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Washington Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 302 students

 

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Posted December 10, 2010

My fondest memories of childhood come from attending Washington Elementary. The teachers were wonderful caring individuals. I count one of them, a Mrs. Bossman, who taught sixth grade many years ago, as one of the teachers who influenced my decision to become a teacher.


Posted June 20, 2008

Washington is a good school. It offers a helpful staff and a diverse student body. I am so glad we sent our son here. His first year experience was fantastic. It is a smaller school so the staff know most of the students by name. The staff is very flexible in accommodating the cultural and religious choices parents make for their children. It is also great that my child gets to attend a school with deaf children. The staff teaches and uses sign language throughout the day with ALL students. We are thrilled that our son is able to learn a third language because of the school's diversity. As this is our first year, we have little experience with the PTO. So far it seems good. They have pulled together many activities, both during and after school. It appears that many of the parents participate and get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

Washington provides many things - excellent teachers, many of whom have master's degrees and have been awarded the Buffet Foundation Award for teaching excellence, wonderful music and art education, and a caring diverse community of students and families. Washington is also the magnet school in the Omaha Public School District for Hearing Impaired students, and hearing-impaired students participate fully in all activities, with interpreters in nearly every class. By sixth grade, many of the students are fluent in sign language, and the lessons learned about acceptance and confidence are wonderful for all kids. Parent involvement in the school is very strong - and strongly encouraged, with many volunteering time frequently in the classroom. Our kids have had opportunities and experiences that have thrilled and enriched them. A friend who is a substitute teacher mentioned the wonderful open, accepting community at the school, and she is absolutely right. It's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2004

My adopted daughter attended 1-6th grade and received an excellent education. The teachers were wonderful and encouraged her even as she left to go to Middle School. It is a wonderful learning environment.
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
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.

25 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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
72%

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 Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch54%
Special education students50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female81%
Male57%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic75%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch60%
Special education students43%
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 Students68%
Female50%
Male77%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Male81%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch61%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic55%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch42%
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%
Femalen/a
Male56%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch33%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male62%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch25%
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 Students71%
Female65%
Malen/a
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch60%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female87%
Malen/a
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanicn/a
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
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 55% 70%
Hispanic 18% 16%
Black 15% 7%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 53%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5519 Mayberry St
Omaha, NE 68106
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