Award Year: 2022

Adams Elementary School

7401 Jacobs Creek Drive
Lincoln, NE, 68512-9548

(402) 436-1121

Mr. Jeff Rust, Principal at time of Nomination

Lincoln Public School District

School Website


The Adams Community: Teaching with Passion, Learning with Confidence, & Achieving Excellence.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 78%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Kindergarten learning letters and sounds.

Kindergarten learning letters and sounds.

Adams Elementary, named after Lt. Colonel Paul Adams, opened August of 2008. This K-5 elementary school is approximately 95,000 square feet and has the capacity to house 792 students. It is located at 7401 Jacobs Creek Drive in South Lincoln.In 2008, we opened the doors of our beautiful new school creating a community focused on academic success. Our priority continues to be student learning, ensuring every student is challenged to achieve or exceed grade level district and state expectations. We will provide ALL students with rigorous instruction that challenges their full potential.

Our school is organized into grade level instructional teams; kindergarten through fifth grade. Our preschool program offers two sessions, morning and afternoon and serves 3-5 year old children. All staff work closely with the administrative team to provide focused instruction as we implement a rigorous academic program across every grade level. In addition, specialists in the areas of technology, art, music, library media, and physical education use their talents and expertise to deliver a rich, well-rounded program.

At Adams, it is our goal to provide a safe learning environment for ALL students. In order to provide a safe learning environment that promotes student engagement, students must learn and understand the expectations that it is Never OK to be hurtful, and Never OK to be disruptive. Adams will continue to have and implement common expectations for ALL students throughout the learning environment. We strive to implement common expectations across all programming beginning with before school childcare and ending with after school childcare, clubs, and activities.