Dr. J.P. Lord Elementary

Home of the Mighty Pandas!

Phone: 531-299-1760

4444 Marinda Street, Omaha, NE 68131-3782

Fax: 531-299-1778


Elizabeth McGuire - Principal

DR. J. P. Lord School opened in February 1938 as a result of the combined efforts of the Nebraska Society for Crippled Children and the Omaha Public Schools.

Presently, students at J.P. Lord fall under the Nebraska Department of Education Rule 51 definition for students with multiple disabilities. Students range in age from 5 to 21. Integration is an integral part of the education process at Lord. The education program includes community based learning activities and reverse integration with community volunteers who participate in classroom and individual student activities several times a week.

The Omaha Schools Foundation donated a new computer and printer for every classroom. This technology has provided Lord students greater opportunities to participate in cognitive, sensory, self-help and communication programs that are individualized to meet the unique needs of each student.

Food Bank for the Heartland hosts drive-through food distributions across the community. Several pantry partners also provide food for community members.  

·For a list of upcoming distributions, please click here.  

·For a map of pantry partner locations, please click here. Please confirm their hours as some may have changed. 


·Counseling Supports for Students and Families
There are social-emotional supports available for your student and family during this time. School counselors, psychologists and social workers continue to be accessible by email with questions or concerns. Omaha Public Schools also partners with the Boys Town National Hotline to offer 24/7 access to trained counselors by phone. That number is 531-299-SAFE (7233). Please reach out if you or a loved one is struggling.

JP Lord School Improvement Plan

Achievement areas

2016-17 Achievement

2017-18 Growth Goal


​3.4% (based on IEP data - total school increase)



2.5% (based on IEP data - total school increase)



2.6% (based on IEP data - total school increase)





 Professional Development Focus Areas

     1.  Improve IEP Goals and Objectives

     2.  Working with students with Deaf/Blindness

     3.  Gradual Release of Instruction (modeling, shared, guided, and independent)



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