Omaha Public Schools


Summary:

The Omaha Public Schools district encompasses 93 schools, including 72 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 7 high schools, and 2 alternative schools, serving a diverse student population across the Omaha metropolitan area. The data reveals significant variation in school performance and student demographics within the district, with some standout schools like Columbian Elementary School, Standing Bear Elementary School, and Wilson Focus School ranking among the top elementary schools in Nebraska, while other schools struggle with low proficiency rates and high poverty levels.

The district's schools exhibit a wide range of racial diversity, with some schools having predominantly white, African American, or Hispanic student populations, while others have more balanced representation. Test scores on state assessments also vary significantly, with proficiency rates in 3rd grade English Language Arts ranging from just 12% at Belvedere Elementary to 85% at Wilson Focus School. Similarly, free and reduced-price lunch rates suggest many schools serve predominantly low-income student populations, with spending per student ranging from around $15,000 to over $23,000 across the district.

These findings point to systemic inequities in educational opportunities and resources within the Omaha Public Schools district, with certain schools and communities consistently underperforming compared to their peers. Addressing these disparities through targeted interventions, resource allocation, and a focus on equity will be crucial to ensuring all students in Omaha have access to a high-quality education and the chance to succeed.

District Detail

 3215 Cuming St
Omaha, NE 68131-2024

 (531) 299-0220

SchoolDigger Rank:
205th of 212 Nebraska districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 51,754

Primary Schools: 74
Middle Schools: 14
High Schools: 19
Alternative Schools: 4
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Nebraska Department of Education.

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