Welcome to Westside!
Westside Community Schools is a public school district in Omaha, Nebraska focused on innovation, community and excellence for 75 years and counting! Proudly serving an estimated 6,200 students, with approximately 1,100 dedicated employees, we have much to celebrate and be proud of as a result of our talented staff and unparalleled community support. Our theme for the 2022-23 school year has been to RISE UP; we want to be Responsible, Influential, Student-Centered, Elevated, United and Passionate in what we do and who we do it for. This is our 75th year as a school district and we are so proud of our decorated and successful past and just as excited about our promising future!
There are many aspects of our district we continue to focus on and are proud to see growth in. We have a diverse student body, mirroring that of the city of Omaha itself, and we are proud to serve with a mission of "belonging for all." We continue to focus on strategies and proven educational philosophies and needs of our students and families when approaching state and national assessments; we are proud of our amazing, robust curriculum evolving with a changing society and the needs and desires of our students. Our Board of Education continues to work hard to maximize our budget to meet the needs of our students and staff, best utilizing every taxpayer dollar entrusted to us. As you browse our website(s), you will see many awards, championships, and accomplishments to celebrate.
We are always going to be an organization that is pushing forward through our Strategic Plan to get better in all areas. (Click here to learn more!) We are working to address our next set of facility needs as we move into Phase 2 of our Master Facilities Plan. We are working to retain and recruit high-quality staff that makes a difference with 6,200 students each day. It's an exciting time to be part of Westside Community Schools. We thank you for your support and for sharing your children with us, your consideration to join our team, or simply visiting our website to learn more about the wonderful things going on in District 66. There's no better place to be than Westside!
Dr. Mike Lucas