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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Kearney Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Kearney, NE. It has 5,905 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

Kearney Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1250
11 responses
Average ACT
25
246 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,905
Free or Reduced Lunch
36.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,238
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,780/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$53,790
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$768
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,600
National
$184,700

Kearney Public Schools Reviews

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KPS is interested in helping students succeed and keeping families involved. There are many teams and clubs for students to participate in in various ways From athletes to team managers or from actors to lighting crews, students can become engaged, and parents are always invited to volunteer.
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The experience of going through the Kearney Public Schools system was average at best. The school system is worried about the collective and no the individual. In some cases this is good, but in terms of schooling, it is unfair to be looked at like a number. Other than the single minded ways, the teacher and activities have helped me become an educated student.
The staff at KPS is fantastic! They are supportive, caring, and passionate. The teachers challenge their students to do the best that they can every single day.