Benson West Elementary School

6652 Maple St
Omaha, NE 68104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Benson West Elementary School serves 543 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Benson West Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Nebraska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 34% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Benson West Elementary School's student population of 543 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students543 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Benson West Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 913 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Benson West Elementary School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#845 out of 913 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
19%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
19%
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Black
26%
7%
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White
36%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.760.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOmaha School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NE Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Benson West Elementary School is Transition Program At Pva (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Monroe Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rose Hill Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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