#66 High School in NE and #3 in Kearney County

Minden High School

622 West Third, Minden, NE 68959

How Good is Minden High School?

Report Card

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

Minden High School is located in Minden, Nebraska. An enrollment of 221 students and a student–teacher ratio of 10 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs average when compared to other Nebraska schools. Minden High School received an overall grade of B from The School Review. Of high schools, Minden High School ranks 66 in the state and 3 for its county.

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. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


The academic score for a high school is calculated by looking at a number of data points, such as student scores on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. Minden High School performs slightly below average compared to other Nebraska high schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is C+.

Source: NE Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C+
Test Performance Fair
AP/IB Participation N/A
SAT/ACT Participation Very Good

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect numerous factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Minden High School received a grade of A for learning environment. For this measure, this school is 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 Excellent
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. For safety, Minden High School performs average when compared to other high schools in Nebraska and received the grade of B for this measure.

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


Information about the student body at Minden High School is listed 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 221
Minority Students 26
Diversity Index 13
Students with Disablities 32
Economically Disadvantaged 31%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students 23%

Compare Nearby Schools

The closest high schools to Minden High School are listed below. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. For a more complete directory of Minden schools, go to the Minden, Nebraska schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Axtell High School B+ B A+ B
2 Wilcox-Hildreth High School B+ B+ A+ C+
3 Kearney High School B B- A- A
4 Kearney West High School C- D B+ N/A
5 Gibbon High School C D A C+

Minden High School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are at Minden High School? 221 students.
  • Is Minden High 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 Minden High School in? The school is located in Kearney County.
  • How can I contact Minden High School? The school's number is (308) 832-2254.
  • Where is Minden High School? 622 West Third, Minden, Nebraska 68959

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
Axtell High School
500 Main St Axtell, NE 68924
Wilcox-Hildreth High School
404 E Sapp St Wilcox, NE 68982
Kearney High School
2702 West 11th Street Kearney, NE 68845
Kearney West High School
2802 30th Ave Kearney, NE 68845
Gibbon High School
1030 Court Street Gibbon, NE 68840