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York Public Schools | September 22, 2017

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DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?
Gayla Knight

DID YOU KNOW?

 

  • Over 85% of our students perform at/above proficiency on state math assessments.

  • Over 87% of our students perform at/above proficiency on state reading assessments.

  • The Class of 2017 earned over $4 million in scholarship money with more than $350,000 of this coming from local donors.

  • Over 950 dual credits were earned by YHS students during the 2016-17 school year.

  • YPS has had an average annual spending increase of just 1.3% since 2008-09.

    • We’ve had a 0% spending increase since 2014-15

  • We’re recognized as an exemplary school district across the state due to our diverse curriculum that offers more than 12 career academies, work certification programming, job internships, on-line offerings, and more.

  • Nebraska K-12 schools receive 49% of their funding from local property taxes while the national average is 29%.

    • YPS receives about 74% of our funding from local property taxes

  • Nebraska K-12 schools receive 33% of their funding from state sources while the national average is 47%.

  • YPS receives only about 18% of our funding from state sources

  • The YPS Foundation continues to raise money for “Project Phil-Anthropy” in honor of the late Phil Towle to assist students in need. We have an annual fundraising goal of $7,500.  Please contact the YPS District Office if you’re interested in making a donation.

  • The average YPS teacher has over 18 years of teaching experience.

Our YES and YMS after-school programs serve over 120 students on a regular basis.