Osceola Public Schools is a small rural school located near interstate I-80 and has easy access to Columbus, York, Lincoln, Omaha, Grand Island and Kearney. The district has about 240 students with Jeffery Elementary as a PK-5th grade facility, located on the same block as the Middle School/High School facility that houses 6th-12th grade students. Grades 6-8 operates in a “family” model providing support for younger students transitioning to the middle school experience.
The district offers up to date technology through their 1:1 computer initiative for students 3rd-12th grade and 1:1 iPad for students in grades K-2nd grade. At the High School student’s curricular offerings are broad for a small rural school and many students take advantage of dual college credit classes offered on site and through our distance learning programs. Many students graduate with 6-15 hours of college classes already on their transcripts. Bulldog students are able to find classes that meet their educational needs.
The "Bulldog Way"
Our teachers have adopted the “Bulldog Way” which consists of teaching strategies that benefit student performance. Some of those strategies include, but are not limited to, engaging students in cognitively complex tasks, understanding students' backgrounds and interests, and motivating and inspiring students.
D-2 School District
The District is a D-2 school in most activities that include football, volleyball, softball, one act, basketball, cheerleading, wrestling, speech, dance, track, and golf. FFA is also an organization that is active in the district with a new updated welding shop. Also, part of the curriculum and activities is a great Art program along with Band and Choir. The district belongs to the 14 school Cross Roads Conference, which includes schools that consistently contend and earn state championships in all the NSAA sponsored activities. The schools of the conference promote sportsmanship as a conference.
The district has a TeamMates Mentoring program that serves students in need of guidance and also has a Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization that many students belong to. The Osceola School District also tries to instill good values into our students. Honesty, integrity, compassion, tolerance and inclusion are just some values the district tries to teach students. If you are looking for a good wholesome midwestern values community to settle in and send your kids to school in, Osceola is the place for you!!
Osceola Public Addition
Osceola District patrons recently passed a $7.7 million bond proposal to Jeffrey Elementary to expand physical education opportunities for elementary students, improve safety and security throughout the district, provide a new kitchen facility, expand activity facilities, and provide the community with a daycare facility and walking track. The district is very appreciative of the support of patrons, as the proposal passed by a solid 2:1 margin. The proposal addresses many needs that the district had and helps to make the district a stronger academic institution moving into the future.