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North Oconee High School

Public | 9-12 | 1049 students

 
 

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Posted April 28, 2014

We moved to Oconee County for the school system. My child has had rigorous classes & an opportunity to excel at NOHS. My only regret is that my child has experienced racial bias by some students, teachers & administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

This school is really disappointing. It supposedly has high ranking in the state, but it is only good for middle of the road students whose family does not want them in Clarke County. My daughter is disabled and the school has refused her accommodations, made the IEP process bitterly difficult and tried to intimidate our family. We are moving out of GA at the end of this school year to find a better high school for our very bright kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2011

As a student, I can honestly say that I can't imagine a better school. We are challenged everyday and more importantly, encouraged to challenge ourselves. The counselors work extremely hard to help students in any way they can, and our principal is the most respectable man. He gives us respect, and without force, he gets it back. Our class choices are wonderful for such a young school - about 15 different APs (not selective- anyone can sign up), core classes with techers who make the topics interesting, and many many CTAE courses and pathways. Our extracurriculars are encouraged - we have a huge amount of clubs to join and North Oconee excells in the fine arts as well as sports. Ask a parent, teacher/faculty member, or student, NOHS is a fantastic school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2011

North Oconee High School is EXECELLENT! The teachers and staff that my child has had have given 150 percent. I cannot say enough good things about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2010

We moved her for this school and are more and more disappointed. The teachers and textbooks frequently push a liberal agenda on our children. The french teacher showed our kids "Farenheit 911" in class and gave the honors 3 kids a test on which every single question was about islamic religious doctrine. A government teacher told our son that conservatives are undereducated and liberals are well educated. The text for AP world history has chapter after chapter about islam, islamic cultures, the spread of islam, etc... but has very little about Christianity. This school uses "block scheduling." That means that kids only have 4 classes at any given time. Usually two of those are real academic classes and the other two are some fluff from a list of electives. My son ended up in "current events." In this "class" he sits around reading Time and Newsweek magazines.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

I think North Oconee is the best high school I have seen. Great teachers and staff, pushing kids to be part of the community in a positive way! ZTeaching them to be not only good students but good people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

This has been the greatest school my child has ever attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

This is an excellent school. The staff and administration truly care about each student. The community is awesome as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2007

I graduated from North Oconee as part of the charter class in 2007. And I will say that all in all the whole experience was very pleasent. It was rough starting out during the first two years of the school's existence, but they have really become more organized and my senior year was a very nice experience. The teachers are very involved with their students, and the classes are, for the most part, very informative and relevant. I am glad that I went to North Oconee.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 12, 2007

My son was in the first graduating class and had a terrific experience. He had excellent teachers, and an abundance of extracurricular activities in which to participate. He was in the college prep class track and scored well on his AP exams. The counselors were outstanding, taking a personal interest in the students and connecting well with them. We felt the principal was an outstanding leader, a real people person who sees the best in each individual. He was fair and just in his administration of discipline. Parents worked hard to support ALL kids in the PTO, sports booster programs and Cultural programs. The school motto is Relevance, Relationships and Rigor and I saw that philosophy emphasized in the school's programs and in the school's culture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

I went to North Oconee as a Sophomore. I attended Oconee County High School as a freshman, and the teachers were nice, but they weren't anything compared to the teachers at North Oconee. The teachers there are more one-on-one, and you can build a good relationship with the teachers at North Oconee. I had the opportunity to finish out my high-school career at Oconee County High School, and I think I made the right decision by attending North Oconee High School. -Megan Simmons- *Class of '07*
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2006

NOHS is a new school finished in 2004. My daughter started in 2004 as a freshman. Right now (2006) the school has grades 9-11 but next year it will be 9-12. I am sure this high school will prove to be one of the better schools in Oconee County. My daughter is on her second year of receiving an honor award. Her favorite teachers instruct Latin & Math. Of course we moved to Oconee for the school system.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

223 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

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98%

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95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

223 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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100%

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100%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

223 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
92%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

223 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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n/a

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
95%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
93%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 44%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 4% 37%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bogart, GA 30622
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