Western Hills Magnet Center

5616 L Street
Omaha, NE 68117
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 365 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Western Hills Magnet Center ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 365 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • : Bottom 50% in NE
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Western Hills Magnet Center ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Nebraska for:

School Overview

Western Hills Magnet Center's student population of 365 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
365 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Western Hills Magnet Center ranks within the bottom 50% of all 902 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Western Hills Magnet Center is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NE)
#838 out of 902 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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15-19%
46%
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25-29%
47%
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40-59%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
21%
21%
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Black
30%
7%
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White
31%
64%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
13%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.76
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Western Hills Magnet Center's ranking?
Western Hills Magnet Center is ranked #838 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
What schools are Western Hills Magnet Center often compared to?
Western Hills Magnet Centeris often viewed alongside schools like Dundee Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NE state average).
How many students attend Western Hills Magnet Center?
365 students attend Western Hills Magnet Center.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
31% of Western Hills Magnet Center students are White, 30% of students are Black, 21% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Western Hills Magnet Center?
Western Hills Magnet Center has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Western Hills Magnet Center offer ?
Western Hills Magnet Center offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Western Hills Magnet Center part of?
Western Hills Magnet Center is part of Omaha Public Schools School District.
In what neighborhood is Western Hills Magnet Center located?
Western Hills Magnet Center is located in the South Omaha neighborhood of Omaha, NE. There are 9 other public schools located in South Omaha.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 365 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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