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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Lincoln Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Lincoln, NE. It has 40,109 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
5905 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Telephone
(402) 436-1000
Website

Lincoln Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1320
131 responses
Average ACT
26
1,385 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
40,109
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,931
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$422,577,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,149/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    70%
  • Support Services
    26%
  • Other
    5%
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
    B+
Median Household Income
$53,089
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Median Home Value
$156,400
National
$184,700

Lincoln Public Schools Reviews

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My overall experience at Lincoln North Star High school is great because I feel included and the diversity is incredible. I am involved in the girl's soccer team and couldn't be happier because the coaches are great, as well as the players. Also, the school has a variety of after-school programs that anyone can be a part of. There is also a variety of classes that you can choose that catch your attention. For example, I started pottery my freshman year and still work with clay now. I have received a couple of rewards for my pottery pieces! What I think the school should focus more on is including the parents with activities or preparing students for college.
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My experience has been great so far, though one problem I have is that they don't call snow days for bad weather in the winter. It causes many students to feel unsafe driving to their high school and multiple students have gotten into accidents due to icy roads. Thankfully, nobody has died from this and the worst injury someone had was whiplash. Lincoln Public Schools is definitely one of the best in terms of education. No one fails unless they don't want to put in the elbow grease. A second problem I have is that teachers are not payed enough. Amazing teachers, like my ninth and tenth grade math teacher, should be paid more for the time and effort they put into their lessons plans and how they make sure every student understands the material. Other than that, do send your child to a school in Lincoln, your child will love it!
Having lived in the Millard district in Omaha, Nebraska for eight years, I have experience two very distinct school systems. I am a student who is pursuing her International Baccalaureate diploma. This diploma requires a tremendous amount of support and commitment not only from the student but also from the teachers and administrators. The school was so committed to helping their students not only graduate but graduate on a pathway that was going to lead them to success. Hearing from my siblings that they enjoy going to school isn't something you are likely to hear from children in middle and elementary schools. Not only have I strongly appreciated the help from my teachers through my twelve years of education but I have also learned through my siblings that at such a young age teachers are trying their very best to ensure the best educational experience for all.