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Valentine Community Schools
431 N. Green Street
Valentine, Nebraska

Mission Statement
Valentine Community Schools will prepare our students for an ever-changing world.


Valentine Community Schools is a class 3 district located in north central Nebraska. The district is comprised of Valentine High School, Valentine Middle School, Valentine Elementary, and three rural attendance centers. Valentine Community Schools encompasses a geographic area of approximately 3400 square miles covering most of Cherry County.

Valentine Community Schools State of the Schools Report

District Information:
  • Classification: PK-12, Class III

  • Colors: Red & White

  • Mascot: Badgers

  • Number of students enrolled: 619

  • Location: 125 miles from North Platte

  • Communities that make up the district: Valentine, Wood Lake, Merriman, Johnstown, Cherry County

  • Population: 2,750

  • Assessed Valuation: $1,331,410,857

  • Total Operating Budget: $13,491,928

  • Current District Mill Levy: $0.656

  • Cash Reserve Balance: $6,145,881

  • Number of administrative staff: 5

  • School District Website:

  • Number of Buildings: 6

  • Advanced Ed Accredited: YES


Recreational activities available: semi private Prairie Golf Course, 2-18 holes and 10 hole horse course, 10 hole community Golf Course Frederick Peak, Swimming Pool, Library, Merritt Dam Reservoir, Niobrara River for tubing, kayaking and canoeing, Smith, Fort and Snake Falls, Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge, Hunting, Fishing and Hiking, Star Gazers

Organized community groups Rotary, Valentine Badger Booster, Sandhills Area Foundation, Logos, Lions Club, Masonic Org., Veteran’s Org., Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, All denomination churches with Ministerial Assoc., Area Arts Council, Old West Days, Bull Bash, Niobrara River Days

Board MemberNumber of Years Served on Board
Clinton Assarsson 7
Will Fischer 6
Greg Gass 5
Shane Kime 3
Kris Larsen 1
Kent Lopez 11
Staff and Community District Needs Assessment Survey
Application Deadline:
                Monday, December 2, 2019
Position Starting Date:
                Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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