Welcome from the Principal

Welcome from the Principal image

Welcome to Kearney High School! I invite you to take a tour of our website to learn about our school. Kearney High School has over a 100 year history and in that time, we have produced exceptional students who are leaders in a variety of industries. We are a comprehensive high school that offers a robust curriculum and our goal is to prepare students for life readiness, post-secondary education, and careers.

Kearney High School was one of the first Nebraska schools to be recognized as an Outstanding Secondary School by the U.S. Department of Education. We consistently score above the state and national averages on the ACT test and we have been named to the Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll on numerous occasions for opening up doors to rigorous curriculum opportunities for students.

Kearney High School is the first school in the State of Nebraska to operate wall-to-wall career academies known as Small Learning Communities (SLCs). Students do extensive research during their freshmen and sophomore years to hone in on career fields that they want to explore. At the beginning of the junior year ALL students choose an SLC, where they focus their attention on broad career fields. Students complete job interviews, perform job shadows, participate in internships, and create a portfolio of their learning. Our goal through the SLC process is help ALL students reach their potential and make curriculum relevant to their future endeavors.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Kearney High School, I welcome you to our school.