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.
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.
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. Over the past five years, Orono has implemented academic initiatives that have resulted in rising ACT scores and an increase of 350% in AP Scholars.
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 18 AP courses, 11 honors and enriched courses and five College in the Schools courses. In 2014, a record number of AP exams were given (625) with a record number of students testing (334) and achieving the highest pass rate to date (90 percent). A rigorous course of study may also include courses at local colleges and universities through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option.
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.