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Crestridge Magnet Center

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Posted October 27, 2013

The state of NE has yet to adopt common core. My daughter's academic skills grow daily and are beyond common core expectations. The principal and current teachers have been flexible and excited about providing differentiation to help her continue to advance her skills above and beyond grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

Crestridge is amazing. My two children spend half of their day learning in Spanish and the other half in English. The school is internationally minded and has amazing families. The principal is new this year and she is fantastic. I would highly recommend this school. Public education at its finest. Crestridge has won the Magnet schools highest national award many times. As a former elementary teacher I chose for my own children to attend this school out of all of the schools in Omaha.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

My experience, I hate to say, is that most of the staff is young, inexperienced and ineffective. Some kids just coast right through school- and if yours is one of those you will be fine.( most girls fall in this category) Boys however, I have seen that teachers feel they have their hands tied, and many won't take any action in trying to maintain a classroom. The classes are too big and therefore I feel instruction is inadequate- and Quite Frankly the principal is a sweet woman, but I feel is an ineffective leader just waiting to retire. And the classrooms are overcrowded
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2010

Principal is unapproachable and is unwilling to enter into discourse over concerns about the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

Crestridge is an excellent school, they not only focus on the classroom education but begin to prepare children for the real world also. They do this by incorporating diversity, citizenship, and responsibility among all no matter what. I have two children there and one that has left from there. They were all above in all there studies and encouraged according to there different levels. Teachers, staff, and the principal are always supportive or families and children. I love it and I wouldnt change anything if I had to do it all over again.Thanxs Crestridge family: Special thanxs to Mr. Craig Wiles : )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2009

Crestridge offers a great education for students. I have two children who are in the Dual Language program there. My kids are English-speaking students who spend half of their education learning in Spanish everything they would normally learn in elementary school. They have picked up on the language so quickly. Plus, with Crestridge's Global Studies focus, they learn about at least three other countries per year and come home with so much knowledge to share about other cultures. The diversity at the school has also helped my kids interact with other cultures easily and feel comfortable around all types of students. Our birthday parties are filled with kids from all types of backgrounds now because of the friends they have made. It is so great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

Crestridge is a great school! They offer language classes in either French, German or Spanish. The students who go there are from all over the world and they are all made to feel welcome. Diversity is such a wonderful addition to the enrichment of our children's education. The teachers are all very caring and the principal is very warm and professional. I would not hesitate to send any child there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

Crestridge is great because they teach so much about the globe and likes to challenge kids
—Submitted by a 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
70%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic73%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch68%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners72%

Reading

All Students88%
Female82%
Male97%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic92%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch84%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners79%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch62%
Special education students50%
English language learners63%

Reading

All Students88%
Female83%
Male95%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic96%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch81%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners68%

Writing

All Students93%
Female97%
Malen/a
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic100%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch87%
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 Students72%
Female64%
Male81%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch64%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch86%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female77%
Male69%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch66%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch61%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch83%
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 41% 70%
Hispanic 39% 16%
Black 14% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 3% 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 56%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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818 Crestridge Rd
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone: (402) 697-1185

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