Rock County Public Schools is located in north central Nebraska. Our rural district has two attendance centers: Rock County High School and Bassett Grade School.  Both schools are located in Bassett. Our total student population is 233. Rock County High School has 106 students in grades 7-12, Bassett Grade School serves 128 children in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade.

We have two administrators for the entire district. There are twenty-six certified staff members. We utilize services through ESU 17: Speech & Language Pathologist, school psychologist, and a technology specialist. District funding also provides for two occupational therapists, a physical therapist, and a visual consultant. Dual Credit classes are taken online by several students through Northeast Community College.  On average, our seniors graduate with at least a semester of college classes.

Mission Statement

Rock County Public Schools will provide its students with positive educational experiences that instill life-long learning skills to nurture responsible, contributing citizens.

School Improvement Goal

All Rock County Public Schools’ students will improve their critical reading skills.


The Nebraska Family Helpline makes it easier for families to obtain behavioral/mental health assistance by providing a single contact point 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Helpline is supervised by licensed mental health professionals.

Trained Helpline Counselors assist callers by:

  1. assessing immediate safety needs.

  2. identifying the potential level of a behavioral/mental health crisis.

  3. making recommendations or referrals to appropriate resources.

  4. helping families connect to emergency resources or providers.