|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, United States. 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 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. The group 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 accounted for 84.7% of the total population of Lothrop. White students made up 8.1% and Hispanics accounted for 5.1% of the student population. The mobility rate was 22.2% and the attendance rate was 93.6%. Free and reduced lunch recipients accounted for 78.8% of the student population. It is a Title I school with a 66.68% poverty rate.
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