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New High School?

Postby stabone99 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:43 pm

I've heard there might be a new high school that is going to be build by Deer Creek, approximately 117th and State streets.  Has anyone heard anything about this school?

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Postby Uffda » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:44 pm

Don't know about that but there is a proposed middle school at 138 and State. OPS already owns the land but it will be 4-5 years at least.

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Postby stabone99 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:50 am

I wonder if my contact is confused with location and that is actually where it is.

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Postby MTO » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:34 pm

Is there already demand for another school?
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Postby Uffda » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:26 pm

Buffett magnet middle school built 5 yrs ago for a population of a little over 800 (i think)  Population this year over 1300.

Part of the over population comes from the subdivisions being built out there. I notice a whole new one being built on the north side of Military just past 132 and then some more dirt being moved around at the NW corner of Ida and Military. All of these would go to Fullerton or Saddle Brook and then possibly on to Buffett.

Another part of the of the over population is OPS needs to readjust boundaries and and stick to them. I think Nathan Hale is about 250 this year but they are implementing a new program. Morton's started bring in 5th graders a couple of years ago but I have heard that they only have like 50 or so in the class -- Buffett has approx 300 5th graders.

High school wise -- Burke is overflowing and NW has a need for more students.

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Postby stabone99 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:42 am

I'm a resident out in that area of 156th and State street.  And yes, they appear to be adding more and more homes.  We're looking to buy a slightly bigger home in a nearby neighborhood.  Problem is that we don't want our kids going to Northwest and I got my hopes up that they might be building a new high school by Deer Creek based on what I was told.  I know Burke used to have the open policy but it appears it no longer will which really cuts down our options.

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Postby mrdwhsr » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:50 pm

So....Omaha North, Millard North, Omaha Northwest, Westside, Bellevue West, Millard West...what to call the new school -- North by Northwest? With a course in Cary Grant movies? :;):

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Postby bbinks » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:08 pm

There is a large plat that has been under development for residential since last summer, just south of the old Sunset Speedway.  Lots are now being sold.  Part of that land is still showing as being owned by the Douglas County school district.

http://douglasne.mapping-online.com/Dou ... 0919720850

This may be what you are thinking of.  There is still a for sale sign on the NW corner of Sunset Speedway.

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Postby stabone99 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:26 am

Bingo!  This is precisely where I was told it would be.  14 acres seems like a good size as well.  Good find Bbinks.  Thanks

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Postby MadScientist » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:39 am

14 acres for a High School? What? For just the Freshmen? Come on, think about that one a little more and try again. Maybe a Elementary School, but not a High School. In this day and age, you'd need at least 40 acres for a High School.

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Postby Stargazer » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:56 pm

Perhaps they possess more than one lot.

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Postby cdub » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:39 am

The one by the speedway is elementary, the one to the NW is a middle.  No new HSs going yet.

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Postby Uffda » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:43 pm

This summer there was an article about the new middle school. I think it is suppose to open fall 2013. In the article, OPS said there was no plans for a new high school at this time.

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Postby joeglow » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:41 am

Uffda wrote:This summer there was an article about the new middle school. I think it is suppose to open fall 2013. In the article, OPS said there was no plans for a new high school at this time.


And this is why three friends of ours all moved to the Elkhorn school district from from Stone Creek.  None wanted their kids going to Northwest.

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Postby Big E » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:02 am

Where exactly is the city of Omaha growing that it needs another high school?  It is pretty much only growing via annexation and any place it annexes already has a school district.

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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:31 am

Have you been out on Ida or State Street in the 144th/156/168 region. There are quite a few homes going up in that area and some even a little east of that region. A great majority of that territory is in OPS (although there is some BPS coverage around there as well).

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Postby Uffda » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:02 pm

And this is why three friends of ours all moved to the Elkhorn school district from from Stone Creek.  None wanted their kids going to Northwest.


Yeah horrible neighborhood.   :shock:

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Postby joeglow » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:11 pm

Uffda wrote:
And this is why three friends of ours all moved to the Elkhorn school district from from Stone Creek.  None wanted their kids going to Northwest.


Yeah horrible neighborhood.   :shock:


Who said anything about the neighborhood?  They did not want to send their kids to a dropout factory.

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Postby joeglow » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:20 pm

Anonymous wrote:Have you been out on Ida or State Street in the 144th/156/168 region. There are quite a few homes going up in that area and some even a little east of that region. A great majority of that territory is in OPS (although there is some BPS coverage around there as well).


Therein lies the problem so many school districts face.  With dwindling populations of school age children in existing areas, they may not see an overall increase to the number of students.  However, they do see a shift of where the students live.  This leads to one of two "solutions:"  either bus a ton of kids from areas with a lot of school age children (high transportation costs) or build new schools.  Most chose number two and now have way too many schools, eating up tons of their budget.  The DC school district just recently closed a lot of their schools and, despite the uproar, has seen reduced costs and increases in results.

I don't know the answer, but know a lot of people don't like taking their kids to a school 5-8 miles away that appears to only specialize in having students drop out.

