School Details

Willowdale Elementary School

16901 P St, Omaha, NE 68135
(402) 715-8280

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 408 students 15 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
  • Millard Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Willowdale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Omaha. 408 children attend Willowdale Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 14% of the 408 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Willowdale Elementary School is 15:1. Rohwer Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 88%
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 7% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 12% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    We just moved to Willowdale the year my son was attending 4th grade. I was very nervous about the transition for my son and concerned about how he would do with change of attending a new school. ALL of the Willowdale staff members were so terrific my son and my 500+ questions that I had during the transition. He had the best teacher I feel he has had thus far although from what I hear there is not a "bad teacher" in Willowdale. My son truly loves it at Willowdale and we will certainly miss everyone there next year when my son moves on to middle school. THANK YOU to everyone at Willowdale for welcoming us with open arms during our move. I truly feel like the Willowdale family is "one big happy family". Mrs. Kelly the school principal is so sweet and caring about her students.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our daughter attended Willowdale for 2 years and we loved it! It is the most organized clean inventive school we have been to. After moving no school even comes close to Willodale we hold them on a pedastol.

  • (9 years ago)

    My nephews attend Willowdale. My sister informs me when they are involved in a student-based website project - 'Willowdale News' hosted by student anchors - and picture postings. It appears they committed and well focused in incorporating technology in their school. I have not been to any Fine Arts performances and hope they are equally committed to this field of exploration and learning. Parent support is terrific. My sister has been a 'helper' in her son's classrooms and is always welcomed and encouraged to assist when possible. The parental social community within Willowdale is strong through this voluntary involvement and it has had a significant impact on my nephews understanding that 'school' is a family matter.

  • (9 years ago)

    Willowdale has an enrollment of approximately 400 children and a yearly volunteer corp of over 100. The staff and parents are actively involved in the childrens' education. It is a technology school where children work with computers and hand-helds on a daily basis. The technology teacher has received national recognition for his program and efforts.

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