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K-5
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Otsego, MN
Students enrolled: 749

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8125 NE River Rd
Otsego, MN 55330

(763) 241-3494
(763) 241-3496
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March 13, 2014
The staff is very good at brushing things under the rug. They find excuses why they are not to blame for falling test scores and low student performance. Retention has been come a problem for the school as the staff will not take advice on how to correct the issues. Bullying of students is accepted at the school and staff usually blames the victims.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2012
This school has done great things and they are "moving forward" as they say. The kids LOVE the school, their teachers and the principal. We couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2011
My child just completed Kindergarten, and is entering first grade. I could not be more thrilled to have my child at OES. The community of OES creates a welcome environment in which the individual needs of both struggling and excelling learners is identified and treated. The every day K teacher is someone for whom I would vote for president and we loved her as much as she loved our child. The reputation OES has earned for the "academic probation" (which everyone knows is a complete policy nightmare passed on from the gov) is not true and I wouldn't want my child at any other school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2011
My special needs child is respected and cared for. His school work is challenging for him and the teachers and assts help but also allow him to be independent. I think this is one of the best things about the school. the kids in the class play with him and include him too. the principle is someone he knows, likes and sees often (but not in a bad way). I think this is a really good school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2011
Otsego Elementary is a fantastic school! Everyone from the teachers to the office staff are superb. They work WITH parents to help every child succeed!!

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2011
I have had the opposite experience and feel this school goes above and beyond to meet my child's needs. I am involved, read the eagle news and am impressed with the ENTIRE staff. The family support is critical and this school works in partnership with the parents to help all kids, and there are a lot of needs in any public school. As I said, I am IMPRESSED with this school and thankful my children attend here. Thanks to all.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2011
If your child needs help and is not a special needs child it is next to impossible to get support from the school. My child was not doing well; I met with the principal and she told me that my child was one who was falling through the cracks. She also said that the school did not have the funding that they needed to help my child and that I should write to my congressman!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2011
If you really don't know much about education or have the attitude that "it was good enough for me, so it's good enough for my kids" then this is the school for you. It's an example of what happens when we fail our children...on every academic opportunity.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2011
I do NOT like this school!! The principal has rushed me off the phone without listening to my concerns and it has happened too many times.. There have been too many issues we have had with the school.. IF the pricipal cared at all she would listen to what the parents have to say.. I know others that have had issues with her..

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2010
I love Otsego Elementary and my kids love it too. The teachers are great. The principal is wonderful and so much fun...you can tell she really cares about her students. I'm sad to see such a low GreatSchools.org rating. I know there have been struggles but the staff is doing everything they can to turn that around. I am also happy to say that OES is one of the few elementary schools that has a National Elementary Honor Society Chapter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 23, 2009
excellent leadership - listens, visible and on top of things

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 08, 2009
OES has wonderful staff, active & supportive parents, and a great student body. Principal Erin Talley has really made a great difference at our school!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
Both of grandchildren have received a good education from this school. I especially appreciate all the teachers that work with my grandson who has some special needs. It does my heart good to see how anxious and excited he is to go to school!

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2009
Otsego Elementary has great teachers that really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
Teachers are especially wonderful, always coming up with great ideas for learning

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
I have a kindergartner so we are new to school. So far she loves school and her teacher.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
I love Otsego Elementary because of the great experienced teachers and the principal is great!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
I love Otsego Elementary because of all the great extracurricular activites they offer!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
What makes Otsego Elementary a great school is how much the students and parents look up to their teachers and staff. To this day, I (a former student of some teachers at Otsego) look to them for advice and support as a new teacher.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
I think the principal is most awesome! She is sincere about the love for her school. Direct, Friendly, Caring and Dedicated always. The staff is caring and friendly and smile alot. The maintenance people keep the school looking clean and nice. I especially like that there is no bullying at this school. Kids learn respect and practice it regularly. I have a son in college now, that attending elementary at Otsego and a fifth grade daughter there in her sixth year attending currently. She likes most the friendly people there! And she has become so good at reading and math because they are striving to teach her them and help her do her best! Sincerely, R.T.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 02, 2009
My kids can't wait to go to school everyday. The connection between teachers and students is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
My son is excited to go to school and loves learning! The teachers and all the other staff are amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2009
Wonderful, caring teachers. Great staff overall

