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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Gretna Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Gretna, NE. It has 4,688 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
11717 S 216th St
Gretna, NE 68028
Telephone
(402) 332-3265
Website

Gretna Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1420
10 responses
Average ACT
27
247 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,688
Free or Reduced Lunch
8.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,732
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$45,587,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,952/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    70%
  • Support Services
    26%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$76,548
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Median Home Value
$174,400
National
$184,700

Gretna Public Schools Reviews

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I had some positive experiences attending Gretna Public Schools from elementary until I graduated from high school. Overall, however, I would not recommend this high school or the district and would not send my children there. No diversity. Everyone I attended school with was white, with the exception of one African American student (not in my graduating class). This goes for the administrators and teachers, as well. The vast majority of students had wealthy parents and privileged upbringings. “Yuppie” crowd. Administration, teachers, and students alike express Conservative views, with little to no tolerance of others. Implicit and explicit misogynistic attitudes prevail. Sexual assaults were common, to which the administration, teachers, and students blame victims. Speaking from my own experience, it does not prepare students well for life in the real world.
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My experience at Gretna Public Schools has been great, I'm really happy with the education I have recieved. What have I liked about Gretna Public Schools? The teaching staff starting with my Kindergarten year to my Senior year I have had caring, smart teachers that have prepared me for college. What would I change? The grading policy to match other area schools. Its great having a higher standard of grading , but a standard scale would make the playing field even when applying for scholarships.
As a student at GPS, I learned enough, but that was it. Gretna is a great place to be an average student, but the opportunities for gifted students are not abundant. I worked hard in school, but was never pushed by the district to do more, which led to me attending a state school rather than a prestigious university. The lack of diversity also is a negative, as there are very few students with different life experiences. I don’t regret attending the school or my university, but I wouldn’t recommend Gretna if you want to push yourself harder than the average student.