About Us

Our Mission Statement:

The mission of Black Elk Elementary is to guarantee that all students achieve academic excellence and become principled, internationally minded citizens, as a result of challenging, innovative, and diverse educational experiences through a strong, collaborative relationship with students, staff, parents, and community. Together, we provide a balanced education dedicated to developing active, compassionate, lifelong learners through the framework of guided inquiry.   

Our school, located in southwest Omaha with an enrollment of approximately 565 students, was named after Nicholas Black Elk, a Lakota Sioux Indian. He became known through the writing of John Neihardt in his book, Black Elk Speaks. Black Elk shared his life and visions with Neihardt because he wished to pass along to future generations some of the reality of Native American life and to share some of his dreams which were not yet realized. His vision of a new circle of community reaches out to all people today.

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