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Saint Simons Island, GA
Students enrolled: 655

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6200 Frederica Rd
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

(912) 638-6200
(912) 634-1289
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August 06, 2015
Thought about putting my kid in a private school.. But this school is way better than one!

- submitted by a community member

March 24, 2014
I just love all the teachers. They listen to your concerns and genuinely care. I have 3 children there and every year I am impressed with the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2013
What a Great School! The teachers are excellent and the staff is wonderful. I have put my two children in this school and what a great experience. I wish we had not had to move a 1000 miles away. Although my oldest graduated from Oglethorpe, and on to Glynn Middle, both my children earned a great education and wonderful memories. The area has a lot of history. This contributes to the great learning experience. My older son still loves history and archeology, spurred on by the "Big Dig" the school promoted at Fort Frederica. (est. in 1736 by James Oglethorpe,now a National Monument across the street from the school, and its' name sake.) My youngest son is still interested in marine biology, which started with a trip just down the road to the Jekyll Island Turtle Aquatic center. The people in the area are very friendly, not intimidating or exclusionary. One visit to the area and you will find a place that you will want to raise a family and make your new home. Parents are communicated with daily through the "DAN" daily agenda that must be read and signed by the parent daily. Teachers and Staff are always available for the students and parents. PTA is the best ever.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2012
I graduated from OPES in 2010 and now I attend a private school. I started at OPES in the third grade and was excited to attend this "amazing" school. Little did I know that the school was filled with cliques and disruptive students in every classroom. I had heard that the teaching was "exceptional." I learned no spelling or vocabulary, I left the school not even knowing how to spell "vocabulary!" We had Social Studies for only a few weeks out of the whole year! I learned NO reading or writing skills what so ever which hurt me when I started middle school. If your parent is "important" to OPES then you will get by fine, if not..... good luck. I had a few good teachers (3 to be exact). THE WHOLE YEAR I spent preparing for the CRCT. There was no emphasis on other learning at all! This school is way over-rated...it is not a school of "excellence." Three phrases that describe this school... full of parent and student cliques, ONLY prepares for CRCT, and WAY over-rated.

- submitted by a community member

December 06, 2011
OPES is not a GREAT school. It is OK at best. The school is riddled with parent cliques as well as student cliques. Communiction is lacking, especially between teachers and parents. They, like other schools, teach to test. My children do not enjoy attending this school and have stated that they can't wait to move.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2010
I do not get it. I read these reviews that say OPE is a great school. It is not. The lack of leadership and poor communication skills of the principal make for a very strained relationship with the parent population. Unless of course you are the PTA prez or part of the cliques of parents that are very, very inappropriate. This school is not about inclusion but exclusion. Very , very poor communication all around. Big issues with creative writing skills and ELA not being stressed. kids coming out going to middle school are poor writers and AWFUL spellers . Math is better but still weak. Science has improved but they spend ZERO time instructing the children in this vital area and social studies is no existant!!!!!!!!!!!! for example, Thanksgiving feast for kids and parents did nothing to even begin to educate the children on WHY we celebrate this holiday. Not even so much as a pilgrims hat on a kindergarten student! I do not know how they expect these kids to be ready for middle school. Culture here to to kiss the bum of the kids with well off parents in the PTA cliques and avoid and ignore all others.

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September 08, 2010
Staff and teachers for the most part are dedicated. School administration is OK at best, not stellar. Communication seems to be a big issue. Very involved PTA parents need a lesson in appropriate behavior. Do yourself a favor and just get involved at the classroom level with your child's homeroom teacher. Spare yourself the pain of the PTA cliques. School's only real strength is in the gifted track.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2010
My children have had a wonderful experience at OPES. The teachers are caring and the parents are very involved. The PTA is the best that I have experienced. My daughter got "exceeds expectations" in all of her CRCT scores and is well prepared for middle school next year.

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July 15, 2010
Great school! Switched to a new math program last year... probably why last reviewer's child might have had a problem. My daughter has thrived at OPES. Her math CRCT score was in top 98 percent of the entire US! She's been on all A honor roll for 5 years. Thank you teachers and staff for your wonderful work!

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July 29, 2009
This school is severly lacking in the Math department. My daughter was an 'A' student in Math and then failed the state test. I have since put her in private school here in Glynn county and I am much happier.

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January 12, 2008
My grandson is a kindergardner here and I am pleased with his progress. I am excited about the comming years.

- submitted by a community member

November 13, 2005
High level of parental involvment, kids are well behaved, and a very good school experience overall.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2004
we love this school!! my daughter is in kindergarten and was very shy when we started here but now she has become a whole new person. the teachers and parents are everywhere! the school is always a buzz of activity and the enviroment is always positive.what i really love is that you can't get in or out of this school without being on a list provided by the parents and even then you go through a check-in process. i feel very safe sending my daughter here.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2004
Excellent school! Parents are welcome and very involved here. My child made friends easily and loves her new school. I can't say enough about how wonderful the teachers and staff are.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2004
The newer of two elementary schools on St. Simons Island and is the 'north end' school. Has reputation of being progressive and offers, along with St. Simons Elementary School on the southern end of the island, one of the better public elementary school educations in the state -- my opinion! About 8 years old, Oglethorpe hit the ground running with grants for combined experiences with the Park Service. There also is a wetlands nature walk on campus. One of the two best elementary schools in the county.

- submitted by a community member
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Oglethorpe Point Elementary School
6200 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA  31522
(912) 638-6200
Last modified Oglethorpe Point Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oglethorpe Point Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top