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Fullerton Magnet Center

Public | PK-4 | 622 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
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Posted October 18, 2013

My daughter is in her 4th year at Fullerton, and she absolutely loves it. We now actually live out of the district, and I now drive over 30 miles to get her there and picked up everyday. I am currently going to school to be a teacher (senior), and I have been in a lot of area schools. Fullerton truly is something special. The teachers are truly inspiring. Mrs. Bruno and Mrs. Gray at the front are amazing. Mr. McGee the principle, like others have said, is very active and the students love him. He knows how to have fun with the students, while still getting the business done. No school is perfect, but Fullerton is one of the best schools in Omaha, especially in OPS, hands down. In addition to the great staff, the parent involvement is excellent. The PTA provides opportunities for the students that other schools don't have. When their is a lot of parent involvement, amazing things happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

My son has been attending Fullerton Magnet for 3 years now. This school came highly recommended by a friend, and I am so very glad we chose to send him here! The staff are all welcoming and very friendly. The school activities are well planned out and a lot of fun. The principal is kind, caring and very active with the children on a day to day basis. He knows every kid by name and the children are thrilled by him! They adore him! He is always avaliable and willing to discuss any issues or ideas the parents may have. He is also a big participant in every activity that happens. He is not afraid to be goofy to make the kids smile and you can 100% see the love and repect he has for each family that attends this school. The teachers are amazing! So very caring and willing to make sure every child receives the best education they can! In 2nd grade they start working with power points and even branched out into a bit of photography! My child has been exposed to many different learning opportunities and he has a lot of fun in class. He honestly loves his school and he is very proud to say he is a Fullerton kid! We will definitely be sending my youngest son once he is school aged as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

Both of my kids are Fullerton kids. I LOVE this school! They have a full-time gifted & talented coordinator who devotes many, many hours to helping kids grow and excel. Fullerton does exceptionally well in all of the OPS contests. Kids in all classes start creating their own PowerPoint presentations and doing public speaking in second grade! By fourth grade, they run the morning announcements via an onsite television studio. In addition, there is an onsite ESL program, speech therapy, full time school counselor who really cares about the kids, and resource room services. The principal is so involved with the kids! He comes to every event, dresses up in costumes for Halloween and for the Christmas program each year, and encourages the kids and parents to participate in events by offering to be in a dunk tank, acting as a human sundae, and many others. We are so glad we found Fullerton!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

Both of my daughters went to Fullerton (one is in College now). My younger daugher went there K-2nd. We just moved out of state this year and didnt realize how great we had it until now. My daughter loved Fullerton, flourished every year. The school has a great ability to create an appropriate combination of social and academic excellence. They kids a friendly, nice engaging to new students (which is on its own an important part of the entire school experience). The social, fun part of school is never forgotten. Other schools are so worried about test scores being up to par that they make kids miserable while they are there and totally ignore the fact that happy children will be more product and better learners. Teachers all take their time and explain concepts, test scores are good and the environment is so positive and happy! My daughter cried last night that she wished they "had a Fullerton here" - heartbreaking- we will never take a great school for granted again. Kudos Fulllerton you are a model for other school to follow. We now may have to enroll in private (expensive) school to have a similar experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

This school gives an appearance of the perfect school. However, I have found them to be disoriented in their work as a team. Less this be an act of avoiding the issue of providing programs that are already in place to a student. They continue to deny services already in place that this student clearly needs. I do not exaggerate, YES, I was told that doctors will generally write anything you want them to and to have him untruthfully diagnosed as ADHD, and in the same sentence they state, though clearly he is not!"


Posted April 2, 2008

Both of my kids attended it. my son x5yrs, daughter x4yrs. The teachers are wonderful and well educated and always improving. always welcoming and will follow any tips you give them. the Administration is wonderful as well. they lead by example. this school had set a wonderful example for me and the kids. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2007

this is a great school. Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

My son has attend since Kidnagarten. He really enjoys the teachers and I rally like the way they keep in top of things. I really feel that Fullerton is a great place for children, They have a great staff and they pay close attention to the needs of all students.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male81%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male76%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 71%
Black 19% 7%
Hispanic 9% 16%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4711 North 138th St
Omaha, NE 68164
Phone: (402) 498-2787

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