Omaha school information

IndexOmahaNebraskaNational
Average Test Scores72%75%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:113:116:1
Total public schools14978079,221
Total private schools5918224,874
Total post-secondary schools21567,963
The Omaha, NE educational system consists of 149 public schools, 59 private schools and 21 post-secondary schools. Omaha public schools have average test scores of 72% which is 3% lower than than the Nebraska average and 47% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Omaha public schools is 16:1, compared to 13:1 in Nebraska and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.2% have completed high school, 34.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Omaha are 47% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 149 public schools in Omaha.
  • 85.1% of people in Omaha have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.2% of people in Omaha have completed high school.
  • 34.7% of people in Omaha have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Omaha

IndexOmahaNebraskaNational
Completed 8th grade85.1%88.4%84.3%
Completed high school84.2%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college64.9%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.0%40.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.7%30.0%30.3%
Completed masters12.0%9.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.1%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Omaha (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Bennington, NE1,60893%89%
Fort Calhoun, NE81591%84%
Gretna, NE5,04790%84%
Papillion, NE19,52086%76%
Crescent, IA52285%72%
Omaha, NE443,07272%47%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Raleigh, NC441,32652%6%
Colorado Springs, CO448,75937%25%
Virginia Beach, VA449,73382%67%
Miami, FL432,62247%5%
Atlanta, GA456,37828%44%
Omaha, NE443,07272%47%
Source: The Omaha, NE education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.