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About Orono High School

Orono High School is a four-year, public high school in the western suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul, with a strong tradition of excellence, rooted in community and relationships.


School Office Hours 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Student Schedule 7:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Period Times Minutes
1 7:50-8:34 44
2 8:38-9:26 48
3 9:30-10:14 44
4 10:18-11:02 44
5a 11:06-11:30 24
5b 11:34-11:58 24
5c 12:02-12:26 24
5d 12:30-12:54 24
6 12:58-1:42 44
7 1:46-2:30 44


Orono High School takes pride in a school culture that fosters a high level of student/teacher engagement, supported by an environment where teachers know students as individual learners.

  • Percentage of Faculty with Master’s Degree: 91%
  • Student Enrollment grades 9-12: 972 students
  • Class of 2020, 221 students; college matriculation, 91%


Orono Schools’ programs, students and staff are frequently distinguished for their excellence, performing as well as, if not better, than surrounding public and private institutions. For information on our AP program, including the number of AP Scholars, please view the OHS Profile.

Academic Program

Orono offers a rigorous comprehensive curriculum, with departmental requirements that provide students with a firm foundation as they move on to college.  Orono requires students to earn 24 credits in four years to graduate.

Orono offers 20 AP courses, 15 honors/enriched/accelerated courses and five dual-credit courses. In 2017, a record number of students (411) took a record number of AP exams (787), achieving the overall pass rate of 84 percent. A rigorous course of study may also include courses at local colleges and universities through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO).

Extracurricular Activities

Orono High School offers a variety of activities, organizations and academic/athletic interscholastic competitions. More than 85 percent of our students participate in at least one activity or sport.


Click here to view and download the 2019-20 Orono High School Profile