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9005 Tudor Ln
Manassas, VA 20110

(571) 377-7000
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December 09, 2014
I think OHS is a really good school. I play sports and am involved in activities. That helps me feel like part of the school. I really believe my teachers and dean care about me. They spend a lot of extra time. Also, everyone pretty much gets along. The principal is strict but nice. Go Eagles!

- submitted by a community member
December 09, 2014
Under new administration (superintendent & principal), OHS has improved greatly. My children used to attend a local Catholic school and we are pleased with our MCPS experience.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2014
Please refresh your rating for Osbourn High School! I have read all of the positive reviews and do not understand why you continue to rate OHS at such a low number. My two daughters attended Manassas City Public Schools from kindergarten through OHS graduation. They attended VA colleges and earned their Masters, too. Today they are happily working in terrific jobs, and I give credit to the teachers and administrators at Osbourn, who partnered with our family in educating our lovely young women. Thank you Osbourn High School and Manassas City Public Schools!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2014
We are new to Manassas and just enrolled our son in Osbourn as a sophomore. He has been in private school his entire life and has a 4.6 GPA. We are attracted to Osbourn by the course offerings especially in Honors, AP and Governor's School. The teachers, guidance counselors, administrators and coaches we have met have all been fantastic. No weak links.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2014
Great experience with this school. Pulled our sophomore out of private school so he could benefit from the Honors, AP and Governors School offerings. Teachers, students, administrators, coaches and guidance are fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2014
Off to a Great start for my Freshman daughter... She is excited and optimistic. I am hopeful...

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2014
Our 5 children attended Osbourn. Four of them graduated from Virginia Tech. They received a fine education in the Manassas School system including Osbourn. After viewing some of the very low ratings on this site i am not certain that these folks are talking about the same school. As in any other school Osbourn has issues surface from time to time and the pertinent question is are they addressed in a reasonable manner, and they are. Working as a volunteer in the system I have seen considerable evidence of excellent leadership from the new Superintendent. We look forward to seeing the school continue on it's positive course.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2014
Love, Love, Love this school. We moved to Manassas because family members told us about the "private" feel of the school for those students who truly seek a quality education. We found that and so much more. The staff is awesome. They are ready and qualified to teach to kids who want to learn. If you are a family who have a passion for learning, you will be ecstatic with OHS.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2014
Osborn is a solid school with a good staff. I have three children, all of whom attend city schools, and our experience with OHS has been a very positive one. Students who are seeking a first-rate education will get one at OHS. Like most endeavors in life, a student will get out of their experience there what they put in. I have also personally witnessed teachers and staff who will go well above and beyond in trying to motivate underachieving students to aspire to more. In three years of having a child at OHS, I have never once (nor has my child) ever felt unsafe, nor has she ever had an incident that would lead us (or her) to believe she was unsafe. No school is perfect, but OHS has done a tremendous job with our child. We had options as to where our kids would go to school, and we chose the city of Manassas with good reason.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2014
WOW... reading some of these responses I wonder why someone would make the statements they do, As a parent with now (2) kids attending OHS this school year I happy with the education they are receiving and the environment. This is from a parent that removed are children from Private schools to enroll in public about 4 years ago. Like all schools OHS is a reflection of our community and the students experience at OHS is a reflection of the support, guidance and leadership they receive at home. We have students that excel incredibly - attending Military academies, MIT, Johns Hopkins, etc. But rarely do these facts ever get brought to light. So I end with my rating of OSH with this... your experience in/with school is comparable with what you put into it.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2014
My son spent all 4 years at Osbourn High School and he had amazing teachers. I believe his classes helped direct him into his college major, mechanical engineering. He had an exceptional engineering and AUTO CAD instructor. He also received 12 college credits through the dual enrollment program which, by the way, the district picked up the cost. That is basically a full semester at college paid for by the school division while surrounding counties are passing that cost onto the parents. He is now a semester ahead at college and is doing wonderful. He loved his dual enrollment instructors and said that they definitely helped prepare him for college and were also a huge part in his successful first year of college.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2014
Johns Hopkins University and William and Mary. Those are the colleges attended by my children, both Osbourn High School graduates (classes of 2010 and 2013) who spent every minute of their educations in Manassas City Public Schools. So, sort of, enough said. Clearly, a top-level, world-class, competitive education can be gained via Osbourn High School; my daughter graduated a semester early and cum laude from Johns Hopkins. My son is on a full-tuition scholarship at William & Mary. But there's more to the school than just AP classes and dedicated teachers. My children were involved in sports, robotics, service clubs, and more. They grew up in hallways and classrooms filled with a richly diverse student body, and learned that the world is made up of a multitude of types of people, all intelligent and deserving and loving. I could not have asked for more! And via my children, I myself spent seven years very involved in Osbourn High School - seven very happy years with a community of like-minded, energetic, dedicated parents, teachers, and administrators. I cannot recommend Osbourn HS and Manassas City Public Schools enough.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2014
OHS is a good school with a good staff. The common theme is 'students first'. In my time as an OHS parent, I have seen the same truism repeat, over and over again - that a student will benefit as much as they are willing to work. Teachers and administration can only do so much. Students who work for and want a first-rate education will receive one at OHS. In three years of being an Osborn parent, I have been pleased by overall experience. Most have been quick to address issues and solve problems, though some have required more contact than others to do so. At OHS, as in life, there are some people who are easier to deal with than others. Most of our experiences have been positive and I firmly believe that speaks to the nature of the school and its staff. I do think that recent principal turnover has had an effect on the school, but to nowhere near the degree that other posts seem to suggest. It also remains a fact that my child has felt, and continues to feel perfectly safe in the school. We had options as to where our children would attend school, and we chose Manassas City deliberately.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2014
We love and support Osbourn High School! We are grateful for the new administration both at the school and in the division - positive changes are happening!

