#214 Elementary School in NE and #2 in Clay County

Sandy Creek Elementary School

30671 Hwy 14, Fairfield, NE 68938

How Good is Sandy Creek Elementary School?

Report Card

B Academic Results
A Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
B Overall Grade

Sandy Creek Elementary School is a elementary school in Fairfield, Nebraska. It is in Clay County. Serving grades PK-5, the school has 173 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.

This school performs average when compared to other Nebraska schools. Sandy Creek Elementary School received an overall grade of B from The School Review. The school ranks 2 for elementary schools in Clay County and 214 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Nebraska standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics score. Sandy Creek Elementary School earned a grade of B for academics. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other elementary schools in Nebraska.

Source: NE Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B
Test Performance Good

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect many factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Sandy Creek Elementary School earned a grade of A for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in Nebraska.

Students : Teacher
NE Avg. 14
Uncertified Teachers
NE Avg. 0%
New Teachers
NE Avg. 15%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Fair


School safety is estimated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Due to insufficient data the safety grade was not able to be calculated for Sandy Creek Elementary School.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


Information about the student body at Sandy Creek Elementary School is included below. A school’s demographics play no part in calculating its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
NE Avg. 16%
Free Lunch
NE Avg. 38%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NE Avg. 47%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 173
Minority Students 15
Diversity Index 10
Students with Disablities N/A
Economically Disadvantaged 60%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 8%

Compare Nearby Schools

The closest elementary schools to Sandy Creek Elementary School are listed below. Grades for each of these schools are listed in the table. For a complete list of schools in Fairfield, go to the Fairfield, Nebraska schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Sandy Creek Elementary School B B A N/A
2 Harvard Elementary School C+ C- A N/A
3 Lawrence/Nelson Elementary School B- C A+ N/A
4 Lawrence Early Learning Center N/A N/A C N/A
5 Bruning-Davenport Elem/Davenpt N/A N/A A N/A

Sandy Creek Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Sandy Creek Elementary School? 173
  • Is Sandy Creek Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of B, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Sandy Creek Elementary School in? The school is located in Clay County.
  • How can I contact Sandy Creek Elementary School? The school's number is (402) 726-2412.
  • Where is Sandy Creek Elementary School? 30671 Hwy 14, Fairfield, Nebraska 68938

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Sandy Creek Elementary School
30671 Hwy 14 Fairfield, NE 68938
Harvard Elementary School
506 E North St Harvard, NE 68944
Lawrence/Nelson Elementary School
411 E Second Lawrence, NE 68957
Lawrence Early Learning Center
411 E Second Lawrence, NE 68957
Bruning-Davenport Elem/Davenpt
106 N Juniper Ave Davenport, NE 68335