Did you know?

  • OPS partnered with Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp. in 2016 to improve student achievement at Howard Kennedy Elementary. Students now spend an extra forty-five minutes in class each day with a new curriculum that stresses project-based learning, literacy and science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
  • Wakonda Elementary was chosen as the first Turnaround School in the state of Nebraska for the 2015–2016 school year, with key initiatives, focused on increasing student achievement through technology, data, and behavioral goals. First-year results included an 8% increase in reading scores and a 4% increase in math scores.
  • In 2015, North High Magnet School built the Haddix Center, which houses the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program, providing a state of the art facility to better prepare its students for the highly technological society that awaits them.
  • There are ten dual language schools within the OPS district: Crestridge, Spring Lake, Gomez, Castellar, Jackson, Liberty, Marrs, Beverage, Norris, and South.
  • OPS partners with community organizations to host eight school-based health centers where families can receive free or low-cost medical services.
  • Students in the Career Center Health Occupations Program finish the year earning their certified nursing assistant (CNA) certificate.
  • OPS students earned more than 10,500 dual enrollment credits in 2016–2017.
  • OPS graduate Alan Heeger won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2000.
  • OPS offers more AP courses than any other district in Nebraska.
  • Bryan High School has the largest Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter in Nebraska.
  • Students at the Career Center earned 575 industry recognized certifications in 2016–2017.
  • OPS offers dual language programs in ten buildings. Students can participate from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
  • In 2016, OPS students set record-high test scores.
  • 2017 OPS graduates received nearly $66.6 million in scholarships.
  • More than 82% of OPS high school students take a career readiness course.
  • In 2016, OPS opened the first public Virtual School in Nebraska.
  • Nearly seven out of ten OPS teachers have earned education beyond a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ten OPS schools have received Green Ribbon Awards from the U.S. Department of Education since 2012.
  • OPS had forty-eight all-state musicians in 2016–2017.
  • OPS has fifteen National Board Certified teachers.
  • OPS average cost per pupil in $800 less than the state average cost.
  • Bancroft Elementary is the only school in the state that has a kindergarten zoo program—a full day program for kindergarten students at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.