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PK-12|Private
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This school caters to their own kind. High income students, which I don't understand how, if it is a median household area.



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This is my daughter's 9th year at O'Neal, she is now in the 7th Grade. We have been very pleased with the quality of the teaching as well as the athletic and extracurricular program. Due to the small classes, all students develop confidence to express their views and participate in class discussions. O'Neal students excel in independent and critical thinking, public speaking and writing. My daughter is definitely ahead in math and writing compared to her friends in other local schools. She has a real love of school and learning which I attribute to the challenging yet supportive environment at O'Neal.


Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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The Leadership of the school is experienced, responsive and committed to ensuring that O'Neal provides the best possible education and environment for learning.



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My child spent many years at this school. I worried constantly about the quality of the education she was receiving...she never worked hard and got straight A's. As her high school years drew closer and I began to pay close attention to the school's academic outcomes. They are not impressive. The average SAT score for seniors 2016 was 1631. My seventh grader's Duke Tip SAT score was higher than this. Less than 10% of students at this school are accepted to this state's flagship university (UNC- Chapel Hill). For a tuition of $17,000, these numbers are alarming. What is going on? I suppose if you are willing to pay this kind of money for your child to be kept in a merely "safe" and "nurturing" environment, this school might be a good fit for you. But don't come to this school thinking that your child is going to be given an academic advantage. Save your money. The area's public schools' outcomes are better.

Amount of homework: Agree


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The students practice what they have learned in class, and learn to manage time and work step-bu-step for big projects




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Having 2 children at O'Neal allows me to offer my children the greatest gift possible. The overall education and enrichment classes and extra curricular opportunities are very special. Our children will very well prepared for life after high school because of O'Neal



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My son will begin his sixth year at The O'Neal School this year. The class sizes are small (only 11 in his class last year). Teachers are able to teach the individual student rather than pressure students into passing a standardized test. The school is a great fit for my creative son who has major test anxiety. Overall, the school has a wonderful community feel. Families take pride in the school and so many parents go above and beyond to volunteer their time to help out in whatever capacity they are able. The children are respectful and they are taught manners beginning in Pre-K 3. I consistently see them opening doors for one another and speaking respectfully to adults. My son has thrived at O'Neal and we plan to keep him there for as long as possible.

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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The teachers have free reign to teach what they pretty much want to teach. The teaching does not align itself with the Stanford testing given, therefore the scores are always low!


Amount of homework: Disagree


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There is way to much busy work. The teachers don't even check the homework. That is how irelivant the home work is to the teachers. They just give a effort grade.. No corrections are given!

Develops character: Disagree


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They don't discipline students for cheating with a zero for their work. They get to do it over. Their is an honor code, but the students know it means nothing.

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Last modified The O'Neal School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
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