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Long Lake, MN
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795 Old Crystal Bay Rd North
Long Lake, MN 55356

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(952) 449-8400
(952) 449-8449
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January 07, 2015
My husband and I both graduated from Orono. We currently have 3 kids in the Orono school district. Hands down it is the best school district in the area. Does that mean my kids may have struggles? Possibly, but that would happen in any district. Will the struggles look different? Possible, but that is our job as parents to deal with accordingly as they may arise. My favorites about Orono, go beyond just the small class sizes (which don't get me wrong, are fabulous). I love that starting in Kindergarten, Orono student are participating in a variety of "specials", which they go out of their classroom and are taught by "specialists". These "specials" include world language/Spanish, computer class, art, gym, and music. I just am amazed at, not only the well organized PTO, but by the teachers that are without a doubt A+.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2012
Orono was a horrible experience. I went for most of my school years, because it was hard to find a close district to open enroll in. I was bullied and the staff did nothing about it except for meet with me and tell me that it would stop. Also, the students and staff believe that Orono offers "academic excellence", but at the school I transferred to, there were much more options for AP and Honors courses. Academically, Orono is a decent school, but with the wealth and the cliques, Orono is not a school where it is easy to have positive social influences. I know that I was not the only victim, and many people who weren't star athletes or tall and thin were bullied as well.

- submitted by a student

October 29, 2011
I believe I am a very well-rounded person thanks to my education at Orono. It is not a private school, but the curriculum helped prepare me for college. Other students at my university often ask me how I do so well even after missing lectures. I know I gained an excellent education at Orono, but I would never send my children there. In all honesty, attending Orono was a miserable experience. The student body is predominantly white, wealthy republicans, and anybody who does not fit that mold is ostracized. I feel that the students at Orono are exceptionally rude. Coming from a family with a slight ethnic background, my siblings and I dealt with many racial slurs from both students and mainly older members on staff at Orono. I know I am a very well-educated person because of Orono High School, but be cautious in choosing this school district.

- submitted by a student

June 22, 2010
Great School Good programs for those with learning disabilities and gifted students. Poor facilities (old school) motivated kids (middle to high socioeconomic class) Involved Parents Lots of Extracurricular Options (Sports, Theatre, Math Club, etc) Safe (very little to no violence) Nice area. All the other Orono Schools are on the same street. Great Test Scores The main downside in my experience were there administrators. They liked having things their way and were not open to much creativity in learning or student-led opportunities. In reality, Orono is a great school because of the caliber of the students and the high level of parental involvement.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2009
Orono is an amaing school. People have said that it's really clique-y, but it really depends on the grade. The group of people that go to orono high school are creative and for the most part, very friendly. Orono has one of the best student leadership programs in the state, and the character program is exemplary. The community is very tight-knit, and although the upper class is dominant, there is not a lack of middle class. The segregations for money may have existed in the past, but there is little to no segregation for this reason now. The faculty is great, and almost all of the students get involved in the extra curriculars.

- submitted by a student

August 27, 2008
Those born and raised in the Orono area have found a panacea where wealthy is the norm, and the families have known each other forever. For a newcomer, this school is overwhelmingly difficult. The staff expects everyone to know how things operate, since nearly everyone has lived here their whole lives. things are not explained, and the office staff is quite unfriendly, rude and impatient when you ask questions. Cliques are rampant and it is very difficult to fit in to the many already established groups. So called 'middle class' is considered the lower class here, as most of the student body is very wealthy. ie: my child's friends have private theaters, pools, housekeepers & drive fancy cars. Academically, the school is fine..socially, a major challenge. Safety is also a concern, since in our case, the principal was apathetic at best to our concerns.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2007
Orono is a wonderful school in a tight-knit community that cares about our kids and our neighbors.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2006
I am the parent of a recently graduated student and a current junior at Orono HS. I am most impressed by the quality of the teaching staff (overall, there is always an exception or two) and most of all, the interaction between the students and the faculty. I have been extremely pleased with the education my children have received. If there is one drawback, it is that the small size of the school limits the number of courses that can be offered. The band program, though, is one of the finest I've ever seen...bravissimo!

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2005
I am a former student of OHS, and have been in the Orono education system k-12. Although I believe that I have gotten a sound education at Orono, I wish that I had switched schools. Orono does much bragging about its size and how that is indicative of smaller classes and more teacher-pupil interaction. This is not the case. Most of my classes had around 30 students because of the lack of teachers (some are excellent, but not enough AP/IB).My grade did not retain any transfer students because they all hated it here. The reason for this is that Orono, with its small size, is very narrow minded and organized into cliques. The rich kids hang out exclusively with the other rich kids, and all of their parents are on PTO. The first time I ever saw our principal was during graduation rehersal.

- submitted by a student

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Orono Senior High School
795 Old Crystal Bay Rd North, Long Lake, MN  55356
(952) 449-8400
Last modified Orono Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Orono Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top