Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future


Welcome to the CASTLE

                              Welcome to The Castle!!

Ms. Barbara A. Longo, Principal

About Ms. Longo...     This is Ms. Longo's 32nd year as an educator in Lake County and her sixth year as THE PROUD Principal at Oak Middle School.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree from William Paterson College in Paterson, New Jersey and a Masters degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Ms. Longo taught for 6 years at Mount Dora High School and 7 years at Umatilla Elementary before going into Administration. She has been an Assistant Principal at Fruitland Park Elementary, South Lake High School, Umatilla Elementary and Principal at Lost Lake Elementary and Seminole Springs Elementary.

             Welcome to OPMS!!  Our vision and mission is to assist our students ONE KNIGHT AT A TIME!  We are proud of what we have achieved here at the CASTLE--in our classrooms, our offices, our playing fields, and on our campus--but we are not finished yet.  We must continue to strive for excellence and embrace the common goal of doing what is best for our students.  Parents, family members, community members, and business partners, we hope you will continue to support our students and staff by standing with us as we continue on our journey to becoming an "A" school. 

             Please visit our website frequently and stay involved as much as your schedule permits.  Consider becoming a volunteer, joining the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) or SAC (School Advisory Committee) or just come by and show your support for the many exciting and educational achievements of our students.  If you like sports, come on out and support our student athletes during an after school event.  We'd love to have you.       

             This year our theme is the Fierce Urgency of NOW!!   The urgency is to help our students understand the importance of a good education and to make them understand that the time is now for them to put education first, respect all human beings, have compassion towards each other, and strive to be the best they can be at whatever it is they choose to be.  Together we will continue to make the difference!! I look forward to seeing you on campus as we continue our climb to becoming an "A" school.   If I can be of any assistance please contact me at school or at