"We are best known for College Prep Program."
Students enrolled 95
School leader Marc Martinez
Transportation options None

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1320 23rd Street
Galveston, TX 77550

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(409) 765-5534
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3 stars
Based on 13 ratings

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May 24, 2013
Excellent school, The new board is doing wonderful things at OC. Just received an award of 5 million from Moody foundation. Best private High School in the County.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2013
Excellent School....Offers a great environment resources...teachers and classes for those that are interested in attending college. The Teachers care, there are lots of choices for electives and they offer personalilzed college prep classes with people to help you look for and fill out applications. A great all around experience

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2012
Upset with the new principal. Things at O'Connell do not seem to be improving at all with these changes.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2011
What a great school! The new administration is working hard to turn the school around and offer the best education on the island. I see the changes and wish them the best in their endeavors!

- submitted by a community member
September 02, 2010
I hope the new principle is able to turn this school around. Galveston needs a good high school. This school has no right to use college preparatory in their name. The only preparation these kids were getting for college was how to party. Good luck to them though beccause Galveston needs this school to get their act together.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2010
O'Connell was once a great school but now is on the downhill slide. I would not send my child here. It's sad to see such a once wonderful school fall like a ton of bricks. Most teachers there are still top-notch but probably won't be there for long due to unhappiness with the administration. I believe they've gone through 4 principals in as many years. Too bad.....

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 28, 2010
Wonderful. Sound family environment Small enough for every child to be heard and large enough to experience true school school spirit!

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2009
My son attended Roman Catholic schools in Galveston K-12. His education was clearly outstanding - he is an Honors Student at a national university and is head and shoulders ahead of his peers. I highly recommend O'Connell!

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May 23, 2009
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February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 13, 2007
I beleive it has a sound education program. The atheltic program would benifit from a yoga stretching class that would educate on injury prevention and invest in a athletic department that has treatment fort the atheletes. If you are going to have an excellent program it needs to have an injury prevention program and more treatment . It is a known fact that child obesity is rising every year.The kids would benifit from a more balanced meal plan with less fatty foods and more fruits and veggies with lean proteins.Staticstics show you have more productive children in school if they eat foods that are on the low glecemic chart.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2006
If you are looking for a safe learning envierment for your child in the galveston area definately examine this school. The quality of learning is superb! Your child will leave O'connell very well prepared for collage!

- submitted by a student
May 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2004
O'Connell is an outstanding school it teaches you respect and many other skills you will need when you walk out of those doors for good. I would recommend O'C to any parent who wants the best for their children.

- submitted by a former student
October 25, 2003
My son is in the first year and is loving it. The classes are small, the teachers are enthusiastic and the overall school atmosphere is positive. This school shines. They do everything they can to work with a family to make a great learning environment for all the students.

- submitted by a parent
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O'Connell is the oldest Catholic high school in Texas. Chartered in 1847 by the Ursuline Nuns, we proudly serve families in Galveston, Brazoria, and southern Harris Counties. As a Catholic school we seek to share with you the richness and strengths of a Catholic education. Our students are bonded by a common faith life, stronger than ethnicity, nationality, or culture.

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O'connell College Preparatory School
1320 23rd Street, Galveston, TX  77550
(409) 765-5534
Last modified O'connell College Preparatory School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
O'connell College Preparatory School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top