“THE LAKESHORE CITY”
The city of Orono is a lakeside community on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka. Orono was founded in 1889 and its East Coast settlers named it after the portside city of Orono in Maine. Orono is roughly 25 square miles and almost 10 square miles of the city is on the lake. Lake Minnetonka has approximately 100 square miles, 10% of that lake frontage is the relatively small town of Orono- it’s no wonder its motto is “the Lakeshore City.”
The city of Orono has a Co small population of 8,268 (2018 census data) compared to the geographical size of the city which lends itself to large lots, low density and abundant nature. Orono is a highly sought after city with some of the country’s best schools, a reasonable commute to downtown Minneapolis, and some of the state’s most beautiful lakefront homes.
Orono has its own Police Department, Fire Department and City Hall. The quick response time and ease of access make Orono one of the safest communities in the state. Based on crime statistics, Orono is safer than 94% of the cities in the United States.
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PARKS AND NATURE
Big Island Nature Park, Casco Circle Park, French Creek Preserve, Highwood Nature Trail, Lowry Woods Nature Trail, Lowry Woods Nature Area, Noerenberg Park, Saga Hill Nature Park, Seven Nations Natural Area, Wolsfeld Woods, Wood-rill
ORONO SCHOOL DISTRICT
Orono School District is a top rated school district that serves Independence, Long Lake, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetonka Beach and Orono. Orono is unique in many different ways. Starting at a single campus setting (all schools are located within walking distance of each other), the campus is nestled against 2,000 feet of lakeshore, and sits on a serene natural setting.
Orono School District is considered a smaller school district with a K-12 enrollment of 2,800
Orono High School is ranked 4th in the state according to US News & World Report 2019 annual report.
Orono High School is also one of eight Minnesota high schools ranked among the top 500 high schools nationwide in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
Orono High School makes the top of the "best" of being named on America's Top High Schools list (Newsweek), Top High Schools (Daily Beast), and America's Most Challenging High Schools (The Washington Post)
The average student to teacher ratio of 20.3 is one of the lowest in the state.
According to the Minnesota Department of Education, Orono High School students consistently score in the top 98.8% of the state on standardized tests.
Orono sets itself apart from nearly all other Minnesota public school systems with its award-winning character education program (preschool through 12th grade). The District has been recognized as the Minnesota District of Character twice and is one of three districts to be recognized as a National District of Character by the Character Education Partnership.
Orono has a robust athletic program, arts & music program, and a wide range of extracurricular activities and clubs
SCHOOLS WITHIN THE ORONO SCHOOL DISTRICT
Orono Middle School
Orono High School
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Listing information last updated on March 30th, 2020 at 4:25pm CDT.