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2451 Favor Rd SW
Marietta, GA 30060

(770) 437-5900
(770) 437-5902
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September 15, 2014
I love teaching at Osborne High School. It is truly a melting pot of cultural diversity. A place where students can get to know others from many different racial and ethnic backgrounds. I encourage students to make friends with someone different from themselves and learn about other people and cultures. Everyday is a learning experience and I love the languages, food and hearing about their culture. It enriches us all to live, work and play together with people who are different from ourselves.

- submitted by a teacher
September 10, 2014
I have officially started my second year at Osborne... And yes, this school is not perfect, it has it's rough edges. However, where is a perfect high school? I bet no one can name a school without the occurrence of a teen pregnancy, a gang, fights, or anything that has deemed Osborne as a "bad" school. Can you? I didn't think so. The entire atmosphere of Osborne has been completely changed within in the past decade or so, but so many people are simply to stubborn to admit their ignorance to the fact that the students that were here then, are long gone. Osborne has been drastically improving scores in every area of testing, and students are really motivated to learn, because we want to prove the people who have stereotyped us into "nobody's" and "soon to be drug dealers" because of where we live, or our income. We want to prove these assumptions wrong, so it's something that we have and need to take an advantage of because these students with all the money in "better" schools like Allatoona, Campbell, McEachern, or Sprayberry have. The teachers actually care about their students, not about their grades only in that class, but in all our classes, and what's going on in our lives.

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2012
I loved my school. I served as the Student Government President and was interactive with the majority of the student body. The interaction between cultures was seamless! There weren't large 'click-ish' student groups. I was enrolled in AP courses in which I was held to the highest standard. I was also part of the career tech. program which is designed to prepare you for any type of career field from auto mechanics and military to culinary and construction. The students however could use a bit of a pick-me-up; I would say is due to the bad wrap the school receives.

- submitted by a student
July 28, 2010
I recently graduated from OHS and i switched schools alot and this was the best of them all!

- submitted by a student
May 11, 2010
I love the schol the teachers are nice and are willing to help also the classroom sizes are great.

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2009
I continue to send my child here because of the wonderful teachers that my child has. If it weren't for the teachers, I would send my child to another high school. The principal is another story and he is not wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
This school has taking a dramtic change! We have the principle of the year for GA and he is also in the top 3 in the nation! Osborne is nothing like the outsiders make it seem and parents shouldn't base their decisions on what they hear. At least come see for yourself and that starts with the parent's envovlement because I guarentee many students who have left wish they would of stayed. The diversity keeps OHS as one everyone mostly gets along and fights is not a huge problem here at Osborne. As a senior of Osborne High School I LOVE MY SCHOOL and wouldn't go to another one if I had a choice to!

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August 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2009
My experience with Osborne and its graduates has been extremely positive. The school has completely changed over the course of our involvement here- eight years.

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July 27, 2009
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June 16, 2009
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June 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 08, 2009
Hello ! I have 1 son that came out in '08 and another 1 coming out '09 and so far osborne has been great for us it what you as a parent and your children/child makes of it. no school is perfect but the school has gotten better regardless of what people say 'Go Cardnials' because I have 1 more attending also c/o 2012 !

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2009
Despite popular belief, Osborne is a very good school. The teachers here work hard and are committed to helping the students. This is true especially in the AP program. Also, we have a very good principal. He is a great motivator and has drastically improved the school during his tenure here. All of the people at this school are passionate about it; it's not just a job to them. We are an AP demonstration school and have many AP courses available. Where the school really lacks is not in the people who run it. Where it lacks is the students. The students are not very committed and enthusiastic and in many cases plainly lazy. They don't have the required desire to learn. Another issue is the parents, who only ever seem to be concerned when their student's graduation is at risk. That is where improvement is needed.

- submitted by a student
February 18, 2009
As a student at Osborne, I am well aware of the social reputation my school has. All I can say is that people should not believe everything they hear. Did I have trouble at Osborne? Yes. Did I struggle? Yes. However, all of this is part of the high school experience. People see low income schools like the bubonic plague. They tend to shy away from it. In truth, Osborne students receive more grants and scholarships than other schools in the county. The AP program here is excellent with a plethora of 19 classes to choose from. I am a top student at the school with a 4.3 gpa. Do not believe what people say. As long as your students are in AP classes, there is nothing to really fear. Success reflects perseverance and tenacity. High school reputation does not determine if one receives a diploma.

