Nebraska State Information

Where Nebraska Ranks
Nebraska National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $8,741 $7,734 12
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 17.5 21.2 1
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $27,127 $29,564 37
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $37,896 $45,771 41
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 83 %71 % 6
  • Black
  • 50 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • 60 %52 %
  • White
  • 87 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Dave Heineman (R)
    Education Commissioner: Douglas D. Christensen
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 285,402
    No. of Districts: 555
    No. of Public Schools: 1,280
    No. of Public School Teachers: 21,043
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $2.2 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 38.6
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 32.4%
    Students With Disabilities: 15.8%
    English-Language Learners: 4.8%

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