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KHS on Newsweek’s
Best US High Schools

Kearney High School made the Newsweek-Daily Beast's 2014 Top High Schools in the United States. “We have made a concerted effort to improve our graduation rate and increase Advanced Placement (AP) offerings for our students.” Said Dr. Jay Dostal, KHS Principal.  “In five years, we have gone from 4 AP course offerings to 13 and we are still moving forward. The Kearney High School staff has done an awesome job of preparing our students for college, career, and life readiness, so this is a tremendous honor that validates this hard work.​” Six indicators are used to compare public high schools:  graduation and college acceptance rates, college-level courses and exams, percentage of students with free or reduced lunch and the SAT/ACT exam scores.  Kearney High has a graduation rate of 87.6%, college bound students 64.8%, free or reduced lunches 38.5%, SAT of 1672 and an ACT of 22.1.   Over 19% of KHS students are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses and 69.6% pass the AP exams. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics there are approximately 30,000 high schools in the United States.  You can find out more information at:
 http://www.thedailybeast.com/features/2014/america-s-top-high-schools.html.


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MAHER -
NEBRASKA SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR

Dr. Brian Maher was announced as NASA Superintendent of the Year at the Administrators Days Conference in Kearney last Friday after being nominated by Region IV superintendents.  The formal presentation of the award will occur at the joint NASA/NASB conference held in Omaha in November.  Dr. Maher will represent Nebraska at the national level as the AASA selects its national superintendent of the year.
 
Dr. Maher has served as superintendent of Kearney Public Schools since July of 2007 after serving in a similar capacity in the Centennial Public Schools.  Dr. Maher has also served the state in various roles including being a member of the NCSA Executive Board, the Greater Nebraska Superintendents, the Professional Practice Commission   and the Nebraska School Activities Association as well as various task forces and committees. 
 

 
 
     
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