School Choice

Gretna Public Schools are mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to post the following information. The original goal of the NCLB Act was to have 100% proficiency for all students by 2014. NCLB requires adequate yearly progress (AYP) in reading and mathematics be measured annually by state tests. The law/system tends to disproportionately impact larger schools and schools that receive federal funding. Information about how our schools compare to other schools will be available for public viewing on the State of the Schools Report on the NDE website at:


Gretna Elementary and Thomas Elementary did not attain 100% proficiency in reading and math in the 2014-2015 school year. If a school does not make AYP for two or more consecutive years the school is identified, by federal law, as a school “in need of improvement.” If a school does not meet AYP parents have the opportunity to transfer their children to a public school that has not been identified as a school needing improvement. 


Number of students eligible for and participated in public school choice:

-Gretna Elementary School- 0 out of 394 participated in public school choice.

-Thomas Elementary School- 0 out of 550 participated in public school choice.


During the 2014-2015 school year families had the option of transferring their children to Whitetail Elementary School.


No option schools were available in the 2015-2016 school year.