Points of Pride
In addition to individual student achievements in academics, arts, activities and athletics, the district is proud to share the following points of pride. Please look for updates in September of each year.
For the third consecutive year, OHS ranked #1 among traditional high schools and #4 overall in Minnesota. The high school has also been named a top STEM high school in previous years.
The Class of 2023 has four National Merit Semifinalists: Zara Coakley, Eli Hamer, Rylan Hunt, and Michael Rascher; and five National Merit Commended Scholars: Angus Muldoon, Roxanne Neset, Brock Peyton, Rachel Pusch and Caleb Vaughan. You can review National Merit stats in the OHS Profile.
87% of seniors take the ACT (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science) as one measure of college readiness. For the Class of 2022, the average of the Top 100 scores was 29.3. Learn more ACT stats in the OHS Profile.
In 2022, 388 students took 772 AP exams. 83% of AP exams taken resulted in a score of 3 or higher. 65% of the Class of 2022 took and passed at least one AP exam.
In 2021 and 2022, the readers of the Wayzata Sun newspaper selected Orono High School as the Best Public School. In 2021, Dr. Steiner and Ms. Sarah Cole were selected as Best Principal and Best Teacher, respectively.
Our faculty and staff make professional development a priority and model the value of lifelong learning.
The district is committed to weaving the principles of character into the fabric of student life. Visit the Character webpage to learn more.
The Association of School Business Officials International has recognized Orono for Excellence in Financial Reporting for several consecutive years.
Orono Schools has made it a priority to reduce energy use, manage peak demand, save money, and contribute to the nation’s clean energy future. Commitment to renewable, solar energy has been part of Orono Schools' expense-management plan for years.
According to a fall 2021 community survey of our residents, 96% believe Orono Schools increase property values in the community.
According to a fall 2021 community survey of our residents, 94% rate the quality of Orono Schools as excellent or good.
According to a fall 2021 community survey of our residents, 94% believe they receive a good value for their investment in our schools.