ONTARIO SCHOOL DISTRICT

We're O Positive.

O Positive is more than a slogan for us.
It's our way of telling a story of the many
successes that are deserving of Ontario's pride.
Are you ready to be a part of our story?

January is School Board Appreciation Month

While we dedicate January to recognizing our school board, it is important to note their year-round involvement to improve schools and practices for students. We are lucky to have a such a dedicated team working for our district. 

As elected officials, the board is responsible for the scope, depth, and quality of education, and is the official policy-making body of the school district.

The Ontario School District will join the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month!” 

Governor Kate Brown signed an official proclamation in October 2018, designating the month of January for recognition of Oregon’s board members.

Board of Directors for the Ontario School District are Mike Blackaby, Renae Corn, Eric Evans, Derrick Draper, and Blanca Rodriguez. 

Check out what is happening every day on our social media platforms!

WE ARE ONTARIO
Ontario School District serves approximately 2,400 students and comprises five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The district employs a staff of 150 licensed teachers, 190 support staff, and 25 administrators.

Ontario School District is known for its financial stability. No employment reductions have been necessary since 2008, nor have contract days been cut since the 2011-12 school year.

WHAT SETS US APART?

Higher Graduation Rates; 89% for the 2017-2018 Graduating class.
The 4-year cohort graduation rate for the class of 2018 was 89%

Above Average Academic Growth for All Elementary Schools
Schools received "above average" ratings in individual student progress

Ontario Students Never Pay to Play
No cost for clubs, athletics or other school sponsored activities

Advanced Coursework Opportunities
Ontario High School students have access to full Honors course selections in addition to many college credit options

Focusing on Engineering: Project Lead the Way
Ontario students receive engaging, hands-on experience

6 College Credit Classes on OHS Campus
Every year we have students who graduate with the majority or all of their Associates Degree completed, giving them a head start financially, as well as in time spent in postsecondary education

8 Career and Technical Education Programs
The most of any Eastern Oregon High School

Courses in the field of Welding, Nursing, and Business

These courses have college credit and industry relevant certifications available to students upon completion

Students at OHS have graduated with certifications that allow them to be instantly employable and give them preference in the job market

COME AND PLAY
You don’t have to go far to find a fantastic assortment of recreational choices for all ages, interests and skill levels. Here, you can enjoy: cycling, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, camping, sport fishing, bird watching, kayaking, river rafting, horseback riding and much more.

Ontario is situated only two hours from four separate ski resorts. You can not only downhill ski to your heart’s content, but also snowmobile, cross country ski and ice skate as well. There are also 61 acres of lush parks within the city.

Ontario Population: 11,435
Malheur County Population: 31,865
Service Area: 80,000
Time Zone: Mountain
Elevation: 2,150

(Source: www.ontariochamber.com)