Award Year: 2015

Arapahoe Elementary School

610 Walnut Street
Arapahoe, NE, 68922-0360

(308) 962-5459

Mr. Bob Braithwait, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Arapahoe Public Schools

School Website


The Arapahoe Public Schools in conjunction with our communities, is dedicated to inspire students with a desire to learn and to teach them the life-long skills to succeed as responsible citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 1%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
students at work

students at work

Arapahoe Public Schools are successful because are teachers have all bought into the idea that we are trying to make ours the best school we can possibly be. Our students and parents have a great deal of confidence in our staff. That trust allows for great things to take place. It is rare to walk into any room PreK-12th without seeing something new, fun, and interesting going on. Because of the trust factor our teachers are able to try new and innovative ideas. It's really fun to be a part of all this.

Our community considers our school the most important building we have in town. They are so very supportive of our students in every endeavor whether it be plays, speeches, athletics, quiz bowl, music concerts etc. Everything we do at school is done before a lot of people.

The trust between the school, students, parents, and community, makes Arapahoe Public Schools a fun place for our kids to go to school. The majority of our students like being here. Getting kids to want to be here and to have good attitudes while they are here is half the battle. This really gives us a tremendous advantage over most schools.