|Lothrop Magnet Center|
|3300 North 22nd Street
|Type||Public, elementary magnet school|
|School district||Omaha Public Schools|
|Grades||Pre-K through fourth grade|
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. The school currently serves 380 students in prekindergarten through fourth grade in Omaha, Nebraska.
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. In 2007 the school was locked down after gunshots were fired in the surrounding neighborhood.
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.
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