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Ainsworth Community Schools
520 East 2nd Street
Ainsworth, Nebraska

Mission Statement
To provide a safe environment in which students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be successful individuals in an ever-changing world.


Ainsworth Community Schools, located in the North-Central Sandhills of Nebraska, is a Class III district in Brown County, encompassing 550 square miles. Our 432 PK-12 students are educated in a Preschool, K-4 Elementary, a 5-8 Middle School, and a 9-12 High School. The district utilizes newly remodeled school facilities, climate controlled classrooms, technology and electronic assessments to focus on student achievement. 



Ainsworth Community Schools State of the Schools Report

District Information:
  • Classification: III

  • Colors: Red and White

  • Mascot: Bulldogs

  • Number of students enrolled: 495

  • Location: 45 miles SE of Valentine

  • Communities that make up the district: Ainsworth, Long Pine and Johnstown

  • Population: 1,635

  • Assessed Valuation: $814,626,600

  • Total Operating Budget: $9,966,698

  • Current District Mill Levy: $0.727303

  • Cash Reserve Balance: $501,065

  • Number of administrative staff: 3

  • School District Website:

  • Number of Buildings: 1

  • Advanced Ed Accredited: YES


Ainsworth offers a wealth of outdoor activities, beautiful scenery, as well as unique shops, all combined with ample dining and lodging facilities. Recreational activities available include golf, swimming, tennis, horseshoes, fishing, hunting, boating, camping and museums.



Board MemberNumber of Years Served on Board
Jim Arens 9
Dan Dailey 9
Angie Davis 0
Scott Erthum 9
Mark Johnson 16
Brad Wilkins 6
Staff and Community District Needs Assessment Survey
Application Deadline:
                Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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Shari Becker, Director of Education Leadership Search Service
1311 Stockwell Street, Lincoln, NE 68502
(800) 422-4572
FAX: (402) 423-4961