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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Elkhorn South High School is a top rated, public school located in Omaha, NE. It has 1,327 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.

Elkhorn South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1370
10 responses
Average ACT
28
245 responses
AP Enrollment
43%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$61,688
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$906
National
$949
Median Home Value
$161,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Elkhorn v. Elkhorn South football
    30%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • We are a new school and establishing traditions
    20%
  • most events feel unsafe and hostile
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,327
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,076
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.8%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,789/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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I personally love Elkhorn South High School because they have done an excellent job in preparing me for college. At my high school, I have many supportive teachers who are willing and excited to work with me to full understand the content. I am always able to speak to my counselors when I feel anxious or need help with anything at all! The classes that are available have prepared me to follow my dreams of becoming a vet!
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Elkhorn served me well in academics. The teachers are all sociable and enjoy interacting with their students. Most of them will take extra time to get to know their classes and have more personal conversation with the kids who come through their doors. The curriculum was tough, but I came out of the district with more competency than most young adults.

My only complaint is that Elkhorn tends to be statistic heavy. They want good numbers for ACT scores and honors/AP courses, so they push that agenda on the students they see promise in. For those who don't fulfill that role, they greater administrative body pays little attention to them.
Overall, the three years that I have attended Elkhorn South High School has been a very positive experience. The teachers do an outstanding job helping every single student excel in all of their classes, which is because they all are passionate about their job. The teachers at my school are always available to talk to and they make sure that every student feels welcomed. Elkhorn South has many extracurricular activities. Since there is such a variety of extracurricular activities it allows each student to be involved in something they enjoy doing. Our school spirit is indescribable. Many students show out to every sporting event and cheer on their classmates. There are so many great things about Elkhorn South and the community that I am surrounded by. I have loved my experience at Elkhorn South High School.