#19 High School in NE and #2 in Lancaster County

Waverly High School

13401 Amberly Rd, Waverly, NE 68462

How Good is Waverly High School?

Report Card

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

Waverly High School is a high school in Waverly, Nebraska. It is in Lancaster County. It has 590 students and 38 teachers and serves grades 9-12.

This school performs above average when compared to other Nebraska schools. Waverly High School received an overall grade of A from The School Review. When compared to other high schools, the school ranks 19 for Nebraska and 2 in Lancaster 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.


For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to find a school’s academics grade. Waverly High School earned a grade of A- for academics. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other high schools in Nebraska.

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

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is estimated by comparing a variety of factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. For learning environment, Waverly High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Nebraska and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

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 N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


A school’s safety grade is determined by inspecting data such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Waverly High School performs above average compared to other Nebraska high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A.

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


Basic student body information from Waverly High School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
NE Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
NE Avg. 33%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NE Avg. 41%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 590
Minority Students 28
Diversity Index 6
Students with Disablities 68
Economically Disadvantaged 15%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 5%


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 high schools nearest to Waverly High School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a complete list of schools in Waverly, go to the Waverly, Nebraska schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Lincoln Northeast High School C C- B C
2 North Star High School C C- B B
3 Lincoln East High School A- A B+ B-
4 Lincoln High School C C B C-
5 Lincoln Southeast High School B- B B- C+

Waverly High 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 Waverly High School? 590 students.
  • How good of a school is Waverly High 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 Waverly High School in? The school is located in Lancaster County.
  • How can I contact Waverly High School? The school's number is (402) 786-2765.
  • Where is Waverly High School? 13401 Amberly Rd, Waverly, Nebraska 68462

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
Lincoln Northeast High School
2635 N 63rd St Lincoln, NE 68507
North Star High School
5801 N 33rd St Lincoln, NE 68504
Lincoln East High School
1000 S 70th St Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln High School
2229 J St Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln Southeast High School
2930 S 37th St Lincoln, NE 68506