Schools and Colleges
Humphrey Public School is a class 3, Type K-12 district accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education. There are 240 students in the school. Courses offered in the high school include vocational agriculture, consumer education, industrial arts, and business technology. Adult Community Education classes are available through the Central Community College, Platte Campus in Columbus. The school district offers special education services for preschool through age 20 in the school system. Some services are contracted through the Education Service Unit in Columbus. The Humphrey Public School Multicultural committee was established in 1993 to make Humphrey Public School in compliance with Rule 16 of the Nebraska Department of Education and LB 922 passed by the Nebraska State Legislature. The proposed plan was adopted on October 10, 1994. For more information call (402) 923-1230.
St. Francis Grade and High School provide a Catholic education to area students. They boast an enrollment of 178 in K-6, and 153 in 7-12 and are accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education. There are eight elementary teachers and 13 in the Jr./Sr. High. Ninety-five percent of the graduating seniors go on to college. For more information call (402) 923-0818.
A great working relationship exists between the public and parochial school. Shared classes include Spanish, art, anatomy, industrial arts, drafting, IBM computers, band, vocational agriculture, consumer science, and German.
Organizations open to area youth are TEC, Campus Ministry, Humphrey Youth Council, and CCD which are designed to enhance Christian values in both the classroom and community.
Education Service Unit
Humphrey is served by Educational Service Unit No. 7 which is located in Columbus and serves seven counties.
Region IV Services in Columbus serves adults in Platte, Colfax, Boone, and Nance Counties with development disabilities. The agency provides habilitative/vocational training and residential services. Little Learner's Preschool, 605
8th Street, is also available in Humphrey. For more information call (402) 923-0416.
Humphrey is part of Central Community College which encompasses 25 counties. The college maintains administrative offices in Grand Island and operates campuses at Hastings, Columbus, and Grand Island as well as practical nursing programs at Kearney, Grand Island, and Columbus, and community education centers in 89 communities in the area.
The Platte Campus in Columbus offers vocational, technical, and academic transfer programs designed for transfer to four-year colleges.
Northeast Community College in Norfolk also offers many programs and is the home of the Lifetime Learning Center which will offer many opportunities to citizens of the area.
Four year colleges within a two hour drive from Humphrey are located in Omaha, Lincoln, Wayne, Fremont, Blair, Seward, York, Bellevue, and Crete.
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