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About Orono Intermediate School

Building on Success, Building for Success

Students at Orono Intermediate School are in the middle of an important transition between primary grades and middle school. We recognize the unique characteristics of these learners and strive to build and support structures that enable kids to achieve at the highest levels possible.

A Minnesota Reward School

Orono Intermediate School achieved Reward School status as a result of overall student performance on Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments administered during the Spring of 2012.  This designation indicates performance in the top 15 percent of Title I schools in the state of Minnesota.

Character Education

The six pillars of Character Counts! (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship), comprise perhaps the single-most important pillar of programming delivered at Orono Intermediate School. Exercising high levels of responsibility and independence in their learning, students achieve within a challenging and caring environment.

Unique Programs

  • Character Council – Fifth-grade student leadership program
  • Service learning projects
  • An annual schoolwide project in literature, STEM, or the arts
  • Spanish for every student
  • Additional world languages before and after school through Community Education
  • Fifth-grade band and choir
  • Aquatics in physical education
  • Individualized programs for students with special needs
  • During-the-day reading interventions for struggling readers
  • After-school targeted services program for reading support
  • Orono Challenge programming
  • Small class sizes
  • Field Trips

IS at a Glance

  • Enrollment: 650
  • Average Class Size: 26
  • Classroom Teachers: 25
  • Sections Per Grade: 8
  • Specialist Teachers: 5
  • Other Licensed Teachers: 9
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