Fort Calhoun Community Schools is located in the City of Fort Calhoun, which is nine miles north of Omaha and nine miles south of Blair on Highway 75. The District is composed of a combination of the city of Fort Calhoun, with a population just less than 1,000 people, along with many small acreages located in the rolling hills west and south of the city. Our community offers a small town atmosphere with all the benefits of a large metropolitan city only 20 minutes away.
We are a progressive Class C-1 School that has embraced technology as a teaching tool where it will enhance academic performance. We offer a 1:1 iPad program at the high school level and have made iPads accessible in each of the elementary grade levels, in addition to the laptops and computer labs already in place. We average 50-60 graduates per year. We consistently perform above the state average on the ACT and NeSA tests. Along with academics, we offer many extra-curricular activities and encourage our students to be involved.
If a student is gone, someone notices. When students walk down the halls, staff greets them by name. If parents need to be notified, the office makes a point to contact them. Students at Fort Calhoun Schools are not just a number. We make it a priority to care for our students and get to know them as individuals. It is the individual attention that we offer that truly makes the “FORT” special. Our staff is dedicated to assisting each child in reaching their full potential. That is why we are proud to call this place our home.
We are continuously looking for ways to improve, but believe we have established a caring, safe, and secure environment. Fort Calhoun Schools are a place where students can learn, flourish, and grow into successful and responsible adults that are good citizens, not only of the United States of America, but of the world. We strive for success, but success is maximized only when all three components come together. We provide the caring, safe, and secure environment geared toward learning, and we need students who are open to the learning experience, along with parents that provide support and guidance. With this combination, there is no limit to what can be accomplished.