Agricultural Economics Department


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Published in Cornhusker Economics, 11/09/2005. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Class I School Districts. Nebraska has 477 operating school districts, 220 of which (46 percent) are Class I districts. Class I school districts are K-6 or K-8 (Table 1). Enrollment in Class I districts is very small, averaging only 3.84 students per grade per school (Table 2). Class I districts average 3.62 teachers per school, about one teacher per 10 students. Each teacher is responsible for 2-3 grades on average. Class I districts educate 2.79 percent of Nebraska’s children.