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353 North Ola Rd
Mcdonough, GA 30252

(770) 288-2108
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November 18, 2015
As I read all the comments from past years my heart is heavy that the same things are still an issue at Ola Middle school. I had such high hopes for the school. Mrs. Truitt is now the principal and is rude, disrespectful and undeserving of a position that deals with people period. Bullying is most definitely present at this school especially for children who are new to the area. If you think that you will have support here for you or your child let me tell you that's not " the OLa way" and "their" kids would never bully!!! My child has been called all type of racist names been pushed and hit on as well. When brought to the attention of administration my child was told that they were lying. If you weren't born and raised in the community good luck with being treated fairly! Keep you children close and informed. If you do chose to move to this area, stay involved and make your presence know or your child will be left out in the cold. The principal will never sit down with you she will always have others such as Mrs Maddox do her dirty work. As for me and my child if I have anymore issues I will take all of my evidence and exposes this school for the racist cesspool that it is. I hope this review helps!

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April 27, 2015
All three of my children have attended Ola Middle School. It is one of the best schools in the county. I have been very satisfied with the level of instruction my children have received, and as my older two entered high school, they were very prepared for the rigor expected of them in honors classes. The teachers bend over backwards to contact parents and let us know what is going on. Mrs. Truitt has definitely increased the rigor at the school, which is a very good thing, and the fine arts program at the school is beyond a doubt the best in the county and one of the best in the state. I could not have asked for a better school for my children to attend.

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April 24, 2015
Ola schools are the best in Henry County-we bought our house for our three kids to go to these schools. We have loved the elementary, middle and high schools. The negative reviews on here are just crazy, if you don't like it here move-houses sell here in days!

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April 16, 2015
My son was enrolled in a private school for pre-k - 4th grade. We moved him to Ola Elem for 5th grade and he has gone through 6th & 7th grades at Ola Middle. Best decision ever! At Ola Middle, the students are challenged. The teachers work extremely hard to know every student and have excellent communication! The principal, Mrs. Truitt, is awesome with the kids! Each time I have had a question about anything, she has been more than happy to discuss it with me. She makes sure parents and students feel comfortable in the middle school setting. Mrs. Truitt makes sure info is well communicated through phone calls, emails, & the school Facebook page. The office staff is very helpful and friendly. The Fine Arts program (band, chorus, orchestra, drama, art) is amazing and definitely worth seeing in concert! The athletic directors are awesome and not only teach the athletes the skills of the game, but also to respect their teachers, parents, other teams, and each other. The elementary school, middle school, and high school all work together as a community. I highly recommend Ola Middle. Definitely deserves 5+ stars!

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December 17, 2014
This is my daughter s first year at OMS, we have been in the Ola district since 2nd grade with no complaints. UNITL NOW! The teachers and staff members at OMS are the rudest group of people I have encountered. This school has an 8 on the scale but the 8 only stands for test scores! The way you treat people HAS as to be apart of what makes a school Great. I remember the first day of open house at OMS, I walked up to Mrs. Truitt to ask where a classroom was located in the school so my daughter and I could meet her new teacher. I extended my hand to introduce myself to Mrs. Truitt and she gave me a look like I've never seen, almost like she could not believe I walked up to her and dare ask a question! I should have known right then and there that this is not the environment I want my daughter in. OMS needs to take it's own advise on the no bulling policy and treat your students and parents a little nicer and with respect. We will relocating as soon as possible.

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June 17, 2013
My daughter started Ola Middle in 6th grade. That year was a good school year. This past school year she was bullied throughout the school year. The new principle Mrs. Truitt didn't do anything about it until we got the board of education involved. My daughter wasn't the first child that has been harassed in the school. We have met other parent that have had issues with the school.

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June 12, 2013
Ola Middle has some of the greatest teachers in the county. My son is a product of Henry Co schools and is doing very well. I have been very happy with the education he has gotten so far. He is now preparing for high school and is taking 5 college prep courses. We moved to Ola for the schools and are very glad we did... to be honest if you are so unhappy with the schools, rent your house and try another school system. Seems might strange to me OMS is rated one of the top 1,000 public schools in the NATION and parents still find something to complain about. I have no complaints and neither does my son.

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February 13, 2013
Ola is a terrific school. The teachers are top notch and work incredibly hard to ensure that students have the tools they need to succeed. Many of the negative reviews on here deal with things that are completely beyond the school's control. Textbooks are adopted at the county level. Due to state budget cuts, no schools have math or ELA textbooks for students to take home. Bullying is taken seriously, and the counselors do an incredible job. The fine arts program here is top notch. All three of my children have gone to Ola and I have been exceedingly happy with this school.

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April 11, 2012
If your child is being bullied DO NOT EXPECT IT TO STOP! My child suffered broken bones and the school gave the child a 3 day suspension. The teachers are a huge part of the bullying problem. Certain ones will even tell the kids "go ahead and tell..who will the school board believe..a teacher or you?" Even after a complaint to the principal nothing is being done. So disappointed we wasted money on a house in this district!

