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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  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 52,344 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
3215 Cuming St
Omaha, NE 68131
Telephone
(402) 557-2222

Omaha Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1080
78 responses
Average ACT
22
1,344 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
52,344
Free or Reduced Lunch
66.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,105
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$612,960,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,489/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$53,789
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,500
National
$184,700

Omaha Public Schools Reviews

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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.
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In Omaha Public Schools, there is an accessible ability to immerse oneself into a diverse and cultured group of students. People of all religions, social class, race, ethnicity, opinions, and interests are present in all schools I've experienced here. With students who take themselves seriously, comes staff that cares for our health and future. Teachers and administration take notice to every student's habits and well being without getting too involved, which makes school a comfortable place to be, knowing that there's many options for alternative studying, learning, and socializing. Although OPS offers a lot, the students also don't live the best lives here, making school very difficult for most if not all of us to keep up with. Mental illness, aggression, anxiety and many other problems appear through social media, physical fights, truancy, and disrespect. To me, this is not the students fault, but the lack of sympathy and effort to find solutions in the city of Omaha.
Diversity was excellent. It allowed for many opportunities to meet people around the world and broaden your horizons. The teachers found here also push you to the best of their ability to have you mature and grow as a person. However, the school culture makes the students, both US citizens and immigrants, take on some bad habits and ultimately changes them into bad, trouble making people that end up arrested or making very poor life choices about drugs, sex, and being a decent person. The food at OPS is average, lacking taste and on occasion being served cold. College readiness is somewhat nonexistent for the most part, but some of it is there. Safety from outside sources is amazing, though safety from students themselves in and out of school is lacking significantly. Theres more emphasis on STEM rather than Arts, but thats to be expected in NE.