Public School System
School District No. 85-2001 in Thayer County, also known as Bruning-Davenport Unified School District was formed in June 2000 by the merging of Bruning Public School and Davenport Community Schools. The combined district covers approximately 176.7 square miles and has a valuation of $190,017,013 (2000). Bruning houses the high school, pre school ages 3 & 4, Kindergarten and 1st grade, while the Davenport site has grades 2-8. District office is at Davenport.
The mission statement for the Bruning-Davenport Unified School District is, “Building outstanding leaders for tomorrow’s society.”
While the one-room school known as Davenport Community Schools was established in 1878, the present building was completed in 1958 and an addition in 1978. Facilities include two gymnasiums and four locker rooms, a weight deck, a music room, and industrial classrooms, in addition to the 2-8 academic facilities. It is a one-level, handicapped-accessible building.
Our Action School Improvement Committee’s recommendations resulted in an expanded curriculum through unification and sharing of classes and staff with Bruning Public School. The curriculum offers a balance of vocational, college prep, and dual-credit courses.
Students at B-D USD have a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities – drama, music, athletics, FFA and FCCLA. Participation success in these activities throughout the years are show by the many championships and runners up trophies.
Active Middle School students’ emphasis is on the exploratory programs which are based on a middle school educational philosophy. A Bruning-Davenport Unified School graduate will have a well-rounded background. For more information, contact them at 106 N Juniper, P. O. Box 190, Davenport, NE 68335, phone 402-364-2225, fax 402-364-2477, or at 340 Carroll St. Bruning, NE 68322, phone 402-353-4445. Information on both schools plus calendars, lunch menus, etc., may be seen at www.bruningdavenport.org.
Our young people are served by a number of colleges and universities within 100 miles of Davenport:
|Southeast Community College – 60 miles|
Milford, Beatrice and Lincoln campuses
|Concordia University – 75 miles|
|Central Community College – 55 miles|
|Central Community College – 70 miles|
|Hastings College – 50 miles|
|University of Nebraska – 100 miles|
|Doane College – 80 miles|
|University of Nebraska at Kearney – 80 miles|