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Harrison Elementary School

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Posted March 28, 2014

I went here for kindergarten through sixth grade. Those were fun years and I plan on sending my children to Harrison in a few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

For over a decade, we have had at least one kid in Harrison School. Our experience has been wonderful. The kids have learned an amazing amount and have thrived under the guidance of excellent teachers. The school is getting better and better as the years go by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

I volunteer with an afterschool group at Harrison and cannot say enough wonderful things about the school. The kids I work with are outstanding and have very positive attitudes about school and their teachers. The principal goes above and beyond to support the students, staff, and volunteers. Not only does she know every child in her school, she knows who they are friends with and what their personalities really are. The staff is outgoing and friendly and there is a true sense of community around the school. I have been in a lot of schools as a volunteer and there is truly something special happening at Harrison.


Posted May 20, 2004

My daughter and her best friend (both 3rd graders) have attended Harrison since Kindergarten. They absolutely love this school. It's just the right size. I have had the opportunity as a stay-at-home mom to volunteer at Harrison for numerous activities and have been extremely impressed with the parent involvement and teacher efforts. The PTA is very strong which is reflected by the participation or our out-standing students. The principal and staff are awesome. My daughter's teacher, one of the best, just received one of the Warren Buffet awards this year. We are currently looking for a new home (we've outgrown ours) and we are insisting on staying in Harrison's attendance area. Our family highly recommends Harrison Elementary!
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Posted August 26, 2003

Our son went to Harrison for kindergarten, first and second grade before we moved to Oregon. Harrison teachers were excellent, and parental involvement was extraordinary. Harrison's building is a wonderful classic brick building, not overly large like many suburban schools but just the right size to make little kids feel like school is big and important yet not overwhelm them with a student body that is huge and unknown. Our son is a good student, but at Harrison he was always encouraged and challenged to make forward progress.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
59%
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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

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

All Students74%
Female67%
Male81%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic96%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch56%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch56%
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%
Female56%
Male40%
Black, not Hispanic)31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic70%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch15%
Special education students14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female87%
Male74%
Black, not Hispanic)69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic95%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch56%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Male48%
Black, not Hispanic)60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch48%
Special education students29%
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 Students58%
Female50%
Male61%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic65%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch43%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners40%

Reading

All Students71%
Female72%
Male72%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch52%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners40%

Science

All Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
Black, not Hispanic)30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic75%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch26%
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 Students50%
Female44%
Male56%
Black, not Hispanic)9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic73%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch41%
Special education students25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female62%
Male67%
Black, not Hispanic)36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch55%
Special education students50%
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 51% 70%
Black 19% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 2%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 48%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5304 Hamilton St
Omaha, NE 68132
Phone: (402) 554-8535

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