School Details

Skinner Magnet Center

4304 North 33rd St, Omaha, NE 68111
(402) 453-6857

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 453 students 11 students/teacher (NE avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


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

About this school

Skinner Magnet Center is a public elementary school in Omaha. 453 students attend Skinner Magnet Center and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 89% of the 453 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Skinner Magnet Center is 11:1. Druid Hill Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 66% 31%
Hispanic 13% 25%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 40%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 62%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children in Skinner. And I'am pleased with the staff and all their efforts to make sure that the children excel in every way. Skinner has a excellent curriculum that pushes each student to their full potential. The staff is easy to work with and very caring and passionate in what they do.

  • (7 years ago)

    My children are involved in many activities at Skinner. They can get all the tutoring and participate in many after school programs. They are exposed to many cultural activities. The teachers and staff are wonderful and very helpful.

  • (8 years ago)

    The test scores are never correct at this school. They are prompted to have the teachers assist students that have failing grades to help them pass these manditory state testings. (CRTs) Very little control in the school. Lunch time is not controled at all. Some teachers it seems that the children control the class and the teachers do not care. These teacher allow some children to do what they like in the class room allowing for diruptions. This will make it hard for good student to excell!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has been blessed by the opportunities afforded him at Skinner Magnet. The staff works constantly to build new challenges and to keep the children engaged in learning- no matter what their interests. Coming from a school where my son was considered a disciplinary problem to a school where he only excels in every direction...I can't thank the staff enough for seeing the potential and higher intelligence that he possessed. If my son had missed out on this incredible school/staff he would now be in behavioral classes- instead he is in 2nd grade but reading and doing math at a 5th grade level.

  • (10 years ago)

    Skinner is a wonderful school. The students are exposed to a variety of curriculum and extra curricular activities. The principal and staff are excellent! They are a professional caring and concerned staff.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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