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550 Washington Street
Otsego, MI 49078

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April 17, 2014
pretty decent school. the rules are alittle over the top or inconsiderate. not to many drug, alcohol or sex issues. any problems are just the typical school problems.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 10, 2008
Love the facilities, the staff, the community awareness and cooperativeness. Schools and community work well together to provide activities

- submitted by a community member

April 25, 2008
I love this school and always have. The new facilities are great and you can not argue with the fact that updated facilities help the teachers do their jobs. Kids will be kids they are always going to complain about school, I did when I went there, now I know better.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2008
The district has the most state of the art facilities in south west michigan and the teachers are amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 06, 2007
Our school is terrible, no funding, no scholarships, and barely any safety.

- submitted by a student

May 07, 2007
Its fine but would go to a different school near by if able to! needs more extrecurriculars!!

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2007
I've attended Otsego Public Schools my entire life and have had no major problems and enjoyed my experience. They have some issues in high school such as class availability, but once the new high school opens and they switch to trimesters, this should be fixed. After the construction is complete Otsego will have a state of the art district that we should all be proud of and I would gladly send my children to in the furture.

- submitted by a student

March 21, 2006
It seems that most of the posts here are about venting problems that are not specific to OHS. No school is perfect. If you are looking for faults in any school, organization, business or community they can be found. My experience is that OHS (especially the principal) is a tight-knit, supportive learning environment. Is the glass half-full, or half-empty. Remember, the grass is always greener on the other side of the school district boundary.

- submitted by a student

August 31, 2005
This school i admit is a bad school and has very bad disipline problems. there are a few good quilities like the band and the leadership with in the student body. that leadership is defintly not in the adminastration, it is with the students.

- submitted by a student

August 13, 2005
I attended OHS several years ago. My children have attended several schools, as my job has caused relocations. If the option where available to me for them to attend Otsego schools, I would jump at it. It seems most of these 'poor' reviews are from children attending school, not parents. Otsego is a relatively small community, many of the children there have lived their entire lives in the community. This causes them to have nothing to make an educated comparison with. I had many of the same feelings until I had lived away for several years.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2005
After reading the parents remarks on this site I just had to comment. Otsego has been an AWESOME school for me and my 4 sons. We are not rich and we do not get treated like crap. My oldest son IS a football player but he does not get treated special because of it. Two of my sons also have required the special education program and both have been treated with nothing but respect from EVERY staff member from Elementary to High School. I have lived here 5 years, moved here for the sole purpose of having my kids in a GOOD school and I have found it!! Seems to me that some students and parents need to learn how to mind their mannors and they would not have the issues I read about on this board.

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February 02, 2005
I am a student at Otsego and if I had it my way I wouldn't go to this school. I would rather go to a school where we all will be treated equal. If you are a preppy, skinny, pretty girl then you don't get in trouble for your clothes that you where in the summer or even in the winter. But if you don't really have alot of money or you are not all that pretty then you get in trouble for having you mid-drift showing. This school should not be open anymore, they might as well close down the doors. I will not send my kids here when I have them. I will send them to Plainwell, or Allegan, they know how to use there money wisely and not spend it on a new school which is not even nessecary. This school is very poor.

- submitted by a student

October 27, 2004
I would never send my child here after attending myself and it sounds like nothings changed. All they do is put down and steriotype everyone and unless your rich or a football player than you don't deserve help. There were a few good teachers but of coarse they were all let go. Thank god you can choose what school your kids can go to cause plainwell is like 5 mins away. This school is very bad.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2004
Building a new high school is not the answer here, why build another building when the school cant even handle keeping up with the ones they have. Not to mention, it was stated in the INFORMATION PLEASE newsletter we are not competing with area school but keeping up with them, since when did Plainwell and Allegan build new high schools? They didnt, they took and updated their schools without the need to build new. I will be the first to tell you that this community needs a mill increase, but I can not see how the building of a new high school can and will effect more productive students.

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2004
This school does not provide adequate leadership for the students. Minor disiplin problems are blown out of proportion usually resulting in loss of credit. Major problems are swept under the carpet. Upper administration is unwilling to work with or listen to the parents. This school rates very poor.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Leadership at Otsego Public Schools is poor. Children are punished for having learning disabilities. Instead of providing help, children are routinely forced into a 'study table' (which is really detention). Some students are already at risk for dropping out of school because of the shame of being slow/poor learners and test takers. This school is more focused on punishment than help.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2004
I thought I would like this high school. I'm finding that they do not keep a close enough eye on these kids. They concentrate on minor issues with the kids, but not for long. They do not want to be involved or help when a parent needs to investigate things. They do not give these kids the proper help needed when it comes to discipline, or academic help. This school rates very poorly with me.

- submitted by a parent
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Otsego High School
550 Washington Street, Otsego, MI  49078
(269) 692-6166
Last modified Otsego High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Otsego High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top