#326 Elementary School in NE and #2 in Otoe County

Hayward Elementary School

306 S 14th St, Nebraska City, NE 68410

How Good is Hayward Elementary School?

Report Card

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

Hayward Elementary School is a elementary school located in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The school reports an enrollment of 300 students in grades 3-5 and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Nebraska it is average and has received and a grade of B- from The School Review. The school ranks 2 for elementary schools in Otoe County and 326 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


A number of factors, including Nebraska standardized test scores, are used to determine a school’s academics grade. Hayward Elementary School performs slightly below average compared to other Nebraska elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is C-.

Source: NE Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C-
Test Performance Poor

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is determined by comparing a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Hayward Elementary School earned 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 Excellent
Student Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety score. Hayward 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 Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Good
Physical Altercations N/A


Information about the student body at Hayward Elementary School is listed below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input 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 300
Minority Students 81
Diversity Index 29
Students with Disablities 83
Economically Disadvantaged 56%
Limited English Proficiency 4%
Gifted Students 7%

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are elementary schools close to Hayward Elementary School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Nebraska City, Nebraska schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Nebraska City Northside Elementary School N/A N/A A N/A
2 Marnie Simons Elementary School B+ B- A B+
3 Sidney Elementary School B C+ A+ B
4 Middle School at Syracuse B+ A- A C
5 Elementary School at Syracuse B B B+ B

Hayward Elementary School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are at Hayward Elementary School? The school reported 300 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Hayward Elementary 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 Hayward Elementary School in? The school is located in Otoe County.
  • How can I contact Hayward Elementary School? The school's number is (402) 873-6641.
  • Where is Hayward Elementary School? 306 S 14th St, Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410

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
Nebraska City Northside Elementary School
1200 North 14th Street Nebraska City, NE 68410
Marnie Simons Elementary School
309 S St Hamburg, IA 51640
Sidney Elementary School
1002 Illinois St Sidney, IA 51652
Middle School at Syracuse
1430 Education Drive Syracuse, NE 68446
Elementary School at Syracuse
550 7th St Syracuse, NE 68446