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Lincoln Public Schools, Nebraska

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Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln, Nebraska
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District Profile
Superintendent:Steve Joel
Enrollment:36,528 students
Graduation rate:87.1% [1]
Number of schools:70
Budget: $1.084 billion
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Richard Meginnis
Board members:7
Term length:4
Lincoln Public Schools is a school district in Nebraska that served 36,528 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the second-largest by enrollment in the state of Nebraska.

About the district

Lincoln Public Schools is located in Lancaster County, Nebraska
Lincoln Public Schools is located in Lancaster County, Nebraska. The county seat of Lancaster County is Lincoln. Lancaster County is home to 297,036 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Lancaster County outperformed the rest of Nebraska in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.1 percent of Lancaster County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 28.5 percent for Nebraska as a whole. The median household income in Lancaster County was $51,574 compared to $51,672 for the state of Nebraska. The poverty rate in Lancaster County was 15.2 percent compared to 12.8 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Lancaster County (%) Nebraska (%)
White 88.8 89.7
Black or African American 3.8 4.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.3
Asian 3.9 2.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 6.4 9.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, Lancaster County[4]
Year Republican Vote Democratic Vote
2012 62,434 62,015
2008 59,398 65,734
2004 69,764 52,747
2000 55,493 44,630

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The table below displays the budget for Lincoln Public Schools:[6]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $350,464,525 42.6% $70,219,800 8.5% $18,737,555 2.3% $280,479,903 34.1% $103,087,225 12.5% $822,989,008
2014-2015 $368,505,252 34% $74,040,026 6.8% $130,829,404 12.1% $404,399,099 37.3% $106,256,235 9.8% $1,084,030,016
Averages: $359,484,888.5 38% $72,129,913 8% $74,783,479.5 8% $342,439,501 36% $104,671,730 11% $953,509,512

Contact information

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Lincoln Public Schools
5905 O St
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 436-1000

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