Elkhorn was one of only five districts in the state to receive the highest rating possible from the AQuESTT system—Excellent. AQuESTT stands for Accountability for a Quality Education System Today and Tomorrow, an accountability system for public schools in Nebraska. Similar to a hotel’s ‘star’ rating, Districts across the State are rated as Excellent, Great, Good or Needs Improvement based on multiple indicators including: growth; improvement; participation; and achievement on the State’s reading, math, science and writing assessments. Graduation rates are also factored in AQuESTT ratings.