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Clarkson Public School District #58 is PK-12 accredited school district that covers approximately 80 square miles in Colfax, Platte and Stanton Counties in rural Nebraska.  Clarkson sits between the cities of Fremont, Columbus and Norfolk and one hour from Omaha, NE.

Clarkson Public Schools provides an incredible learning environment by having a staff of teachers that are fully committed to education. The relationships and experiences created at Clarkson Public Schools is one that students, parents, teachers and administrators all cherish.

Clarkson Public Schools has a highly state rated PK program. Three-year-old preschool is offered in the mornings and four-year-old preschool in the afternoon, transportation is provided to and from home for the preschoolers. Our Pre-K program provides many great learning opportunities for young preschool students as they prepare for Kindergarten.

Our elementary school is equipped with an outstanding staff and contains self-contained classrooms for grades K-3 before embarking on a Middle School format for grades 4th-6th. During these years the students have access to quality technology programs and students also receive time for STEM, PE, music, band, keyboarding, Guidance and art, along with the key core subjects. Our technology allows our K-6 to be 1:1 with our numerous carts of iPads and Mac Computers. 

Clarkson High School is a 1:1 school which offers a wide range of classes in all core areas and elective areas such as art, agriculture education, technology, business, and family consumer science.  Our Junior and Senior students are also able to take online college credit classes and often graduate from college with at least one semester of their college completed. Canvas is our online learning management system and is fully integrated to give students access to electronic learning materials. We have many many activities for our students to participate in and grow leadership skills in, these activities include FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, speech, one act, band, Stream Team and chorus.  

Clarkson Public Schools has a fantastic special education program which includes a life skills house to foster independent living and skill practice. 

Our sports programs are co-oped with Leigh Community Schools and we have established high quality programs and are known state wide as the Patriot Nation. We offer opportunities for the students to participate in volleyball, softball, girls and boys golf, football, girls and boys basketball, wrestling, girls and boys track. 

For further information about Clarkson Public School, contact the school at (402) 892-3454.  You may also view the Clarkson Public Schools website or Clarkson Public Schools Facebook page.

Parochial Parochial

St. John Neumann Catholic School is a state accredited grades PK, 1-6 school, dedicated to providing the means and atmosphere for children to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically. All teachers are state certified and core curriculum textbooks are copyrighted within the last five years. The curriculum stresses skills in math, science, social studies, language arts and religion with weekly art, music, computer and physical education classes. Students have daily exposure to Catholic values, traditions and devotions. Small classes allow for individualized attention to children's learning needs.

Students are included in many parish activities. They participate in mass, both at school and at church by reading and leading the singing. They also become altar servers beginning in the fourth grade.

St. John Neumann students also participate in community life. They regularly entertain at the nursing home and help with bingo. They have an annual collection for a food pantry. They collect pop can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, collect toys for needy children and participate with the public school in a Veteran's Day program. 

Special events throughout the year include monthly birthday assemblies, educational field trips, and Christmas and spring programs. Catholic Schools Week is a much-anticipated week filled with activities each day. We begin the week with an all-school mass and end the week with a family potluck meal.

Parents have a close relationship with the school. They are active in parent-teacher conferences, holiday parties, field trips, fundraising and yearly summer clean up.

We are proud of our school and look forward to a future that will continue to offer our families a choice in quality Catholic education.

For information about enrollment or tuition assistance, call (402) 892-3464 or (402) 892-3474, e-mail the school at neumann@stjohn.esu7.org, or visit the St. John Neumann Catholic School website.

Library Library

Built in 1991, the Clarkson Public Library contains 12,000 volumes and has an average monthly patronage of 550 . The library is handicap accessible and provides summer story hour, children's book week, Czech Festival program, National Library Week activities, queen reception for Czech days, monthly display case, computers with Internet access, microfilm projector/printer, audios and videos, periodicals, laminator, copy and fax machine. The library has a meeting room for groups and organizations. The library specializes in Czech heritage through Czech-language books, genealogy references, and films. For further information, call (402) 892-3235 or e-mail: clarksonpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

Library Opera House

The Clarkson Opera House traces its roots to September 23, 1913, when the ZCBJ bought lots for a brick structure for meetings, Czech-language entertainment, concerts, dances, movies, and family celebrations.

The ZCBJ managed the Opera House until February 5, 1963, when the building was leased to Clarkson VFW Post 6419. Over the years, the VFW had the building rewired, remodeled the rest rooms and kitchen, added heaters and ceiling fans. After nearly 40 years, the VFW members realized younger people were needed to revitalize this cultural treasure in Clarkson.

In June 2002, Clarkson Community Opera House Inc., a non-profit organization, took over the Opera House. The group plans to refinish the dance floor, replace the old heating and air conditioning systems, add new wiring, ceiling fans in the dance area, and handicapped ramps. The Opera House continues to be the year-around center for family and commuity activities, including special events during the annual Czech Festivals in late June. Still carefully used are the many old-fashioned backdrops on the stage.

For more information about booking activities or donating toward special projects, contact Chuck Hamernik at Bluebird Nursery, (402) 892-3457 or follow us on our Facebook page.


The community of Clarkson has two churches:

New Zion Presbyterian Church
PO Box 526
Clarkson, NE 68629
Phone: (402) 892-3362

SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church
PO Box 457
Clarkson, NE 68629
Phone: (402) 892-3464
E-mail: parish@megavision.com

Also located within seven miles are the America, Missouri Synod Lutheran, and Congregational UCC churches.


Alegent Health, (402) 892-3466, of Clarkson was built in 1956 and was served by a family practice physician. Construction began in June of 2003 on a new clinic and is now the new clinic.

Clarkson Rescue Squad has 18 volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), five First Responders, and one RN. The department is equipped with 2 rescue units complete with Power Load and Power cot.

Clarkson Community Care Center is a 52 licensed bed facility, including 3 assisted living suites, inpatient, and outpatient therapies. Several payor sources are accepted and, admissions and inquiries are taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Care Center is a 5 star facility! Call now for information, or to set up a tour (402) 892-3494. Also check us out on Facebook

Hospitals serving the Clarkson area include:

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