Award Year: 2017

Dundee Elementary School

310 North 51st Street
Omaha, NE, 68132-2846

(402) 554-8424

Ms. Kaye Kennedy, Principal at time of Nomination

Omaha Public School District

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The mission at Dundee Elementary School is to educate all students to their maximum academic social potential; provide an intentionally inviting environment focused on cultural diversity; and promote parental and community involvement.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 56%
  • Hispanic: 17%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native American: 2%
  • Two or more races: 10%
  • ELL: 10%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 42%
Students in Dundee parade...Showing their love for Dundee!

Students in Dundee parade...Showing their love for Dundee!

Dundee serves a diverse student body in kindergarten through sixth grade. The special education, gifted and talented, English Language Learners, Behavioral Skills Program, and the services of our school counselor are some of the programs that supplement and support the regular classroom instruction. An extremely active parent-teacher organization and community business partners collaborate to provide the expertise and material resources that support and enhance the learning opportunities for students. Dundee Elementary's minority population has increased greatly since 2001. Dundee looks at this type of change and challenge as an opportunity to have a diverse student population. One way that Dundee has dealt with this change is to increase parent and community volunteers and mentors. Our community plays an important role in supporting the activities of the school as well. Parents participate in a wide range of roles: room parents, extra supervision on field trips, book fair coordinators, materials preparation for teachers, and running small instructional groups. Dundee Elementary's parent-teacher organizations have developed and offered scholarships to a number of after-school opportunites that include but are not limited to: science club, robotics club, chess club, garden club, words nerds club, sports club, foreign language club and coding club. Evening family events provide a time for parents to enjoy learning with their children.

Students at Dundee are achieving beyond what the statistical calculations would expect, taking into account the socio-economic level of the school. Dundee is beating the odds; success is a reality for our students. Dundee is proud of our accomplishments.