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Chadron Public Schools
602 East 10th Street
Chadron, Nebraska

Mission Statement
The mission of Chadron Public Schools is to provide a safe, nurturing and equitable learning environment where each student has the opportunity to develop positive attitudes toward, as well as competencies encompassing: Cardinal Directions. The Chadron Community and the Public Schools are committed to excellence and graduating students with a desire for learning and preparation for life in a rapidly changing world.


Chadron Public Schools is a Class III district serving approximately 900 students. Buildings include a preschool, primary(K-2),intermediate(3-4), middle school(5-8), and high school(9-12). The district is AdvancED Accredited. For multiple years, the district has scored high academically. The high school has been recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top high schools in Nebraska and the highest ranked high school west of Omaha for the past four years in a row. The district is located in the Northwest corner near the Nebraska National Forest, eight miles north of Chadron State Park and East of historical Fort Robinson. The community is home to Chadron State College. The district has forged partnerships with Chadron State College and other ESU #13 schools to provide opportunities for expanded learning for our students. Our district implemented a one to one IPAD initiative at the high school in January 2013.

Chadron Public Schools State of the Schools Report

District Information:
  • Classification: Class III

  • Colors: Red and Black

  • Mascot: Cardinal

  • Number of students enrolled: 932

  • Location: 100 miles to Scottsbluff and Rapid City SD

  • Communities that make up the district: Chadron and Whitney

  • Population: 5,648

  • Assessed Valuation: $565,218,943

  • Total Operating Budget: $15,798,730

  • Current District Mill Levy: $1.05

  • Cash Reserve Balance: $1,608,287

  • Number of administrative staff: 11

  • School District Website:

  • Number of Buildings: 5

  • Advanced Ed Accredited: YES


Chadron is surrounded by the Nebraska National Forest

Area activities: Chadron State Park, camping, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, archery, hiking – 8 miles

Fort Robinson State park camping, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, archery, hiking, jeep rides, tubing, Post Playhouse – 30 miles

Angostora Reservoir, South Dakota – boating, skiing, swimming– 60 miles

Black Hills of South Dakota – 60 miles

Chadron Aquatics Center – swimming

Eagle Theatre - movies

Hilltop Lanes - bowling

Ridgeview Country Club – Golfing

Chadron Community Recreation – Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball for children

Museums:  Dawes County Historical Museum, Fur Trade Museum, Marie Sandoz Museum at CSC


Board MemberNumber of Years Served on Board
Gary Hoffman 6
Boone Huffman 3
Thomas Menke 9
Madison Nitsch 1
Tye Pourier 1
Sandy Roes 14
Staff and Community District Needs Assessment Survey
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                Monday, November 25, 2019
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Shari Becker, Director of Education Leadership Search Service 1311 Stockwell Street, Lincoln, NE 68502
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