Grand Island school information

IndexGrand IslandNebraskaNational
Average Test Scores74%75%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:113:116:1
Total public schools2478079,221
Total private schools618224,874
Total post-secondary schools4567,963
The Grand Island, NE educational system consists of 24 public schools, 6 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Grand Island public schools have average test scores of 74% which is 1% lower than than the Nebraska average and 51% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Grand Island public schools is 16:1, compared to 13:1 in Nebraska and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.3% have completed high school, 18.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Grand Island are 51% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 24 public schools in Grand Island.
  • 80.9% of people in Grand Island have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.3% of people in Grand Island have completed high school.
  • 18.0% of people in Grand Island have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Grand Island

IndexGrand IslandNebraskaNational
Completed 8th grade80.9%88.4%84.3%
Completed high school78.3%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college50.8%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.3%40.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.0%30.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%9.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Grand Island (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Giltner, NE37287%77%
St. Libory, NE27287%77%
Cairo, NE89478%59%
Wood River, NE1,43678%58%
Doniphan, NE1,01077%56%
Grand Island, NE50,89574%51%

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Enid, OK50,89167%35%
Lakewood, OH50,86674%50%
Pinellas Park, FL50,94640%19%
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Tigard, OR50,78757%17%
Grand Island, NE50,89574%51%
Source: The Grand Island, NE education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.