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 31, 2009
We love the teachers and all the staff at Otsego Elementary. They create a positive and encouraging learning experience for the children. They do a great job with the limited resources and the large student enrollment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
My daughter loves her school, and is doing well academically. The teachers have been encouraging, yet challenging.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2009
Otsego is a great school, even though they are overloaded with students, all the teachers and staff do an awesome job of keeping everything running smoothly and orderly.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
I'm very happy with the teachers and staff at Otsego Elementary. My son really enjoyed his Kindergarten teacher last year and his 1st grade teacher this year is great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2009
I know the WHOLE staff at Otsego does all they can to make sure the CHILDREN have the BEST experience possible!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 28, 2009
Otsego Elementary has an incredible staff that does outstanding work EVERYDAY! Not only are we blessed to have such a great staff, but also a wonderful supportive community.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 26, 2009
My child is excelling at the school. The teachers and the staff go above and beyond to make it a great place for children to learn and parents to get involved! We LOVE it here!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2009
The teachers and staff at OES really do go above and beyond to ensure a great learning environment. My child is doing wonderfully at this school and she truly does love to learn. Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2009
We have fabuolus teachers that really care and want to see our kids excel!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2009
The teachers care so much about every detail, the principal is involved in everything including helping me find my childs classroom. They all try so hard to be better everyday, I wish I would have had a school like OTSEGO ELEMENTARY when I was a child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2009
This is our first year at Otsego Elemantary, my child is a kindergartner, but so far we love it! His teacher is amazing and already we have seen leaps and bounds in his social and acedemic skills! All the staff we have encounter so far have been great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
The teacher/child ratio, the attention given to respect and discipline, and the overall community feel, it's one of the best schools I know of!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
We love Otsego Elementary school because of the caring and wonderful teachers and staff! There is a real sense of community within the school that reaches out to the surrounding neighborhoods.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Otsego Elementary is always working toward improving in every aspect to help each and every child achieve their best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Our staff and our PTO truly care what is best for our students and our school. They are dedicated and they are awesome.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 22, 2009
The teachers are great, my kids (all three of them) are excelling, and my kids LOVE it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
The teacher care about their students, also the other staff and teacher take the time to learn the childrens names. Just today the lunch staff called my son by his name and knew that I was his mother.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
I love my son's school Otsego Elementary. The teachers there are absolutely fabulous. They always listen to you, and really want your child to succeed. He is now in 3rd grade, and is an outstanding reader, great at math, and has many friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
The teachers take a real interest in their students. This helps the students succeed.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 22, 2009
The teachers do such a great job with the children, it is a very clean and lively place, they put on a great carnival and it is truly just a special place. Otsego Elementary is where I want my children to stay!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
I love the people at OES - the staff, students, and families are amazing!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 21, 2009
The teachers this year have been great to work with on ensuring that our kids get the best out of each day of school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Because the school strives for higher education with the educators, students and funds that is does have. :)

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2009
We have truly dedicated teachers! We want nothing but the best for our students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
The parent involvement at our school is AWESOME! I only have worked in the building a couple of years and have had 5-8 volunteers every year.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 19, 2009
Our school has so many wonderful aspects I don't know where to begin. The teachers are very helpful to my child's needs, they are patient, kind and keep in good communication. I am proud to be a parent of such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
It is a great school that has a very knowledgeable and friendly staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2009
Otsego has wonderful communication and a love of its community.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 18, 2009
The teachers are dedicated, care deeply for the students and are working hard for all students to achieve!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 18, 2009
this is a warm and welcoming school. i love it here.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 18, 2009
The students are terrific and so much fun to be around. I love going there every day!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 17, 2009
The principal is awesome. She makes every student, staff member, and parent feel important! The school has started thriving since her leadership began.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
I think Otsego elementary is a good school because the area more tax and that mean it well funded for more education

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Otsego Elementary School
8125 NE River Rd, Otsego, MN  55330
(763) 241-3494
Last modified Otsego Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Otsego Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top