Principal Message

Welcome to Ottumwa High School!

Ottumwa High School is a vibrant and diverse learning community of over 1,200 students.  Our faculty and staff work in a collaborative environment and are dedicated to ensuring the success of each student.  We offer a comprehensive and rigorous educational program with a wide variety of course offerings to prepare our students for success in their chosen career path after high school. 

Our students find success in the classroom, on competitive athletic teams, in our excellent performing arts programs, and as members of our student clubs and organizations.  We strive to engage every student in the classroom and in extra-curricular opportunities.  Through their involvement, our students develop leadership and teamwork skills, build strong friendships, and explore their interests and aspirations. 

As Principal, my goal is to ensure that Ottumwa High School is a safe and supportive learning environment where each student is an active participant in their education, both in the classroom and in their activities.  Our success is seeing our students develop into young adults who are prepared to be active and engaged citizens. 

I am excited and honored to be a member of the OHS Community.  I am proud of our students, our faculty and staff, and of our supporters throughout the City of Ottumwa and Wapello County.  We are one big Bulldog Nation! 

Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time.

It's always a great day to be a Bulldog!


Cory C. Johnson, EdS, NCSP

Principal, Ottumwa High School