I have been pleased with the academic quality of the school, overall. The PTO is fantastic and attempts to keep parents informed as well as provide enriching experiences for the students. As several recent reviewers mentioned, the teaching staff is unexperienced as a whole and have difficulty with basic classroom and behavior management. This is particularly true of the Greek teachers. The administration is often reactive instead of proactive in dealing with issues and concerns which makes resolving concerns, frustrating at best.
Discipline isn't consistent and they want kid to be robots. The school sends check list and demerits all the time, once your labeled it's over in that school. They give demerits to children for lying? Seriously!
The educational portion is awesome. The parents are great and teachers are pretty good as well. PTO is also great and they raise a lot of money for the school. There isn't a lot of diversity in the staff out of the 50 or so teachers maybe 3 are of minority background. The discipline system is too harsh, they give demits for every little thing. Can you image a child being given a demerit for going up a slide the wrong way in the playground? Well it happens at OCS. Please don't be fooled by the glowing reviews, staff are encouraged to post on this site which is why their really are no bad reviews. Hands down the education is great, but dealing with administration is a nightmare never a straight answer. In general they are pleasant but will not resolve any of your issues. For that you will have to threaten to go to the school board or get a parent advocate. If you are considering sending your child to this school please check with a few parents before enrolling and ask of various experiences. Hopefully, this provides you with a realistic preview before making your decision.
The education is excellent. The teachers are responsive, as well as the administration. I am excited about the upcoming changes including a sports complex with a swimming pool. I would like to see a sports bus because getting to the after school activities is very difficult now, and causes my children to be excluded a lot. I also don't like that they must stay after school to participate in chorus and some other activities. Because the school is growing, however, parents and students both, have a lot of input. I believe the school will only get better going forward. My daughter has been in this school since third grade and I've been very happy with her education, so I intend to keep her there.