Committed to Excellence

The city system was organized in 1953 and since then has grown to nearly 1,400 students, 140 faculty and staff members.  It is located on one 84-acre site which adjoins the city and park recreation facilities.  The present school was constructed in 1977 and added to in 1992 and 1998.  It serves students in K-12 with three schools, one for K-5, one for 6-8, and the high school for grades 9-12.  The school’s physical plant includes over 125 classrooms and offices, two media centers, three gyms, a separate band room and an auditorium which seats 804.  In addition to the plant, the complex includes a stadium, track, ball fields and three practice fields.  A major expansion and renovation study is presently underway to provide quality facilities and educational services well into the future.

Excellence is the hallmark of the Oneonta City School System.  Its students enjoy challenging opportunities afforded students in big cities amid the small town setting of their school.  In addition to courses leading to the state’s academic diploma, the school system offers electives such as computer studies, humanities, music and drama, foreign languages, vocational courses and more.  The needs of individual students are met through classes for advanced, remedial and special education services.  Oneonta students consistently rank among the state’s highest scores on standardized achievement tests.  Both schools are fully accredited by the state and by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. 

Oneonta City School is committed to providing its students and teachers with the best of technology.  There are four computer labs in the school in addition to two mobile ones.  The complete school can access the Internet from labs or from computers in each classroom.  Media centers employ up-to-date technology in every aspect of their programs.

The system’s teaching and support staff reflects a commitment to excellence.  Most hold advanced degrees and many serve as leaders in their respective fields and in the community.  Community support for the system is evidenced by the active role parents and community leaders play in school programs and activities.  By focusing on its children, Oneonta is facing a future filled with promise and growth.