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 Crete High School
5a95cd6a71a17Crete High School - completed in 2016.
Crete High School band on Papik Field.
Crete High School main gym during construction - 2015
Crete High School graduation.
All-City Band Concert at Crete High School.
Crete High School football game on Papik Field at Doane University.
Crete Intermediate School.
Crete Middle School art show.
Fundraising dodgeball game at Crete Middle School.
Crete High School - completed in 2016.

Crete Public Schools

The Crete Public School District includes over 2,000 students and over 300 staff and faculty in four main buildings, including Crete Elementary School (grades Preschool to 2), Crete Intermediate School (grades 3 to 5), Crete Middle School (grades 6 to 8) and Crete High School (grades 9-12). The district also incorporates early childhood education, adult-learning and GED programs. Crete School District Superintendent is Dr. Joshua McDowell. The Crete Board of Education has six members, elected at-large from the district. More information...

Crete High School is the newest facility, completed in 2016 with a two-story academic wing, 645-seat auditorium, industrial technology area, and two gyms with a walking track. Crete Intermediate School was completed in 2004 with an addition in 2009. Crete Middle School underwent renovations in 2016. A new, outdoor eight-lane track is also part of district facilities. Crete High School students participate in a wide range of academic, fine arts, service, career-oriented, and leadership clubs and organizations; have access to dual credit classes; and compete on 17 athletic teams. The mascot is the Cardinals.

Crete Public Schools Administration Office | 920 Linden Ave. | 402-826-5855

Crete Elementary School | 309 East 11th Street | 402-826-5822

Crete Intermediate School | 1700 Glenwood Avenue | 402-826-5844

Crete Middle School | 1500 East 15th Street | 402-826-5833

Crete High School | 1750 Iris Avenue | 402-826-5811

St. James Catholic School

St. James Elementary School educates approximately 90 children in grades Preschool through 6 and is affiliated with Sacred Heart Catholic Church, part of the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln. Chief Administrative Officer is Father Steve Major and Principal is Sister Mary Alma. More information...

St. James School | 525 East 14th Street | 402-826-2318

ESU 6

Crete is a member of Education Service Unit (ESU) 6, headquartered in nearby Milford. ESU 6 serves five counties by coordinating services such as leasing of media materials and specialized equipment for instructional programs, cooperative purchasing and special education services. More information...


Blue River Childcare Program & Head Start

Blue River Childcare and Preschool - Infant to school-aged quality inclusive early education and childcare services, (402) 826-4216. Head Start is a nationally renowned child development program for preschool children ages 3-5, which stresses parent involvement, education, social services and health, (402) 826-5211. More information from BVCA and Crete Public Schools.

Blue River Family Center | 325 E 9th St.

Sixpence - Early Childhood Programs

The Sixpence Early Learning Fund promotes high-quality early care and learning opportunities that help parents guide the healthy development of their infants and toddlers. Early Head Start is a home-based program that provides pregnant women and children ages 0-3 with family centered services and activities focused on parent education, comprehensive health services and nutrition. More information from Sixpence and Crete Public Schools.

Early Learning Center | 1122 Main Avenue | 402-826-7404

A current list of licensed daycare facilities is available from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 402-826-2196.


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5a95cd6a71a17May commencement at Doane University.
May commencement at Doane University.
Doane University spring dance project.
Doane University's Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center.
Northeast corner of the Doane University campus along East 13th Street (left) and Iris Ave. (top).
May commencement at Doane University.
Doane University

Doane University was founded as Doane College in Crete in 1872 after the success of a college preparatory academy for local students. The liberal arts institution, with roots in the Congregational Church, now operates the College of Arts and Sciences on the residential, 300-acre Crete campus of about 1,200 undergraduate students and over 230 faculty and staff in 38 campus buildings; additional undergraduate and graduate programs are located on campuses in Lincoln, Grand Island and Omaha. The name change to Doane University took place in May of 2016. University President is Dr. Jacque Carter. More information...

Doane offers 44 majors and 37 minors. The campus offers over 60 student organizations, many of which are active in the community. These include nine vocal and instrumental groups, which perform regularly. Doane student-athletes field teams in 22 intercollegiate sports participating in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The mascot is the Tigers. 

Padour-Walker Administration Building | 1014 Boswell Avenue | 402-826-2161

Campus entrances off of East 13th Street, Iris Ave. or Boswell Ave.

Southeast Community College

Southeast Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education serving a primary area of 15 counties in southeast Nebraska. SCC offers over 50 program options including degrees, diplomas and certificates. Three main campuses include nearby Milford, Beatrice, and Lincoln. More information...

600 State Street, Milford | 402-761-2131

4771 W. Scott Road, Beatrice | 402-228-3468

8800 O. Street, Lincoln | 402-471-3333