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.
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.
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.
I recently graduated from OHS and i switched schools alot and this was the best of them all!
I love the schol the teachers are nice and are willing to help also the classroom sizes are great.
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!
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!
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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