Students enrolled 1736
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School leader Dr Kylon Middleton
Transportation options Yes
District Harnett County Schools

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2495 Ray Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390

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August 11, 2014
this school was great for my son. I turned in his IEP during the summer and as soon as school started I get a call from his diagnostician to set up a meeting with me. Like every school there are kids who fight, has troublemakers, etc but my son knew to stay away from all that. I can honestly say that this was a wonderful school and very helpful. Great place to send your high school kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2014
OHS is an excellent school under Dr. Middleton's direction. He has done a great job there.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2014
It is a great school some teacher are great some really are not I had teachers that have been bad and did not care but that typical at any school my main conplaint is over crowding 5 min between classes I have to shove thought the halls to get to class I love ohs but with people stopping in the hall. It hard to get though the hall to got to classes But it hard for some students to get there on time with there class on the other side of the school and lunch to many people in the cafeteria slow lines the main problems are the crowed no order in halls not many staff in commons super vising. Students and need more staff controlling crowds

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2014
We are a military family and we picked Overhills over other high schools after doing some research before we moved here. I have had two children graduate from Overhills and have two that are currently attending. They all love Overhills. We have had no complaints. My children fit right in. They have liked their teachers. I will say that the principal that they have now is a much better improvement over who was here three years ago.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2013
This school needs a lot of improvement in my opinion. The school being overcrowded is one thing that really annoys me. This year, being a sophomore I can definitely say that last year was much better, in terms of the amount of people. Less people in the hall meant getting to class faster, and less hassle to try and squeeze through people in the hall. The school also needs work on informing students on what's going on. Most times the only way I know of something happening is through other students. The fighting has to stop. It's a little more under control this year, but fights still happen. I also feel like other sports, besides football, should be noticed and appreciated. It seems like no one is ever alerted of any upcoming events with any other sports besides football. I do have to say though that the principal is trying his hardest. I really do believe he is trying to make this school better, but with some of these students it can make his job pretty hard. There are some very excellent teachers at this school, but then others... they just don't get it. They don't take control of their students... or really understand how to help the information stick.

- submitted by a student
October 16, 2013
Overhills Highschool is kinda hard to describe, because depending on what classes you take and what teachers you have, it makes entirely different experiences. I personally take all Honors classes, and I'm also taking French, and an elective called AVID. My experience in 3 out of 4 of my classes is generally average. My French and AVID teachers are awesome, and despite the huge amount of work, English is okay too. My overall issue with this school is: 1.) The Work- The school is very tech-oriented, so bad computer test takers scores will go down, also for homework, many of the teachers make you print off your work at home. 2.) The Students- Some of the students here are the most rowdy, annoying things ever. However if you take Honors and AP classes, you will likely avoid them. So depending on your schedule can determine your interaction with these particular students. Most(emphasize that word) of the teachers are really great at their job, and naturally I won't name names. The environment is very clean, one of the cleanest in the county, however some days the bathrooms are particularly grungy, but not too much. The principal is great, way better than the old one thats for sure.

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2013
The school of which I am attending can be quite horrendous at times. While I can say that it certainly does have more choices than the school I was previously going to attend, the communication between parents, staff, as well as students in question is lacking at best. Most times, I'm not even aware of days when there isn't school until the day before. Also, my parents were not made aware of when I was to pick classes for my next school year, and neither was I until the day I was scheduled to do so. The teachers are pretty nice, but some seem to be lacking in being aware of their students, and their different needs for learning and such. And as for the behaviour of my peers, it is very obvious that their behaviour leaves much to be desired, some actions even going unnoticed.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2013
i dont like this school. its very overcrowded and theres alot of bullying, drugs, and fights that go on. i think the teachers dont care about the students, although there are a few good ones, and the prinicpal smiles in your face while knowing the problem wont be fixed. my children have gone to other harnett county schools and have had no problems. they were bullied as soon as they got here and nothing was done until my son stood up for himself and he was the one punished. this is the worst school ive ever seen

