Who We Serve

Impact

There are many ways to contribute and support the campaign for the CUES School System. Pledges are commitments made in good faith, but are not legally binding. Pledges are encouraged to be made over a five-year period. A commitment may be fulfilled through monthly, quarterly, semiannual, or annual installments. Gifts are made to the CUES Fund. The CUES Fund supports the CUES School System.

At a Glance

%

of CUES students qualify for free and reduced lunch.

%

of families are single parent households.

%

of CUES students are ESL (English as a Second Language) learners.

%

of CUES students go on to graduate high school.

What Makes Us Unique?

Centralized Governance Model

This centralized model of governance allows us to gain insight and knowledge from our Board of Governors who are expert educators in Omaha. Our Board of Governors is committed to providing an upward success pattern for our students and families. As well, this form of governance allows our 3 principals to work together for best possible outcomes across the school system.

Academic Assessment Tools

CUES School System uses a variety of academic assessment tools to obtain data that allows teachers to individualize instruction based on students’ strengths and areas of need.

New Academic Initiative

Blended Learning is an approach to education that combines online educational materials and traditional classroom methods. It can be said that the blended learning method combines the best of both worlds in a manner that is less costly, time-saving and more personalized. Studies suggest that blended learning helps to close the education gap among low-income students in the areas of reading and math.

Blended Learning is being implemented across all three schools in Pre-K through 8th grade with a focus in Reading and Math.

Strategic Community Partnerships

Each of our three schools have intentional partnerships with various organizations throughout the community. These partnerships help to serve the whole family. Services provided by our partners include:

  • Mentoring and tutoring services
  • Beforecare, aftercare and summer programming
  • Behavioral health services
  • Extracurricular activities in performing arts and sports
  • Adult programming: ESL Classes and Financial Literacy
Student and Family Support Services

The Director of Student and Family Support is able to connect students and families with services beyond the classroom. This is done on an individual basis in order to provide families with the resources and tools they need to succeed.

Parental Engagement and Accountability

Each school has implemented a PAC (Parent Ambassador Committee) where parents are strongly encouraged to play a bigger role in their child’s education.

Our Schools

Founded in 1904 in North Omaha

  • K-8th grade enrollment = 148
  • Average class size = 14
  • ESL Students = 27%
  • Single parent households = 66%
  • Catholic students = 9%
  • Tuition Assistance = 100%
  • Free or Reduced Lunch = 96%
  • Ethnicity = 78% African American; 10% African; 8% Multicultural; 3% Latino; 1% Asian

Founded in 1955 in East Omaha

  • Pre K-8th grade enrollment = 162
  • Average class size = 16
  • ESL Students = 69%
  • Single parent households = 52%
  • Catholic students = 85%
  • Tuition Assistance = 94%
  • Free or Reduced Lunch = 90%
  • Ethnicity = 42% African; 29% Latino; 18% Caucasian; 6% Multicultural; 4% African American; 1% Asian

Founded in 1917 in Northeast Omaha

  • Pre K-8th grade enrollment = 250
  • Average class size = 15
  • ESL students = 13%
  • Single parent households = 55%
  • Catholic students = 38%
  • Tuition Assistance = 66%
  • Free or Reduced Lunch = 63
  • Ethnicity = 37% African American; 15% Caucasian; 25% African; 15% Latino; 8% Multicultural