Beveridge Middle School was named in honor of John Harrie Beveridge, who was the superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools from 1917 until his death in 1932. These were important years for the Omaha Public Schools. Much of our school district's strong academic tradition can be attributed to Superintendent Beveridge. Mr. Beveridge was a hardworking man who was never afraid to stand up for what he thought was right. He was a man of kindness and concern for others. John H. Beveridge Junior-Senior High School opened its doors in the fall of 1963 with 946 students in grades 7 through 12. As the first junior-senior high school in the Omaha Public Schools, Beveridge was built to accommodate students in a rapidly growing West Omaha community. Beveridge was built on a "pay-as-we-go" plan totaling $2.1 million with no bond money used in the construction. Beveridge is located on a 17-acre site midway between Pacific and Center Streets and continues to be utilized today in much the same way as originally built 50 years ago. Beveridge Middle School was renamed as Beveridge Magnet School of the Arts and Global Studies beginning in the year 2001-2002 for grades 7thand 8th. This magnet status has allowed us to offer educational opportunities that are unique to Beveridge.
In November 2014, the voters of Omaha passed a school improvement bond. Included within the bond, was 34.6 million to improve the facilities at Beveridge Magnet School. Improvement included fire, life, safety, security, technology, capital improvements including renovation to the existing building, and a 20 + classroom addition. Construction began in the spring of 2015 and was completed in the summer of 2018.
In August 2018, Beveridge became a 6th-8thgrade middle school building. We are proud of our programs and we are excited about the possibilities for our students.