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Omaha South Magnet High School

Public | 9-12 | 2001 students

 

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Posted February 2, 2010

Left Westside for Omaha South, totally amazed.. Love the technology involved, gets you totally prepared for college. Teachers are very helpful and caring about the students.. Everyone is accepting of everyone there..
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2009

great school my only concern is that as a parent I am not getting all the info in need to help my student everythng from grades to school envolment (clubs and organization)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

I was very proud to be part of the drama and vocal music departments as well as the only public school handbell choir in the state of Nebraska for four years. As well as part of the best JROTC in the district for three years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2007

I think South, more than anything, is a great school to prepare you for the real world, where you will have to learn to get along with people different from yourself.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2006

South Hish is hands down,the best school in the Omaha Public Schools District. There are exceptional teachers, outstanding administrators, excellent students, and amazing parent parcipitation. South is the place for anyone who want to succeed in life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2005

zoned to benson, but bus to south to attend their magnet arts program. excellent teachers, strong program. highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2005

South high is the performing arts mag. They have many groups and fun activities for students to do. This is the only public school that has a Handbell Choir. The music is fun and all the teachers help each student. They are there for the students when they need them. All I have to say is GO PACKERS!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 20, 2005

Omaha South High was an absolutely amazing school. There are numerous activities and clubs available to the students which is a fantastic way to keep them involved. I love South High and have been watching it grow for years. I enjoyed the four short years that I spent there and will always be proud to call myself a SOUTH HIGH PACKER.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 12, 2004

South was a great school that I am extremely proud to say that I come from. There are so many opportunities there - but so many choose not to be involved. I got so much out of it, even if we weren't the greatest in athletics, there was so much more there than at a previous school I had attended in the Omaha area, before transferring as a sophomore. I just really hope that more kids will attend South, and actually get involved - do something. No other school has opportunities such as the Omaha History Museum, Women's Studies classes, a partnership with Opera Omaha, and many, many more! It's wonderful!
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

542 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

538 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

520 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%
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 Students20%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female34%
Male28%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanic29%
White, not Hispanic53%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch28%
Special education studentsn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female43%
Male33%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic57%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch35%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners20%
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 61% 16%
Black 15% 7%
White 15% 71%
Asian 5% 2%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 84%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

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
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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4519 South 24th St
Omaha, NE 68107
Phone: (402) 557-3600

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