Each of the small towns around North Omaha once had their own school district, and several of those school districts had high schools they graduated students from. The City of Florence, founded in 1854, was one of those small towns. My research shows the Florence High School existed from at least the 1860s through 1924. … Continue reading A History of Florence High School
A country school that's now engulfed by Omaha, the Irvington School was once a bastion of a small rural community. This is a history.
Located in the original Near North Side neighborhood, one grade school at North 14th and Cass Street served immigrants, African Americans, adults, and others. Today the school is largely forgotten.
Opened in a re-used school building in 1917, North Omaha's Minne Lusa School has a long history.
Omaha had a hard time getting its public school system going. Once they got going, it took more than a decade to build a second school. However, when it opened on the outskirts of the city at North 17th and Izard Streets, the new school was the grandest building of its time. This is a history of the North Omaha School, aka the Izard School.
Sitting on top of a hill on the western edge of North Omaha, the Omaha View School was one of the city's earliest. Rebuilt on a new site in 1908, in 1910 it was renamed, too. Since then the school has had notable alumni, built the surrounding neighborhood up, and changed dramatically. This is a history of the Howard Kennedy Elementary School.
What do Fred Astaire, Roger and Gale Sayers, Bob Gibson, Bob Boozer, Michael Anania, Brenda Council, and former Omaha mayor Johnny Rosenblatt all have in common? Born in the Near North Side, each attended the same school. That same building is a neighborhood institution with deep roots going back at least 140 years in Omaha's past. This is a history of North Omaha's Kellom School.