Students enrolled 1592
School leader MR. TREASURE PICKETT
Transportation options Yes
District Clay County School District
After school Yes

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2300 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073

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3 stars
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August 17, 2014
Appalling to see students go around hallway shouting obscenities and blatantly disobeying dress code rules. Many students loiter hours after classes ends, most likely because they live out of zone in Duval and parents falsify addresses so they don't have to attend Westside (formerly Forrest), though OP ain't much better. Students and teachers vary. If you're in an advanced or honors class, you'd be OK, but if you're in regular classes, good luck. Some students are decent people, but a majority of them are disrespectful brats that don't want to learn. They blatantly disrespect teachers and harass classmates. When administrators come in to reprimand them and the students laugh at them. They get two stars because despite the lack of discipline, most teachers show that they care about students and try (though not always successfully) to teach them.

- submitted by a community member
July 18, 2014
To be blunt, I hated this school. I felt in my years there that my education was not a priority for OPHS. They sure do care about the 'education' of their student athletes, however! I had a few amazing teachers at my time at OPHS. Most of my teachers really didn't care. My peers were absolutley rude as well. We built like 10 new building that aren't in use, but our classrooms have broken AC and or are falling apart. Classes don't have paper to print things on, but good to know we bought 2 plasma screen to replace the TVS in the cafeteria (that were in perfectly good, working condition). If I were a parent, I would find a different school for my child.

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2013
Our son is finishing his sophomore year. With the exception of only 1 or 2 teachers over the past 2 years, they genuinely seem to care about the children and want all to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
I must let you know the truth about the exceptional education department. I have never met a less caring bunch of unprofessional teachers in my life. My child was encouraged to drop out on a daily basis... She was humiliated by teachers.... and when she asked for help with her academics she was ignored.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2012
Our son just finished his freshman year and loves OPHS. There are some really great teachers and then there are those who do not seem to care as much and do not push the students. Principal leadership is excellent. If you want your child to succeed, be prepared to be involved as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
My son's teachers and guidance counselor are all involved and seem to genuinely have the best interest of the students at heart. This is his second year at OPHS, and we have had 99% positive experiences with this school so far. The staff is extremely sharp - once I witnessed a student depart the school campus between classes, and a staff member in a golfcart tracked her down within minutes in order to ensure she had a legitimate reason for leaving. It made me feel very safe having my son in this staff's hands, knowing they are willing to go the extra mile to reach out to our children, in the event a poor decision is made. Thank-you OPHS!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
this school definitely needs an upgrade i feel as though this school doesnt have as much as the other schools around it so therefor i give it one star and im going to be there for my second yr and is not happy at all.

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November 24, 2009
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August 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 13, 2009
I have had 3 attend this school . 2 have graduated. Drama and an inner city atmosphere does exist. Tardy hall was an easy escape from the classroom;last year students wandered the halls during classtime on a regular basis. School rules seemed to have tighten this year. I feel,unless you are in honors or AP classes, the children are not challenged enough. Homework and/or in depth projects or papers are rarely assigned. My youngest doesn't feel the need to study for exams because his teachers either give them open book tests or go over the exam before hand. The counseling department is efficient and student driven as one would expect from a large school. Your child just has to be lucky enough to be assigned to the right one and find time to go during school hours. Forget about buying your lunch the wait eats up all of your lunch period.

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May 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 29, 2009
Treasure Pickett is the best!!! She has made this mediocre school so much better. Great job!!

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2008
Much better this year, they are sticking to the rules and I like that.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
not enough homework; students were behind in subjects when transferred to another county. at open house 2 teachers were not there.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2008
I am a graduate of OPHS and UF and now my son is a freshman at OPHS. I was impressed with open house at the beginning of the year and felt the teachers we met were highly engaged. My son loves school and has met a lot of great new friends from many different backgrounds. The administration has worked hard in recent years to enhance the academic program and the overall vibe of the school. The campus looks great too. Good job OPHS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 03, 2008
My husband and I graduated from OPHS and we have seen it change and grow over the years for the better. We have a daughter that is graduating next year and is in dual enrollment next year and a son that is a freshmen this year and is doing really well with his grades. I have had wonderful experiences with the guidance department and the teachers. With the new principle you can see how changes are already making a huge difference. Focus is really on the student and their academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 03, 2008
My son attends OPHS and he loves it. My two older girls are graduates of OPHS and everyone of my children have done very well with the help and guidance of the teachers at OPHS. The staff at OPHS is very helpful to the students and the parents. We are all very blessed to have OPHS for our school.

