Gothenburg Public Schools

Gothenburg Public Schools

Gothenburg Public Schools is located in Dawson County, in south-central Nebraska.  The population of Gothenburg is 3,558 with 29.2% of the population consisting of children and teens 19 years of age and under.  Gothenburg has, in recent years, experienced an increase in the number of young families moving back to the community and this is reflected in an increase in enrollment.  

In 2001, a $12.3 million bond issue was passed which resulted in a new junior / senior high school building, which was completed in 2004.  In 2008, the elementary school was also remodeled and additional classrooms were added.  In 2011, the cafeteria, kitchen and concession areas were remodeled and the track and field complex, with partial funding from the Cindermates organization, was upgraded into a state-of-the-art complex.

Gothenburg Public Schools has a current enrollment of 935 students and takes great pride in:

  • Two Fulbright Scholars, one National Merit semifinalist and four National Merit finalists graduating from Gothenburg Public Schools
  • Pupil-Teacher Ratio is 13-1
  • High School Graduation Rate is over 90%
  • More than 85% of the students go onto post-secondary education
  • The District consistently receives "Exemplary Rating" on the State Report Card and has consistently met "Adequate Yearly Progress" in accordance with No Child Left Behind
  • 1:1 Chromebooks in grades 7 - 12 (over 650 Chromebooks in use each school year)
  • One totally interactive distance learning lab and two satellite distance learning labs are available
  • Grades K-6 average Accelerated Reading scores are more than one grade level above students' current grade level
  • The school has two fully automated school libraries containing over 15,000 books and over 700 reference books
  • Approximately 180,000 meals a year are served through the school district's National School Lunch and Breakfast program, including multiple daily entrees and a full salad bar.
  • Over two-thirds of the 7th-12th grade students participate in at least one or more of the 20+ activity offerings.

SPED Report  State of the School Report

Transparency Notice and Superintendent Contract





Our Mission

Excellence is an Expectation!

The mission of Gothenburg Public Schools is to prepare all students to become lifelong learners within a positive and innovative learning environment.