562,746,637 14.6%
Total Expenditures $12,205 $3,856,865,760 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%