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==Quick facts==
==Quick facts==
===State school administrators===
===State school administrators===
*[[Nebraska Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]]: [[Matthew Blomstedt]]<ref name=omaha>[http://www.omaha.com/article/20131212/NEWS/131219613 ''Omaha,'' "New Nebraska ed commissioner Matthew Blomstedt took less traditional path to job," December 12, 2013]</ref>
*[[Nebraska Department of Education|State Board of Education]]<ref>[http://www.education.ne.gov/StateBoard/Members.html ''Nebraska Department of Education,'' "Nebraska State Board of Education Members," accessed August 7, 2013]</ref>
*State Board of Education:<ref>[http://www.education.ne.gov/StateBoard/Members.html ''Nebraska Department of Education,'' "Nebraska State Board of Education Members," accessed August 7, 2013]</ref>
**Rachel Wise, ''President, District 3''
**Patricia Timm, ''President''
**John Sieler, ''Vice President, District 8''
**Mark Quandahl, ''Vice President''
**Lillie Larsen, ''District 1''
**Lillie Larsen
**Glen Flint, ''District 2''
**Rachel Wise
**John Witzel, ''District 4''
**Rebecca Valdez
**Patricia Timm, ''District 5''
**Lynn R. Cronk
**Lynn R. Cronk, ''District 6''
**Molly O'Holleran
**Molly O'Holleran, ''District 7''
**John Sieler
===Enrollment and spending===
===Enrollment and spending===

Revision as of 11:06, 13 June 2014

K-12 Education in Nebraska
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Matthew Blomstedt
Number of students: 301,296[1]
Number of teachers: 22,182
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:13.6
Number of school districts: 288
Number of schools: 1,090
Graduation rate: 88%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $10,825[3]
See also
Nebraska Department of EducationList of school districts in NebraskaNebraskaSchool boards portal
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in Nebraska
Glossary of education terms
Note: The statistics on this page are mainly from government sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics. Figures given are the most recent as of June 2014, with school years noted in the text or footnotes.

Nebraska is home to 288 school districts, 1,090 schools and 301,296 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education[5]
    • Rachel Wise, President, District 3
    • John Sieler, Vice President, District 8
    • Lillie Larsen, District 1
    • Glen Flint, District 2
    • John Witzel, District 4
    • Patricia Timm, District 5
    • Lynn R. Cronk, District 6
    • Molly O'Holleran, District 7

Enrollment and spending

The following table displays the top ten Nebraska school districts by total student enrollment and per-pupil spending per Average Daily Attendance (ADA).[4][6]

Student enrollment Per-pupil spending per ADA
1.) Omaha 1.) Sioux County
2.) Lincoln 2.) Bruning-Davenport Unified
3.) Millard 3.) Santee
4.) Papillion-La Vista 4.) Wheeler
5.) Bellevue 5.) Umo N Ho N Nation
6.) Grand Island 6.) Coleridge
7.) Westside 7.) Cody-Kilgore
8.) Elkhorn 8.) Exeter-Milligan
9.) Kearney 9.) Keya Paha County
10.) Fremont 10.) Shickley


See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Nebraska as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[7]

Demographic Information for Nebraska's K-12 Public School System
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 4,381 1.45% 1.10%
Asian 6,276 2.08% 4.68%
African American 20,262 6.72% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 355 0.12% 0.42%
Hispanic 49,405 16.40% 24.37%
White 211,406 70.17% 51.21%
Two or More 9,211 3.06% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Nebraska school board elections, 2014

A total of four Nebraska school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 13 seats. Each district held elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Nebraska's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Omaha Public Schools with 49,405 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Bellevue Public Schools with 9,887 K-12 students.
  • Omaha Public Schools had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with four seats up for election.
  • Three districts were tied for the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with three seats up for election in each district.

The districts listed below served 92,251 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[8] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Nebraska School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Bellevue Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 6 9,887
Millard Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 6 22,783
Omaha Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 9 49,405
Papillion-La Vista Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 6 10,176

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