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Kearney Public Schools


Kearney Public Schools is located close to the center of Nebraska. Kearney Public Schools has 206.53 square miles of land area and 2.13 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Kearney Public Schools population is 37,751. Kearney Public Schools median household income is $52,181 in 2010-2014. Kearney Public Schools median house value is $150,300 in 2010-2014. On average, Kearney Public Schools is close to the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (159 out of 218, bottom 27%)
Elementary/Middle School: (81 out of 243, top 33%)*
Rank: #141
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:14
Population37,751 (2010-2014), rank #7
Population Growth6.35% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:180.92/sq mi, rank #16
Median Household Income:$52,181 at 2010-2014—12.99% increase since 2005-2009, rank #98
Median House Price:$150,300 at 2010-2014—15.88% increase since 2005-2009, rank #26
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:206.53 sq mi, rank #126
Water Area:2.13 sq mi (1.02%), rank #64
County:Phelps County, Kearney County, Buffalo County
City:Overton, Funk, Minden, Kearney, Gibbon, Riverdale, Glenwood, Elm Creek, Odessa
Zip:68863, 68940, 68959, 68847, 68845, 68840, 68870, 68836, 68861, 68849
Area:Lexington, NE;Kearney, NE
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Kearney Public Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

310 West 24th St
Kearney NE, 68845, Buffalo County
Phone: 308-698-8000

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:5,3545,2975,2875,2185,1995,0845,040
English Language Learner Students:155204248264226224218
Total Teachers:350.88344.23339.32340.37339.94333.00334.50
Total Other Staff:312.37309.97311.39327.87311.24307.00379.80
Instructional Aides:77.3674.9274.2079.4069.9069.30111.60
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:12.0012.0013.0013.0010.2310.109.30
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:
Other Guidance Counselors:NANANANANA0.00NA
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:15.8915.8815.9116.3015.8915.7030.60
School Administrators:16.8016.8015.7015.7015.9015.9016.60
School Administrative Support:19.1819.4318.7319.1511.9111.90NA
Student Support Services:31.0430.9433.0733.8734.9434.0033.00
Other Support Services:111.84111.55111.61118.34124.17121.80146.70
Student-Teacher Ratio:15.2615.3915.5815.3315.2915.2715.07


Bryant Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1611 Ave C, Kearney NE 68847
Buffalo Hills Elementary Prekindergarten to Grade 5   6110 11th Ave, Kearney NE 68845
Central Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   300 West 24th St, Kearney NE 68845
Emerson Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2705 Ave East, Kearney NE 68847
Glenwood Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   8105 9th Ave, Kearney NE 68845
Horizon Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   915 West 35th St, Kearney NE 68845
Kearney Education Center Prekindergarten to Prekindergarten   1511 5th Ave, Kearney NE 68845
Kearney Sr High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   3610 6th Ave, Kearney NE 68845
Kenwood Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   915 16th Ave, Kearney NE 68845
Meadowlark Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1010 East 53rd St, Kearney NE 68847
Northeast Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   910 East 34th St, Kearney NE 68847
Park Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3000 7th Ave, Kearney NE 68845
Sunrise Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   4611 Ave North, Kearney NE 68847
Windy Hills Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   4211 20th Ave, Kearney NE 68845

