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2124 South 32nd Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105

(402) 341-5604
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August 20, 2014
I attended Our Lady of Lourdes from preschool through 8th grade and graduated fairly recently. At OLL I received a wonderful, well-rounded education that prepared me for high school and college. I found that because of my OLL education, I was able to adjust to high school much better than many of my peers from other schools. The principal and teachers truly care about all of the students and want them to succeed. The teachers foster a great environment and help the students feel safe and welcome. I still keep in contact with a few of my teachers from OLL! There is a good sense of community here; because of this I was able to make lifelong friends. I would recommend Our Lady of Lourdes to anyone who wants to give their child a lifetime advantage! I hope to send my children to OLL someday.

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2014
Great school, simply wonderful. I appreciate the community feel and high standards. The teachers and principal work hard to make sure the students are good to each other and are learning everyday. I can be part of the school if I so choose. It's simply a tremendous school. I have always found the teachers and principal willing to help. The teachers all received iPads and there is a new set of chrome books for the kids. All the rooms even have projectors. Those who talk poorly of the school have an axe to grind, high standards may not be for everyone, or simply don't know the truth. I recommend without reservation.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2014
School is afraid of changing structure. The principal is not willing to take many student suggestions. As a friend of one of the class presidents, I've heard that he hardly ever listens to what the student body and to say or wants to improve. Sadly, the music and technology program is crumbling. There is no real technology teacher, and the home room teachers have the class to themselves. So If you want your children to be taught to be technology savvy, this isn't a good choice.The students need a teacher to teach them about the new ways this generation is working: with computers and tablets. Also, sad to hear the music teacher is leaving. But before the last, many music teachers have come and gone. I believe there was three of them who only stayed for A year. I think that I have had 4 or 5 different music teachers. I don't know why they all left, but they did. As a younger student, I've heard from some friends of mine, that the after school program staff was very poorly selected. The don't pay attention, and most of the time are playing on thir devices. Overall, I did get an average education. But I did not enjoy my time. I would recommend a different choice.

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2014
I was a student at Our Lady of Lourdes for 10 years, and it was some of the worst years of my life. In my year of 3rd grade, we got a new principal. For a while things were looking up for the school, but then they became worse. Other students and I came to the principal many times on account of bullying and rude teachers. We were told something would be done, but nothing was ever done. Also, the school is incredibly biased. If you're not in a family that is immensely involved in the school or church or you are a student who gets perfect grades, you will not win any scholarships, awards, you will not be seen in the school newspaper, or anything. I would not reccomend this school for your kids.

- submitted by a community member
August 06, 2013
Great school, simply great. The teachers and staff really care about the kids and want them to achieve their full potential. The principal is visible, caring, and accessible. The academics and Catholic values are stressed. Parents can be involved too. Great school, glad to be part of it.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2011
Get serious people this location doesn't have many other choices. OLL has improved significantly but there still are some concerns. OLL traditionally feels more like a club than a community. Leadership caters to a handful of parents who think they and their kids are better than everyone else. If you re not in this self-centered clan, your kids will never get the lead role in the school play, never get their photo in the local newsletter, and never be selected for subjective awards and scholarships at graduation. The school doesn t believe in spreading it around. Not to worry the ignored kids use this as motivation and outperform the pretenders when college scholarships are awarded. Support the teachers stay involved and laugh at the parents who act like they own the joint. Now the really good news. The school always turns out some high performers and the school become outstanding because the kids of some of the meddling parents are gone & they finally hired a great principal.Get past the politics and OLL offers a very good learning experience for you and your child!!

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2011
A great new principal has made a real difference in the last two years. Declining enrollments mean small class sizes that benefit your children. My kids enjoy the structure and discipline of a Catholic school. It's a shame more parents aren't involved though. Too many parents (even at a parochial school) think that they send their children off to get educated and don't need to be involved. OLL offers a great sense of community and a solid Catholic education.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2010
Great school. Wonderful staff. Small classes. Community feel. Fine academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 28, 2010
OLL is a great school to send your child to. We have small classes, great teachers, high expectations, religious teaching, extra clubs, and lots of chances for parents to be involved. There is a feeling of community. My child's test scores are great, thanks to OLL.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2010
Our Lady of Lourdes is a great school to send your child. Academics are above par and the atomosphere is very family oriented. A++

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2010
I have been part of OLL for a few years and this school is great, and has gotten even better recently. There are so many clubs and groups that have been started, there is a theme that talks about kindness, and the level of expectations for behavior and academics have increased too. Any not- positive comment is probably written by a student or parent that is not used to these high expectations. You can get a great education at OLL, but you're expected to work and behave. Anyone that wrote something negative probably doesn't want to work or behave. But this school is top notch, full of good kids and fine staff. There really is a welcoming feel at OLL now.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2009
Great school. I graduated recently and found myself to be very well prepared for high school. The staff care about you and challenge you to do well. I was involved and learned so much. Simply a fine school.

