Oneida Middle and High School

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Parent

Huntsville, TN

#1 Mar 19, 2012
I hope to start my two children in the Oneida School System at the beginning of the 2012-13 school year and would like some input from parents about the school. One of my children will be in the seventh grade and the other will be a sophomore. Any info will be of great help. I know there is another high school and several middle schools in the county but will be moving wherever we feel the county has the best schools. Or we at least hope to find a home wherever we feel the best schools are. We have heard good and bad reports on the Oneida School system. Hope we get more information from families that actually have had children in more than one of the county school systems.
girl

Huntsville, TN

#2 Mar 19, 2012
I go to Oneida and is a freshman and your child would be treated very nicely we are very nice to new kids they would make great friends. Oneida has great teacher and a lot of things your child can do
oms parent

Sunbright, TN

#3 Mar 20, 2012
I took my daughter out of count and took her to oneida about 4 yrs ago and that was the best decision we made. They are strict and do trimesters instead of simesters. She never had a problem adjusting and made friends instantly. The teachers are good and principal is strict but is a good one.
I know

Huntsville, TN

#4 Mar 20, 2012
Oneida is switching to block scheduling next year, but that's how most high schools in the state are, including Scott High. It is a good school, with emphasis placed on academics. Discipline is strict. Both of my children attended there from pre-school until they graduated high school.

I know kids my daughter's age who went to Scott High (graduated top 10)that are struggling in college and they've said Oneida kids learned more than they did. Just my opinion and what I've been told.
skylooker

Robbins, TN

#5 Mar 21, 2012
Parent wrote:
I hope to start my two children in the Oneida School System at the beginning of the 2012-13 school year and would like some input from parents about the school. One of my children will be in the seventh grade and the other will be a sophomore. Any info will be of great help. I know there is another high school and several middle schools in the county but will be moving wherever we feel the county has the best schools. Or we at least hope to find a home wherever we feel the best schools are. We have heard good and bad reports on the Oneida School system. Hope we get more information from families that actually have had children in more than one of the county school systems.
Please do not send your child to any of the Oneida schools. The principals at the high school and middle school are terrible. They do not have the students' best interest at heart. There is about 12 sets of parents that run that school and their kids get away with any and everything. If these parents do not like your child or your child can perfrom better in any school related activity they will blackball him and these principals will go along with it. Most of the kids that go there do poor in college and usually have to take remedial courses. They cannot even pass at the smaller colleges. Scott High is a much better school. I have not ever heard of any student at Scott High stating that Oneida graduates are more prepared for college. Some topixer on here just made that up. AND the Oneida system is not the least bit strict. As a matter of fact I have had many of the athletes at Oneida tell me that they got into sports because you can get by with more and the teachers and principals overlook it. That is discrimination. You never hear that comment from a Scott High student. Please for the sake of your child, do not put them in the Oneida schools. Ann Sexton is a really good person but she cannot control middle school and high school principals-they are beyond help. These principals belittle and are very rude to their students. If the student is not athletic or a child of one of the 12+ parents that control the principals, your child will suffer.
Oh BoY

Oneida, TN

#6 Mar 21, 2012
I went to Oneida all the way through and I believe its a great school. I also played football for six yrs. Us players where held to the same standards as any other student. I believe its better than Scott high(not putting anyone down) because the children get more one on one help, unlike an over populated Scott high. All the county schools go there, and at there other elementary schools they went to they learned to hate the other county schools,and when in high school they r all thrown in there together and still hate each other. Guess what happens, they fight and all kinds of things. Theres more students so theres also more of a chance of drugs sneaking in the doors of scott high. Oneda is lucky to have 90 students per graduation classes, and scott high is lucky to have under three hundred. I loved everything about Oneida, but we got to remember no matter what it still is school,and homework, and no one likes the hard work, but Oneida is great about helping u get through school with understanding... They help u get into collages,and do everything u ask them to to help with the process of collage... I have to say I`m proud to be an Oneida Indian!!! God Bless ya and hope u and ur family join the family at Oneida...
status quo

Robbins, TN

#7 Mar 22, 2012
Run from Oneida schools as fast as you can. The graduates cannot even spell the word "college". But if you play sports there you do not have to know how to spell college. The principal at the high school is a little hot head that is argumentative and puts all of his work off on his secretary. Just ask the teachers at Oneida High School, if you know any of them personally and they do not think you will get them in trouble, what kind of person he is. The superintendent needs to look into his actions and how disrespectful he is to some of the students and release him of his duties as prinncipal. If Ms. Butler is still the principal at the middle school, she needs the same treatment. There needs to be some intense housecleaning there and I do not mean with soap and water but with a couple dismissals. I really hope "parent" either keeps her kids in Ky. schools or puts them in the county schools. Just pay attention to our local newspapers and you will see the county schooled kids involved in much more school activities that is conducive to a more centered student caring environment and preparation for the real world.
mama

