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King Science/Tech Magnet Middle School

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Posted September 27, 2010

King Science and Technology Magnet Center is one of the best schools in Omaha, I have had two of my daughters graduate from there who both went on to taking honors classes in high school. Currently my third daughter is in attendance there and has some of the best teachers I have seem in a public school system. She is excelling in all her classes and I expect she will be enrolling in honor classes in High School as well. Next year my fourth daughter will be attending and I have no qualms about what she will be learning. The School focuses on Computer, Science, and other advanced technology curriculum, as well as the basics. I feel all my daughters are, and will be, extremely prepared for high school and college as a result of their attending KSTM.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2009

The teachers are very good at this school. They are willing to reach out and help the students with homework. The downside of this school is that there are some rough kids that attend the school. Teachers can't monitor the students at all times, and I felt that discipline against bullying was not handled approriately by office staff. Unfortunately I cannot recommend this school to another parent. It's a shame because they do offer some great programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

King is the best middle school a student could ask for. The teachers are terriffic. They really prepare you for high school. Dr. Frison was the best princepal because she had respect at all times, but she also knew how to have fun with her students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2008

King is an awesome school! i miss it there and i wish i could go back! the teachers are awesome and they actually help you learne in a way that is fun!
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Posted May 23, 2008

Dr. Frison is an awesome leader. My son has never been challenged so much academically and he loves it! The staff is so involved with student success that 80% of them support the PTA. PTA really has a heart for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2005

I think that this school can be a great school. I think that we are working with over worked and underpaid staff. I like to see more interaction with the parents and I think that the child gets lossed in the equasion of more attention being put on behavior and less on the accademics. This is a concern that I have about this school. I think if you are a hands on parent then this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 70% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
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 66% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students44%
Female40%
Male48%
Black, not Hispanic)24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch29%
Special education students20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Black, not Hispanic)46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic90%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch54%
Special education students30%
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 Students36%
Female27%
Male43%
Black, not Hispanic)14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial10%
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch24%
Special education students18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female56%
Male64%
Black, not Hispanic)46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial50%
White, not Hispanic83%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch49%
Special education students47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female41%
Male59%
Black, not Hispanic)32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial30%
White, not Hispanic83%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch37%
Special education students29%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students43%
Female42%
Male43%
Black, not Hispanic)26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial10%
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch30%
Special education students35%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 53% 7%
White 30% 70%
Hispanic 9% 16%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 75%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Band

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

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  • 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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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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3720 Florence Blvd
Omaha, NE 68110
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