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100 N Sycamore
Amherst, NE 68812-0008
p. 308-826-3131

Amherst High School
in Amherst, NE

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Amherst Public Schools
State Agency:
Nebraska Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered7th Grade – 12th Grade
LevelHigh School
Teacher FTEs12.8
Surrounding communityRural, Remote Census-defined rural territory that is more than 25 miles from an urbanized area and is also more than 10 miles from an urban cluster.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet SchoolN/A
Charter SchoolN/A
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Amherst, NE 68812-0008
Total Population800 (N/A urban / 800 rural)
Households295 (2.71 people per house)
Median Household Income$40,769
Families227 (3.14 people per family)
Pop. — African American1
Pop. — Asian1
Pop. — Pacific IslanderN/A
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native2
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)797
Pop. — Other1

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 21 14%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 11 7%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 32 22%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     16%
English Language Learners    

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A56%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A67%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A73%
White Non-HispanicN/A90%
All Students>95%86%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 19 88.72%
GED Recipients     3.03%
Other Completers N/A 0.71%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Amherst High School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-HispanicN/A<N/A7%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A<N/A1%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A<N/A1%
White Non-Hispanic144>97%75%
7th Grade 17 17
8th Grade 24 24
9th Grade 16 16
10th Grade 1 34 35
11th Grade 2 25 27
12th Grade 1 28 29
Total 4 144 148

Amherst Public Schools – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Amherst High School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides3.0<21%24%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; SupervisorsN/A3%
Library / Media Specialist0.5>4%3%
Library / Media SupportN/A3%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)0.5>4%2%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)0.5>4%2%
Guidance Staff Total1.0>7%4%
District Admins0.5>4%3%
Dist. Admin/Sppt2.0>14%4%
School Admins1.5>11%5%
School Admin/SpptN/A6%
Other Support7.5>54%37%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Amherst Public Schools Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$4,409,000>$16,209$4,508
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $4,765
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $4,765
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$4,239,000>$15,584$5,112
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $643
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year  $887
 Sinking Fund$302,000>$1,110$767
 Bond Fund$117,000<$430$1,202
 Other Funds$428,000<$1,573$4,221
Total Revenues$2,871,000<$10,555$12,601
Total Expenses$2,629,000<$9,665$11,750

Amherst Public Schools Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs $154,191
Special Education Programs $34,049
Vocational Education Programs  
Other Education Programs  
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$936,000$382,000$2,298,499$712,046
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$22,000$6,000$185,245$55,517
 General Administration$95,000$41,000$143,528$54,122
 School Administration$75,000$24,000$317,629$98,482
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$60,000$20,000$246,539$92,552
 Student Transportation$35,000$3,000$108,563$27,783
 Business / Central / Other  $127,601$41,577
Food Services$29,000$4,000$130,816$33,246

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Amherst Public Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$38,000<$139$265
  General Administration$166,000>$610$543
  School Administration$103,000<$378$537
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$184,000<$676$992
  Student Transportation$82,000<$301$380
  Business / Central / Other$34,000<$125$203
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$94,000<$345$433
  Enterprise Operations   
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services  $60
 Adult Education  $7
 Total  $56
Capital Outlay
 Construction  $607
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$1,000<$3$531
 Instructional Equipment$3,000<$11$116
 Other Equipment$3,000<$11$279
 Non-Specified Equipment$92,000>$338$297
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's  $27
Payments to Other School Systems$7,000<$25$269
Debt Interest$179,000>$658$195

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Amherst Public Schools.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$15,000<$55$192
  Children with Disabilities Idea$60,000<$220$245
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$13,000<$47$54
  Safe and Drug Free Schools  $7
  Title V, Part A  $4
  Vocational and Tech Education$3,000<$11$13
  Bilingual Education   
  Child Nutrition Act$26,000<$95$172
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $660
  Indian Education  $4
  Other  $152
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$951,000>$3,496$2,363
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs$107,000<$393$623
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs   
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs$4,000>$14$13
 Vocational Education Programs   
 School Lunch Programs  $3
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs   
 Transportation Programs  $42
 Other Programs$44,000<$161$169
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$1,274,000<$4,683$6,548
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes$4,000<$14$54
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes$90,000<$330$431
 From Other School Systems$1,000<$3$450
 From Cities and Counties$14,000<$51$82
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents  $22
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $7
 School Lunch$65,000>$238$221
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$139,000>$511$407
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $18
 Interest Earnings$23,000<$84$167

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