The North Bend Eagle


NBC recognized for student success

Published 9/28/22

NORTH BEND–North Bend Central High School is proud to announce that it has received a prestigious College Success Award from GreatSchools, the nation’s leading nonprofit providing school information to parents and families. The annual recognition honors schools that excel at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college, as determined by available data in each state.

NBC is among 1,742 high schools from 25 states that have demonstrated a successful track record of graduating students who enroll in two- or four-year college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist on to their second year. Of the 56 recognized in Nebraska, four received a 10 out of 10, and seven, including NBC, received a 9 out of 10 rating overall, and a 10/10 for college readiness. 87% of NBC grads go to college with 52% of grads enrolling in a second year, both better than the state average.

The College Success Award is possible because Nebraska is leading the nation in both collecting and transparently sharing information on how students perform after high school, which is valuable information for families, educators, and policymakers. A total of 56 schools in Nebraska were considered for this honor.

“NBC offers a number of dual credit courses along with college visits, job shadows, and career interest activities to get our students prepared for life after high school,” principal Brenda Petersen said.

Despite the many challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, NBC has continued to uphold many best practices to support their students’ college preparation and success.

“We applaud North Bend Central for prioritizing a high-quality public education that puts students on the path to bright futures,” CEO of GreatSchools Jon Deane said. “It’s inspiring to see how an entire school community — students, teachers, and families — can work together in pursuit of a common goal: success for all. Congratulations to NBC for receiving the College Success Award as proof of their hard work and dedication.”


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