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Oglethorpe County High School

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Posted May 16, 2013

Administration makes uneven and sometimes very bad decisions (for example: ask about 2013 1st Semester AP Spanish, in specific the now defunct requirement that a student taking AP classes MUST also take AP Spanish and the exit of 2/3rds of the students before 2nd semester); Academic curriculum has been slashed over the three years and bands / arts programs downgraded and now a shadow of its former self, yet the sports programs not only have not been cut but expanded; ONLY seven (7) student clubs of which four (Beta, National Honor, Student Government & Yearbook) are not open to everyone. That leaves three clubs (FCA, Ecomaniacs, & Academic Bowl) for the general student population. Do the research form your own opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

I think its a good School but I hate how you get in trouble by the simplest thing and the bus drivers are beyond unfair like Ms. McDaniel she need to be reported.....
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2012

I believe that OCHS is a great school, it is not as big as other schools but i think that is why it is a wonderful shcool. Students get the help they need and they address it with the studend without making the student feel uncomfortable or emberassed in any way. They work with them 1 on 1 pretty much, the attention the kids get is great. The education is great. They are firm but fair! I like the fact that they are strict on the students. I am very happy that my brother graduated from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

I think that the teachers are more worried about coaching instead of getting my child prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

I think OCHS and the other schools in Oglethorpe County are very good. They all made AYP and the graduation rates are improving each year. Firm but fair! They are very strict on students who repeatedly refuse to follow the rules. I like that. My kids are doing very well there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

My children were homeschooled before attending OC. They entered at middle school level. After 1 year in this system, their test scores dropped! While I have encountered several teachers who seem to really care and put forth effort for the students, there are many just here for a paycheck. Standards and expectations of the majority of parents seem to be low. Values and morals are not high priorities in this county. As for athletics, it is very unorganized!! Putting my children in this system was the worst thing I ever did!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

Oglethorpe County has a great school system in many ways, unless you have a child in the special education programs. Otherwise, the experience is pretty good. I have three children in the school system, and they enjoy going to school. The kids at these schools like each other for who they are, not for the color of their skin. The sports program is pretty good, except we need a stronger football team. The band program is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2006

I have been very happy with the high school here.Like my parents, I attended Oglethorpe. My child is taking a night school class only because she chose to do so. This allowed her to take an extra science class she wanted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

I wouldn't give you two cents for this high school (the elementary and middle schools are great). When the students hit high school their failure rate and drop out rate increases. Unless your social status is high amongst the high and mighty club of Oglethorpe County make sure you are prepared to send your child(ren) to night school - their money maker. Check with Madison County night school and see what the percentage rates for Oglethorpe High School students are that are having to attend night school just to pass. Strange how most of these students in high school can learn in their night school on their own better than they can in a classroom at this school! Remember night school is a money maker so get prepared to pay $150 per unit or $75 per 1/2 unit if you want to get in here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

I think that Oglethorpe Co. High is wonderful. It's really easy to make friends here and enjoy your classes. Teachers are strict yet fair and I have had a much more pleasant experience since I've moved in from Oconee County.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Coordinate Algebra

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
Integrated Math II

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
44%
Physical Science

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
U.S. History

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%
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 73% 44%
Black 20% 37%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Darrell Wetherington
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  • (706) 743-3536

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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749 Athens Rd
Lexington, GA 30648
Phone: (706) 743-8124

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