Students who don't excel are left behind and essentially picked on as if they have given the school bad name. We were excited for the small school experience but have been horrified to say the least. Sad and disappointing and the kids that need the most help get labeled as not worth it.
Compared other schools in Bedford County this is one of the worst. Not as advance in technology or education.....students are "passed over" when they need help learning and "passed to the next grade" in order for the school to "look good". Facilities are "outdated" and traffic before and after school (car riders) is horrific.
Otter River Elementary School is the best! I have two boys attending, one in preschool and the other in second grade. I went there also when I was a little girl. This school has the most caring teachers and staff that I have ever seen. Everything done in or out of the classroom is totally for the children. With so many cuts in our children's education, this school has not made a single cut for their futures. And the price of our future is our children's hands. I am a proud parent of this wonderful elementary school. Thank you.
We had three children attend Otter River and loved it! There are not enough good words to describe it. The teachers are top notch and administration runs the school very well. Also, the kids are really 'good' kids!
I have had children at this school for 5 years now. The administration, faculty, and staff have been more than supportive and go above the call of duty to provide the best learning environment for my children. I know parents who drive their kids in from other districts within the county. I would recommend Otter River to anyone.