Simply the best middle school in Savannah, G.A. in all terms and aspects. Excellent-professional teachers, administration, and IEP group. The curriculum is exceptional and competitive, just can't be better. As a mother of an Aspergers student, I recommend this school all the way.
This school has restored my faith in public education! I love, love, love it!!! My son was previously in the Hawaii public school system and spent a year at Georgetown. Both were terrible experiences. He was so lucky to have been chosen in the lottery! The teachers at OCS are dedicated, the administrative staff is warm and professional and the school environment is overwhelmingly positive. Of course, no school is without flaws but this one comes pretty close to the best school I have ever experienced. I think the major component to the school's success is parent involvement and communication among teachers, administration, students and parents. This is a MUST in a successful school. If students know that both parents and teachers care about them, they are more likely to succeed. Thank you OCS!
This is an amazing school! We were in private school before 6th grade and it didn't even come close to comparing to Ogelthorpe! Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!! Very academic, rewards good behavior and good grades.
My daughter is a seventh grader at OCS. She is going to be more than prepared for high school. The teachers are excellent and demand the same from their students. Best middle school in Chatham County.
My daugher is a sixth grade student. I am impressed with the leadership and most of the teachers.
I am completing year ten as a teacher at OCS. We are the only middle school in Chatham county that does not have a security officer! Parents, students, and teachers form a strong triad.
We get to try innovative experiments, and techniques that are proven by research to work, and it shows in our student achievement. We are not bound to district or state 'rules' and can operate freely. We know our students and adapt education to them.
ocs is a great school. They are very hard on the students though. and there is a lot of homework. but i can say that i think that i will be very prepared when i enter high school next year.
I have been a substitute teacher at Oglethorpe. The teachers and the administration are exceptional. The previous comment, however, regarding politics among the staff, admin and teachers was a concern of mine. I don't think it affects the superior quality of the education offered. But if the issue of teacher turnover is true, which I suspect it is, considering the teachers I have known to leave, I can understand. I don't understand the internal politics at Oglethorpe, but I don't think it's something I would enjoy on a daily basis as a permanent teacher, trying to behave in a friendly, objective manner.
I luv my school!! it is surely a school of excellence !! the students are excellent compared to other diappointing middle schools in the county. the teachers are great at teaching the students great education and discipline.
an AWESOME school!! llots of extracurricular activities and the perfect school to attend if you want to go to Savannah Arts Acadamy!!
I have had 2 daughters go through OCS and I am wanting to send 2 more. Great School
Academic programs are great. There is a large selection of extracurricular activities for the kids. The parental involvement is mandatory, but this is also what attracts parents to the school also. The school needs a new building and/or a new location. Students have to walk down the street, through a busy intersection, and 1/2 a block to a church for school assemblies. The building is old and the science room has a hole in the ceiling. The band room is actually located in a corner of the cafeteria. The cafeteria is so small that groups of kids have to take turns taking lunch, so they end up eating lunch at different times. The area in which the school is located is questionable. Were it not for the issues with the physical setting of this school, I'd give it a grade of 100 percent. The teachers are phenomenal!
I have had two children graduate from Oglethorpe. They were extremely well prepared for high school. Academically, it is superior thanks to involved parents, motivated students, innovative staff and dedicated teachers. Yet, I found that politics intensified during our four years there. This has caused many gifted teachers to leave. I personally feel that if all is well, then there will be a dramatically reduced teacher turnover.
I am a teacher at Oglethorpe now, but have been marginally involved with the school from its inception. I believe the parent who mentioned the politics in the previous review would be please to know that this is being resolved. Oglethorpe is an excellent school with an excellent and dedicated staff and will become even better as the staff and student body become even more diversified. The focus is shifting so that the needs of ALL students are being addressed. Parent involvement and the code of conduct are crucial pieces in the success of this school. I would not teach in another middle school in Chatham County.
I have been very pleased with my choice for middle school. I have a child that attended 7th and 8th grade and was very prepared for high school. My other child is in the 3rd year at Oglethorpe...Parent participation is very important to make a school successful.
Oglethorpe is an extremely good alternative to most public schools. I feel that the concept of this charter school is excellent, the teaching ability over all is above average, the discipline is pretty good. My one negative observation is that there are too many politics involved to be totally fair to all students.
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