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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Omaha Public Schools is a public school district located in Omaha, NE. It has 53,194 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.

Omaha Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1120
101 responses
Average ACT
22
1,539 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
53,194
Free or Reduced Lunch
66.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,542
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$16,026/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$56,780
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$896
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,100
National
$184,700

Omaha Public Schools Reviews

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Omaha public schools has been a great experience. You learn many life changing things and learn how to choose the right path for yourself. I had so many amazing opportunities with this district since elementary school! There is much diversity among the whole district that students can learn about many different cultures. Omaha public schools provides safety to every student and welcomes everyone with open arms. I’ve created so many memories with Omaha public schools that I hope to one day send my future children to their schools.
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I moved to Omaha when I was thirteen years old. I went to Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School, and it was terrible. That school has such a bad bullying problem, that is never dealt with properly. Even my sister, who is now a Freshman in High School had trouble at that school. However, I'm now a Junior at Harry A. Burke High School, and I'm graduating a year early. That school isn't as bad as Buffett, but it has its issues. However, once I started High School there, I had no more bullying issues. I felt free and a bit better. The Public Schools in Omaha all struggle with something, whether it's opportunity, bullying, or their staff. I have given Omaha Public Schools a poor rating because of how they've dealt with these problems, and my experiences personally. However, if I were to just rate based off some of my knowledge of all schools in this district, I'd say they're pretty average. Unfortunately though, I've had a pretty bad experience. That year of sixth grade, really changed me.
The district of Omaha Public Schools includes over 94 schools, elementary through high school and alternative programs, teaching over 52,00 students. OPS is a great district providing high education and resources at no cost. An issue that OPS deals with is funding and teachers lack of interest. As Omaha grows, more schools are needed for incoming students making budgets lower each year. For example, some schools provided transportation for students, with a new budget, this has no longer been provided; affecting roughly 60% of students. Teacher wise, many students complain about the lack of interest a teacher demonstrates throughout the school year. These students feel their education is meaningless to the teacher. Although this is not every teacher, some teachers teach through humble education and understand the value of each and every student. Omaha Public Schools is a growing district with such potential in the meantime, it must make accommodations.