Edward "Babe" Gomez Heritage Elementary School is located at 5101 S. 17th St. It is in the southeast area of the Omaha Public School District and opened on August 25, 2004. The school was named in honor of Edward "Babe" Gomez, a Korean War hero from this South Omaha community. The Heritage name was included to honor all ethnic groups who have settled and thrived in this neighborhood since the late 1800's. This school utilizes up-to-date technology, including three specialized Technology Discovery Centers, as well as a geothermal well field and natural daylight to provide state-of-the-art teaching facilities.