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2009
The principal talks to parents as if we are not very intelligent just because many of our families come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. We may not be wealthy but we are not stupid!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2008
campus to open, kids have too much controll

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2008
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September 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
It is a great school to attend. It give more diverity than any other school in its area. It is also a school that give studenta chance to learn more than just what is requierd by the state. I am a colleg sudent now ad can see first hand the advantages attending Osborn gave me.

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August 16, 2008
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July 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 30, 2008
A mostly young and inexperienced teaching staff with a principal who does not lead but dictates. My child worries about his safety at this school and so do I.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2008
I transferred to this school 2 years ago. I have not received a good education from this school. Despite the lack of classroom management by my teachers, I was able to motivate myself to learn the material so I could pass the courses and graduate on time. This school needs teachers who can meet the needs of students with special needs.

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 28, 2008
Osborne HS has made a turn around from where it use to be thanks to the Administration, Teaching Staff, Students, and the increase in Parental Involvement. I asked my daughter how she felt about the school and she says that she feels it is one of the best because of its diversity and how the students get along with one another. She said that people think the school is bad and that there are fights everyday, etc. But to the contrary, there are not that many fights. She also stated that some of her friends who left the school to attend other schools because of the No Child Left Behind Act have taken to drugs and gangs since they were at the other schools. It all boils down to how involved the parents will be in the education of their children.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
There are wonderful teachers teaching my kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 29, 2008
My daughter transferred from a school that she did not want to leave because it was a good school but we moved and she would have had to pay approx. $200 month tuition to stay there. So a few weeks into the beginning of her Jr. year she transferred to OHS. Because of the School scores at the end of the year we gave her the option to make her own decision if she wanted to transfer to a new school for her senior year. By our surprise she was enjoying her time at OHS and the staff from the office to the classrooms and she is proud to be an OHS graduate coming this May 08. In order for the students to do well they have to want it and most importantly parental support is must. Don't blame the school, but get involved.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2007
I am a 2006 graduate of OHS and the education I received from this school did not prepare me for college! All of my best teachers no longer teach there and the student fights are still just as bad!Q

- submitted by a student
December 11, 2007
The teachers do not challenge the gifted students and the principal is not approachable and needs to be more open and caring towards parents who have concerns.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 30, 2007
My son went here as a freshmen last year. Learning is not a priority. Too many assemblies, pep rallies, programs, field trips allowed!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2007
I attended Osborne High School in 2002-2005. I just want to send a warning to all parents who are considering allwoing their children to attend this school. I had about 2 teachers at this school who really wanted to make a difference in a child's life. The rest just wanted a paycheck. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA because I worked hard. No thanks to the teachers or staff. I spent the entire class periods trying to teach myself while the teachers were dealing with problem children. As a new parent, I felt the need to warn other parents about this school, the staff, and the most especially the fellow students.

- submitted by a student
August 10, 2007
Let me say that my daughter graduated in May, 07 with a GPA over 4.0. She was in AP/Honors classes and received the Career Tech and College Prep diplomas because I was an involved parent. Osborne has a great number of caring and dedicated teachers and staff that 'go beyond' the call of 'duty' to help those students that are 'serious' about their education. It is not the school's job to raise our children. It is our job to be 'good parents'and 'role models' to our children. I do agree with the comments on this site that 'unfavorable' things have occurred in the neighborhood and the school has been held responsible. More parents need to be involved and the students need to take advantage of all of the great opportunities at this school. It does take a 'village' to get the youth to their 'destiny' today and everyone's help is needed.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2007
Let me just start by saying that Osborne is a great school. The only thing that is wrong at Osborne is the surrounding community and the lack of parent discipline and control of their children. The only reason that Osoborne has a bad athletics program is because of parents that take there children out of the school because of the false things that they hear about the school. Yes, there are gangs and drug but every school has drugs and gangs, you just here about Ohs' more than any other one's in the area.

