#1 High School in NE and #1 in Douglas County

Elkhorn South High School

20303 Blue Sage Parkway, Omaha, NE 68130

How Good is Elkhorn South High School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

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+.

Source: NE Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Excellent
SAT/ACT Participation Excellent

Learning Enviroment

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.

Students : Teacher
NE Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
NE Avg. 0%
New Teachers
NE Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Good


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.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations Excellent


An overview of the student body of Elkhorn South High School is included below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.

Students w/ Disablities
NE Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
NE Avg. 33%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NE Avg. 41%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,201
Minority Students 102
Diversity Index 10
Students with Disablities 62
Economically Disadvantaged 3%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 25%


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.

Compare Nearby Schools

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-

Elkhorn South High School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Elkhorn South High School? The school reported 1201 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Elkhorn South High School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Elkhorn South High School in? The school is located in Douglas County.
  • How can I contact Elkhorn South High School? The school's number is (402) 289-0616.
  • Where is Elkhorn South High School? 20303 Blue Sage Parkway, Omaha, Nebraska 68130

How we rate schools?

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.

Nearby Schools
Elkhorn High School
1401 Veterans Dr Elkhorn, NE 68022
Millard West High School
5710 S 176 Ave Omaha, NE 68135
Millard North High School
1010 S 144th St Omaha, NE 68154
Millard South High School
14905 Q St Omaha, NE 68137
Burke High School
12200 Burke Blvd Omaha, NE 68154