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2012
This school now has a very strong principal and is turning this school into a A+ rating. My personal issue in the past with this school was the communication between principals/teachers/staff to parents. There was little to none. Now, you can rest assured that this new principal is very involved with the students as well as the parents. Communication is outstanding from conferences to email and telephonic notifications as well as the Parent Assist Program where a parent can track their childs academic progress on a daily basis online.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2012
My son has went to Overhills High for two years and he likes it. He is in Honors science and doing well in all classes. The kids at the school seem to be accepting of all kids. The teachers email me with progress and the office staff is friendly.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
I love this school! I have two sons that attend Overhills and they are doing amazing! I counselors are great! Anytime I have a question I can just call or email and I get a response back that day. I feel like like they always have an open door policy for parents with any questions or concerns. We moved to this area for this high school because they have the highest test scores in the county and I am thankful we did!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2012
Overhills High is a wonderful school. So much effort goes into helping student succeed through after school tutoring, Saturday academy for those with attendance issues, and an opportunity for any student to retake a teacher-made test to improve their grade. Those who speak negatively about the school are just plain uninformed.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2012
I have 2 students in OHS and they absolutely love it !!!!! They came from another Harnett Co school and they love it here. The atmosphere is great. Students are friendly, JV went 10-0 in football and varsity made the play-offs. The education that they are receiving is great. The school has been a school of distinction for the past several years. I would not send my children anywhere else. Hands down the best in Harnett CO.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2012
School is over populated school seems to put a front that they care and make excuses when something happens. A lot of inappropriate kids and nothing is being done.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2012
The school is overpopulated has a very negative atmosphere. if any student says they love this place they are either specail one way or another or they are involved and hiding somthing. As a former and recent student id reccomend other choices first. Keep a close eye on your Student/Kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
I am very disapointed in this school I have 2 daughters that graduated from other schools in different states and this place is thebiggest disapointed .Counselors are not on the same page, teachers do not comunicate with the parents the open house was a huge mess information was not handed to parents, people were running from room to room ,coaches and some teachers at this school do whatever they like and the principal does not even know what they are doing they are not offering try outs for kids that did not transfer in time ......the school is not at all a place that prepares the children for a future or for collage I wish I would have known this my daughter would never came to this school military children in this place are diregarded and the interstate compact is not followed unless the parents are educated about it ahead of the game

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2011
My daughter was starting her first year of High School not knowing anyone. She came home from the first day of school saying she loved this place! The principle is retired military and has a great relationship with the students. He gives them a little more freedom with cell phones and ipods than any school I've ever seen. They say it's to teach them responsibility and prepare them for the real world. They are not allowed in class and because they have this privilege, most don't abuse it. The class schedules are different than most High Schools. I feel that it's set up more like college with only 4 class periods a semester. The teachers are great and work with the students on bombed assignments or tests. I do have some concerns with drugs but I know that's going to be at any school, and don't know how it compares to the other schools. I do feel that she's in great hands when she walks through the door and that's my main priority!

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2010
The principal at Overhills HS is racest. When a white student defends himshelf he is suspended. Why is that/

- submitted by a community member
July 09, 2010
My two daughters have both attended OHS. The oldest graduated and I can say that her teachers prepared her very well for college. My youngest is still a student and loves her teachers and this school. There is a lack of parental involvement at times but there is a strong Booster club and support from the community for this school. The leadership is wonderful and are open to suggestions. The office staff are friendly and helpful as well. I'm so glad we moved to this area and my kids have had the experiences they've had at OHS.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2010
I love this school. My daughter is attending and I think she enjoys it as much as I do. I love it.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
Overhill High is a great school for children to go too. My daughter has gone here since her sophmore yr and loves it. The teachers take time to help, if it is needed.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2010
I have a daughter who is a freshman this year at OHS, and I have mixed reviews here. The school is extremely overcrowded, which can present a problem for students between classes and going through the lunch line (my daughter now packs a lunch to make sure she has time to eat). I'm very disappointed at the lack of dress code enforcement for both males and females. I understand that staff cannot spend all their time worrying about whose jeans are sagging or who is showing too much cleavage, but there needs to be some sort of discipline in that regard. Some of the teachers actually use the online system of showing assignments due, upcoming tests, and projects which is AWESOME! It helps me, as a working mother, stay involved. I wish all the teachers would get on board with that system.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 13, 2009
I am a Junior at this school and while I do very well I have to say this is not a school I would recommend to anyone. The teachers don't really care if you understand what's going on or not, your not allowed to go to the bathroom unless you literally beg, and there are always fights. If you're looking for a good education definatly don't choose this school. I've been to another school and let's just say I was so far behind on everything because OHS didn't teach it to me like they were supposed to.

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December 09, 2009
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November 20, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating October 01, 2009
I find OHS to be a great school for my child. The teachers have been attentive to her learning needs and she is excelling in all her classes. I highly recommend the school and Harnett county to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 21, 2009
This school is one of the most unorganized high schools I've ever been acquainted with. Information is not sent out, and once you arrive at the school, the layout is terrible with no clear direction any where. Very dissappointing.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2009
I grew up here and went to the middle school and the high school for my freshman year before moving. after a year and a half, i came back. we moved to greensboro, and then to winston salem and overhills was so much better. the school in winston had a tougher curriculum but there was always a lot of trouble and the teachers weren't as compassionate. there aren't any good things i can say about greensboro, but anyway. overhills is an amazing school. good teachers, good principal, good students.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 26, 2009
I had two daughters go to Overhils and I love it. My first daughter is now in her last year of college and doing great. My youngest is a freshman and also diong very well. Like any school you are going to have your ggod teachers anf bad teachers. I don't believe that students should be able to comment on this page. If your child is a good student, they will do great.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
this school is ok at times,the principle is to strict on students.im a freshmen here and my teachers are amazing,although my grades sufffer because i dont do my work ms.white has gone out of her way to help me!i had the fortune to have her in middle school also.she is the best teacher i have ever had and arguably the best teacher in the county.

