The North Bend Central school district has been called the crown jewel of North Bend, churning out productive members of society class after class. NBC averages about 48 students per class in high school, and about 43 students per class in the elementary school. 

Students attend classes in two buildings, with grades Pre-K through 5 in the elementary building and grades 6-12 in the high school building. Grades 6-8 are part of the NBC middle school in a section of the high school building with their own entrance and locker room. 


In 2018, NBC was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education for overall academic excellence. Read more about this honor from the North Bend Eagle.

In 2018 North Bend Central students earned the 11th highest average ACT score out of all 240 Nebraska high schools.

Other 2018-2019 highlights include: the beginning of a 1:1 laptop initiative giving every district student a computer, elementary office updated, new playground at the elementary school opened, a new greenhouse at the high school constructed and opened.

Test Scores


* Nebraska state average

NSCAS Proficiency



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North Bend Central offers preschool for 4-year-olds, with morning and afternoon half-day sessions held four days a week, Monday through Friday.

Little Lamb Preschool is offered through St. Peter Lutheran Church in North Bend, featuring a faith-based and child-directed learning environment. It offers a 3-year-old class that meets twice a week and a 4-and-5-year-old class that meets three days a week. Contact the church for more information at 402-652-8215. 



NBC Boys


is undergoing its most successful stretch in school history, with a 88-16 record in the past four seasons and an appearance in the 2019 state championship game.

The North Bend Central Tigers compete in Class C, C1 or C2 athletically. NBC offers varsity and junior varsity competition in the following sports:

      Fall: • Football

              • Girls Cross Country

              • Boys Cross Country

              • Girls Volleyball

              • Girls Softball

Winter: • Girls Basketball

              • Boys Basketball

              • Wrestling

              • Unified Bowling

Spring: • Boys Track and Field

              • Girls Track and Field

              • Boys Golf

The Tigers also field seventh and eighth grade teams in:

      Fall: • Football

              • Girls Volleyball

Winter: • Girls Baksetball

              • Boys Basketball

              • Wrestling

Spring: • Boys Track and Field

              • Girls Track and Field



Among the clubs and activities offered at North Bend Central are:

        • Art Club

        • Band

        • Cheerleading       

        • Chorus

        • Close-Up

        • Drama Club

        • Dance Team

        • FBLA

        • FFA

        • Future Problem Solvers

        • MathCounts

        • National Honor Society

        • NB Letterman's Club

        • One-act Play Production

        • Science Club

        • SkillsUSA

        • Spanish Club

        • Speech Team

        • Student Council

        • Yearbook

NBC Play


The NBC one-act play has won conference the last two years and qualified for the 2018 state contest.


After-School Program

In 2016, North Bend Central began an after-school program at the elementary school. The program, run by a teacher with para-educators and high school students assisting, gives students time to work on homework, partake in an activity and provides a snack.

Some activities untaken by the program include writing and filming a movie, conducting science experiments, learning about computer programming, and engineering a structure using toothpicks and gum drops.


The after-school program runs until 5 p.m. daily with a small fee for students attending. 

The elementary school also offers an after-school Math Academy for kindergartners through second graders twice a week.

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