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Bryan High School

Public | 9-12 | 1777 students

 

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8 reviews of this school


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Posted August 5, 2013

My sons attend Bryan, and I will say that I wish the school was still in good upkeep, as the below review claims. I agree with the third or fourth review down; it really has gone downhill since around 2010/2011. I don't want my sons being around kids who bully them into smoking weed, and at Bryan, a good majority of the students do smoke. Yes, everywhere you will find potheads. There were a group of them at my high school. However at Bryan, it is a majority. When I went to talk to my son's counselor, I saw two pregnant girls and a young man's pants resting just over his knees. He was waddling across the commons. There were several security guards present, but none of them acknowledged the young man's sagging pants. Omaha Public Schools needs to investigate deeper and take a look at a solution instead of focusing on the problem of delinquency. Do these kids' parents care about their kids' educations?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

I came from Bellevue Public Schools-- transferred after my 10 grade year. I am extremely saddened by the reviews and don't find them to be accurate. Just as any school in a large school district... you will have a diverse population---race and socio-economic status... yes, there are more gang involved students compared to Bellevue Public Schools. But I never felt unsafe. I did not feel that the academics were any different that BPS. The teachers did teach well here. I came to class ready to learn. I did not experience any racism from teachers as I had in BPS. I graduate at high school, college. Completed two master's degree and almost complete with a PhD. I felt Bryan prepared me well for post-secondary school. It is important to understand you get what you put in -- in terms of education. I know several people who have skimmed by college... does that mean the college was not good school? No.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2013

Students here have no sense of discipline or respect. They are unruly and have no regard for authority whatsoever. We have very low test scores because students feel that homework is optional, as is the concept of studying. There is no school pride, and the principal has no respect for tradition or procedure. Bryan is comparable to a reform school. Students who get expelled from other schools all flock to Bryan because it's "easy." I was raised in the Bellevue Public Schools, and then transferred to OPS in middle school. Academics in Bellevue far exceed the expectations of Bryan, or rather, lack thereof. I. Speak from a position of frustration. Bryan has gone rapidly downhill since 2010-2011.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2013

bryan high school rocks go bears i love bryan high and i will tell everybody about it keep going bryan
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2012

Terrible teachers, can't learn jack from them. Terrible staff, unlikely to care for you, and the students there are highly ignorant.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2009

Omaha bryan high school! oh what to say. I love the atomosphere here and the people are great and whenever i was down i knew that i could always go to the teachers and staff and oh, dont forget about the amazing security guards to turn it all around. I love bryan high and its sad to say that i will be leaving this school this year but i will always be a bryan high bear!!! whoo go bears!! =] yeah i'm a cheerleader, what of it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2007

I have been totally pleased with this school. My daughter is thriving and has straight A's. Any negative reputation this school may have from the past, is just that the past. The reality for this school in the present, is it is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

I learned and grew a lot in this high school. I was a minority and excelled beyond my expectations. This school gave me so many learning opportunities. Thank you to Ms. Dodd for guiding me in applying for college, I received several scholarships because of your guidance.
—Submitted by a former student


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

418 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

418 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2012.

418 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

403 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students19%
Femalen/a
Male22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch18%

Reading

All Students34%
Femalen/a
Male35%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanic31%
White, not Hispanic45%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch33%
Special education studentsn/a

Science

All Students32%
Femalen/a
Male40%
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch29%
Special education studentsn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female47%
Male35%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic54%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch38%
Special education studentsn/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
Hispanic 53% 16%
White 28% 71%
Black 10% 7%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 2%
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 75%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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4700 Giles Rd
Omaha, NE 68157
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