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April 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 14, 2009
I graduated class of 06-07. OHS needs to have more discipline. Overhills definitely didn't prepare me for the demands of college and I'm paying for it now. I wished I had done something about this when I had the chance.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2009
i went to the middle school for all 3 years and before that i went to the elementary and the primary school in Spring Lake. I was at OHS for half of my freshman year, and had to finish the second half in Germany, and hopfully I'll be able to come back my sophmore year,and i have to say that it is the best school I've ever seen or attended. It wasn't only the friendly and understanding teachers and students that I missed, but also just NC in itself. When I'm there I'm always in a good mood. Me and my friends never got into any arguments and we always tried to help out new kids that came from other schools.(unlike most schools) I also lettered in Soccer when I was there, so the coaches aren't really strict as far as that goes. All in all it's an awesome school.

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April 06, 2009
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March 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 31, 2008
I hate this school.(by the way I'm a freshman) I had the misfortune of having to go to the Middle School as well. Sure the High School is a little better than the Middle school, but it's just another rate of low. While there are some bad teachers that don't really do anything, there are really good teachers. Well, it's a better ratio than the middle school had. Including a better Band/Orchestra director. They don't reinforce rules well. This school is frustrating and I'm glad to be going to a different school next year.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 18, 2008
I'm currently attending OHS as a Sophomore. Here are some good and bad things about the school. Good: -Most teachers are nice and give second chances. -If you fail a test, sometimes the teacher will let you make it up after school or another day. -The student body are overall nice people. -Has plenty of electives/carrer classes to help you out in the future. (Ex. Allied Health, Foods, Construction, Masonry, etc...) Bad: -Same food is sereved almost everyday. -One of the worst rates of education in the county. There are plenty more bads and goods but those are just some to name a few. Also, if you are searching the schools for your children, make sure you read the reviews first and choose the schools wisely.

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November 04, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2008
Overhills High needs a major refinement. Although they've had a State Improvement team there for the last couple of years, the administration seems to fire incompetent teachers just to hire more of them. Overhills definitely didn't prepare me for the demands of college and I'm paying for it now.

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2008
i love being at overhills high school the band director, mr sutton, is my favorite teacher...her really understands his students

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September 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
i feel as if its too over crowded and also some teachers are OK

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August 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 24, 2008
OHS is a great school and the teachers are very good. My kids have been going to Harnett Co school for the last 8 years and have not had any issues. Of course there are those bad apples that go to the school that have parents that dont care about what they do and blame the school and teachers for everything. Parents please take a good look at your kids the teachers are just trying to do their jobs and give our kids an education so they can have a future to take care of themselves.

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July 17, 2008
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June 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2008
Overhills highschool is a good school, To the comment below saying that your children are having problem's maybe it was there Teachers did you think of that? Our school has its problem's just like every other school. I'm also a sophomore to be and I liked freshman academy, it was a great, fun, and most of all i was in the first Overhills Leadership program. It is a very well behaved school! I hope your children get the chance of going to our school :]

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2008
I am a freshman soon to be sophmore at Overhills high. This was my first year in this school district/county. Compared to my middle school in fayetteville, nc, Overhills is the best school i have ever been to. The teachers and the principals are nice. Even though there is the occasional student who has to ruin everything by being rude and sagging that doent really affect the whole school. There is still a lot of kind hearted and friendly people at Overhills. besides it doesnt matter what you look like on the outside its whats inside that counts. which means baggy jeans dont matter (even though i wish it never started ), and the teachers do care if the boys sag. i hear teachers telling them all the time to pull up their pants.but anyway I love Overhills and I cant wait for the years to come.

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2008
Absolutely love this school. Our children are involved as are we in the school and love being students there. Freshman academy was a brilliant plan and has really made the transition from middle school wonderful for our youngest daughter. We love this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2008
I'm rating it that low because so far since my son/daughter is going to thatschool she tells us how the students behave,that's really bad . You go to the school and see the boys wearing their really baggy clothes,i don't understand how they have a dress code and seems that the school doesn't care about how the students dress to go to school.

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January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
What a wonderful and beautiful high School. The staff is great. We are loving the freshman academy, a great way to keep kids on track. Overhills Middle and High School are a great combination.

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February 02, 2007
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Overhills High School
2495 Ray Road, Spring Lake, NC  28390
(910) 436-1436
Last modified Overhills High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Overhills High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 56 reviews.