School Details

Tara Heights Elementary School

700 Tara Rd, Papillion, NE 68046
(402) 898-0445
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 401 students 16 students/teacher (NE avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

75%
82%
72%

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.
96%
94%
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
  • Papillion-La Vista Public Schools average
  • Nebraska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tara Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Papillion. 401 students attend Tara Heights Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 24% of the 401 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Tara Heights Elementary School is 16:1. St Columbkille School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 86%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
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 24% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This is our first year at Tara Heights Elementary and we love this school! The teachers/principal are delightful and easy to work with!

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers and staff are exceptional! Children are in culturally-rich environment where their strengths and talents are cultivated and rewarded!

  • (6 years ago)

    Tara Heights is an exceptional place to learn.The teachers are great and so are the parents!

  • (10 years ago)

    Great school love all the teachers they work great with all the kids.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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