Huntsville, TN

#8 Mar 22, 2012
skylooker wrote:
<quoted text>Please do not send your child to any of the Oneida schools. The principals at the high school and middle school are terrible. They do not have the students' best interest at heart. There is about 12 sets of parents that run that school and their kids get away with any and everything. If these parents do not like your child or your child can perfrom better in any school related activity they will blackball him and these principals will go along with it. Most of the kids that go there do poor in college and usually have to take remedial courses. They cannot even pass at the smaller colleges. Scott High is a much better school. I have not ever heard of any student at Scott High stating that Oneida graduates are more prepared for college. Some topixer on here just made that up. AND the Oneida system is not the least bit strict. As a matter of fact I have had many of the athletes at Oneida tell me that they got into sports because you can get by with more and the teachers and principals overlook it. That is discrimination. You never hear that comment from a Scott High student. Please for the sake of your child, do not put them in the Oneida schools. Ann Sexton is a really good person but she cannot control middle school and high school principals-they are beyond help. These principals belittle and are very rude to their students. If the student is not athletic or a child of one of the 12+ parents that control the principals, your child will suffer.
I'm sure you've seen grades from every student that graduated at Oneida and went on to college??? I doubt it, in fact I know it. Check your honor roll listings in the local papers when they're published.
I'll have you know what I stated about my daughter and her friend from Scott High is the truth. That friend graduated Valedictorian at Scott High and my daughter was in top 10 at Oneida. The Valedictorian couldn't pass some of the same classes they were in at college, and it was a 4 year college at that. Both of my kids are currently (and have ALWAYS BEEN)on the dean's list for their respective colleges and BOTH graduated from Oneida.
Well

Oneida, TN

#9 Mar 22, 2012
status quo wrote:
Run from Oneida schools as fast as you can. The graduates cannot even spell the word "college". But if you play sports there you do not have to know how to spell college. The principal at the high school is a little hot head that is argumentative and puts all of his work off on his secretary. Just ask the teachers at Oneida High School, if you know any of them personally and they do not think you will get them in trouble, what kind of person he is. The superintendent needs to look into his actions and how disrespectful he is to some of the students and release him of his duties as prinncipal. If Ms. Butler is still the principal at the middle school, she needs the same treatment. There needs to be some intense housecleaning there and I do not mean with soap and water but with a couple dismissals. I really hope "parent" either keeps her kids in Ky. schools or puts them in the county schools. Just pay attention to our local newspapers and you will see the county schooled kids involved in much more school activities that is conducive to a more centered student caring environment and preparation for the real world.
Just like a county school person to get all offensive abaut Oneida schools. Why is it yall are jealous of Oneida? Why is it u always gotta put us down? Seems like as an adult u would have something more to do then to be on here putting down on one of the best schools in the state. Oneida usually has high honors in alot of different subjects in the state. I never claimed to be a really smart person. Infact I actually finshed like 83rd in my class out of 86, but that was my fault. I knew I didnt want to go to college, so I really didnt try. The teachers are really great tho and tried helping me and I just knew I wanted to go straight out and start making money. I know students that still go to Scott high and they like it, and are smart as well, but they say they dont like the over populated hallways there. They say they are constantly having to avoid arguments and trying to keep from fighting. Believe me Oneida has thos bullies as well, there just isnt as many as Scott High.
Well

Oneida, TN

#10 Mar 22, 2012
Principle isnt spelled (prinnciple) either there status quo... If ya want to point to mistakes...
Well

Oneida, TN

#11 Mar 22, 2012
House cleaning is also two words...
Oh BoY

Oneida, TN

#12 Mar 22, 2012
LoL why is it the county schools have so much hate 4 Oneida? Status Quo u obviously are obsessed with Oneida to know that the principles secretary is doing all the work and asking teachers and all that. I couldnt tell u who scott highs principal is or less its still Bill Hall? Anyways I would rather my kids have a really strict principal than not strict enough. I love Oneida and when my kids are old enough to go to school Im taking them to Oneida. Go InDiAnS!!!
status quo

