About West Point

West Point, Nebraska is located in the beautiful rolling hills on the eastern banks of the Elkhorn River in Cuming County. The long slopes, rolling hills and broad low gradient valleys are characteristic of the rural landscape.

Highway 275, a well-traveled Nebraska highway, runs through town with access to several other state highways nearby. The city adopted the motto “West Point, the Best Point” because of the small town friendly atmosphere coupled with a thriving business community.

  • Population 3,293
  • Median Age 45
  • Average Household Size 2.3
  • Average Home Value $145,503
  • Housing Units 934 Owner Occupied/479 Rental
  • Average Household Income $60,728
  • Taxation $187,999,406 (2016)

Education

In addition to the West Point Public School system, West Point is home to 2 parochial schools: Guardian Angel Center Catholic (K-12) and St. Paul’s Lutheran School (K-8).

West Point Public Schools is a C1 school and has an enrollment of approximately 790 students PreK-12.

A modern distance-learning classroom offers high school and college classes from other high schools and colleges throughout Nebraska.  West Point Public Schools also has a wireless lab in each building.

Guardian Angel Central Catholic has been providing academic excellence within a caring community for over 120 years. The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity still serve GACC, however; the majority of teachers and staff are lay people and many of them are alumni of GACC. The currently enrollment is approximately 370 students grades K-12.

St. Paul’s Lutheran School enrolls students from all over Cuming County. A low teacher-student ratio allows for an individualized learning experience. Students have opportunities to take band at Guardian Angels Central Catholic and at West Point Public. We have boys and girl’s basketball, soccer team, and a girls Volleyball team. Other sports are offered at Guardian Angels Central Catholic and West Point Public for our 7th and 8th grade students.

Education is important to the residents of Bancroft with many of the residents pursuing higher education after their high school graduation.

  • 2% obtain an Associate’s Degree
  • 7% obtain a Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3% obtain a Professional Degree

Northeast Community College (NECC) has an extended campus located in West Point which is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, computer lab facilities and advanced health and science labs and offers a wide variety of courses and continuing education courses.

There are several other colleges and universities within close proximity to West Point for more higher education degree/certification requirements.

Business

Multiple industrial, agri-business and food processing manufacturing facilities are located within the area as well as several agencies for your insurance, banking and financial investment needs. There are several industrial zoned lots available within the city for future growth.

  • Franciscan Care Services
  • Valmont Coatings – West Point Galvanizing
  • West Point Dairy Products, LLC
  • Grain States Soya
  • West Point Implement, Inc.
  • West Point Design, Inc.
  • Kaup Seed & Fertilizer
  • Sapp Brothers
  • Unified Pet Products
  • City of West Point

Transportation

Highway 275 runs through town making it a smooth transition to get to Interstate 80 and 29.

Railroad and waterway transportation is available in Omaha, NE and Sioux City, IA.

Utilities

The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) is a not-for-profit wholesale electricity supply organization of NMPP Energy. Created in 1981, MEAN provides cost-based power supply, transmission and related services to 69 participating communities in four states: Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska and Wyoming. The city owns a generation plant which remains operable and is used from time to time during maintenance periods and emergencies.

Nebraska Public Gas Association a member-driven coalition of four organizations based in Lincoln, NE. They currently serve nearly 200 member communities in six Midwest and Rocky Mountain states.

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