2023 Best High Schools in Nebraska
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High School Education Paths in Nebraska
Nebraska is home to 321 high schools, which is 34% fewer than the average state, but it sits in the 7th spot for most schools per capita. As a whole, the state's average school rating is a B– which is right in line with the national average.
In total, 83% of Nebraska's high schools are public and they have an average rating of B–. Of those 266 schools, the majority are traditional public schools (262). Approximately 63% of those traditional public schools sit above the national average, so you can rest assured that there's still 164 such schools that are considered better than normal.
Although Nebraska ranks 44th in terms of charter schools per capita vs. the average state (it's a full 100% below the average), it has only 4 magnet high schools - and just 1 of these magnet high schools earned an above average rating.
Shifting now to private high schools, there are 47 in total to choose from (roughly 15% of all schools). Despite a smaller state population, Nebraska still has 9% fewer private school options than the average state per capita. With a median rating of B+, an impressive 74% of Nebraska's private schools are rated above the national average. About 85% of private high schools in Nebraska are religiously affiliated, led primarily by Catholic schools which total 24. The state ranks 19th for most religious schools per capita, so it actually falls just above average in terms of how much religious influence there is in its school options.
There are also 3 all-boys schools in Nebraska, which is 7% less than the typical state (after normalizing for population size). But, there are also 4 all-girls schools, which is a whopping 127% (or 2.27 times) more than the typical state.
Finally, Nebraska offers just 1 online high school (a full 67% lower than the average state per capita). This is obviously a much lower number than the rest of the nation, but the state is continuing to make strides in its online offerings.
Top 25 Best High Schools in Nebraska
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#1 Best High School in Nebraska
Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School
#2 Best High School in Nebraska
Mount Michael Benedictine High School
#3 Best High School in Nebraska
Millard North High School
#4 Best High School in Nebraska
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart
#5 Best High School in Nebraska
Elkhorn South High School
#6 Best High School in Nebraska
Marian High School
#7 Best High School in Nebraska
Lincoln East High School
#8 Best High School in Nebraska
Creighton Preparatory School
#9 Best High School in Nebraska
Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
#10 Best High School in Nebraska
Elkhorn High School