Lothrop School

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Lothrop Magnet Center
Location
3300 North 22nd Street
Omaha, NE

Coordinates 41°17′23″N 95°56′46″W / 41.28972°N 95.94611°W / 41.28972; -95.94611Coordinates: 41°17′23″N 95°56′46″W / 41.28972°N 95.94611°W / 41.28972; -95.94611
Information
Type Public, elementary magnet school
School district Omaha Public Schools
Grades Pre-K through fourth grade
Website

Lothrop Magnet Center is a public elementary school located at 3300 North 22nd Street in the Kountze Place neighborhood of North Omaha, Nebraska. As a magnet school it focuses on the topics of science, Spanish and technology.[1] The school currently serves 380 students in prekindergarten through fourth grade in Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

The school was one of Omaha's "black schools."[3]

In 1998 the school was protested by a Christian organization for offering professional development courses on homosexuality awareness after offensive slang was repeatedly heard throughout the school. They later offered a public apology.[4] In 2007 the school was locked down after gunshots were fired in the surrounding neighborhood.[5]

Present demographics[edit]

In the 2007-08 school year African American students account for 84.7% of the total population of Lothrop. White students make up 8.1% and Hispanics account for 5.1% of the student population. The mobility rate is 22.2% and the attendance rate is 93.6%. Free and reduced lunch recipients account for 78.8% of the student population. It is a Title I school with a 66.68% poverty rate.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magnet Schools", Omaha Public Schools. Retrieved 1/8/08.
  2. ^ "Community description", Omaha Public Schools. Retrieved 1/8/08.
  3. ^ (n.d.) Excerpts from Interviews - Evelyn Montgomery Crestridge School of International/Global Studies, Omaha Public Schools. Retrieved 9/11/07.
  4. ^ Matczak , M. (1998) "Group to apologize for saying school urges homosexuality," Omaha World Herald. August 14, 1998. Retrieved 1/8/08.
  5. ^ "Parents, child react to lockdown," KETV. Retrieved 1/8/08.
  6. ^ "Lothrop Elementary School", Southwestern Educational Development Laboratory. Retrieved 1/8/08.

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