Photo courtesy of Cheryll Peterson


Arnold Public Schools is a Class III type K-12 school and has North Central Accreditation. Recognized as one of the top 25 schools in the state of Nebraska by the Nebraska Commissioner of Education, Arnold Public Schools is a true example of excellence in education.


For two consecutive years, Arnold High School students achieved ACT scores that were among the highest cumulative scores of all schools in Nebraska. The school was recognized as a leader in technology integration in schools by Apple Computers with its one-to-one initiative where every student in grades K-12 has a laptop computer. The school also provides numerous innovative class projects such as School House Graphic Products, a sign business maintained and operated by high school students under the direction of Nebraska’s 2004 Teacher of the Year, Clay Mohr. The school has a state-of-the-art distance learning program, holding academic and vocational partnerships with Nebraska colleges and universities for dual credit college courses.

Our facilities include two gymnasiums, an all-weather track, and a fully equipped library and media center. Other highlights of Arnold Public Schools include:

  • Education with actual work and career experiences
  • Distance Learning Program and online courses offered
  • Innovative K-12 class projects utilizing smart boards, laptops, and GPS
  • High expectations—students are challenged and inspired to succeed
  • Superior academic scores including Terra Nova, Work Keys, Nebraska Writing Assessment, and State Standards
  • 95%+ graduation rate
  • Strong ties with a progressive, supportive community
  • Wide array of extracurricular and athletic opportunities
  • 56 different classes offered, 37 of the 56 are elective
  • Bus routes for rural students and to neighboring communities
  • Web-based program allowing parents to monitor grades, assignments, and progress online

To learn more, call (308) 848-2226, e-mail Principal Joel Morgan, or visit the Arnold Public Schools web site. We are happy to arrange personal tours.


Katie Coleman is the owner and teacher of the Arnold Preschool. She provides children with outstanding educational opportunities. The focus at Arnold Preschool is building a strong foundation in the four major areas of intellectual, social, emotional, and physical learning. Preschoolers enjoy quality instruction in a careful curriculum to stimulate problem solving and creativity in a healthy and safe learning environment. Each child is recognized as an individual and is carefully guided to full potential.

Preschool is held Tuesday and Thursday of each week from 8 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., September through April. For more information, contact Katie Coleman at (308) 848-2458.


There are many conveniences to living in Arnold, one of which is the ability for our citizens to continue their education at many of the surrounding colleges. Mid-Plains Community College—Broken Bow Extended Campus is a short 35-minute drive. Residents also commute to Mid-Plains Community College just 45 minutes away in North Platte where they offer a wide variety of courses. Others drive the hour and a half to the University of Nebraska at Kearney to earn either a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Still others pursue one of the scores of continuing education offerings online. A complete list of Nebraska colleges, universities, and community colleges can be viewed below.


Doane College—Crete
Hastings College—Hastings
Nebraska Wesleyan University—Lincoln


Bellevue University—Bellevue
Clarkson College—Omaha
College of Saint Mary—Omaha
Creighton University—Omaha
Grace University—Omaha
Midland University—Fremont
Nebraska Christian College—Papillion
Nebraska Methodist College—Omaha
Summit Christian College—Gering
Union College—Lincoln
York College—York


Chadron State College—Chadron
Peru State College—Peru
University of Nebraska at Kearney—Kearney
University of Nebraska Lincoln—Lincoln
University of Nebraska at Omaha—Omaha
University of Nebraska Medical Center—Omaha
Wayne State College—Wayne


Central Community College—Columbus, Hastings
Little Priest Tribal College—Winnebago
Metropolitan Community College—Omaha
Mid-Plains Community College—McCook, North Platte, Broken Bow, Imperial, Valentine
Nebraska Indian Community College—Macy
Northeast Community College—Norfolk
Southeast Community College—Lincoln
Western Nebraska Community College—Scottsbluff