New & Future Families

Nestled at the base of the Scotts Bluff National Monument and along the Oregon Trail, Gering Public Schools has a long-standing reputation for providing an excellent education. Gering, Nebraska is a supportive community for students and with a population over 8,200 it combines small school connections with big time opportunities. Gering Public Schools has three elementary schools (PreK-5) which all offer full-day preschool classrooms, one middle school (6-8) and one high school (9-12). Our award-winning schools are made possible by the incredible educators and administrators, parents, support staff and the entire community who truly come together to meet the needs of students in this district.

Why Choose Gering?  
With award-winning schools that house a dedicated and highly-educated team of staff who are ready to help your student reach his or her fullest potential, your student will cultivate meaningful connections and opportunities in Gering. Watch your student to grow and learn in a safe and supportive community with unique experiences, come to Gering and see why it is THE PLACE TO BE!

PreK Grad


Shawna Payne

Planning For Your Student's Future

Gering Board of Education is committed to a quality education for all students, and is continuously looking at ways to enhance the educational opportunities within the Gering district. With support of the board, a strategic planning team was established involving representatives of all stakeholders who identified the district’s strengths and weaknesses and created board objectives for the strategic planning program. Proactive strategies were developed and the specific action plans have already produced incredible results district-wide.

Curriculum is the Core
With a comprehensive educational program, the district is proud that students who graduate are highly prepared for post-secondary education, diverse employment opportunities and other careers of choice. Gering High School is the winningest school in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM contest history which demonstrates that exposure to science, engineering and mathematics at Gering is like no other program. Gering Public Schools also integrates civic engagement and social emotional learning into the curriculum to help develop the whole child. These amazing opportunities continue through high school in Gering, which has proven to be an invaluable experience for students gaining real-world learning applications through our Career Pathway programs.

Support for Special Populations
Gering Public Schools offers district-wide support for students who are English Language Learners (ELL) and for those who require specifically designed instruction in the least restrictive environment. Gering is committed to providing a full range of services for any student who has unique learning needs. The district strives to ensure that all students have access to the curriculum in a manner that enables them to reach their individual goals.

Positive School Culture
Cooperative relationships are an integral part of a positive school experience. Gering educators are attuned to recognizing and rewarding students who demonstrate positive problem solving strategies and good teamwork. Resource officers are integrated into the school community to help ensure safety in our buildings. School safety and positive, productive relationships among students, staff and all members of the community is a top priority in our school community.

Enjoy the region's best hiking, biking, camping, golfing or explore nature. You'll find unforgettable experiences in the Wildcat Hills just south of Downtown. Combine recreational opportunities with small-town charm and some of the best event spaces in the region.

  • To Cheyenne, WY (90 minutes)

  • To Denver, CO (3 hours)

  • To Rapid City, SD (3 hours)


How to Enroll

To enroll your child(ren), please complete the enrollment form. To find out the attendance center information for a student enrolling in preschool or elementary, please review our Boundary Map outlining neighborhoods. Please note: district transportation may not be available if a family chooses to attend a school outside of the residence boundary.

Specific information for preschool and kindergarten enrollment can be ACCESSED HERE. Tours of each school can also be arranged by contacting the school directly.

Essential documents needed for enrollment:

  • Certified copy of the birth certificate for each child enrolling.

  • Current Immunization Records

  • A health assessment (physical) for each child starting school in Nebraska.

  • Proof of residency requires a current copy of a water/gas/electric bill, house contract, or renter’s agreement.

More information for families, including forms and school supply lists, can be found in the Student & Family Portal or call the District Office at 308.436.3125.