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Central Park Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 430 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2008

The school has a positive atmosphere that enables the children to succeed in class and in their personal lives. Central Park acamdemics are comparable any suburban school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

My son is new to Central Park and we absolutely love it! While we do miss our old school, we enjoy the low staff to student ratio, the many activities outside of school for the kids, the commitment to excellence shown by the staff, the challenging curriculum! We plan to finish out our son's elementary school life at Central Park Academy. Go Cougars! :)
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Posted March 2, 2005

I have interacted with the school for some time now, and I find the staff in the building hard working and children centered. I have friends that send their children to the school and they comment on how inviting the building is and their children enjoy going to school everyday. Currently, my daughter is not of school age, however when it is time for her to start she will attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

I was shocked to read the negative review of Central Park Elementary. In my experience, Central Park is an excellent school. My daughter's teachers have always been courteous and professional. The quality of her education has been outstanding. Mrs. Austin, the principal, is a positive leader with the best interests of the students as her top priority. Our community is very proud of Central Park's accomplishments and would never send our children anywhere else.
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Posted March 2, 2005

I would highly recommend Central Park School. My son has attended Central Park from first grade to sixth grade. This school has excellent teachers with years of experience, some of whom have been nationally recognized, that challenge students to achieve. As a result, their students continue to show success and improvement on local and national assessments as reported by our local newspaper. The school has an award winning music teacher, strong art instruction, a girls and boy basketball team, Campfire program and after school tutoring. At school sponsored activities and conferences, parental and community envolvement is high, and the staff is warm and welcoming. The Stars Rating that appears on your website does not take into account the socio-economic factors that effect student performance, and therefore does not give Central Park the credit they deserve for making the progress they have in academic acheivement. Steven and Mia Gray
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Posted August 18, 2004

I belive that this school is below par and is not out to serve the students.My child attenden the scool from pk to 4 grade and I found the teachers played favorites with the children and the priniciple consistantly failed to look out for the best intrest of the student. I would never recomend this school to anyone.
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
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 72% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
71%
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 Students70%
Female62%
Malen/a
Black, not Hispanic)72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch66%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Black, not Hispanic)70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch65%
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 Students56%
Female42%
Male69%
Black, not Hispanic)45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch58%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female73%
Male79%
Black, not Hispanic)71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch77%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female52%
Male55%
Black, not Hispanic)52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch54%
Special education students20%
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 Students65%
Female72%
Male62%
Black, not Hispanic)66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch67%
Special education students47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male71%
Black, not Hispanic)74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch79%
Special education students60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female28%
Male32%
Black, not Hispanic)29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch31%
Special education students7%
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 Students64%
Female57%
Male72%
Black, not Hispanic)58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch58%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female77%
Malen/a
Black, not Hispanic)71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch77%
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
Black 73% 7%
White 10% 70%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Hispanic 4% 16%
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 89%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Omaha, NE 68111
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