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Harvey Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 280 students

 
 

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Posted October 9, 2010

I love Harvey Oaks Elementary simply because they have the most wonderful teachers and facility that run this school. It is a public school that feels more like a private school. The teachers that I have been in contact with should be role models and mentors to every teacher in the Omaha area. They inspire their students to excel not only in academics but in life skills as well. Our principal Roberta Deremer is an amazing leader. She knows almost every family in her school. She greets them by name not only the kids but their parents and brothers and sisters. She is open and honest in her communication and ALWAYS opens her door for any parent. With the current economic times she has had to make some decisions but parents are informed and even brought into the planning stages. She instituted a parent committe to help with brainstorming on how we can meet budget and ensure success. I am blessed to have my child go to this school. I can think of nothing better than Harvey Oaks receiving these funds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

My son attended the Catholic school nearby and always came home with terrible headaches and was starting to really not like school. We decided to switch and checked Harvey Oaks and a couple other schools. What a completely welcoming atmosphere. When we showed up (unannounced mind you), after school one day, the principal met us at the door and we explained our situation. She personally took my child on a tour of the school right then. He was in second grade and would start the following year as well as my daughter an incoming kindergartener. As you can imagine, he was totally freaked about switching schools. The principal's caring manner though and the awesome teachers made it so much easier to decide to switch and start there. To this day, I have nothing but great things to say. A+ school, principal, teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2008

Harvey Oaks Elementary is the best school. We have had a great exsperience with all of the teachers and staff at this school. My daughter has been here since Kindergarten and she is now in 2nd grade. We love this school. We wouldn't choose any other school for our children. This school does not do any fundraisers wear your children have to sell things to people. They have a school carnival to raise the money they need instead. I really love this about the school too. I hated school fundraisers. This school's parents are wonderful. We have a lot of parents that volunteer for anything that they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

We moved back to Omaha in November of 2005 and started looking for an elementary school for my boyfriends daughter. We went to over 6 elementary schools in the Millard district and we where not happy with any of them and then one day someone told us to check out Harvey Oaks and when we did we immediately fell in love with this school. The teachers and principle are absolutely the best I have ever seen. Our daughter is in so many activities that I would have never even thought an elementary school would offer. This school does not do fundraising which is awesome because they have other things you can donate to like the year book, school carnival, buzz book (parent information), and etc. The teachers and principle always knows who you and your children are and it is a great since of community. I would recommend this school over any others!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
90%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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

All Students81%
Female75%
Male88%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female85%
Male96%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic89%
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

Math

All Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic78%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female88%
Male100%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic98%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female84%
Male58%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic76%
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

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic93%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic93%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female84%
Male96%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic93%
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 89% 70%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 15%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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15228 Shirley St
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: (402) 715-1386

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