School Details

Bancroft Elementary School

2724 Riverview Blvd, Omaha, NE 68108
(402) 344-7505
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 708 students 13 students/teacher (NE avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

59%
59%
75%
56%
63%
77%

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2009
  • Omaha Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
55%
72%
64%
66%
79%
67%
61%
69%

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
89%
85%
90%

School-based, Teacher-led, Assessment and Reporting System (STARS)

In 2008-2009 Nebraska used the School-based Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 4, 5, 8 and 11 in science. The STARS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2009
  • Omaha Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
56%
75%
62%
65%
79%
44%
46%
68%

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2009
  • Omaha Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
50%
67%
62%
67%
77%

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2009
  • Omaha Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bancroft Elementary School is a public middle school in Omaha. 708 students go to Bancroft Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 90% of the 708 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bancroft Elementary School is 13:1. Youth Links-Heartland Family is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Baseball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 66% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 26%
Multiracial 4% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 33%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 3%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a first grader and a kindergartner at Bancroft this year. I am extremely impressed with this school in many aspects. Every staff member I have come into contact with is amazing. Kind generous and they all seem to genuinely care about the students. Both of my girls are shining here at Bancroft. I love how welcoming the school is to parents being on campus. I've attended many class parties stayed for breakfast with the girls and have even showed up a few times at lunch. My only concern is the lack of parental involvement at this school. The PTA is rarely mentioned at all. It was two months into the school year before I even received any information regarding meetings and times. I'm pleased to have my girls attend such a great school!

  • (4 years ago)

    When Mr. Sorteno was principal the school was the best. The principals now seems to not have what's best for kids at interest. Almost all teachers are wonderful at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a terrific gem of an urban school in Omaha - a well kept secret!

  • (9 years ago)

    I have had two children attend Bancroft in the beginning grades. I have been very pleased with the quality of education they have received thus far. I feel that overall the principal teachers and staff are very committed to the very best education possible. It is a tougher neighborhood and thus the peer influence is a concern at times.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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