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South Platte Public School's Mission Statement:

South Platte Public Schools will provide quality educational opportunities for students and develop responsible citizens who will make positive contributions in a changing world.

In the 1980s, the communities of Big Springs and Brule, Nebraska, began an educational sharing program. Initially, the purpose was to consolidate educational funds by combining the sports programs. By joining resources, it was possible to eliminate duplicate programs, making classes larger and more efficient. It soon became apparent that by merging into one district tax dollars could be spent more wisely. This program has proven to be a very sound method of combining both personnel and facilities for the benefit of both communities. Consolidation was completed in 1995. The present program has a total of 200 students in K-12 in Big Springs.

The success of our students on achievement tests, has been tremendous. Currently classes are averaging above the 80th percentile. The outstanding results seen in these scores can be attributed to small class size, an excellent staff, and a varied curriculum. The classrooms are networked and provide Internet access. Outstanding drama and art departments provide students with many opportunities for achievement. The drama department has repeatedly placed first in district and state competitions.

A well-rounded athletic program offers great opportunities in a variety of sports. The six-man football team has gone to District playoffs for several years. Our students and athletes are known as the South Platte Blue Knights. South Platte is accredited K-12 by the North Central Association of Schools.

For additional information, contact David Spencer of South Platte Public School, at 610 Plum Street, Big Springs, Nebraska; (308) 889-3622.


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