The Omaha Public Schools mission is to prepare all students for success in college, career and life. Our community is dedicated to the educational success of our students. We serve over 51,000 students with a rich diversity in both education and student backgrounds. All district staff members are committed to ensuring the success of our staff and students. Every student, every day, prepared for success!
Learn from the Best
While Student Teaching in Omaha Public Schools, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers in the industry. Over 60% of Omaha Public Schools teachers have master’s degrees or above. On average, our teaching staff have over 12 years of experience in the teaching industry. Among the experienced staff, Omaha Public Schools has 15 nationally certified teachers.
Stipend and Cost of Living
Student teachers from across the country receive a $9,000 stipend to complete their clinical practice within the Omaha Public Schools district.
The cost of living in Nebraska has consistently stayed below the national average. In 2022, Nebraska fell below the national average for cost of living prices by 17.1%.
Student Teacher Supports
Omaha Public Schools empowers district staff with leadership skills to become successful in their profession by providing multiple areas of staff support.
Salary and Benefits
Highest starting salary in the Omaha Metro with 98% of benefits are paid for by the district. The district also offers a pension retirement plan.
Parents, students, and families work together to address the needs of students. Special Education programs are available at each school in the district.
Curriculum and Instruction
Our district believes every student should receive a high-quality experience that pushes them to excel. CIS leads and develops curriculum for all Omaha Public Schools students ages birth to 21.
Omaha Public Schools believes strongly in providing opportunities for staff to learn and grow in their profession and as leaders. We support current and aspiring leaders in every aspect of our organization.
Student and Community Services
SCS works closely with schools, students, families and the community to increase student outcomes. Omaha Public Schools demonstrate an ethic of care for students and staff. Equity and Diversity Equity means making sure every student has the support they need to be successful. We recognize, identify and celebrate the strengths of each student.
State of the Art Schools
Our district encompasses 95 schools and locations throughout the Omaha community. We opened four new schools in Fall of 2022 to meet the needs of our community. One new middle school will be opening Fall 2023.
Omaha Public Schools completed two phases of improvements across our district totaling $838.9 million in renovations, additions and safety updates. The improvements to current schools and the building of five new schools support a positive learning environment for students across our district. District Map / District Maps (ops.org)
- 65 elementary schools
- 12 middle schools
- 9 high schools
- 1 K-12 virtual school
- 8 additional programs
- 1 new school opening in fall of 2023
Things to do in Omaha
From concerts and festivals to sporting events and art shows, there are many exciting events happening in Omaha every weekend! Check out the links below to learn more.
Omaha Events Calendar | Festivals, Sporting Events & Live Music (visitomaha.com)
Making sure every student has the support they need to be successful.
Meeting standards and goals for students across their Omaha Public Schools experience.
District staff are empowered with skills to recognize what we must change in our work and in our schools.
Allows us to report and focus on local and school accountability, as well as district-wide results.
When we celebrate the authentic successes of children, we create joyful schools.