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About O.W.Best

Welcome to O.W. Best Middle School

As principal of O.W. Best Middle School, I’d like to welcome you to our school’s website.  OW Best is a school where students can thrive in an orderly and predictable educational environment.  We take pride of the many accomplishments of our students, ranging from our band program, our National Junior Honor Society Program, our athletic program, our school store and how well our students do academically, just to name a few.In our school, there are core and electives classes to meet the needs and interests of almost all of our students.  Our Honor’s program consistently places students into Annapolis High School’s Geometry program.  Our Honor’s Language Arts Students consistently score well on the MEAP and go on to excel at the high school level.  Our students perform so well on the MEAP that OW Best is rated a “B” middle school by the State of Michigan.  There are “layers of support” to help struggling learners, be that a teacher who helps a student before or after school, our after school homework helpers program to our academic intervention programs.  Our staff works hard to help your child succeed!Finally, the faculty and staff of OW Best take tremendous pride in the relationships that we have developed with our parents.  My door is always open to you and I personally invite you to stop by to visit the school. Our mission statement is
ACHIEVEMENT ~RESPONSIBILITY~SUCCESS IN LIFE!  We prepare our students to not just be successful at our school, but to be good citizens as well as successes in the future.  Come join a very successful community of learners!

Melanie Ward, Principal
Claudia Portscheller, Assistant  Principal
OW Best Middle School