At OMS each grade is divided into several clusters. Students within each cluster share the same core teachers (English, Math, Science and Social Studies). They attend most of their classes within a few adjacent rooms. Each cluster is like a small school within a large school.

Students are assigned to clusters during the summer and will be informed about their cluster via a letter sent by mail before the start of school.

A great deal of effort goes into deciding which students end up in which cluster.  A number of factors are considered, including balance of abilities, peer relationships, special needs, and numbers of students.
Students do not remain with the same group of children every year.

All cluster websites are designed, written and maintained by the individual teachers and not by ottosonwebmaster.
All questions about the cluster websites should be directed to the teachers.

Click on the numbers below to be directed to individual cluster websites.


7th grade




8th grade