Award Year: 2022

Johnson-Brock Public Schools

310 Main Street
Johnson, NE, 68378-0186

(402) 868-5235

Mr. Lucus Dalinghaus, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Johnson-Brock Public School District

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Inspiring our Youth and Expecting Results! The Johnson-Brock School district is guided by the beliefs that the partnership of family, school, and community work together to ensure students are treated and treat others with respect, fairness, and equality.Additionally, the district believes students should be provided with the skills necessary to achieve their full potential enabling them to become lifelong learners and students shall become informed and contributing citizens who will function as useful and productive members of a global society.

Student Demographics
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Johnson-Brock Public Schools

Johnson-Brock Public Schools

Johnson-Brock Public Schools is a consolidated school district formed in 1968 with the entire PreK-12 campus located in Johnson, a small rural community in southeast Nebraska. Building additions in 2002, 2014, and 2018 provided additional space and opportunities for students and staff. The district continues to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment through the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support and school safety protocols. Highly qualified teachers, research-based curriculum, exceptional parental and community involvement, differentiated instruction, and a spirit of teamwork continue to be hallmarks of our school district.

Our school has a long history of success through academics, athletics, and student-led activities. Students continue to rise to the high level of expectations on state assessments and the ACT, with scores frequently above the state and national norms. This success is a direct reflection of the collaboration among teachers, staff, and administration to set goals, monitor progress, and provide interventions through the district's Multi-Tiered System of Support process. We prioritize technology integration through our student/computer 1:1 initiative. In 2022 nearly all classrooms were updated with technology which allows for modernized, hands-on curriculum implementation. We also continue to utilize distance learning for our Spanish curriculum, and many of our high school students take college courses through our local community college.

Parents and community members continue to be actively involved in our school district. The Teammates mentoring program has over 80 matches which allow students and community members to build connections with one another. The Johnson-Brock Educational Foundation provides grant money to classrooms to provide students with opportunities that enhance the educational process. Several other community and school groups work with the district to provide the best educational opportunities possible for a small rural school. Our family-like atmosphere involves all stakeholders doing what is best for all students.

Johnson-Brock believes in recognizing academic success and encouraging moral values to develop well-rounded citizens who positively impact the world around them.