Kearney Public Schools is located in central Nebraska serving a population of approximately 5,400 students. Pre-Kindergarten – 12th Grade with one high school, two middle schools, ten elementary schools and one preschool building. KPS has a Kearney Community Learning Center, an afterschool program, which is available at most elementary schools and at both middle school sites. KPS test scores are consistently above state and national averages. Curricula aligns with state academic standards. Student progress is measured through MAP testing on an ongoing basis. Technology is ample to support instruction, using the latest equipment and teacher training. A majority of certificated staff members hold advanced degrees. Parents are highly supportive and engaged at KPS.