Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Elkhorn South High School, is a Douglas County school. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 1201 students and a student–teacher ratio of 16 students per teacher.
When compared to other schools in Nebraska it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. Of high schools, Elkhorn South High School ranks 1 in the state and 1 for its county.
The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
Standardized test scores and SAT participation, among other factors, are used to determine the academic grade for a high school. Elkhorn South High School performs significantly above average compared to other Nebraska high schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Elkhorn South High School earned a grade of A+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Nebraska.
Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety score. Elkhorn South High School earned a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Nebraska.
An overview of the student body of Elkhorn South High School is included below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
You can compare the closest high schools to Elkhorn South High School below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. For a larger listing of Omaha schools, go to the Omaha, Nebraska schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Elkhorn High School||A+||A+||A+||A-|
|2||Millard West High School||A+||A+||B+||A+|
|3||Millard North High School||A||A+||B+||A-|
|4||Millard South High School||B+||B+||B+||A|
|5||Burke High School||C+||C+||C+||B-|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, 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, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety 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.