Award Year: 2016

Crofton Jr./Sr. High School

89048 North Highway 121
Crofton, NE, 68730-3256

(402) 388-2440

Mr. Johnnie Dale Ostermeyer, Principal at time of Nomination

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Provide opportunities for all students to achieve their personal best, become responsible and productive citizens, and embrace lifelong learning in a safe, positive environment.

Student Demographics
  • White: 96%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Students searching for spotted-wing fruit flys.

Students searching for spotted-wing fruit flys.

The learning environment at Crofton Community School is extremely positive. The students feel supported by their teachers. Several key strategies are in place to help students be academically successful. One key strategy is the practice of utilizing a program called "Encore." This Encore program is available to any student who may be struggling with their lessons. Students on the Encore list must report to the class or classes for re-teaching, homework help, or extra practice. Students not assigned to Encore can choose to access teachers for extra help as needed during that time. Encore has helped to reduce our academic ineligibility list since its implementation.

The "Warrior Room" is another initiative implemented at our school. Warrior Room, an after-school program designed for students who are struggling with completing homework, is another intervention. We recognize that some students do not have the support at home necessary for academic success. Warrior Room allows the extra time some students may need for re-teaching or to complete homework. The high school teacher supervisor is available for students who have homework questions.

Crofton Community School requires that students achieve 280 credits to graduate. Because of our high level of required credits, students work hard and do not have room for failure. Students continually rise up to meet the high expectations.

Not only does Crofton Community School have high achievement scores and high academic expectations, we also achieve in other areas as well. Our extracurricular activities continue to perform exceedingly well, winning numerous state championships.