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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (3 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (4 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (3 responses)
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The O'Neal School
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted July 09, 2016
- a community member
It truly depends on the teacher... not consistent some are very effective and fantastic. Some others fail miserably.. and for 16k+ this should not be the case.

The O'Neal School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted July 09, 2016
- a community member
There is too much busy work not enough of mastering material given during the day.


The O'Neal School
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted July 09, 2016
- a community member
The homework load is too much on busy work instead of on mastering of material learned during the day.. In order to get through all the homework you need grit and determination.

The O'Neal School
Develops respect: Neutral

Posted July 09, 2016
- a community member
I think the school puts forth great effort here without help from it's parents making it more difficult for the school.

The O'Neal School 2

Posted July 09, 2016
- a community member
Oneal was once a great school, but now has fallen from it's academic greatness. The school 3 years ago went through defaulting on loans for the gym and lower school new buildings. Once the school defaulted the school focused on raising money and not academics. The school went into complete foreclosure. The school lost valuable directors and a headmaster at the time. The school had no money to hire new people for these positions. The recruited from within.. This is when the academic director who implemented a math program from a boarding school. The problem is the school didn't train the teachers nor did they have the qualifications to teach in this manner. The math books were created by the math department head who was a drama major in part.. Result math packets with numerous wrong answers. The Harkness teaching method was in acted where the teacher teaches once and then their is a lead table of students who teach from this point forward.. result failed miserably... Test scores and standardized test scores from all area's of the school plummeted. The academic director now becomes the headmaster.. The school is owned mostly by one family who bought the bonds and now sits as the head of the board. There was a mass exodus of students. They can rebuild and make it great again.. However, the need to look at the unqualified Head Master and others before it will be great again!


The O'Neal School 5

Posted July 07, 2016
- a community member
We chose The O'Neal School for its academic rigor and focus on developing individuals who are well rounded and capable of competing in an increasingly challenging world. We looked at all the schools in the area and quickly learned that only O'Neal had the mission, curriculum, faculty and resources to ensure that our children would be exposed to more than just rote learning or academics designed to pass State tests. The young adults graduating from O'Neal have been stretched and challenged, making them well prepared to succeed in rigorous 4-year colleges and beyond. Take a tour, meet the kids and faculty - there's an excitement about learning, doing well and pushing the envelope to newer and greater opportunities. Wondering who wouldn't want that for their child/ren? I sure do and I'm grateful to have found just that school, right here in the Sandhills.

The O'Neal School
Grateful to: School leader

Posted April 18, 2016
- a parent
David Williamson is a teacher and the principal of the middle school. He is an amazing person. The students love and respect him! He is an asset to The O'Neal School in so many ways!

The O'Neal School 5

Posted April 18, 2016
- a parent
The O'Neal School is a small school with large school amenities. Students are held to high standards when it comes to moral character and academic excellence. My son just graduated and my daughter is in middle school. O'Neal has been a perfect fit for our family. O'Neal is also the only school in Moore county to allow international students. The high school has hosted students from China, Portugal, Germany, Austria, and Africa. They also offer student trips to China, Italy, France and other destinations. We were a host family for a Chinese student. It was amazing. We were able to travel to China and spend time with his family. International students teach our students so much about the world beyond our borders. O'Neal is definitely the premier school for Moore county and surrounding areas.


The O'Neal School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted April 18, 2016
- a parent
Homework level seems appropriate. The teachers seem to keep up with what is going on in other classes so everything isn't due on the same day.

The O'Neal School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted April 18, 2016
- a parent
There is a strong sense of community there. The students believe in the Honor Code.

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The O'Neal School
3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines, NC  28387
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 71 reviews. (910) 692-6920
Last modified The O'Neal School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
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