About the District
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools are fully accredited by NCA/AdvancEd which provides a rigorous standard of excellence that is verified by on-site visitations and intense yearly reporting procedures.
During the past school year, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools had the highest MEAP scores of any of the school districts in the Owosso Argus-Press coverage area. Leonard Elementary has been commended three times in the past two school years by the Michigan Department of Education as a “Beating the Odds!” School of Excellence. In 2011, Leonard Elementary was one of only 20 schools in the entire state to receive this recognition. In 2012, Ovid-Elsie High School was recognized as a “Reward School” by the Michigan Department of Education for our increase in student achievement. In 2015 Bridge Magazine recognized OE as an Academic State Champion. In 2016 Ovid-Elsie was identified as "Exemplary" in a study of financial responsibility and academic achievement paid for by the State of Michigan, only 17 school districts or 3% of the total were considered exemplary.
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools provides a high quality education based on our mission and strategic plan goals of unprecedented personal growth for every student, and it allows opportunities for them to grow outside the classroom through a large variety of extracurricular activities.
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Ovid-Elsie Area Schools is large enough to offer a comprehensive learning experience for its nearly 1,750 students, but small enough to personalize each student’s education to meet their academic, social, emotional and physical needs.
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools consists of Leonard Elementary School for students in our pre-school through second grade, E. E. Knight Elementary for students in grades third through fifth, Ovid-Elsie Middle School that provides a robust learning experience for grades six through eight and Ovid-Elsie High School. We also offer an Alternative High School program that focus on creating student success. Our newest school, Great Lakes Online Schools, offers a unique online curriculum taught by highly qualified teachers, a perfect fit for students who need flexibility.