Omaha Public Schools, Nebraska

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Omaha Public Schools is a school district in Nebraska that served 50,340 students during the 2011-2012 school year. This district is the largest by enrollment in the state of Nebraska.[1]

About the district

Omaha Public Schools is located in Douglas County, Nebraska.

Omaha Public Schools is located in Douglas County, Nebraska. The county seat is the city of Omaha. Douglas County is home to 537,256 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]


Douglas County overperformed compared to the rest of Nebraska in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.2 percent of Douglas County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 28.1 percent for Nebraska as a whole. The median household income for Douglas County was $53,295 compared to $51,381 for the state of Nebraska. The percentage of people below poverty level for Douglas County was 14.0 percent while it was 12.4 percent for the state of Nebraska.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Douglas County (%) Nebraska (%)
White 81.6 89.7
Black or African American 11.6 4.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.3
Asian 3.1 2.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 2.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 11.7 9.9

Party registration, Douglas County, 2014[3]
Party Number of registered voters
Republican 123,696
Democratic 122,245
Libertarian 1,799
Nonpartisan 74,934
Total 322,674

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]


The table below displays the budget for Omaha Public Schools:[6]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $335,710,421 66.4% $85,076,334 16.8% $83,767,810 16.6% $810,000 0.2% $181,543 0% $505,546,108
2014-2015 $429,033,899 80% $71,805,269 13.4% $32,271,038 6% $0 0% $3,076,818 0.6% $536,187,024
Averages: $382,372,160 73% $78,440,801.5 15% $58,019,424 11% $405,000 0% $1,629,180.5 0% $520,866,566

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  1. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Census Bureau, "Douglas County, Nebraska," accessed September 5, 2014
  3. Douglas County Election Commission, "Voter Registration Counts As of August 1, 2014," accessed September 5, 2014
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  5. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
  6. Omaha Public Schools, "Latest Budget Documents," accessed November 5, 2014