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Rock County Public Schools
East Highway 20
Bassett, Nebraska
 
Superintendent
 

Mission Statement
Rock County Schools will provide its students with positive educational experiences that instill lifelong learning skills to nurture responsible, contributing citizens.

 
 

Rock County Public Schools is located in the heart of the Sandhills. RCPS services an area of over 1000 square miles. The hub of RCPS is centered in Bassett, Nebraska, where Rock County High School and Bassett Grade School are located. Completing our district is Pony Lake Community School, which is located 23 miles southeast of Bassett. We educate 245 students grades PK-12 district-wide. Students are instructed by 28 certified staff for a 8.75 to 1 student/teacher ratio. 

Rock County Public Schools State of the Schools Report
https://nep.education.ne.gov/snapshot.html#75-0100-000

District Information:
 
  • Classification: PK-12; Class III

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  • Colors: Royal Blue, Black and White

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  • Mascot: Knights

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  • Number of students enrolled: 246

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  • Location: 140 miles north of Kearney, 120 miles west of Norfolk

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  • Communities that make up the district: Bassett, Newport, and Rose

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  • Population: 619

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  • Assessed Valuation: $680,089,093

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  • Total Operating Budget: $6,280,160

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  • Current District Mill Levy: $0.441237

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  • Cash Reserve Balance: $1,313,704

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  • Number of administrative staff: 2

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  • School District Website: http://www.rockcountyschools.org

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  • Number of Buildings: 2

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  • Advanced Ed Accredited: NO

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Rock County School district is located in Bassett, NE. The community has the following amenities:

  • Rock County Hospital – 24-bed critical hospital
  • Rock County Long Term Care – 30-bed facility
  • Rock County Pharmacy – located in the Rock County Hospital
  • Two medical clinics
    • Rock County Clinic
    • Greater Sandhills Family Healthcare

Recreation activities:

  • Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area (Burwell, NE) -1 hour 30 mins south of Bassett, NE
  • Niobrara National Scenic River – 25 min north of Bassett, NE
  • Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area – 1 hour 10 mins west of Bassett, NE
  • Lake Francis Case/Fort Randall Dam, South Dakota – 1 hour 30 mins north-east of Bassett, NE
  • Bassett Country Club – 9 hole golf course – 1 mile west of Bassett, NE
  • Sandhills Ranch Expo – Bassett, NE
  • Organized Community Groups –
    • Bassett/Rock County Chamber of Commerce
    • Rock County Community Foundation
    • Bassett Arts Council
    • American Legion
    • Rock County Historical Society - Museum – located at the Rock County Fairgrounds
    • Rock County Ag Society

Location to major cities:

  • Kearney – 2 hours and 15 mins south of Bassett
  • Norfolk – 2 hours and 15 minutes east of Bassett
  • O’Neill – 1 hour east of Bassett
  • Lincoln – 4 hours south-east of Bassett
  • Omaha – 4 hours east and south of Bassett

 
Board MemberNumber of Years Served on Board
Kristine Beard 3
Sonny Corkle 1
Leah Hagan 7
Tonya Larson 5
Tim Shaw 12
Teresa Wiiest 6
 
Staff and Community District Needs Assessment Survey
  
  
  
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                Wednesday, July 1, 2020
 
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RC Logo RC Bassett Grade School RC High School RC Pony Lake School
 
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Shari Becker, Director of Education Leadership Search Service 1311 Stockwell Street, Lincoln, NE 68502
(800) 422-4572
FAX: (402) 423-4961
sbecker@nasbonline.org