Nebraska
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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: 2017 (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 318,859
Number Of Nebraska Schools 1,095
Number Of Nebraska School Districts 273
Spending Per Student $14,066

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 52.9158878504673
4th Grade 55.8833427687741
5th Grade 50.4577265049874
6th Grade 47.0307834007387
7th Grade 46.5752474490771
8th Grade 49.9579491856761
11th Grade 49.452033922811

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 49.4177188115525
4th Grade 49.2977806679779
5th Grade 49.5547598152573
6th Grade 54.0182778841129
7th Grade 48.628602849032
8th Grade 49.3733631376518
11th Grade 49.4049819362773

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 69.2% 50.6%
Black 7.1% 16.0%
Hispanic 19.3% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.8% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.6% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 43.4% 48.4%
English Language Learners 7.1% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 15.4% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.53
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Nebraska Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,920,076 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 25 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.9% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 20.7% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 24.9% 26.1%
65 Or Older 14.7% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 748,405 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 9.6% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.9% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.6% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.8% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.1% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.4% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.8% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.2% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.5% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 10.1% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,701 $2,455,582,533 54.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $480 $152,936,813 3.4%
Staff $324 $103,451,323 2.3%
General Administration $326 $103,859,000 2.3%
School Administration $575 $183,463,020 4.1%
Operation $1,026 $327,199,974 7.3%
Transportation $362 $115,411,814 2.6%
Other $289 $92,252,003 2.1%
Total Support $3,383 $1,078,580,223 24.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,982 $950,761,532 21.2%
Total Expenditures $14,066 $4,485,003,925 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%