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September 23, 2008
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August 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 30, 2008
I graduated OPHS in the year 2006..I was very pleased with the education that i was able to obtain. With the added addition of Mr. Wingate the principal for my sophomore year, i have seen the school turn inside out and become outstanding. School fights dwindled and i was pleased, i felt like i was in a way better place then when i was a freshman which was 2002...I graduated at the top 20% of my class. When i felt like downgrading to an easier or average class my teachers would not let me, they encouraged me to challenge myself and promoted me to honors, AP classes, and dual enrollment. I took their advice and achieved my goals. I am happy with the way the school turned out by the time my senior year came around. Thanks OPHS, and thanks Mr.Wingate for seeing us in the Halls as he would say.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 23, 2008
My son is graduating from Orange Park High School this year with a full college scholarship. I have a daughter who graduated from Orange Park High School who is a straight A junior at FSU. I have another daughter who graduated from OPHS who is in Medical School. The education they received at OPHS was wonderful. The AP classes, Honors classes, and Dual Enrollment classes are incredible. They teachers are top notch. Many of the teachers there had all three of my children. Thank- You OPHS !!

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May 21, 2008
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March 24, 2008
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February 01, 2008
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December 09, 2007
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November 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2007
I do agree about the communications problem with the school. My mother, I know, had a hard time getting in touch with certain teachers and administrators during my first year there. My suggestion is to come to know the guidance department. They are the most helpful part of the campus and can forward you on to the right people to talk to.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 11, 2007
My daughter is a freshman at OPHS. Having some challenges, coming from a small town in Michigan. I hoped for better communications with the school but they claim because it is so large it is hard to do that. I plan to propose to the school board a better solution to their communication problems.

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June 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2007
This is my freshman year at orange park i like the school and the teachers but the kids are to much drama i am about to be a sophomore and it is hard. So next year i am going to work my butt off and try to maintain atleast a 3.0 gpa that would be awesome. Overall orenge park is a pretty good school.

- submitted by a student
April 16, 2007
I am a graduate of OPHS (c/o '04), and I am so proud to be a part of this high school. In my experience, the teachers have all been caring, challenging, and talented at what they do. Sure, the school has grown large, has a police substation, but I've never felt endangered or that our school has become 'innercity'. Our AP and Dual Enrollment programs are outstanding--most students do very well (I got a 5's and 4's on all AP exams). With the addition of Mr. Michael Wingate as a principal late in my senior year (2004), it has only grown by leaps and bounds. School spirit is up, the campus looks great, and the teachers are even more motivated. The extracurricular activities can't be missed--I discovered my love of music here. The guidance department was also very helpful to students. OPHS is a great school, to say the least.

- submitted by a former student
January 08, 2007
We moved here 2 years ago my son was then in 9th grade. It was a big change comming from Panama City Beach and a new high school, it took a long time to get used to the way the OPHS is. My son is now in 11th grade and loves the school. He in all honor classes and the teachers have really challenged him to work hard and do his best. I have nothing but good things to say about the school and it administration

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2006
With the opening of Ridgeview and Flemming Island High Schools, the draw of good student and parents has greatly reduced the quality of student attanding Orange park high School. I had 2 children in this school and can honestly say the environment has become confrontational between students and between teachers and students. The teachers are nonresponsive to the parents. This school has become an innercity school located in a suburban area. Needless to say, I decided to remove my children from this school and place them in a private school. Orange Park has little to offer in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2006
I think this is a good school. The really value education, as well as the safty for each child that attends the school. If I was not moving to another district, I would let my child continue with Orange Park Hig School.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2006
academics are moderate at best. police sub station on campus says alot about the discipline issues here. it is a great part of the greater jacksonville area but not a great school.

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November 01, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 10, 2005
I'm a student of Orange Park High. I'm very pleased of how OPHS has changed around. I'm also pleased of our Principal Mr. Michel Wingate. With out him this school would not be where it is today. Also if it wasn't for him the students would not be willing to come and put there heart and soul in there work. As for me even though I'm graduating I will make sure that I always keep in touch with all of the teachers and administors who have really made a big difference in my life. And for the parents who will be allowing there children to come to Orange Park High School. My advice is to let them go. For Orange Park High is a great environment to work in. Its safe and disciplined. Good Luck Orange Park High.

- submitted by a former student
May 09, 2005
OPS has grown too large, it still offers excellent academies specializing in business, health care, vo-tech or computers. It did have one of the top rated band programs in the State, of course the New high school in Flemming Island lured Mr C the head of the Band program...he was the mr Opus! likewise the several other top professors have also transferred leaving OPS rather mediocre...the physical layout is old and the 'portables' stretch for acres and forget about getting a bathroom break or being able to get through the lunch line to actually eat. It is quite sad to see this school deteriorate in the last couple years...both my girls graduated from here before it got this bad and I have moved so my boys will have a better quality high school experiance.

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Orange Park High School
2300 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL  32073
(904) 272-8110
Last modified Orange Park High School is a Public school that serves grades PK, 9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Orange Park High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top