About Us

Centura Public Schools was consolidated in 1967 and is located five miles from Boelus, Cairo, and Dannebrog, Nebraska.  Centura and its collaborative partners are an innovative community.  We have high expectations for our school and community.  We empower all students to be successful. Centura is a Nebraska Department of Education framework school. Centura Jr./Sr. High School is a North Central-accredited school of just under 250 students in grades 7-12, located in rural Central Nebraska along the banks of the Loup River. We are considered a Class C2 school for athletic competition. Centura is proud to sponsor a range of academic and extracurricular opportunities for its students to include:

One-Act Volleyball Band   
Basketball Employment Release Cheer  
Choir Cross Country Dance
FFA   FBLA Football  
Golf  Robotics Softball
Track Speech Student Council
Wrestling National Honor Society Flag Corps
Success Center Jazz Band Drum line
Chamber Choir Strength Conditioning Online College - Level Courses

Dr. Ashley Tomjack, Superintendent

The Board of Education, Administration, Teachers and Non-certified staff provide a culture of Excellence.  Our students are prepared now and for a future of success. Our teachers and community support and utilize technology to enhance instruction and communication.

The school district completed a renovation of classrooms and the science lab.  We plan to continue upgrading and improving the Centura school building in the future. We want what is best for ALL kids.

308.485.4258 ext. 102


Melissa Beberniss, Principal

Centura’s vision is to promote a school community focused on students, excellence and innovation.  

Centura High School offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability:  Agricultural Education, Industrial Technology, Business Education, and Family and Consumer Science.  Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific prerequisite criteria should contact:

308.485.4258 ext. 103


Janet Brown, Principal

Welcome to the Centura Elementary School! We are proud of our school, its students and staff. Centura Elementary has much to offer the students of Cairo, Dannebrog and Boelus. Centura Elementary begins with an early childhood program for pre-kindergarten students and works up to the sixth grade. We pride ourselves on using the most up to date research-based instructional practices to impact classroom learning most effectively. Inclusionary practices are offered throughout the elementary with our special services program. Centura Elementary is accredited through North Central and is part of the continuous school improvement process. We look forward to being a special part of your family as we grow and learn together.

308.485.4258 ext. 105