Miller Park Elementary School

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Miller Park Elementary School
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Location
5625 North 28th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68112

Coordinates 41°18′37″N 95°57′13″W / 41.31028°N 95.95361°W / 41.31028; -95.95361Coordinates: 41°18′37″N 95°57′13″W / 41.31028°N 95.95361°W / 41.31028; -95.95361
Information
Type Public, Elementary school
School district Omaha Public Schools
Principal Lisa Utterback
Grades Pre-K-6
Color(s) Black and Gold          
Mascot Simbas
Website

Miller Park Elementary School is located at 5625 North 28th Avenue in the Miller Park neighborhood of north Omaha, Nebraska. The school is credited for creating the original Junior Forest Club concept.[1]

About[edit]

The original Miller Park School was opened in 1912 and named for Omaha pioneer George L. Miller, with the current building was constructed in 1928. In 2002, the building received a major addition and renovation, including administrative space, gymnasium, cafeteria and classrooms.[2] The school's home attendance area extends from Redick Avenue on the north to Sorenson Parkway on the south, from Florence Boulevard on the east to North 30th Avenue on the west, as well as the Fort Omaha campus.[3] In 2005-06 the school reportedly had 347 students.[4]

The school has been noted throughout its history for its curricular innovations and the extra-curricular activities it offers. In the late 1930s several organizations studied the school's programs, including the National Education Association[5] and several independent researchers.[6] In 1984 Miller Park's "pioneer classroom", a replica of a one room schoolhouse, was featured by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[7] The school is also credited for creating the original Junior Forest Club concept.[8] Today Miller Park participates in the U.S. Department of Education's Reading First program.[9]

Miller Park has several community business partners, including Metropolitan Community College, the DLR Group, Charles Drew Health Center and other businesses.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hubbard, A.H. (1960) This Land of Ours: Community and Conservation Projects for Citizens. Macmillan. p137.
  2. ^ "2000-2001 District Profile". Omaha Public Schools. Retrieved 9/9/07.
  3. ^ "Miller Park Elementary School Home Attendance Area". Omaha Public Schools. Retrieved 9/9/07.
  4. ^ Brooks, W. (2006) "Radiation science students host school games," University of Nebraska Medical Center. Retrieved 9/9/07.
  5. ^ McKown, H.C. (1938) Activities in the Elementary School. McGraw-Hill. p 140.
  6. ^ Otto, H.J. and Hamrin, S.A. (1937) Co-curricular Activities in Elementary Schools. D. Appleton-Century Company.
  7. ^ Gulliford, A. (1984) America's Country Schools. National Trust for Historic Preservation. p 253.
  8. ^ Hubbard, A.H. (1960) This Land of Ours: Community and Conservation Projects for Citizens. Macmillan. p137.
  9. ^ Trainin, G. and Yagil, O. (2005) Reading First Evaluation. University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Retrieved 9/9/07.
  10. ^ OPS School Partners List. Omaha Public Schools. Retrieved 9/9/07.