Lincoln Public Schools is the second largest public school district in Nebraska, located in the heart of the plains, renowned for its long-standing legacy of educational excellence and offering a unique combination: a tradition of rigorous academic standards and achievement while also a tradition of warm, family-friendly surroundings. The school district is growing and thriving, serving a record 35,847 students from early childhood and kindergarten through their senior year in high school in: 37 elementary schools, 11 middle schools and six high schools.
The school district also offers high school students an International Baccalaureate Program, extensive school-to-careers programs, an alternative high school setting, and focus programs in science, arts and humanities, information technology and entrepreneurship. Other special features include all-day kindergarten, a Reading Recovery program for first-graders, a booming English Language Learner program, hands-on instructional technology lessons, broad special education services, and a fully developed enrichment program for students identified as gifted.
LPS stresses a strong academic focus on core, cornerstone lessons of reading, writing, arithmetic, science and social studies, but also provides enrichment classes in fine and visual arts, foreign language and business, plus a vast array of after-school athletics and activities.