Q: What is the average GPA of a high school student at FBS?
A: The most current report that was generated in 2012 stated that the average GPA of FBS
high school students was 3.1.
Q: What is the average score of a FBS student on the ACT?
A: Since 2010, the average score on the ACT from a FBS student is 25.
Q: Are scholarships available at FBS?
A: Tuition scholarships are available through the REAP scholarship fund. Members of FBC
donate to the REAP scholarship and the FBS staff designates scholarship money to families
who are struggling, have multiple children in the school, or any other reason that may deem
Q: Does FBS have a sports program?
A: Yes. Elementary students participate in intramural sports during PE to gain teamwork and
athletic skills. Elementary students also are able to compete in the NACS Track Meet against
other students from Christians schools in Nebraska. Secondary students (7 th -12 th ) participate
in flag football (boys), basketball (boys), volleyball (girls), and track (boys and girls). With
the exception of track, these sports are run through the teen athletics of First Baptist Church.
Bro. Bill Marks is the athletic director of FBC.
Q: How can I track my student’s progress?
A: FBS desires to partner with families in educating children. In order to do this, FBS
provides many avenues to track your student’s progress throughout the year. Sycamore
Education is an online school software program that allows parents to track current grades,
attendance, and financial information at any time from the convenience of any computer
connected to the internet. Parents can send notes to the teacher through this site and can stay
informed with news and activities going on at the school through the news and calendar
section on Sycamore. Other ways parents can stay involved are through daily communication
in the student’s notebook, weekly memos, parent/teacher conferences (scheduled twice a
year), and scheduling a visit to the school.
Q: Is FBS accredited?
A: Although FBS is a member of the Nebraska Association of Christian Schools, we are not
accredited through any accreditation agency or through the state office. FBS files for Rule 13
status each year, which simply means FBS is a group of families privately educating their
children without state aid due to religious beliefs. FBS credits are accepted at any public
institute or university. Our graduates are gladly accepted into community colleges, state
universities, and other private or public universities/colleges.
Q: What percentage of graduates go to college?
A: The most recent survey done in 2012 showed that 80% of FBS graduates go on to pursue
Q: How old does my child have to be to go to Kindergarten at FBS?
A: In order to attend FBS as a Kindergarten student, the child must be 5 by September 1 st . If
the child turns 5 between June and September, he will be required to test to examine
readiness for Kindergarten.
Q: What time does school start & end each day?
A: School begins with homeroom each day at 8:30 a.m. and school is over at 3:00 p.m. each
day. Students may arrive as early as 8:15 a.m. and must exit the building by 3:15 p.m. each
day. Kindergarten dismisses and 11:30 four days a week and stays until 3:00 p.m. one day a
Q: What do students wear to school?
A: First Baptist School students wear uniforms to school each day. Elementary students’
uniforms can be purchased through the school’s uniform provider. Junior high and high
school students are given a variety of colors to mix & match. For more information, contact
Mr. Jesse Wicks or Mrs. Jean Wicks or request a uniform information sheet.
Q: What is the Teacher-Student ratio at FBS?
A: The teacher-student ratio at FBS is 1:6. Plattsmouth Public Schools is 1:14 and the
Nebraska school average is 1:11. (Information taken from publicschoolreivew.com)
Q: How big are the classes at FBS?
A: The class size at FBS varies depending upon enrollment, but most classes average
between 6-12 students. Most classes also have two grades combined; however, the core
subjects are taught based on their grade level or classes rotate curriculum so that a student
would receive both years within a two-year time period.
Q: How do I know the rules of FBS?
A: Each student receives a handbook which states the rules of FBS. Students who attend
FBS are required to read it each year. Also, new students attend “student orientation” during
the first week of school which helps acquaint new students to the procedures and facilities of
Q: How qualified are the teachers of FBS?
A: FBS teachers have college degrees in education as well as trained yearly through
educators’ conferences and in service training. As of 2015, FBS teachers have a combined
136 years of teaching experience that averages out to 14 years of teaching experience per
Q: What incentives are offered to students who do well?
A: The staff of First Baptist School does its best to reward positive behavior and academic
achievements. Elementary classes have contests and incentives throughout the year to assist
with this. High school students compete for Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and other awards.
At the end of each quarter, students are recognized for Honor Roll (academic) and Principal’s
List (behavior) achievements. Perfect attendance awards are also given at the end of each
year. FBS awards the “President’s Awards” for academic achievement throughout the year at
the end-of- the-year chapel service.