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Omaha, NE
Students enrolled: 2,571

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124 North 20th St
Omaha, NE 68102

(402) 557-3300
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November 04, 2014
My school is very diverse which allows both staff and students to learn about others and their cultures, etc. With so many backgrounds, students learn a lot when others bring a mixing pot of information to class with them. Most teachers are focused on getting the most out of their teachings and see improvement in scores and personalities as well. I enjoy going to Central but the security staff should be rehired because they lack in there job, or at least one man does. He's useless. Other than that, the admin is great! The principal is having a hard time enforcing rules on a daily basis and needs to step up his expectations for daily behavior based on what I've seem and heard. Besides that, the school is a very well brought up educational school!!!

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January 20, 2014
Here at Omaha Central High School, you'll find dedicated teachers and thriving students. I've been here for almost two years and I plan on staying. The IB program here is amazing. Perhaps you've heard rumors about this school, but there nothing here that you wouldn't find at any other school. It's a matter of who is willing to put in the effort. I adore Central's diversity, opportunities, and overall appeal. Once an eagle, always an eagle.

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May 25, 2013
I graduated from Central in 2008 with a rounded education that allowed me to complete my bachelor of arts in English in only three years. I was able to opt out of math, science, and political science gen eds in college because Central provided classes that were sometimes even better than the college classes they could offer me. In addition to that Central has one of the most prestigious classical music programs in the state and gave me the opportunity to perform professionally with Mulberry Lane and at the College World Series. Central is the home of anyone who goes there. I often describe the feeling of family at Central as a mini Husker nation. The teachers of this school are some the best I've ever studied under, and as I complete my final semester of graduate school for my Master's degree, I can without a doubt say that Central is the reason I have the friends, world experience, and education I have today.

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October 04, 2009
The school is as excellent today as it was when I attended. It is a solid school, with excellent teachers that care.

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September 17, 2009
Academic excellence, amazing athletes, fabulous teachers and administrators...what more is there?!!

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September 16, 2009
It's magical! My friends and I joke that there are 'friendly ghosts.' The building is at least 100 years old and magnificent. Academics are superlative, sports are winners, Central is 'different.' Unique, Lots of love in there....

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September 16, 2009
I graduated from Central High last year. Central's AP classes and excellent teachers helped pave the way for me to get to college this year. Central desserves this money because of its academic excellence and its contribution to the community.

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September 16, 2009
Academic excellence; diversity;music and arts;tradition

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January 02, 2008
I love this school so much. The programs here are amazing. Central is ery diverse. Thats what makes this school the best.

- submitted by a student

April 30, 2006
Our 2nd child will be graduating this month from Central, and we will dearly miss the school. Both of our children received an excellent education from Central, and our oldest is having a very successful college career thanks to his high school work. However, what we probably value the most about Central, is the character, traditions, and commitment to diversity. No matter what a child dresses like, or what interests they have, they can find their niche at Central. Students are very accepting of each other. Central is the oldest high school in Nebraska, and I feel will continue to have a strong commitment to excellence for years to come.

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April 23, 2006
Our son has successfully been accepted and awarded academic sholarship at private college of his choice. Central has provided him a good learning environment to be a well rounded person in the real world. Many choices for honors classses and other focus area. Many options for afterschool clubs and extracurricular activities. Faculty and Administration are some of the best that we have encountered. Involved select group of parents, however; all are welcome and encouraged to be active in the many parent groups that support the arts, academics, band, drama, journalism,sports,etc.

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April 02, 2006
My oldest graduated in 2005 from Central after spending her first eight years in Montessori and the Omaha Catholic system. At Central, she was able to compete in three varsity sports (11 letters), was involved in a number of clubs and activities, scored a 32 on the ACT, made friends from all over the city and is extremely proud to have been an Eagle. Great academic school for those young people who want to compete in a diverse, downtown environment.

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December 12, 2005
I am a mother of 2 boys. One of them graduated from Millard West about 5 years ago, the other just finished up at Central recently. I just have to say that I am sorry I didn't switch my younger son over to Millard. Central was acceptable, but the quality of the education he recieved doesn't seem to be nearly as high as my older son's. They were both very hard working kids, but the teachers in Millard just seemed to have done a better job at offering challenging and educational material. I also know that for my son's first year or two at Central he was pretty scared of the environment at times. He would come home worried about going to school the next day. I just hope Central will address some of these issues in the future.

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December 08, 2005
Our family has had 4 children and at least 6 exchange students who have graduated from Central High School. In all but 1 case, we were very satisfied with the education they received. (1 exchange student had difficulties, but there were extenuating circumstances, which had more to do with his own attitude and less to do with the classes offered him.) If students choose at least 2 honors level courses, they will find it challenging and the teachers offer a lot of support. I cannot comment on how students fare, who have not taken any honors classes. Most obvious to my children from a 'hindsight' perspective is the English program's success in teaching writing! Many students end up helping others in college when they write papers.

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Central High School
124 North 20th St, Omaha, NE  68102
(402) 557-3300
Last modified Central High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Central High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top