Fontenelle Elementary School

Summary:

Fontenelle Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in Omaha, Nebraska, with 457 students and a student-teacher ratio of 14.5. Despite its diverse student population and high per-student spending, the school consistently ranks in the bottom 10% of Nebraska elementary schools, with significantly below-average academic performance.

Fontenelle Elementary's student body is highly diverse, with a racial makeup of 13.35% White, 33.92% African American, 10.72% Hispanic, 31.73% Asian, 0.66% Native American, and 9.63% two or more races. However, this diversity is not reflected in the surrounding schools. Additionally, Fontenelle has extremely high rates of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 85-92.48% over the past 3 years, which is significantly higher than the nearby Wakonda Elementary School, Hartman Elementary School, and other neighboring schools.

Despite the high per-student spending at Fontenelle Elementary, which is significantly more than the surrounding schools, the school's academic outcomes remain poor. In 2022-2023, the percentage of students proficient in English Language Arts ranged from 22-25%, while the state average was 55-63%. This persistent low performance, coupled with the school's racial achievement gaps, suggests that factors beyond funding, such as teacher quality, curriculum, and student support services, may be contributing to the challenges faced by Fontenelle Elementary. The nearby schools, while also part of the low-performing Omaha Public Schools district, generally outperform Fontenelle, indicating that the school may face unique challenges not shared by all schools in the district.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 3905 N 52nd St
       Omaha, NE  68104-2999


(531) 299-1420

District: Omaha Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
453rd of 459 Nebraska Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,489 Help


Students who attend Fontenelle Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Monroe Middle School
High:    Benson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  457

Racial breakdown:

African American:
33.9%
Asian:
31.7%
White:
13.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  85% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Fontenelle Elementary School ranks worse than 98.7% of elementary schools in Nebraska. It also ranks 59th among 65 ranked elementary schools in the Omaha Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 1.97. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Fontenelle Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (33.9%), Asian (31.7%), White (13.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fontenelle Elementary School is 14.5, which is the 25th best among 65 elementary schools in the Omaha Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fontenelle Elementary School is $19,489, which is the 18th highest among 65 elementary schools in the Omaha Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Fontenelle Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Fontenelle Elementary School 453rd of 459 Nebraska public elementary schools. (See Fontenelle Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Asian students:


Omaha Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Omaha Public Schools 205th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fontenelle Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Fontenelle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 23.02 370th 418 11.5%
2007 13.23 409th 430 4.9%
2008 33.72 415th 478 13.2%
2009 34.88 413th 471 12.3%
2010 15.87 489th 502 2.6%
2011 5.72 459th 473 3.0%
2012 3.02 469th 480 2.3%
2013 4.71 469th 485 3.3%
2014 4.44 474th 483 1.9%
2015 6.74 471st 488 3.5%
2016 4.43 466th 480 2.9%
2017 2.35 453rd 459 1.3%
2018 1.22 449th 450 0.2%
2019 1.83 449th 452 0.7%
2021 2.35 435th 442 1.6%
2022 2.10 454th 457 0.7%
2023 1.97 453rd 459 1.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Fontenelle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 21.98 39th 47 17.0%
2023 26.29 65th 76 14.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Fontenelle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 2.41 280th 281 0.4%
2019 3.99 294th 298 1.3%
2021 4.61 260th 264 1.5%
2022 4.60 256th 259 1.2%
2023 4.86 308th 312 1.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Fontenelle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 1.79 340th 341 0.3%
2019 4.00 341st 349 2.3%
2021 2.18 315th 318 0.9%
2022 2.55 334th 337 0.9%
2023 2.94 347th 349 0.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Fontenelle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 0.98 347th 347 0.0%
2019 0.99 367th 367 0.0%
2021 1.51 328th 328 0.0%
2022 2.90 351st 356 1.4%
2023 2.53 365th 366 0.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Fontenelle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 17.19 8th 9 11.1%
2021 15.05 4th 5 20.0%
2023 9.98 7th 7 0.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Fontenelle Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.39 19th 20 5.0%
2019 10.71 26th 26 0.0%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Fontenelle Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 379 323 10 8 8 n/a n/a 0 728
1989 373 348 9 7 3 n/a n/a 0 740
1990 391 364 11 8 3 n/a n/a 0 777
1991 389 356 14 4 1 n/a n/a 0 764
1992 372 397 12 7 2 n/a n/a 0 790
1993 367 419 10 11 5 n/a n/a 0 812
1994 375 426 9 13 10 n/a n/a 0 833
1995 346 501 12 18 2 n/a n/a 0 879
1996 346 501 12 18 2 n/a n/a 0 879
1997 302 438 11 14 6 n/a n/a 0 771
1998 266 478 14 11 10 n/a n/a 0 779
1999 225 458 8 10 11 n/a n/a 7 719
2000 230 420 15 20 8 n/a n/a 0 693
2001 249 455 18 20 8 n/a n/a 0 750
2002 169 392 15 24 1 n/a n/a 0 601
2003 169 392 15 24 1 n/a n/a 0 601
2004 141 325 13 20 6 n/a n/a 0 505
2005 121 329 8 30 6 n/a n/a 0 494
2006 133 352 6 38 13 n/a n/a 0 542
2007 147 364 5 42 9 n/a n/a 0 567
2008 126 379 3 38 14 n/a n/a 0 560
2009 123 364 8 42 10 n/a n/a 0 547
2010 93 382 9 59 9 n/a n/a 0 552
2011 83 369 6 75 3 0 45 0 581
2012 90 388 21 79 5 0 55 0 638
2013 93 370 35 82 4 0 50 0 634
2014 94 353 50 85 3 0 40 0 625
2015 78 351 97 79 5 0 47 0 657
2016 84 318 132 82 3 0 44 0 663
2017 73 260 142 78 5 0 36 0 594
2018 72 231 146 87 9 1 40 0 586
2019 63 254 167 74 8 1 47 0 614
2020 68 193 162 70 6 1 49 0 549
2021 67 200 164 54 4 0 43 0 532
2022 46 181 144 53 1 0 35 0 460
2023 61 155 145 49 3 0 44 0 457