- submitted by a student
July 03, 2007
I love this school it's definately the best in the area by far. Anyone who is in this area I strongly reccomend you send your kids here. Take this advantage before theres no more room here. All the good kids go here.

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November 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2006
My son just started this school year. I must say that so far I am very impressed. The teachers are very helpful, the staff was helpful, the principal even too the time on the day we were enrolling our son to sit down to talk to us about all that the school had to offer. We just got his progress report and he has 'A's' and 'B's'. Parents must get involved with their kids education, it really help.

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March 14, 2006
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January 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2005
My child will be withdrawn from this place at the end of the semester. There have been way too many fights at this school on a daily basis and the administration that I have encountered is rude and unfriendly to parents. Why would the parents want to get involved when they are not welcomed nor treated as parents concerned about their children? Much work needs to be done with Public Relations.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2005
Although there are problems with discipline at Osborne, this is often rooted in the homes of the families and the lack of parental involvement in their child's life. That's where it all starts. There are some great teachers here who really do care about the students (sometimes more than parents) and who deliver an excellent education.

- submitted by a teacher
September 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
Thank you Osborne staff and teachers for all your hard work. My son have been at Osborne for 3 years now and he has never in trouble, Every year he has made the Honor Roll, he enjoys being in the Extracurricular activity he chose. Teachers are strict, which is good. There are tones of extracurricular activities for your child, staff is wonderful, they go the extra mile. They are doing their job. But you know what, I am also doing mine. The school is not there to teach our children how to live, that is the parents job. The school is there for academics. Many parents, sorry to say, want to throw their parenting responsibilities to the school. Those are the ones you always hear complaining. Stop the complaining and get involved. Go to the meetings, volunteer 1 or 2 hours a month. Your child needs to see you are interested.

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August 27, 2005
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August 27, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
August 24, 2005
We love the school.We have found the teachers care about their students and are willing to help whenever possible. There is tutoring available if needed. I think the staff is most helpful when needed and very concerned about each student.The after school activities are great.They have an active FCA program which helps students identify with the positives of life. My daughter loves her school and is proud to be a student there.We give Osborne a very big thankyou,keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
Osborne is not a terrible school. It has the same problems as any other high school except its problems are reported in the news and via mouth. A lot of the problems at osborne stem from non-parental involvement! stop contributing to the problem and helping with the solution!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 28, 2005
We have had two sons attend Osborne. Definately a below average learning environment. However, the teachers are making progress with improvements in academics and facilities.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
Parental involvement is not welcome. Regardless of new buildings on campus, the safety of this building and the inability of the teachers to teach due to constantly having to deal with discipline makes this a horrible high school. Take advantage of No Child Left Behind or move out of this district if you want a quality education and athletic program for your child!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2005
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May 14, 2005
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May 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2005
The Quality of this school is great! I think all the after school activities have improved. The construction of new buildings and of new class rooms is great. All the teachers have a great vision, and your kid will be very proud to attend this school! There are rumors that it's a bad school, but it really isn't. To all the parents who say the school is bad, it's only because they do not realize that is their kids behavior that does not let them improve. They should become more involved with their kids and try to understand them, young people are not the same nowdays. The school is great.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 26, 2005
Osborne should be avoided if you care about the education of your child. The organization is substandard and unorganized. The school does not have concrete direction. If your child must attend Osborne, my suggestion is to contact your all of your child s teacher, stay very involved.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2005
This is not a good school at all. The principal seems to not have any passion and it just keeps going down hill from here.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
This school does not prepare you for the real world or college at all. The only redeeming quality is a handful of teachers who truly care and great afterschool activities.

- submitted by a former student
November 19, 2004
My Daughter is in the 9th grade at this school. Her band and basketball keeps her after school everyday. I met the new Principal last spring, he seems to have a great vision for Osborne and to be strong leader. My child has been 'A' student all her life and most of her classes are challenging enough.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2004
This is not a very good school. There is no discipline and no parental involvement

- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2003
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Osborne High School
2451 Favor Rd SW, Marietta, GA  30060
(770) 437-5900
Last modified Osborne High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Osborne High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 65 reviews. Top