I was a student at Onahan, I loved every minute i spent at the school until 7th grade. The teachers were unbelievably dedicated and friendly. The 7th and 8th grade teachers however need some work. There are some good teachers but not nearly as many as there should be. They are lazy, unorganized and not dedicated to giving their students a valuable education. I do not feel like I learned nearly as much as i should have in 7th and 8th grade. I wanted to leave the school satisfied with my education but i was not.
Onahan is a great school! We have dedicated teachers that volunteer their time after school for our school play, basketball, volleyball, football, softball, rocket club, girls on the run, chess club, girl scouts, spring dance, science club, solar car, talent show, homework club, student council etc. We have such dedicated parents that volunteer so much of their free time to run for LSC and PTA and run school programs. Our Principal and LSC fight for our school and anyone that does not see that does not attend LSC meetings. At the parent run silent auction we raised enough money to fully stock our new computer lab, we have ipads on carts the teachers use everyday and now we will have our second computer lab fully stocked in the next month. The PTA "out of uniform days" are raising enough money to buy new state of the art science lab tables. This is a great community school - PTA have numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the year so you can be part of the school. LSC work very hard behind the scenes and they have an open forum at every meeting where we can address any of our concerns.
I was happy with Onahan k-5 but its teachering is much lacking for 6-8. New leadership is much needed. All I have seen this year is lazy uncaring principal and junior high teachers. My kids for the first time hate school so much they not only do what they can to stay home but want to transfer. It's so heartbreaking. Can't wait to get out.
I'd like to start off by saying that no school is perfect. Onahan certainly had its flaws, but it was a second home to me throughout the years. I knew almost everyone there, and almost everyone knew me as well. As a former Onahan student, I thoroughly believe that what you put in is what you get out. It depends entirely on the student and whether or not they are willing to put in the effort required to succeed at this school. The staff may not be great and it may not be the best school, but I felt prepared as I entered high school and never found myself wishing I went somewhere better.
This school needs new leadership/principal/LSC. Very clicky here. School communication needs improvement. Office can sometimes be rude and abrupt with parents. Curriculum is good, but no change from my oldest to my youngest child. Not enough time spent on actual writing skills in 3rd and 4th grade. Something more than extended responses. There's a huge gap from 4th to 5th grade expectations. Kinda goes blah around 7th grade.
I attended Onahan for 4th and 5th grade and unfortunately had to transfer shortly thereafter. I noticed when I enrolled into the next school, I was ahead of my class and my vocabulary was much more vast. This school was very diverse and well rounded.
Well it's been awhile here .... I went to school here in 1971 to 1976 classroom 301 and 306 was my rooms when I wet there...lol... I can still remember the days and how the school was... Great teachers and never forgot my friends .... i think of the teachers but most of all Mr K... room 306 ... Oh by the way Paul saids hi ...lol....
I was a student at Onahan 51 years ago. My kindergarten teacher was so nice. We took a walk to her house. Yes that was ok back then. I remember the good humor man coming to our playground when we were out on recess we could buy a treat from him if we wanted. Those were the good ole days. No school is perfect we all want the best for our kids. I live in the Jacksonville area in Florida. I home schooled my youngest child. For good reasons. I wanted more control over my sons educational destiny. BTW Onahan still looks the same.
We love love love our local school! Sad to leave it, its been a great ten years!
My oldest child came home Friday and informed that her teacher always uses the computer however, she noticed him sitting on iTunes. We are sanding our children to school where the teachers are getting pay for using iTunes!!! This is just wrong!!!
I believe this school has great potentials however for some reason it is happy with basic old fashion ways. It is ok to start something new.
Onahan provides what I look for most in a school: great teachers, an aggressive edcuational program and a community feel amongst its students and parents.
Onahan is a great school because the students and parents care about the school. They try to find ways to improve the school as much as they can. In these hard times and government cut backs, I feel that parents need to step up more and give a little for their children's education. The children at Onahan deserve they best education that we can provide for them.
Onahan is a great school because we have great families who support their children's education and who support the staff! The staff is truly committed to doing their best for their students!
Onahan is an excellent school because the parents give support to the entire staff.
Onahan has great teachers, great administrators and it's very good teacher parent communication.
This is a great school, we bought our house because of the school. Teachers are dedicated to the students and our kids are doing very well. Couldn't be happier!
We have amazing dedicated parents, teachers and administrators who work together effortlessly.
Great kids, great parents, great teachers, great adminstration!! Everyone works well together. This makes us very successful in producing high achieving, well rounded students.
Onahan is the best. It is an all around community school with great families, teachers and students. They work hard to provide the best to their students from sports, to science and music. I can honestly say it is like my family.When we moved into our home we checked out the schools in the neighborhood and Onahan was a big reason for choosing where we live now.
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