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November 16, 2011
OMS is a horrible school. They don't have textbooks for any of the grades..My children haven't had a math textbook in 3 years. Bullying is huge there and when you address it it gets swept under the rug. I agree with another parent that your child is considered guilty before they have heard the childs side. My kids have went there 3 years and the asst. principle doesn't even know they're names. We were in a meeting with her and she kept calling my son by a different name. As she told him that she didn't believe his side of the story. Horrible school!

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October 27, 2011
I was warned but I just couldn't imagine it really being true. Unfortunately, I have to agree that yes there is some severe racism at the Ola Schools. Intresting enough some of the racism is against the same race. Over the years my children have attended Unity Grove, New Hope and now Ola Middle. Ola is an entirely new ball game. The office staff has attitudes, the administrators and teachers have NO respect for the children. A child can be tried and convicted before they have even had a chance to tell their side of the story. Yesterday, were basketball tryouts for the 7th grade girls. Tryouts ended at 6pm. By 6:25 the results were posted. No way a fair assesment was given to all the girls in 25 minutes. The team was selected before tryouts even began. My child is in 7th grade and only has 1 text book. She must rely on notes given by a teacher in order to learn. My daughter is comfortable with her environment and her friends but my younger two will be attending private school next year. I do not reccomment OLA.

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May 20, 2011
I have to agree with all previous reviews. I have to much trouble at this school with bullies for both of my children. Even when the teachers are informed nothing is done. When the pricipal was informed he could have cared less. If I would have known what I know now I would not have moved in the area.

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April 12, 2011
Glad to rate this school as a negative. My oldest went here in 2007 as a 7th grader. With just a slight learning disability which could be overcome with help. The whole school, teachers, counselors coddled him to where he was not challenged. When we talked to the teachers and counselors at the end of the year we explain he need more structure for coming back for 8th grade. Mind you I was deployed to the Middle East for most of my sons years in 7th & 8th grade. My wife is no slacker either. She was in there almost weekly asking why all the teachers were letting my son coast and not preparing him for high school. He did receive passing grades just so that they would not have to deal with him next year as a repeat. But we ended up holding him back any way and transferred him to Locust Grove Middle School that opened in 2009. He was not the only child that repeated 8th grade from Ola. At least 2 others from Ola transferred from Ola to Locust Grove to repeat 8th Grade to get ready for High School. Because Ola didn't help and just passed the buck. Please think and re-think about any school that cannot help children with slight or any learning disability.

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February 15, 2011
i hate this school. the teachers are disrespectul to kids. the kids here are the meanest. the teachers dont keep track of kids being mean.

- submitted by a community member

November 18, 2010
it was a good school, before Mrs.Bellhodge came. she teached the kids about Muslims, Koran and all this uninteresting stuff. My son is German, believes in god and he have to learn over 2 semesters about the Muslims. Something went wrong on this school. I loved the former principal more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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September 30, 2009
ola is great a wonderfull school

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no rating
September 09, 2009
Ola Middle has an excellent music program. My son loves it! It gives him a new passion for life!

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no rating
May 21, 2009
I love it the teachers are great mrs. Moore, mrs. Reed ,mrs.Beasly, mr.Chamber 804 is the best team ever

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no rating
March 25, 2009
Ola middle school is the best i love it i have been going her for 3 years omg and every year been great i will like to say go team 801 eight grade mrs collins mrs gardnier mrs godbee mrs kimball go 801

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February 11, 2009
i love this school, the teachers are great.Mrs.Henry,Mrs. Gardnier,Mrs.Collins,and Mrs.Kimball are the greatest they are very nice and they make the greatest friends. They make u feel welcome. they dont have fav.s. we are all equal. we are just like their other kids. this is one of the best school. we are all active we will first place all the time. Mrs.Jones make us fell like we are all great. We have the best clubs like: animal lovers club, chess club. they are all fun.

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February 09, 2009
I am a 7th grade student at ola and i just think that the school is way to over crowded and that walking outside in certain weather conditions is just not right for some of the students, which includes me.

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October 27, 2008
I am an 8th grader at Ola middle and I love it. They have their ups and their downs but over all its realy good.

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September 06, 2008
This is my first Ever time in a public school system (I am in 7th grade) and am loving OMS! It is fun, and the teachers are great.

- submitted by a student

February 10, 2008
They pretend to be kind in the eyes of parents but when you go there to see them learn the teachers are just mocking the students

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2007
My daughter attended 8th grade at OMS when in its first year open and it was a superior experience for her. Ms. Long, Ms. Henry, Mrs. Gardiner, and Mrs. Kimble are superior teachers. The created a 'family' and 'team' learning environment for their students. They made learning fun and were creative in captivating each student in the process. Ms Jones, the prinicipal, managed OMS with class nd professionalism. She made a point to be available to every student, teacher and parent. She maintained a safe and fun learning environment for every student. The last day of school my daughter was in tears because she would miss the school and teachers she grew to love so dearly. My younger daughter will be attending OMS next year and we are so excited. I would highly recommend this school for your children. All of the Ola Schools are wonderful.

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Ola Middle School
353 North Ola Rd, Mcdonough, GA  30252
(770) 288-2108
Last modified Ola Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ola Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top