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Walnut Hill Elementary School

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Posted February 13, 2014

absolutely beyond a doubt the worst of Omaha. Teachers and staff leave you wishing you could move out of state and as far away as possible, please if you care for your children avoid this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

This school should be closed, all the staff blacklisted from ever working with children, and then demolished. No child should have to bare the low standards of education and neglectful supervision regularly provided by this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

It is my belief that there are serious issues within this school from the top down that need to be addressed. Getting your child tested for special education is a battle. Academics are not up to par. The teacher turn over rate is high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

It is not just what 'particular' staff see for the future, but the community, parents and taxpayers. The parent's ideas and activities for the future and what it holds for the school count's too. As for the education, there are a few teachers that I would recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

I disagree with the comment of school excellence. This school is failing our student and pushing them backwards in learning. Learning at it's highest levels in most important and not at all being formated at Walnut. Teachers and administrators are failing our students. Their success depends top notch educational programs. The learning process is a growing process. If funding is not available, find it. Replace usless staff and add new fresh staff, of all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2004

I to am appalled at the most current feedback. My children attended Walnut Hill until I was able to afford to send them to nurturing school envoriment.I am hoping the 1yr and 2 months they attended will be easily erased from their memoies and will not stunt their education growth. I found it difficult to communicate with staff, at all levels at this school. I felt like outsider and that I could not help in their educational growth at this school. They have greatly improved now. Just wanting to see that help for other students becomes readily available and that cultural and educational need of the student will improve to an a level best suited to the growth of students of all cultures who attend. Please make parent and administrational communication an added plus. Our childrens futures depend on improvement of all levels at Walnut Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2004

I am what could be concidered a generational parent. My children, nieces, and nephews all have gone to Walnut Hill. When I discovered this site, I was appalled to read comments written by someone in Jan. and Feb. 04 that were so negative and definitely untrue. Walnut Hill is recognized by parents, staff, students, and community as being an exemplary school. One with a diverse population. Special attention is always given to making everyone feel welcome. Walnut Hill has a safe, secure environment. Walnut Hill has an ESL (English as a Second Language). Multi cultural education is practiced throughtout the building. The principal has a great relationship with the parents. Her dedication and committment is respected by all. The staff at Walnut Hill is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

Great educational program with support pieces for all children and parents.I had 5 children go through Walnut Hill. The class size is small and the teachers are focussed and helpful. The Principal addresses conerns before they are problems she is available to help when asked. The children are pre-tested, their strengthes and weaknesses identified and addressed so that all children are moving steadily forward academically. Bravo Walnut Hill!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

Walnut Hill is an excellent school. This school provides excellent academic programs for our children. Children are exposed to an outstanding array of programs, positive events and diverse education. We rate this school high among the many wonderful school in the Omaha Public Schools. Thanks to the very outstanding Principal who promotes academic excellence. A big 'shout out' for her high quality leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2004

Would like to see more cultural programs for students. Art work programs, mardi gras festivals. Black history programs. Principal has poor leadership skills. Bake sales, anything that will raise money to promote cultural learning for students. Princilple has lost sight of this. Maybe time to get new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2004

Would like to see more teacher/parent conferences at school. adding programs like mari gras and displaying student art work in halls of school, bake sales, craft sales & cultural programs many resources unused. principle has poor leadership skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

School should have more cultural events for all students. Principle should have fund raising for these event if money not available. Principle should pratice smiling and the art of conversation with parents more often. Principle not parent friendly.
—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.

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

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 Students51%
Female55%
Male47%
Black, not Hispanic)58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners38%

Reading

All Students48%
Female55%
Male41%
Black, not Hispanic)48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch47%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners43%
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 Students34%
Female37%
Male30%
Black, not Hispanic)39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch31%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners35%

Reading

All Students47%
Female48%
Male45%
Black, not Hispanic)55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch45%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners47%

Writing

All Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
Black, not Hispanic)52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch48%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learners50%
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 Students43%
Female38%
Male48%
Black, not Hispanic)44%
Asian36%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch40%
Special education students27%
English language learners29%

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
Black, not Hispanic)67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch57%
Special education students9%
English language learners40%

Science

All Students25%
Female23%
Male26%
Black, not Hispanic)11%
Asian27%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch22%
Special education students18%
English language learners18%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
Black, not Hispanic)65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch61%
Special education students45%
English language learners57%

Reading

All Students69%
Female67%
Male69%
Black, not Hispanic)60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch66%
Special education students45%
English language learners61%
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 38% 7%
Hispanic 25% 16%
White 14% 70%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 2%
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 94%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4370 Hamilton St
Omaha, NE 68131
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