2009 City Rankings - Nebraska Elementary Schools

The city rankings were calculated by taking the standardized tests used by Nebraska to determine the proficiency level across varying grades and subjects for elementary schools in the state. These school percentile ranks were then averaged for all elementary schools in each city and ordered from highest to lowest. The tests and subjects used to determine the percentile ranks can be found below. Learn more about how rankings are determined.

NeSA Exams Used To Determine Rankings

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
Find a City's Ranking:
Rank City Name Percentile Changed From 2008
4Hampton, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 102
79.51 22
10Bertrand, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 149
79.45 61
11Wausa, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 119
79.45 87
15Humboldt, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 145
78.21 66
23Burwell, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 187
75.93 10
27Lawrence, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 138
74.98 79
29Arlington, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 288
73.74 13
31Arapahoe, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 181
73.45 72
32Red Cloud, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 136
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award73.45 16
33Creighton, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 197
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award72.68 21
34Hershey, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 255
72.64 192
36Allen, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 120
71.32 28
38Diller, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 150
70.99 52
39Amherst, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 156
70.59 89
40Bennet, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 245
70.26 12
41Springfield, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 304
70.04 13
42Indianola, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 183
69.98 27
45Dakota City, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 210
69.60 35
43Valley, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 298
69.59 35
44Adams, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 198
69.52 10
49Humphrey, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 129
68.90 53
50Paxton, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 113
68.86 130
51Fairmont, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 149
68.83 48
55Cambridge, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 177
67.87 95
57Eagle, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 253
67.52 4
58Hebron, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 112
67.12 35
37Axtell, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 202
66.84 13
47Omaha, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,726
66.60 1
61Franklin, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 182
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award66.44 47
22Gretna, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,125
66.09 65
65Yutan, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 229
65.71 1
66Osmond, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 113
65.60 29
67Shelton, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 176
65.21 98
76Doniphan, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 249
63.36 38
77Fullerton, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 180
63.22 5
78Elwood, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 140
63.19 30
79Shelby, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 200
63.05 6
80Homer, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 185
62.98 63
84Kenesaw, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 135
62.81 38
93Elkhorn, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,666
62.71 49
69Minden, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 491
62.35 41
83Oakland, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 246
62.29 62
85Superior, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 128
62.07 66
89Tilden, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 173
61.76 52
92Malcolm, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 264
61.14 7
91Sutton, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 237
61.14 5
95St. Libory, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 120
60.55 58
96Waverly, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 275
60.48 49
97Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 101
60.24 59
98Falls City, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 173
60.24 122
104Neligh, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 227
59.14 25
106Benkelman, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 155
59.03 139
108Dewitt, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 212
58.59 46
110Mead, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 121
58.37 36
112Elmwood, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 211
58.35 37
113Mitchell, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 345
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award58.33 50
114Henderson, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 170
58.31 54
184Holdrege, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 747
57.96 155
116Friend, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 157
57.85 80
118Lyons, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 155
57.58 42
120Juniata, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 146
57.45 22
122Morrill, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 195
56.95 28
123Crofton, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 157
56.66 61
124Bladen, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 125
56.57 75
127Clearwater, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 134
56.48 45
126Mccool Junction, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 120
56.48 3
129Blue Springs, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 226
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award56.22 28
138Auburn, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 193
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award55.85 37
134Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 282
55.65 38
136Blue Hill, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 208
55.45 24
137Alma, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 158
55.36 28
71North Platte, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 10 | Total Enrollment: 2,101
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award55.06 4
140Dorchester, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 111
54.95 52
141Elm Creek, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 169
54.94 57
142Johnson, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 143
54.64 16
144Valparaiso, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 186
54.20 29
145Geneva, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 252
54.06 66
148Ceresco, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 149
53.69 89
149Randolph, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 136
53.69 14
150Gothenburg, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 509
53.49 12
203Blair, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 687
53.30 48
56Laurel, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 240
53.05 71
154Ord, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 242
53.01 31
157Platte Center, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 141
52.64 67
158Palmer, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 126
51.93 76
192Firth, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,414
51.80 10
159Oshkosh, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 126
51.21 142
160Hemingford, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 235
51.03 41
161Mullen, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 103
50.81 29
162Cozad, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 358
50.59 28
163Louisville, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 255
50.48 1
219South Sioux City, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 1,541
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award50.37 184
239Kearney, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 2,601
Two elementary schools have won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award50.32 206
165Bloomfield, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 115
50.22 74
167Crete, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 847
50.04 35
168Aurora, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 543
49.71 11
170Scribner, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 149
48.86 13
171Table Rock, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 144
48.81 167
288Sidney, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 494
48.56 148
155Hastings, Nebraska
Elementary Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 2,060
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award48.56 124
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