Papillion La Vista Community Schools

By: Ryan Renner, Realtor
By: Ryan Renner, Realtor

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What originally began with one teacher and one class of students has grown substantially over the years and decades into what’s now known as Papillion La Vista Community Schools. The district of more than 11,000 students now includes 15 elementary schools, three middle schools, two traditional high schools, as well as the district’s alterative high school, known as IDEAL.
Papillion La Vista High School

The district boasts the highest graduation rate in the state among districts of its size, as well as high student performance in the subjects of math, English and science across the district. Along with an Early Childhood Center, high school students in Papillion La Vista Community Schools have the option of earning college credit while at the same time completing their high school studies. One of only a select number of school districts in the nation with District Accreditation from AdvancED, the district also includes a number of nationally certified teachers on its staff.

Also, “Papillion” is often mispronounced by non-locals. I created a pronunciation page to help pronounce “Papillion” and other Omaha-specific words.

District Superintendent: Dr. Andrew Rikli

District Enrollment:
Approximately 11,000 students

High School Enrollment:
Papillion-La Vista High School: Approximately 1,750 students
Papillion- La Vista South High School: Approximately 1,845 students

Papillion La Vista Community Schools
420 S. Washington Street
Papillion, NE 68046

***Enroll online/ or at any PLCS school/ or at the Central Office
Attendance areas/boundaries

Early Childhood Services
Contact Papillion La Vista Early Childhood Center
1211 N. Monroe
Papillion, NE 68046

**Must meet qualifications.
Full-day kindergarten in each neighborhood school
*Must be age 5 on or before July 31 of current year
*Must meet requirements for early entrance
College Jump Start Program: College credit earned at the same time as high school elective credit earned

School Buildings:

Elementary Schools
Regular Schedule: 8:10am-3:05pm
Anderson Grove Elementary School
Bell Elementary School
Carriage Hill Elementary School
G Stanley Hall Elementary School
Golden Hills Elementary School
Hickory Hill Elementary School
La Vista West Elementary School
Parkview Heights Elementary School
Patriot Elementary School
Portal Elementary School
Prairie Queen Elementary School
Rumsey Station Elementary School
Tara Heights Elementary School
Trumble Park Elementary School
Walnut Creek Elementary School

Middle Schools
Regular Schedule: 8am-3:10pm
Papillion Junior High School
La Vista Junior High School
Liberty Middle School

High Schools
Regular Schedule: 8am-3:20pm
Papillion-La Vista South High School
Papillion-La Vista Senior High School
IDEAL (alternative high school)


Nebraska State Department of Education