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Overview

Public Schools Overview Nebraska School Districts by City
Number Of Students 307,677
Number Of Nebraska Schools 1,115
Number Of Nebraska School Districts 287
Spending Per Student $12,717

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 82.2547286649051
4th Grade 80.9498833326628
5th Grade 82.2287731029377
6th Grade 80.5900141142077
7th Grade 81.479848870736
8th Grade 78.5958748540711
11th Grade 68.542465892035

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 77.602467693409
4th Grade 76.5905392903788
5th Grade 75.8236325684184
6th Grade 71.8466005127878
7th Grade 71.9175135237605
8th Grade 67.1334550510042
11th Grade 60.3113944068916

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 68.9% 50.9%
Black 6.7% 15.6%
Hispanic 17.3% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.3% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 44.8% 50.9%
English Language Learners 5.0% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 15.3% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.73
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

Nebraska Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,896,190 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 24 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.0% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 20.8% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 25.6% 26.4%
65 Or Older 13.9% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 737,055 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.9% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.5% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.0% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.9% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.5% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.2% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.8% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.3% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.0% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 11.2% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,535 $2,318,463,000 59.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $476 $146,378,000 3.7%
Staff $357 $109,848,000 2.8%
General Administration $331 $101,972,000 2.6%
School Administration $542 $166,680,000 4.3%
Operation $967 $297,492,000 7.6%
Transportation $362 $111,504,000 2.8%
Other $301 $92,752,000 2.4%
Total Support $3,337 $1,026,626,000 26.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,845 $567,786,000 14.5%
Total Expenditures $12,717 $3,912,875,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%