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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Lincoln Public Schools is a top rated, public school district located in Lincoln, NE. It has 39,842 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
5905 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68501
Telephone
(402) 436-1000
Website

Lincoln Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1330
122 responses
Average ACT
26
1,191 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
39,842
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
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%

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!
Lincoln Public Schools performs well in comparison to other schools across the state of Nebraska. There are graduation requirements that ensure any student moving on to their undergrad meets the college/university's entrance requirements. However, that being said, the school district doesn't prepare students adequately for Advanced Placement exams and doesn't offer as many as they should. New teacher are often teaching Advanced Placement classes with little to no preparation on how to help their students succeed. The teachers, more often than not, do care about the students, even if they don't always meet their needs.