My children have been in the Onteora district since kindergarten. The district is pathetically small, lacking diversity and has drug problems starting at the middle school. Some good teachers, but only if you are going to support the instruction at home. Administration is very weak. Sports are limited
... Read more and largely defeated. Some kids excel, but that is in large part due to the individual's talent, not guidance. The BOE is a joke. Members quit, move and no one wants to run due to the antagonism. And they wonder why people are home schooling and choosing private schools... Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/11/12
Onteora Middle School is a wonderful school with hard-working, caring teachers and respectful, enthusiastic kids. The person who wrote the 2010 comments should come visit again and feel the positive atmosphere in the hallways and classrooms. This is a wonderful school. Come see for yourself. You'll
... Read more be glad to enroll your kids at OMS. (I am a new teacher here with many years of experience and I'm extremely impressed by the principal, staff, and students. It really is a place filled with WARMTH...that's the best way I can descibe it.) Read less
Posted by a teacher on 01/02/12
Onteora MS is a decent place if your child is at the top or bottom of the academic heap. There are many excellent teachers, (along with some poor ones) and enough opportunities for the more academic students to excel. If your child has special needs, these will also be well tended to, although there
... Read more are now attempting to de-classify children due to financial pressures. Where Onteora falls down, however, is in the vast midland of average students. The school lacks spirit and cohesiveness (indeed, it's really just a 7/8 MS housed in a few corridors of the larger HS). The atmosphere among students is poor--there are a lot of disciplinary problems, meanness and anti-social behaviors. Teachers frequently look the other way. The administration is weak, mostly due to high turnover (this is the 3rd principal in 2 years). Need I say more? Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/24/10
My son has Asperger's Syndrome and the SE class located on campus is phenomenal. The teachers were caring and genuinely want to help, and want your input. My son made friends easily here! When we moved out of district, we received a call from the teacher and a good bye package filled with student letters
... Read more and cards. At the first opportunity I would love my son to return to this school! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/27/09
We have a great music program. We have the best teacher named Mr.Murphy. He is awesome. I am also in Marching Band which Mr.Murphy directs also. Our sports are pretty good except for our football team. I am on the track team which is the best in Ny state. We have a lot of extracirricular activities in
... Read more our school like Akido,sports,Art club, and a lot of other things. Our parents are involved in the PTSO. Our Marching Band won championships years ago and that same year we won the New York St. Patricks Day Parade. Most of us do varsity sports. Read less
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Boiceville schools — Onteora Middle School is located at 4166 State Route 28, Boiceville NY 12412. 4166 State Route 28 is in the 12412 ZIP code in Boiceville, NY The school district for Onteora Middle School is the Onteora Central School District. Onteora Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7 - 8.
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