Guide to Omaha Area Schools

Ryan Renner - Omaha Real Estate Agent
By: Ryan Renner, Realtor

I have helped many families moving to Omaha. Contact me if you have any questions about the Omaha area or need help buying a home.

I’ve compiled a list of resources whether you are looking for an elementary school, high school, or college.

Omaha Central High School

As a real estate agent, I’m required to abide by the Fair Housing Act and the REALTORS® Code of Ethics. Because of this, I will not be offering any personal opinions (positive or negative) on schools or school districts. This is to prevent steering a potential buyer to certain neighborhoods or communities. 

K-12 Public School Districts

The K-12 school system is a little confusing for newcomers. The Omaha area has over 10 different public school districts (and the City of Omaha covers 5 different school districts).

Boundary Map

Omaha Public Schools
OPS is the largest school district in the State of Nebraska and one of the state’s largest employers. Omaha Public Schools operates 63 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 9 high schools.

Westside Community Schools (a.k.a. District 66)
Westside is made up of 10 neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.

Millard Public Schools
Now the State of Nebraska’s third-largest school district, Millard Public Schools began with a single school in a small town setting. This suburban school district sits in southwest Omaha and was formed when several rural school districts consolidated into one.

Elkhorn Public Schools
Found on the western side of the Omaha metro area, Elkhorn Public Schools is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the area.

Papillion La-Vista Public Schools

Bellevue Public Schools

Bennington Public Schools

Ralston Public Schools

Gretna Public Schools

DC West Community Schools

Springfield Platteview Community Schools

Plattsmouth Community Schools

Arlington Public Schools

If you decide to buy a home, your school district will impact your taxes. I created a page dedicated to property taxes to break this down in more detail.

Private Schools

Catholic Elementary Schools

Catholic High Schools

Christian Schools

Jewish Schools

Nonsectarian Private Schools

Higher Education

University of Nebraska – Omaha
UNO is the second biggest university in Nebraska. It has an enrollment of over 15k students. Its campus is located in midtown Omaha.

Creighton University
Creighton University is a Jesuit Catholic university located near downtown Omaha. It’s often rated as the #1 university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.

University of Nebraska Medical Center
In 2023, UNMC was ranked 7th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in the “Best Medical Schools: Primary Care.”

Metropolitan Community College
MCC is Nebraska’s largest community college, offering affordable education in multiple convenient locations.

Bellevue University
Bellevue University was founded in 1966. It is a private, non-profit university that serves over 10,000 students. It is rated as one of the top universities for military members.