While a student can get a good education within the Ottumwa school system, the system itself is not a very good one. The opportunities are there, especially when coordinated with classes at the local community college. However, access to the information as to how one obtains opportunities within the school is limited to those parents who make a real time commitment to asking the right questions of the right people. Using Ottumwa High School to educate one's child is not a user-friendly experience. Transparency is lacking.