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Postby trackit » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:35 pm

I have a kid who is a fifth grader at Buffet which just won an award for being one of the top 16 middle schools in the country.  These parents are uber involved with the school.  When OPS starts busing all this kids to the sh*thole Northwest High School their is going to be a rebellion.  Every parent I know in my neighborhood is making plans to move before their kids reach high school age.

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Postby Guest » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:20 pm

Perhaps your kid can help with the choice of "their" over "there".

Just sayin'...   :roll:

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:37 pm

If these parents are so involved you would think they would know they can apply to attend any of the OPS schools based on their children's strengths in the classroom.  Central for English, North for science ect.  Don't forget that many of Buffet's students themselves are bussed to this top 16 school.

Your starting to sound like a MPS parent.  :;):

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Postby Uffda » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:14 pm

How are these parents uber involved?  Couldn't they become just as involved in a high school like NW where their child could go?


Don't forget that many of Buffet's students themselves are bussed to this top 16 school.

Most of the students who attend Buffett live within the Buffett school boundaries. There are students that opt to come to Buffett but their number is small given the total population of around 1400 students.

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:37 pm

I wouldn't say it is small there is a fairly large number of bussed students for it location.  I would venture to say it is one of the most bussed middle schools in OPS.

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Postby Uffda » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:33 am

oh i didnt say there wasn't bussed in students. I said the major part of the student body belongs in buffett's attendance area. They get bussed becomes they live outside area deemed to be walkable by OPS. There is a small percentage that choose to come in as magnet students.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:51 am

Uffda wrote:oh i didnt say there wasn't bussed in students. I said the major part of the student body belongs in buffett's attendance area. They get bussed becomes they live outside area deemed to be walkable by OPS. There is a small percentage that choose to come in as magnet students.


Ehh they turn kids away every year a lot choose to go there.

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Postby Uffda » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:10 am

go on the ops website and look at a map for the buffett territory you will see why there are lots of busses. There is only so much room for Magnet students ie. children outside the buffett attendance area and it is a small percentage of the whole - the rest are 'neighborhood' students.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:11 am

I was wrong about being the most they are basically equal to each other magnet, but it is more than you think 50 students of each grade are bussed from outside the schools territory.  So if there is about 300 in a grade(guessing I couldn't find exact numbers) that would mean 16 almost 17 percent are bussed in.  I guess it is in the eye of the beholder, but I find that to be a pretty considerable number.

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Postby Uffda » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:04 pm

I asked a friend today that works at Buffett , she told me they have only slots for 25 magnet students per grade level. She said there use to be more but with Buffett's neighborhood population growing they had to cut back the number they could accept.

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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:31 pm

Hmm I suppose the facts I found were a bit out of date.  I should of asked my mom I suppose, she works there too.

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Postby guesty » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:14 pm

I just sold my house in North West Omaha and closed on a new house in Elkhorn to avoid having to send my kids to Northwest High School.  I know of at least 4 more families who have moved out of OPS to Elkhorn, or Millard schools for the same reason.  Two of the families where White, one was Black and one was Asian, all of them said their number one reason for moving was they didn't want their kids going to Northwest High School.

OPS should build a new High School out in this area rather than trying send these kids down to their failing schools, to balance out the test scores of all of the poor kids that OPS is failing to provide a decent education to.

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Postby Guest » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:21 pm

We pulled our kids out for the same reason.  We moved them to Concordia Academy and then Concordia Jr./Sr.  It was easier than moving.

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Postby Uffda » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:45 pm

Not sure what difference building a new school would make as it would be open to all students in OPS. Also taxpayers would be screaming as there is no need for a new high school based on school populations.

The moving part is interesting as I know families who still live in OPS boundaries but there kids are going to Millard schools.

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Postby bigredmed » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:12 pm

mrdwhsr wrote:So....Omaha North, Millard North, Omaha Northwest, Westside, Bellevue West, Millard West...what to call the new school -- North by Northwest? With a course in Cary Grant movies? :;):


Nancy Sebring Magnet High School for Electronic Communications?

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Postby Coyote » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:40 am

I heard about a third Elkhorn High School in the plans - anyone know about this?
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Postby MadMartin8 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:42 am

Coyote wrote:I heard about a third Elkhorn High School in the plans - anyone know about this?



Yes. When I interviewed there (obviously did not get the job), they mentioned a new High School was in the works.
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Postby Coyote » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:45 am

...Because they want to stay Class B in Sports?

Do they have land yet?
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Postby Guest » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:12 am

Coyote wrote:...Because they want to stay Class B in Sports?

Do they have land yet?



Elkhorn wants to stay class B so more of the kids get to participate.   Good on them.

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Postby cdub » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:32 am

Coyote wrote:...Because they want to stay Class B in Sports?

Do they have land yet?


I was thinking 180 fort but now that I start typing that may be an elementary and a middle.

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Postby Joe_Sovereign » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:21 pm

I was at the dedication of one of Elkhorn's new Elementary schools.  A Elkhorn School District Board Member said that they project that at current growth rates in the district's population grows they will be building a lot of new schools in the near future.  

He said in 15 years the Elkhorn Public School System will have

19 Elementary Schools - currently there are 9 with three that opened this year,
7 Middle Schools - currently there are 3 with one under construction for next year
4 High Schools - currently there are 2


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