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Belle Ryan Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 309 students

 

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Posted July 22, 2013

I love this school I'm going into 6th grade. I don't think the food is that good,but that's because I'm extremely picky. Otherwise other people love the food. They have the best chicken nuggets and patties! And popcorn chicken. The teachers are great! (Except Mrs. Wagner). Not the 4th grade one the other one. The one thing that they should improve is have more time with the principal. She's extremely nice,but I don't see her often. She's very strict of safety which is a good thing. But the good students don't see her as often when she's fun to talk to.


Posted June 14, 2013

loved Belle Ryan. im going into 9th grade and I went there for preschool to kindergarten and then moved...then I went back to Belle Ryan again to finish off 2nd grade. the food is great and the teachers are nice. I absolutely LOVED this school.


Posted February 24, 2011

OMG! I remember this school! I am in the 6th grade. I moved to AZ 5 years ago. I only went to this school in preschool. I MISS OMAHA AND THIS SCHOOL AO MUCH! I Loved this school! I don't remember my teachers names but what I do remember is that we used to call the teachers by there first names! I loved this school so much and I wish i could go back in time and start preschool all over! I loved my teachers and I loved being here! I miss Nebraska soooooooo much!


Posted October 10, 2008

I have a child with autism at Belle Ryan now for the past 3 yrs. Although my daughters teacher was a first yr teacher at the time my daughter was assigned to her class, I believe she is nothing short of amazing. She always goes the extra mile to keep me informed, and included with everything that goes on with my child. She has gone to the principal with a list of sensory items I recommended being used for my child and other autistic children and the school had no problem ordering them. There is nothing I havent asked for or asked to be done to help my child that has not been agreed to and followed to the 'T'. I recommend sending your special needs child to this school. And if possible to mrs. Camenzind's class room. She truely is a one of a kind teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I would like to say that this school does not focus necessarily on the whole child. I think the school has excellent teachers, however some not as good as others. The principal, I think, does not care about the well being or safety of the students or cross curriculum studies. The principal and some of the teachers that I have come in contact with do not care about parental interaction. I am a concerned parent and believe that the teacher and parent should work together to achieve a common goal for the education of the child, I do not see this happening in some of the classes here. To me, that is a concern. I think that the academic program is okay, but has the potential to be better. The extracurricular activities are not offered enough to were the teachers actually know children's names. This is not acceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

this is probaly one of the best schools in the area.I was very thankful for all the great teachers.they seemed to care deeply about the children. This would be a wonderful place to send your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2005

This school used to be wonderful. Over the last couple years my children went there it hs declined conciderably. The wonderful teachers that were there are either leaving or being transfered. There are only a couple good ones left now. The principal seems to think the new young ones out of college who will do her bidding are perfect for this school. You should go and tour the school and meet not only with the principal, but also with your child's new teacher before sending your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

I loved Belle Ryan, especially the teachers. They took extra time for students who were struggling, and have been very helpful. I would recommend Belle Ryan to anyone looking for a good education at a Public School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2005

I was very disappointed with this school. Most teachers seemed like they were just not interested in listening to the concerns of the students although some did seem to take a genuine interest in the students and their parents. Family support (something I feel is very important) is something Belle Ryan definitely fails at. And Belle Ryan doesn't seem to have the students' best interest at heart. I feel like, and I have been told that, there are better schools in the area. Before sending your child here, get information on this school and others in the area and compare them so you can make an informed decision. If it is at all possible, don't send your child here just because it is in the neighborhood. You may be disappointed if you do.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 75% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 75% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 67% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students59%
Female55%
Male64%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch57%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners50%

Reading

All Students59%
Female55%
Male64%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch57%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students73%
Femalen/a
Male76%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch68%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Femalen/a
Male75%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch66%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male65%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic62%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch68%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students47%
Female48%
Male47%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic50%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch45%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch66%
Special education students31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female38%
Male39%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic44%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch41%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners20%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students44%
Femalen/a
Male43%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch44%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners40%

Reading

All Students72%
Femalen/a
Male78%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch70%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 39% 70%
Hispanic 33% 16%
Black 16% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1807 South 60th St
Omaha, NE 68106
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