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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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Nebraska School Districts by City
Number Of Students 312,635
Number Of Nebraska Schools 1,085
Number Of Nebraska School Districts 277
Spending Per Student $12,337

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 83.3230055103408
4th Grade 84.7890007060424
5th Grade 84.6295115731659
6th Grade 81.9786826715711
7th Grade 84.459262016962
8th Grade 80.3490400431704
11th Grade 71.3645742790052

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 77.649168722724
4th Grade 77.5558242565488
5th Grade 75.9635784120617
6th Grade 72.8279087338548
7th Grade 70.0989044965761
8th Grade 66.7797969523288
11th Grade 61.004920222805

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 70.7% 52.0%
Black 7.0% 16.2%
Hispanic 18.4% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.5% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.5% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 44.1% 50.9%
English Language Learners 5.6% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 15.1% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.73
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

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% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 20.8% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.4% 26.3%
65 Or Older 14.1% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 736,613 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.7% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.3% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.4% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 12.9% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.1% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.8% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.0% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.8% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 11.1% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,370 $2,304,108,327 59.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $392 $122,590,686 3.2%
Staff $304 $95,104,282 2.5%
General Administration $309 $96,490,600 2.5%
School Administration $545 $170,476,485 4.4%
Operation $995 $310,986,021 8.1%
Transportation $363 $113,468,566 2.9%
Other $259 $80,929,947 2.1%
Total Support $3,167 $990,015,978 25.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,800 $562,746,637 14.6%
Total Expenditures $12,337 $3,856,865,760 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%