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
NeSA Test
2011Mathematics11th GradeAverage Scaled Score94.4694.61
2012Mathematics11th GradeAverage Scaled Score88.1695.59
2013Mathematics11th GradeAverage Scaled Score92.79100.24
2010Reading11th GradeAverage Scaled Score109.29100.61
2011Reading11th GradeAverage Scaled Score106.64101.96
2012Reading11th GradeAverage Scaled Score95.25101.98
2013Reading11th GradeAverage Scaled Score95.60105.71
2012Science11th GradeAverage Scaled Score100.7798.81
2013Science11th GradeAverage Scaled Score99.06102.88
2012Writing11th GradeAverage Scaled Score48.6244.32
2013Writing11th GradeAverage Scaled Score42.9344.65
2011Mathematics3rd GradeAverage Scaled Score110.56103.49
2012Mathematics3rd GradeAverage Scaled Score112.78107.84
2013Mathematics3rd GradeAverage Scaled Score113.26110.06
2010Reading3rd GradeAverage Scaled Score101.10101.01
2011Reading3rd GradeAverage Scaled Score108.42104.41
2012Reading3rd GradeAverage Scaled Score110.96108.66
2013Reading3rd GradeAverage Scaled Score112.42111.04
2011Mathematics4th GradeAverage Scaled Score104.54102.64
2012Mathematics4th GradeAverage Scaled Score111.35106.36
2013Mathematics4th GradeAverage Scaled Score115.78108.63
2010Reading4th GradeAverage Scaled Score104.48103.84
2011Reading4th GradeAverage Scaled Score113.81109.01
2012Reading4th GradeAverage Scaled Score115.11111.62
2013Reading4th GradeAverage Scaled Score119.73114.70
2013Writing4th GradeAverage Scaled Score44.4043.59
2011Mathematics5th GradeAverage Scaled Score102.29102.67
2012Mathematics5th GradeAverage Scaled Score110.75108.48
2013Mathematics5th GradeAverage Scaled Score117.54108.93
2010Reading5th GradeAverage Scaled Score105.70101.08
2011Reading5th GradeAverage Scaled Score111.73107.65
2012Reading5th GradeAverage Scaled Score117.00114.26
2013Reading5th GradeAverage Scaled Score125.60118.18
2012Science5th GradeAverage Scaled Score103.76101.12
2013Science5th GradeAverage Scaled Score107.78104.29
2011Mathematics6th GradeAverage Scaled Score99.86100.35
2012Mathematics6th GradeAverage Scaled Score104.39106.09
2013Mathematics6th GradeAverage Scaled Score105.39106.35
2010Reading6th GradeAverage Scaled Score103.08101.38
2011Reading6th GradeAverage Scaled Score113.29108.81
2012Reading6th GradeAverage Scaled Score117.11112.59
2013Reading6th GradeAverage Scaled Score117.16115.06
2011Mathematics7th GradeAverage Scaled Score97.6398.68
2012Mathematics7th GradeAverage Scaled Score103.06103.91
2013Mathematics7th GradeAverage Scaled Score102.04105.64
2010Reading7th GradeAverage Scaled Score111.14104.30
2011Reading7th GradeAverage Scaled Score120.05110.38
2012Reading7th GradeAverage Scaled Score120.31115.94
2013Reading7th GradeAverage Scaled Score118.91121.73
2011Mathematics8th GradeAverage Scaled Score102.7397.89
2012Mathematics8th GradeAverage Scaled Score98.2999.25
2013Mathematics8th GradeAverage Scaled Score100.33102.15
2010Reading8th GradeAverage Scaled Score105.96102.43
2011Reading8th GradeAverage Scaled Score120.07106.08
2012Reading8th GradeAverage Scaled Score120.46108.89
2013Reading8th GradeAverage Scaled Score122.77115.20
2012Science8th GradeAverage Scaled Score98.5699.80
2013Science8th GradeAverage Scaled Score105.25102.54
2012Writing8th GradeAverage Scaled Score45.6244.19
2013Writing8th GradeAverage Scaled Score44.9944.89

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$57,758,000$10,925 $63,441,000$12,158 $55,372,000$10,651 
Total Expenditures:$67,803,000$12,824 $69,709,000$13,359 $53,532,000$10,297 
Total Current Expenditures:$50,567,000$9,564 $48,619,000$9,318 $47,347,000$9,107 
Instructional Expenditures:$33,376,000$6,31366.0%$31,063,000$5,95363.9%$31,376,000$6,03566.3%
Student and Staff Support:$5,672,000$1,07311.2%$5,918,000$1,13412.2%$5,058,000$97310.7%
Operations, Food, Other:$7,049,000$1,33313.9%$7,345,000$1,40815.1%$6,425,000$1,23613.6%
Total Capital Outlay:$16,056,000$3,037 $20,542,000$3,937 $5,642,000$1,085 
Construction:$15,310,000$2,896 $19,830,000$3,800 $4,966,000$955 
Total Other:$0$0 $23,000$4 $55,000$11 
Interest on Debt:$1,180,000$223 $507,000$97 $440,000$85 
Total Salary:$34,174,000$6,464 $31,950,000$6,123 $32,186,000$6,191 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$24,466,000$4,62871.6%$22,094,000$4,23469.2%$22,993,000$4,42371.4%
Other Salary:$9,708,000$1,83628.4%$9,856,000$1,88930.8%$9,193,000$1,76828.6%
Total Benefit:$8,046,000$1,522 $7,402,000$1,419 $7,693,000$1,480 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$5,579,000$1,05569.3%$4,877,000$93565.9%$5,178,000$99667.3%
Other Benefit:$2,467,000$46730.7%$2,525,000$48434.1%$2,515,000$48432.7%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

Teachers with Bachelor Degree:49.7%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:50.3%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:19.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:8.7%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:17.7%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:28.5%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:29.9%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:15.3%
Mean Base Salary:$44,902.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$30,967.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$38,476.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$45,680.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$49,126.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$50,560.0

* Kearney Public Schools was rated 3 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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