Robbins, TN

#13 Mar 22, 2012
Well wrote:
Principle isnt spelled (prinnciple) either there status quo... If ya want to point to mistakes...
Just a typo idiot. If you noticed, of course you probably did not read all the way through my post, I did spell "principal" correctly throughout the rest of my post. And not too smart one, I did not graduate from either county school. I graduated from a small school in another state. Also, Mr. Byrd is not the least bit strict. He is just a hot head that has his "athletic" picks. I did go to school at Oneida from grade K to 7th but my parents moved away for 6 yrs. I graduated from Tennessee Tech and only in the last 8 years has Oneida gone down hill so very bad. The kids from Scott High that went to Tech the same time I was there was much more prepared for college than the Oneida students. The Oneida kids wanted to party too much and even at that time in my life I began to see what a difference and how prepared emotionally and academically the county students were. My sister was lucky enough to drive from Oneida her last two years of high school to go to Scott High. She also graduated from Tech and seen how well prepared she and other Scott High graduates were for college compared to the Oneida High partiers. In comparison, the majority of this preparation falls to teachers at Scott High who really care about students whether they are athletic, poor, rich, terrible home life, use drugs, smart, not so smart or troublemakers. Scott High really, really cares about their students and Hall makes sure this is an important part of the mission there. Thanks Bill Hall and the staff at Scott County schools for a job well done and making the student your number one priority no matter who are what your background is like. Oneida could learn so much from you. Ms. Butler and Byrd needs someone like you. I truly think, given some time, Ms. Sexton will be much like you. She is truly a good person with the children her upmost concern. She just needs to re-arrange her top faculty.
Oh BoY

Oneida, TN

#14 Mar 22, 2012
I probably was the poorest kid that went to Oneida and they never judged me for that. They always tried being fair in everything they did, and Im sure not everyone was happy all the time just like the students that go to county. Also Im related to Bill Hall and he is a very Good guy I wont argue that. All Im saying is that I think Oneida is much more prepared school when it comes to COLLEGE, do to the fact they have less students, can give more one on one help, and there track record proves it. Oh and I also had scott high friends that said me "The Not So Smart One"was better prepared then them, and I knew things in middle school that they didnt learn till high school (thats what they said not me)... I wish both Schools the best and hope every student in both schools makes something of themselves, and turns this little town around. God Bless Oneida and Scott High...
School

Stearns, KY

#15 Mar 22, 2012
Ok, education anywhere is what you CHOOSE to make it. There are wonderful teachers in both schools, and very smart students sitting in classrooms on both ends of the county. One school is not "better" than the other. In each school, there are students who choose to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities they have and prepare themselves well for college. And, there are students in both schools who choose to coast through and make their college experience a little more difficult. That is not a defining characteristic of one school over the other. I hardly think we can declare a success or failure of an entire school through the experience of one or two isolated students.

Parent from Whitley, KY should call each school and schedule a visit. Every student is looking for something different and will find a comfort in the right place.

I always hate posts like this. I don't understand why people feel the need to run down the successes of either school. You can have pride in your home school and still appreciate the successes of the other.
Taliesin

Huntsville, TN

#16 Mar 22, 2012
Well wrote:
Principle isnt spelled (prinnciple) either there status quo... If ya want to point to mistakes...
Actually if you are talking about a person it is spelled "principal".
OHS grad

Huntsville, TN

#17 Mar 22, 2012
Mrs. Butler is retiring at the end of this school year.
Oh BoY

Oneida, TN

#18 Mar 22, 2012
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School wrote:
Ok, education anywhere is what you CHOOSE to make it. There are wonderful teachers in both schools, and very smart students sitting in classrooms on both ends of the county. One school is not "better" than the other. In each school, there are students who choose to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities they have and prepare themselves well for college. And, there are students in both schools who choose to coast through and make their college experience a little more difficult. That is not a defining characteristic of one school over the other. I hardly think we can declare a success or failure of an entire school through the experience of one or two isolated students.
Parent from Whitley, KY should call each school and schedule a visit. Every student is looking for something different and will find a comfort in the right place.
I always hate posts like this. I don't understand why people feel the need to run down the successes of either school. You can have pride in your home school and still appreciate the successes of the other.
I would have to agree with u... We do need to support each other... We are Scott county no matter how we look at it... Lets learn to get along and make a good future for our children...
pep rally

Huntsville, TN

#19 Mar 23, 2012
OHS grad wrote:
Mrs. Butler is retiring at the end of this school year.
Thank God. Now if Mr. Byrd would do the same thing. Mr. Harper is the best. We can not afford to lose him.
Oh BoY

Oneida, TN

#20 Mar 23, 2012
Coach Harper is a very good person... He also was a good principal...

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