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Owatonna Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 1 student


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Posted February 2, 2010

In response to the previous posting, over the past several years, the problem has been in the high school area where the homework has been overwhelming. This year may be different from years in the past, but once you have a student in the high school, there are many more demands on the students (since there are fewer of them) to participate in everything along with doing their school work. I have been involved with education for many years and know what is a right amount of homework and know what is excessive. I will agree that our public schools have many challenges facing them. I just know that OCS has continued to miss the big picture in preparing students for further service after school. In addition, the relationship between the church and the school is not good. There should be opportunities for church families to be part of the school

Posted December 9, 2009

I do not understand where some of the reviews are coming from. My daughter is currently attending OCS. Every staff member I have ever met there has only the BEST intentions regarding their students. Someone said in their review that there is 'too much homework'... what are you telling your children if you expect life to be easy? My daughter is in kindergarten, she is writing, sounding out words, reading, and writing in cursive. The staff here know what they are doing, and I am extremely disappointed that some people would rather deny another student to attend because they are expected to know how to read when they graduate. 70% of students going to high school don't know anything about science. the public schools 'don't give enough homework' so the majority of kids are denied the right to learn, and be expected too. that is why some graduates cant read well.
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Posted July 17, 2009

This is a school that has seen its last days. It continues to make it difficult as a parent to have my children here with giving so much homework and making it unbearable to keep them at this school. They don't care about the children, just the money to keep the school afloat. They took monies from us for playground equipment and we wonder where is the equipment. Are they using the money for something else? Where are all the children from their church? I am very dissapointed in this leadership at the school and church. I would recommend that you find another school to send your child.
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Posted September 14, 2008

This school is amazing! i attended 14 years! Pre k through 12th grade! i just graduated in 08! this school offers amzazing education and the teachers are awesome! OCS offers things that you just cant get at a public school. through out highschool my class and other classes have raised money so the whole class can go on our Senior Trip. i do beleive that this is a perfect Christian Environment!
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Posted March 18, 2008

This is the best choice for Christian education. I have two children in school. The academic are second to none. The teachers truly love the students.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 73%
Black 9% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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265 26th Street Northeast
Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: (507) 451-3495


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