School Details

Gretna High School

11335 South 204th St, Gretna, NE 68028
(402) 332-3936

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 771 students 16 students/teacher (NE avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

School-based, Teacher-led, Assessment and Reporting System (STARS)

In 2008-2009 Nebraska used the School-based Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 5, 8 and 11 in science. The STARS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Gretna Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gretna High School is a public high school in Gretna. 771 children attend Gretna High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 8% of the 771 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gretna High School is 16:1. Millard West High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 94%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    AR is a pain in my neck but I make up the misery with marching and concert band. It's the reason I'm smart and the reason I come to this school in the first place. Wish I could drive though. Wish my bus didn't pick me up at four... D

  • (3 years ago)

    It's great and I learn so much! The teachers have a way of mixing fun into learning

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great local public H.S. a superb alternative to area private schools. The leadership is excellent with high student expectations. Students are strongly encouraged to join extracurricular activities and clubs. I wish there was a school orchestra and greater number of club options besides sports but student involvement is high. Student teacher ratio is good with very involved and knowledgeable educators. Teacher quality is very good. Most teachers are very caring and motivating. Of course there are always a handful that both kids and parents wish to avoid. College Prep track is available but currently only one AP option. The commitment to education and smaller class size is worth that sacrifice. Basic education needs with alternate vocational training is also available-a good basic mix for all. I highly recommend over other larger school systems. My sophomore is not just a number in the classroom. People actually expect him to be there to learn and will contact parents if necessary. I am able to access grades online and contact teachers with direct e-mail anytime. A++in my book! ) Parent/local private school & successful college grad.

  • (3 years ago)

    We were very impressed with the leadership teaching ability and overall involvement of the community for the high school. Our children had an opportunity to be involved in activities that they would have never been involved in in a larger district. Counselors teachers and principals were very thorough in their reports and genuinely showed concern for students wanting every student to succeed and were give every opportunity to succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is good the assistant principal runs the place really well but they offer nothing educationally. They don't offer anything classes to help you in life not even a home ec. course! The english teacher I had couldn't spell but they hire any previous students without checking into them. If you want your kids to be treated nice it's okay. If you want your kids to learn anything send them to Millard North.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a junior at who has attended Gretna since kindergarten I have received an outstanding education. Teachers at Gretna do not merely care for your academic success but want to see you excel in all aspects of your life. They are always available for help with schoolwork and just to listen. I have consistently been academically challenged both in the classroom and during extracurricular activities. The majority of our coaches are also teachers at one of the schools in our district and incorporate learning into all aspects of our extracurriculars.

  • (7 years ago)

    Gretna has excellent caring and committed teachers and staff. But what the scores of low poverty low minorites etc. don't tell you the school has a serious issue with bullying and substance abuse. Having known formers students who are now dead and having been to the school myself the experience was quite negative. The extra-curricular programs are quite good but there needs to be more student involvement in development and leadership. I think this stems from the whole 'hand holding' approach where many kids are spoon-fed or given a slight slap on the hand when they have done wrong. Another thing if you want your kids to learn respect teach it to them before they enter any school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had 3 sons attend all of Gretna Public Schools. The administrators and teachers are by far the best I have dealt with. Prior to Gretna my children attended OPS in Omaha and the school was the reason we moved to Gretna. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.

  • (7 years ago)

    Gretna High school is the best school my daughter has ever attended. Her grades have improved immensely due to the teacher support and atmosphere. The academics here and the well rounded curriculum is fantastic. We are very appreciative for all the school has done for our daughter.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is amazing. The teachers are all very kind to the students and help them with all of their problems.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools