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Oconee County High School

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Posted August 8, 2012

I am a student currently and very disappointed in this school. Just to warn everyone, this school should not be rated a 10 at all. Extremely misleading. Oconee is very cliquish and teachers are not impressive. I hate to rate this school so low, but I'm disappointed with the staff and students. Otherwise, academics are really good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2011

The only people who think its that great are people have never gone anywhere else. The only thing good about it is that its relatively safe. Small town, small minded people make up the majority of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2010

I am a former student of OCHS, and I was so glad when I was finished there. The school is basically run by the rich kids and thier parents. If one thing is not to the liking of one of these students, their parents will raise cane until they got their way. Even the athletics catered to teh rich kids. As I said before, I am glad to be out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2009

We have had three kids in the schools over 15 years. The quality of the teachers has been very good, and the administrators work with you to help steer your children to the best teachers. Is it perfect? Well, no school is. But the administration is always willing to work through issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2009

I currently attend OCHS and would have to say that the school is a good enough school academicly. They offer a lot of different AP courses and electives and they have very well qualified teachers. The social part of the school is horrible! There are so many cliques at this school and if you are not rich you are not going to be 'popular'. The clubs are basicly controled by the cliques. The same groups joins the same clubs and they never mix.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2008

Oconee County is a good school academically and I'm glad I am here for the academics. The only problem in Oconee in general, living 14 years here and 3 in other states, I have discovered that a lot of the problems here are with the students. They are crude and go into the typical cliques of high school. Oconee is bad for it because of how expensive it is. Most of the kids are rich and they don't accept others that are not like them. But overall the schools are really great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2008

Classes are not challenging enough. Despite the school's claim that it's SAT scores are phenomenal, it doesn't take into consideration that Georgia placed last in SAT scores. Basically it's like saying 'We're the Best of the Worst.' Additionally, the only reason SAT scores and school reputation are so high is because the top 5 percent of the school is (for the most part) filled with students with ambitions other than partying every weekend or attending UGA or a two-year college. I took 8 AP courses and graduted in the top 3 percent of my class last year. Oconee didn't prepare me at all for college courses, however, joint enrollment did to an extent (classes are taken at UGA, and are usually easier than AP classes). Additionally, there are 'sororities' and 'frats' that serve no purpose other than a means of getting drunk and providing a laugh for the student body during Rush.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2008

Wow! What a wonderful school. All 3 of my children attend school in Oconee County. Neither my husband or I went to school here. We do not by any means feel that our children are treated any differently. We love it. I have a senior, junior and a 7th grader. The classes are very challenging. I know about the sorority one of my children participated and it was fine. My children take all advanced and AP classes and are doing great. We actually moved here for the school system and could not be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

Awesome school all around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

I am a Freshman at Duke and I came to Oconee my Junior year. Oconee is not the school that most people say it is. First of all the classes are not challenging, going to Oconee and making a 4.0 does not prepare you for college. I found Duke to be 10 times more difficult than any AP class in Oconee and i took 7. If Oconee is so great why do most graduates not go to prestige schools? why don't people from there not get many scholarships? why does the valedictorian take only 3 APs and lots of electives? why are their SAT's slightly above average? (1800s) It's a school of clones. Everyone dresses and acts alike. Don't be mislead by all the 'hype'. They have higher SATs probably because there are about .03% minorities.not diverse at all.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 9, 2006

I am a recent graduate of Oconee (Class of 2006) and I have to say it has it positives and its negatives. Having just started college at Samford University, I feel very prepared for my coursework and courseload. Mr. Roger Bailey was an amazing teacher. There are all kinds of things to get involved it. The only negative is that it is somewhat cliquish. I wouldn't necessarily say it is based on your parents being natives of Oconee or anything like some of the other reviews but it is high school. Overall, I would recommend this school to any parent!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2006

I may not be a parent, but I did grow up in the Oconee County School Systems. I graduated from OCHS with a 4.0, was in every honor society, participated in sports, theatre and show choir programs. I am now a junior at Georgia State University. Oconee does have an amazing school system when it comes to education, but what I wish all parents knew is there are problems. 1. With UGA being so close, I beg you parents to please be aware of you're children. Know what they are doing. 2. The popularity rat race is ridiculous seriously. Hopefully things have changed, if not make your kids aware that all that really matter post-graduation is what you learned from your teacher,true friends are found in maturity 3. Mr. Roger Bailey (Hon/AP Lit/Comp)teaches better than most college professor. Take his classes!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 3, 2006

My student was enrolled in a private college preparatory school through the 8th grade. We enrolled our student for its athletic program. Now a junior, our kid is challenged. This school received an award for the highest average SAT scores in the state. Great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

We moved to OC for one reason--the schools. They are excellent. Our daughter is receiving straight 'A's' in a motivated and challenging environment. We feel that she is safe and well adjusted. Extra-curricularly, our daughter is a member of the symphonic and marching bands. They are a wonderful addition to her academic experience. She has also gotten involved in BETA club; the service projects have been extensive and worthwhile. The crime rate is low, the people are friendly, the town we live in (Watkinsville) is quaint. I encourage you to wholeheartedly consider the move yourself!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

I am a student at Oconee county High School and I love it! I am in my junior year and am active in many after-school activities. I have a lot of great teachers as well as a close bond with my friends I love it and wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2006

Our family experience with Oconee County High has been very negative. We moved here from a Gwinnett County school where kids were judged on merit and here we find the 'good old boy' system alive and well. My daughter is very bright; all AP and honors classes. She is a junior and is very involved in clubs, etc. She is not accepted because her parents did not attend Oconee County High and we are considered 'new people' even though this is where she started high school. The school is very much divided in to social cliques. There is even a ridiculous high school sorority and fraternity. My child feels that only the kids who drink, smoke and run wild are 'popluar'. If I had known then what I know now my family would have stayed in Gwinnett. The teacher are okay; there are some exceptional teachers as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

I have had children in OCHS since 2000. I also attended OCHS. Teachers want parental involvement and are very willing to listen, help and work with your child at whatever level. My children had been homeschooled before attending OCHS and they were well excepted by all teachers and were helped to adjust to the new environment. I have never had a teacher, counselor or administrator not be most helpful with any problems we encountered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2004

I am a 2002 alumni of OCHS, and have since been visiting other high schools for college field experience. None of those other schools can compare to my experience at Oconee. The faculty genuinely want to be involved in students' lives and want to see those students succeed in life. The support for extracurricular activities there is superior, and not just for football: the administration strongly supports the fine arts as well. Speaking from my personal realm of experience, the drama and music programs are some of the strongest I've seen anywhere. Academically, students are able to choose classes and goals that are challenging but achievable. Oconee did such a good job of preparing me for the future that some of my college classes (at a very difficult school) have seemed very easy. I would recommend OCHS to anyone because there are so many possibilities and chances to succeed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 8, 2004

i am a former student of this school although i only went there one semester it is the greatest high school i attended,i attended 3 in the state of GA
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2004

I currently attend OCHS and I will be in the graduating class of 2007. Although I will be attending the new high school (North Oconee High School) I have still greatly enjoyed my time here. Although some of the administrators are more strickt on the dress code instead of other 'higher' priorities, it is a great over all school. The rural setting and small town atmosphere really connect most students. Not to mention our sports program is one of the best in the state.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

227 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

223 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

226 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

226 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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n/a

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

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n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 44%
Black 6% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2721 Hog Mountain Rd
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Phone: (706) 769-6655

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