Back to class: Omaha's top-rated and most-improved public high schools

Back to class: Omaha's top-rated and most-improved public high schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 21, 2019.

How do the public high schools in Omaha stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Millard South High School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Omaha, rising from a B+ to an A-, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 14905 Q St., enrolls 2,302 students. Niche gave the school B+'s across the board for administration, academics and clubs and activities.

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 56% of Millard South High School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 63% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 43% in math and 49% in reading.

While some public high schools in Omaha are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Millard North High School, with an overall rating of A+.
  • Elkhorn South High School, with an A+ rating overall.
  • Millard West High School, rated A overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Omaha schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public elementary schools.

This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.