About BPS

Bennington Public Schools is a rapidly-growing suburban school district located on the northwest edge of the Omaha metropolitan area. The district offers the best of rural and suburban living with the friendliness and personal involvement of a smaller community combined with the cultural, educational and retail advantage of a larger city.

At Bennington Public Schools, our focus is first and foremost on students. We work together with parents and community to provide an environment that will maximize the potential of each and every child. The expanded mission of Bennington Public Schools is to educate students so they demonstrate high levels of academic performance and socially acceptable skills to become productive members of society. This requires a commitment from our staff to teach students skills and concepts that will enable them to exercise responsible decision-making skills for a lifetime. Our staff models and promotes attitudes that value life-long learning, ethical citizenship, and acceptance of others in a diverse society. This mission is best accomplished in a safe and orderly environment where daily monitoring of learning occurs as challenging instructional curriculum and effective home/school communications are maintained.

Striving for Academic Excellence While Managing Growth

Bennington has been classified as an "Excellent" district by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). Bennington students' achievement and growth are monitored through NWEA MAP-Growth results multiple times each year. Students in grades K-8 achieve higher than the national averages in Reading, Mathematics, Language, and Science. Students in Bennington continue to grow more than is predicted and well above others in the same grade levels. Graduating seniors consistently rank above the state and national averages on the ACT. Bennington Public Schools has experienced a significant increase in student enrollment in the past decade. Over the past five years, the K-12 enrollment has experienced an increase of 50.3% (2,331 to 3,503). Bennington School District has seen tremendous residential growth with the addition of over 2,400 new homes in the last decade and approximately 800 lots still open for residential development and 2,000 lots platted for new development. The Bennington Board of Education and administration continue to monitor and plan for educational excellence in this rapidly growing environment.

Bennington Highlights:

  •  Teachers with Master Degrees – 78%
  •  Rigorous Academic Program
  •  Comprehensive Activity Program
  •  Above State Avg. in English Language Arts, Science, and Math Assessment Proficiency
  •  Daily Breakfast Program
  •  Before and After School Care Program
  •  Average Elementary Class Size – 20.7
  •  Eleven Advanced Placement Offerings for Secondary Students
  •  High School was recognized in the Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll for 2016-2017
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