Grand Island Public Schools are dedicated to Every Student, Every Day, a Success.

When we say "Every Student" we mean each and every student we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to teach in our schools and programs.

Birth to 5

Our services begin as early as birth for some students, with the Early Development Network.

For some children, our GIPS preschool classes at the Early Learning Center are the first step on the educational path.


For many, kindergarten at one of our 14 elementary schools (K-5) is where the journey begins. We also have three middle schools (6-8) and Grand Island Senior High school (9-12).

Additional services

We have many students who come to us at different stages of their educational path, from many places. When families move to our district, they are referred to the Welcome Center. From there it will determined if they are ready to join a traditional classroom, enter our English Language Learners program or start off in one of our Newcomers classrooms.

For some students, transportation to and from school is a concern. We offer some limited busing services to meet those needs.

We also recognize we have students across the spectrum of learning and at different developmental stages.

We have high ability learner programs at all levels, and Advanced Placement classes at Grand Island Senior HIgh.

We have special education programs, with highly trained and dedicated staff to provide each student with the needed resources to succeed.

Alternative programs

For students that do not best learn in a traditional classroom, we have opportunities for staying connected to school with our Skills Academy and our Success Academy.

For students with severe disabilities we offer Community Based Instruction and our Transitional Learning Program, potentially helping our students until age 21.

For students who have behavior problems in high school we offer services with Ombudsman to continue working toward a diploma.

Available assistance

We also have the Outreach Center, Health Services, Teammates mentoring program, school social workers, councelors and many other programs and services to meet the needs of all of our students and families.

At Grand Island Public Schools, our quality staff is constantly undergoing professional development to extend their abilities to reach and teach all students and offer the best possible education. We take pride in the opportunities and connections we give the families of Grand Island.