#87 Elementary School in NE and #1 in Howard County

Centura Elementary School

201 N Hwy 11, Cairo, NE 68824

How Good is Centura Elementary School?

Report Card

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

Centura Elementary School is in Cairo, Nebraska and is a Howard County school. An enrollment of 273 students and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher was reported by the school.

When compared to other schools in Nebraska it is above average and has received and a grade of A from The School Review. Of elementary schools in the Howard County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Centura Elementary School is ranked 87 for elementary schools.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. 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 find a school’s academics score. Centura Elementary School earned a grade of A- for academics. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other elementary schools in Nebraska.

Source: NE Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A-
Test Performance Very Good

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is estimated by comparing a variety of factors including teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. Centura Elementary School received a grade of A+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is significantly 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 Very Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to determine a school’s safety. Centura Elementary School performs average compared to other Nebraska elementary schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is B-.

Safety Grade B-
In-School Suspensions Fair
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations N/A


Information about the student body at Centura Elementary School is listed below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
NE Avg. 16%
Free Lunch
NE Avg. 38%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NE Avg. 47%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 273
Minority Students 15
Diversity Index 6
Students with Disablities 11
Economically Disadvantaged 30%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 3%


A School - Only 10% 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 many of 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

Below are elementary schools nearest to Centura Elementary School. Scores for the schools are listed in the table. All Cairo schools can be seen on the Cairo, Nebraska schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 1R Elementary School A A B+ A
2 St Paul Elementary School B+ B A+ B+
3 Early Learning Center N/A N/A D N/A
4 St Libory Elementary School B B- B+ N/A
5 Engleman Elementary School A- A- A+ B+

Centura 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 Centura Elementary School? 273
  • Is Centura Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Centura Elementary School in? The school is located in Howard County.
  • How can I contact Centura Elementary School? The school's number is (308) 485-4258.
  • Where is Centura Elementary School? 201 N Hwy 11, Cairo, Nebraska 68824

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
1R Elementary School
3301 W One-R Road Grand Island, NE 68803
St Paul Elementary School
1305 Howard Ave St Paul, NE 68873
Early Learning Center
4360 W Capital Ave Grand Island, NE 68803
St Libory Elementary School
435 St Paul Road St Libory, NE 68872
Engleman Elementary School
1812 Mansfield Rd Grand Island, NE 68803