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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Kearney Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Kearney, NE. It has 5,498 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
About Kearney Public Schools...
Address
310 W 24th St
Kearney, NE 68845
Telephone
(308) 698-8000
Website

Kearney Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1180
9 responses
Average ACT
25
147 responses
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,498
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.2%

Teachers

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

Finances

Total Expenses
$57,180,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,125/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    5%

Kearney Public Schools Reviews

8 reviews
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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.
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Kearney High School offers a unique experience in its academic and extracurricular activities. Regarding academics, KHS offers a program of Small Learning Communities (SLC). This is a system of branches in the job market, for example: health care sciences & education, business, fine & performing arts, agriculture, food, & natural resources, and skilled & technical sciences. Classes in the school are grouped into these SLCs based on their relevance to the field of study. A good and a bad quality about these are that while some students thrive with this opportunity to pursue fields of interest, those who don't have a sense of career direction feel pressured. So many positive things can be said about the extracurriculars at KHS. In the arts, students thrive and receive many awards for performance. In the athletics, every team competes at the top level in Class A. This helps to make KHS a more enjoyable place to attend and receive an education.
I liked the amount of opportunity offered at Kearney Public Schools. I changed schools in 7th grade because Kearney offered so much more than my small town. In Kearney I was able to take college level courses, participates in all kinds of extra curricular activities, be apart of sports teams, and be put in leadership roles. It has let me explore the area I wish to pursue as a career and has taught me life skills that will push me forward in the world.