WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

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8601 ARBOR ST
OMAHA, NE 68124
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Phone: 402-390-6464
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Westside Community Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 500
  • Number Students: 1000
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6064
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 117
  • Principal: Mr Russ Olsen
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (11 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (8 Reviews)
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    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-31
    "For everyone who is saying Westside is a bad school below, get with the times. I am an EY (excellence in youth) student which is an advanced placement thing. The teachers will adjust the difficulty of the work based on your ability, so it doesn't matter that they are all lumped together. The fact that we have the variety of ability in our school makes it feel like you are never alone. We constantly read and type/write, taking notes, reading out of textbooks, reading examples, every Tuesday reading for 30 minutes. The honors English program is now available to all kids in the high school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-10
    "Westside has excellent elementary schools, but the middle school is a disaster. It is a waste of two years. Other than Math, all kids take the same classes, regardless of ability. So, in English, Science, etc., you have the brightest kids sitting next to the slowest. There is very little writing or reading in the curriculum. Students are allowed to turn in mediocre work, with no consequence. Communication with the parents in nonexistent. The EY (gifted) program is a joke; students take a one-quarter-long class and that's it. That particular teacher refuses to answer parent questions and the administration does not care. We had to move one of our children to a private school. Another is there now. Despite being very bright, he is failing classes. Discipline is a problem. Students will be removed from class (by the resource officer) for swearing at the teacher, then they'll be back 2 or 3 days later. It makes it very difficult for the good kids to learn."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-12-26
    "Westside is exceptional. My only wish is that they would spend less on technology and more on the most valuable asset - educators."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-07-08
    "Lacks discipline in classroom and accountability for student work. Teachers are not supported by the administration. Kids allowed an entire quarter to turn in work without any consequence (reduced grade, or a 0)! Does not challenge high end learners in the classroom, except for math. All other subjects, all learners lumped together. Only district to not have Honors English for Freshmen. The Middle school Honors English program is for only 12-15 students (out of 440 students) and while good, it's only a semester. This district has the 'we know what's best attitude and studies show...' Very disappointing experience."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-01-14
    "They make you do your best and will not give up. teacher[s] are nice and not miss leading."
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