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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Norfolk Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Norfolk, NE. It has 4,446 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Norfolk Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1360
6 responses
Average ACT
25
180 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,446
Free or Reduced Lunch
51.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,685
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,190/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$49,490
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$674
National
$949
Median Home Value
$135,400
National
$184,700

Norfolk Public Schools Reviews

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Overall, my experience at Norfolk Public has been suitable. Most days when I walk into school, the atmosphere is full of life. Whether it is high school drama, teachers greeting kids down the halls, or friends laughing in the forum, there is always something that is happening in the school. There is the occasional fight or bullying situation that happens. Overall the school administration is decent about handling these types of situations. The education I have received is very nice compared to some high schools around the area, but It has not really prepared me for life after high school. I would like to see the fine arts department promoted more than it has been the past and I have not been very fond of the chromebook based homework, but I can be old-fashioned at times. Overall, my experience at Norfolk Public was worth the time I have spent here.
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I mean its a good school I just hate how a lot of the teachers are very racist and always make it obvious that they have favorites. the school always says they care about us students but they really don't. Some teachers are amazing and fun but a lot of them just pressure you too much and don't care about your health. The staff doesn't really care about our health that all the homework they give us is too much to handle. We rarely have snow days and it snows pretty bad here many people get in accidents. There is no diversity white kids overpower the diverse kids by a lot. There is so much judging so much fights I hated my schools especially high school but Im excited to leave. I have gotten made fun of and torn down by teachers and students. I have gotten racist comments from admin and I can't tolerate it anymore.
Norfolk Public Schools in no way stands out to be blatantly honest. It is what it is, a school district that educated and sort of prepares its students for life after school but it focuses more on its own finances, programs, and it’s own agenda before its students education and preparing them for higher-education despite some good efforts by certain teachers and administrators.