#48 High School in NE

Lawrence/Nelson High School

850 S Nevada, Nelson, NE 68961

How Good is Lawrence/Nelson High School?

Report Card

B+ Academic Results
B+ Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
B+ Overall Grade

Lawrence/Nelson High School is a high school located in Nelson, Nebraska. It has 73 students and 8 teachers and serves grades 9-12.

This school performs slightly above average when compared to other Nebraska schools. Lawrence/Nelson High School received an overall grade of B+ from The School Review. The school ranks 48 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. 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.


The academic score for a high school is determined by comparing a number of factors, such as student scores on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. For academics, Lawrence/Nelson High School performs slightly above average when compared to other high schools in Nebraska and earned the grade of B+ for this measure.

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

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect numerous factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Lawrence/Nelson High School performs slightly above average compared to other Nebraska high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B+.

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


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety score. We were unable to calculate the safety grade for this school due to incomplete data.

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


Basic student body information from Lawrence/Nelson High School can be seen 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 73
Minority Students 4
Diversity Index 6
Students with Disablities N/A
Economically Disadvantaged 47%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, schools nearby to Lawrence/Nelson High School are included. Scores for the schools are listed in the table. All Nelson schools can be seen on the Nelson, Nebraska schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Superior Junior/Senior High School B C+ A- A
2 Sandy Creek High School A- B A+ N/A
3 Deshler High School B+ A B- B
4 Blue Hill High School A- B A+ A-
5 Shickley High School A B+ A+ N/A

Lawrence/Nelson 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 Lawrence/Nelson High School? 73
  • Is Lawrence/Nelson High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of B+, which means it is slightly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Lawrence/Nelson High School in? The school is located in Nuckolls County.
  • How can I contact Lawrence/Nelson High School? The school's number is (402) 225-3371.
  • Where is Lawrence/Nelson High School? 850 S Nevada, Nelson, Nebraska 68961

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
Superior Junior/Senior High School
601 W 8th St Superior, NE 68978
Sandy Creek High School
30671 Hwy 14 Fairfield, NE 68938
Deshler High School
1402 3rd St Deshler, NE 68340
Blue Hill High School
606 S Sycamore Blue Hill, NE 68930
Shickley High School
104 E Murray Shickley, NE 68436