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Fontenelle Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 728 32.2 22.6 38.3
1989 740 35.0 21.1 33.2
1990 777 39.4 19.7 32.8
1991 764 40.4 18.9 34
1992 790 44.1 17.9 34.8
1993 812 45.0 18.0 36.1
1994 833 46.5 17.9 34
1995 879 46.2 19.0 49.1
1996 879 46.2 19.0 49.1
1997 771 45.6 16.9 48.9
1998 779 46.4 16.8 57.9
1999 719 46.9 15.3 66
2000 693 42.2 16.4 59.3
2001 750 42.3 17.7 65.1
2002 601 37.6 16.0 63.9
2003 601 37.6 16.0 63.9
2004 505 36.6 13.8 62
2005 494 34.1 14.5 70.6
2006 542 34.5 15.7 67.5
2007 567 35.7 15.9 72.8
2008 560 37.7 14.9 75.7
2009 547 38.6 14.2 77.1
2010 552 36.7 15.0 83.5
2011 581 34.5 16.8 86.1
2012 638 38.3 16.6 88.7
2013 634 34.1 18.5 89.6
2014 625 35.3 17.6 90.4
2015 657 42.0 15.6 92.4
2016 663 42.0 15.7 90
2017 594 38.7 15.3 85.4
2018 586 39.7 14.7 91.8
2019 614 39.7 15.4 87
2020 549 38.3 14.3 89.4
2021 532 38.2 13.9 92.5
2022 460 41.0 11.2 85
2023 457 31.4 14.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Fontenelle Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 728 32.2 22.6 38.3
1989 740 35.0 21.1 33.2
1990 777 39.4 19.7 32.8
1991 764 40.4 18.9 34
1992 790 44.1 17.9 34.8
1993 812 45.0 18.0 36.1
1994 833 46.5 17.9 34
1995 879 46.2 19.0 49.1
1996 879 46.2 19.0 49.1
1997 771 45.6 16.9 48.9
1998 779 46.4 16.8 57.9
1999 719 46.9 15.3 66
2000 693 42.2 16.4 59.3
2001 750 42.3 17.7 65.1
2002 601 37.6 16.0 63.9
2003 601 37.6 16.0 63.9
2004 505 36.6 13.8 62
2005 494 34.1 14.5 70.6
2006 542 34.5 15.7 67.5
2007 567 35.7 15.9 72.8
2008 560 37.7 14.9 75.7
2009 547 38.6 14.2 77.1
2010 552 36.7 15.0 83.5
2011 581 34.5 16.8 86.1
2012 638 38.3 16.6 88.7
2013 634 34.1 18.5 89.6
2014 625 35.3 17.6 90.4
2015 657 42.0 15.6 92.4
2016 663 42.0 15.7 90
2017 594 38.7 15.3 85.4
2018 586 39.7 14.7 91.8
2019 614 39.7 15.4 87
2020 549 38.3 14.3 89.4
2021 532 38.2 13.9 92.5
2022 460 41.0 11.2 85
2023 457 31.4 14.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Fontenelle Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,042 (8.6%) $10,735 (88.3%) $12,155
2020 $1,670 (12.2%) $11,621 (85.0%) $13,676
2021 $1,530 (9.8%) $13,722 (87.9%) $15,603
2022 $1,709 (9.4%) $14,690 (80.5%) $18,254
2023 $2,532 (13.0%) $15,025 (77.1%) $19,489

Data source: Nebraska Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Fontenelle Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 449th of 452 Elementary schoolsRanks 453rd of 459 Elementary schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fontenelle Elementary School)2522
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Omaha Public Schools)3742
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5663
 7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Fontenelle Elementary School)2621
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Omaha Public Schools)3735
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5558
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Fontenelle Elementary School)1225
 13%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Omaha Public Schools)3737
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5855
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Fontenelle Elementary School)817
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Omaha Public Schools)3132
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5158
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Fontenelle Elementary School)1023
 13%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Omaha Public Schools)3038
 8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4856
 8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Fontenelle Elementary School)818
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Omaha Public Schools)3339
 6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)5465
 11%
5th Grade Science (Fontenelle Elementary School)2439
 15%
   5th Grade Science (Omaha Public Schools)4958
 9%
   5th Grade Science (Nebraska)6876
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students614457
 25.6%
African American254155
 39%
American Indian83
 62.5%
Asian167145
 13.2%
Hispanic7449
 33.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White6361
 3.2%
Two or More Races4744
 6.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fontenelle Elementary School

Fontenelle Elementary School ranks in the bottom 1.3% of Nebraska elementary schools.

Students at Fontenelle Elementary School are 34% African American, 32% Asian, 13% White, 11% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 457 students attended Fontenelle Elementary School.

Students who attend Fontenelle Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Monroe Middle School
High : Benson High School


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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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