- submitted by a student
December 18, 2009
lourdes is a great school if you want your child to fail in life. its academics are at a low standard and most kids need extra help in high school that graduate from lourdes. there is a lack of teacher involvement. lourdes is a good school(:

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
Lourdes is a very fine school. There is a sense of community that is present; everyone seems to be dedicated to the school. I have been impressed with the prinicpal and staff and their decisions. The rules and expectations have gotten higher over the past 2 years which I was excited to see. Kindness and academics are stressed. My child is getting a great education with small class sizes in caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
This school is very weel-unorganized. The involvments with activities has gone down sice recent years. New staff is needed badly (including the pricipal) The dress code is redicolious. I had gotten in trouble for having a little pocket on the side of shorts. The population of the school has gone down rapidly. Overall, this is not a very good school.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 29, 2009
Simply a great school. The environment has really changed recently, and kindness and respect are now the norm. I've been impressed with the teachers and administration, they seem to enjoy their work. I also appreciate the good communication between school and home. There are good, specific rules and handbooks to follow. I've been pleased with the academic progress of my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 16, 2009
I have been a parent at OLL for a few years now, and I feel the school is really on an upswing. The new teachers and administration have greatly improved the atmosphere and attitude of the school. There are so many new groups that have started to give the students more opportunities. There is also a sense of respect and kindness that has been emphasized. There are rules to be followed and consequences if they are not which is exactly as it should be. I also have had many opportunities to be involved; it just takes my own effort. I have been pleased with the academic, and religious, skills my child has obtained at OLL. Academic rigor is important. With the small class sizes and superior staff OLL will continue be a great school. I'm glad to be here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 08, 2009
I think OLL is a great school. I was disappointed to read the 'sour grapes' comments of others. My child is receiving a well-rounded education, and religious ideals that will last a lifetime. The new administration and teachers have really helped to create a fun, educational, yet respect-filled environment. There are many new programs, clubs, and ideas that have begun recently. Certainly there are high expectations for behavior and dress, and consequences when those expectations are not met. But that is what most parents want. There are opportunities for parental involvement, but that is how a school should be and many parents want to be involved. The building itself has had many improvements and is quite nice. If you are looking for a great school check out OLL.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 24, 2009
Our Lady of Lourdes is a great school. The staff really seem to care about the students. I found the discipline to be fair and consistent. But poor behavior is not tolerated. High expectations were the norm. The school also looks modern and clean. A good education will be received at OLL.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
I agree with past reviews that stated that a few parents seem to run the school. Discipline is not consistant. Punishments are handed out for wrong color headbands for girls, wrong socks, lockers not clean. It is definately a who knows who school.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
I had my son sent to that school. He said it stank really bad. The dress code was destructive of their personal lives. The same content was taught basically each year. overall horrible

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2007
I graduated from OLL in 2003. I am very offended by the people who wrote that this school does not provide a good education. At the high school I attended, 'The Lourdes Girls' were the ones in the honors classes. I agree that sports is emphasized, but seriously, we kicked butt! Also, what other Catholic gradeschools in our area can afford a myriad of extracurriculars? I loved Lourdes and am so appreciative that my parents sent me there. My best friends now are the people I met at that school.

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2006
We definitley feel that our children recieve a quality education at OLL. We are invovled parents that allow the administration to run the school and if we have trouble with anything we go directly to the principal and discuss the issue. There has been some new staff in the past few years, four teachers relocated due to their spouses jobs, one retired, and there were others that left for their own personal reasons. This happens with every school. We have found the teachers willing to work with our children in areas that they struggle. We have one child that is involed in sportts and one that is not and they both love OLL! Extracurricualr activities are available but depend on parent volunteers, however the chess club is run by a teacher. I am so sad to read the previous, sour grapes, reviews. We love OLL.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2005
I graduated from this school in 1998, and I feel it prepared me very well for high school. I continued on to a public high school and saw the difference between public and private. Many of the public students were upset with what they thought to be a heavy homework load. I remember Our Lady of Lourdes being difficult at times, but I was well prepared because I thought the homework load in high school was much less difficult. After high school I received a full-ride scholarship for the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I will graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering in May of 2007, and I credit Our Lady of Lourdes for pointing me in the right direction.

- submitted by a former student
July 05, 2005
A school with major 'internal' problems. School lacks leadership to develop necessary academic improvements. During the past few years little regard given to music and art as well as technology. Sports are overdone. Discipline is not consistent. Keep looking for a school, this one is not for you unless your kids can teach themselves.

- submitted by a administrator
June 29, 2005
This has always been a very cliquish school. It depends on who you are as to how your child will be treated. There is extreme favortism shown to certain families by the administration on down to faculty and staff. Sadly enough with all the turmoil, educating the children comes second. There is alot of parental invovement by a select group who want their say. Extracurriculars are all sports related. The enrollment has plummeted in the last few years due to constant turmoil and bickering. We, as many parents, have removed our children. I would not recommend enrolling.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2005
This could be a wonderful school,if staff changes are done, from principal down. Your children need to be smart to go there, I have taken my kids out.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2005
First of all, there are at two other excellent parochial schools both within 2 miles of Our Lady of Lourdes (St Thomas More & St Cecilia's) There is also a fairly well-respected public elementary school 5 blocks away. Bottom line: Our Lady of Lourdes has had serious problems within their administrative ranks and allows too much influence from a few, favored Catholic parents. Sports are emphasized with very few non-athletic extracurricular activities offered. Nice neighborhood but avoid this school until they iron out their issues. Overall academics are good but we can honestly say that we would have sent our children elsewhere had we known what we know now.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2004
My kids started as preschoolers, spent afternoons in extended care, and are now progressing nicely through elementary school. I feel that they are receiving an excellent academic, spiritual, and social education. The sense of family and community in this school is strong. Parents are encouraged to be active in parish and school activities. A great school in a beautiful part of town.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
Best school in area. Extracurricular activities are excellent if you're only interested in sports. Administration has tolerated more discipline problems by the minority of students at the expense of the majority of students. A few parents have too much influence in school administrative decisions. Over 50% of the faculty has been replaced in the last two years.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2003
OLL is a fantastic parish-supported Catholic schoool. Our children have attended school there for several years. The education is superior. The teachers are incredible. Parental involvement is strongly encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
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Our Lady Of Lourdes School
2124 South 32nd Avenue, Omaha, NE  68105
(402) 341-5604
Last modified Our Lady Of Lourdes School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Our Lady Of Lourdes School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top