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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Omaha Public Schools is an above average, 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, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% 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
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1120
54 responses
Average ACT
22
1,147 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%

Omaha Public Schools Reviews

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I like OPS because while they present some boundaries to furthering education, they can also be extremely helpful on that front. For instance, they allowed my middle school teacher to create a class based on furthering research, reading, writing, and analysis skills for the advanced students, without a lesson plan to be tracked by the overall administration. In high school, they protected the creation of my creative writing class and club, and have been willing to show come encouragement to the Fine Arts department. I am disappointed with the level of support for said department, but I appreciate what is there.
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Being that i’ve been in the Omaha Public School district since I started kindergarten at Fullerton Elementary School till now as a senior potentially about to graduate from Burke High School. I’ve gained a lot of knowledge, experience, and future potential from everyone that had an involvement in my education and day to day activities at school. The resources OPS has provided in the recent years has sufficiently expanded our learning abilities and the grading scale has even challenged students to strive for the grades they want. Although sports are amazing I wish clubs would have more attention brought upon them. Some of them have students get involved in the community and do great things to represent who OPS is. Also I hope to see the safety increase making students feel as comfortable as possible and college readiness become even stronger. I’m glad to have been part of OPS for so many years but I can’t wait to see what they have to implement in the future years.
I've been in the Omaha Public School district my whole life. I've had some good moments, and some bad. Overall I think the system is amazing but there are some things I would recommend changing. Our school system definitely has the best kinds of people and its very diverse, which I love!