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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
    B+
Lincoln Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Lincoln, NE. It has 42,020 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

Lincoln Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1310
157 responses
Average ACT
26
1,572 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
42,020
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,237
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,196/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    69%
  • Support Services
    26%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$55,224
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$822
National
$949
Median Home Value
$161,200
National
$184,700

Lincoln Public Schools Reviews

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Lincoln Public Schools is a great school district! It works with the students and updates parents and students constantly and consistently with COVID-19. Lincoln Public Schools also worked with Southeast Community College to create The Career Academy, which is a good opportunity for students.
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I liked how welcoming my school had been to me. The staff have always felt helpful especially during difficult times. I will never forget how many opportunities this school district have given me. Specific teachers I have had, changed me for the better! And I would've never felt so motivated if it weren't for them.
I’ve been a part of LPS since third grade and it’s bern an enjoyable experience. As a student of color, however, I do find my experiences to be more unique as Lincoln is a predominantly white community so it’s harder to see reflections of myself in the schools. Although, the school systems do try their best to academically set students up for success so I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here!