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
As a former student, if you value your children at all, you will avoid the place like the plague. It's so bad that my teenage rebellion wasn't against the school administration, it was against my fellow students. If you send your children here, kiss their futures good bye. About 1 in 20 of my former classmates isn't a drug dealer as their main source of money, and farther more I've had friends that hated the place and the people there so much that they've kill themselves just to escape it. And just to put a bit of icing on the cake, sexual assault happens. Quite a bit in some of the classes under mine. The best thing to do is to remove your children from the city school system as soon as you can. There's a way to transfer them to the county with minimal hoops to jump through, I recommend you do it.

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2014
The school adminstration never answers their phones nor do they ever call back. One star is too good for this school.

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2014
OHS has provided my children with many opportunities to grow and flourish. They are able to make good choices in school and they are able to fraternize with like-minded friends. The fine arts program is unparalleled. The programs regularly exhibit dedicated sponsors who expect the highest standards and committed students who continually rise to those expectations. There are always things that could improve at any school but OHS has made a steady climb over the last year with the guidance of veteran Principal Cathy Benner. The school board is equally forward thinking and committed to the success of the children. I expect Manassas City Public Schools and OHS to be a "school and a system to watch" for the coming 2014-2015 year. With newly identified and implemented start times, the students of OHS are poised to make people "take notice" next year. Feel lucky if you are able to be a part of this amazing rise to greatness.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
I have nothing but great things to say about Osbourn. The teachers, mostly the English Dept, gave my daughter all the tools she needs to succeed. She has been accepted to The College of William & Mary for fall of 2014. We have worked hard to be apart of the family at Osbourn and it has paid off! Thanks Osbourn.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
My kids have been her for the last two years and done very well! They both play sports, hold high GPAs, and are safe. The truth is you have to be present in your child's life. The school has so many resources for our kids, you just have to take advantage of them. Yes , Guidance is a mess, but the administration should take care if that.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
Great teachers! I have nothing bad to say about this school. So far so good!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2013
I just returned from a joint meeting between the Manassas City Council and the Manassas School Board. Both groups totally understand that as our schools reputation and results go, so goes our quality of life. It was great to see the level of committment and cooperation from both groups to make our schools in Manassas the best in the State. Both groups are to be applauded for the thoughtful, professional approach they brought to this session. Kenny Loveless-parent

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
I am currently a freshman at this school. I don't see any gang activity or hear of it. I do hear about a fight probably two time a week. Only being at this school for a few month I can tell it's not the best. I like a few teachers nd I have met quite a few good friends. They hire teachers who I don't think even like children or teaching. My geometry teacher gives us the hardest problems ever! And most of his students have under a C average. And he doesn't even try to change it. The freshman priciple does his job well. The teachers don't even show up for conferences. Even though the school might have an upside, don't send your kids hear if you want them to have grades that aren't failing.

- submitted by a student
August 09, 2012
It is such a shame what has happened to Manassas City and to the school system. It used to be a great place to live and raise your kids. Times have changed. The high school is a down right dangerous place to be due to gang activity and a weak administration. If you are thinking of moving to the area, better do your research.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2012
I will be going into my third year of high school, all of which have been at this particular school. The overall quality of teaching is pathetic. The teachers hardly know what they're doing, and the staff might as well not be there. I've gone to the office and asked to have a paper put in a teacher's mailbox, and they couldn't even do that! If you ask a teacher a question about the current subject being taught, they wouldn't know how to answer it! I honestly have no clue how they were hired to teach the younger generations. The school itself is also quite filthy. The restrooms in particular are a mess, with them seeming to be cleaned only once a month. There have been mice, rats, cockroaches, and who knows what else running around constantly. The parent involvement is also a joke. My own parents have scheduled parent teacher conferences in order to help me and sometimes the teachers didn't even bother to show up! There have been multiple cases where teachers have lost student's work and have decided to fail them without even looking for it. All in all, this school is horrid, and I warn those who wish to enter. If you want a great education, don't go here.

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2012
If you are thinking about moving to The City of Manassas and have teenagers that will be going to Osbourn High School DONT DO It !!!! I am moving out of The City of Manassas so I can send my kids to a school with a competent staff and administration.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2011
Osbourn is a complete disappointment. My wife and I are alumni who actively sought Manassas City Schools when we returned to the area after a long absence. We have found the administration to be completely inept. The school is completely infested with gangs and gang activity. While they have hired a new principal, the underlying problems remain. Our dissatisfaction is such that we are selling our home, in this economy, to move our children out of the school system.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
Osbourn is suffering from a lack of leadership. There is no hope for any public school in Manassas under the current administration. I doubt a new principal will make that much difference, the superintendent wouldn't let him do much of anything.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2010
I think the school is good if the parents are good parents. I have 3 kids, 2 of them in Ousburn, o1 freshman and 01 senior. And I always are besides my children to respect their teachers and go to school to learn, no matther what other children do. Osbourn to me is a great school. I am very involved with the school calling the teachers, talking with the counselors, and they always response my request. The music program is excelent. My kids are there. The teachers are good, and now the new system is working well. I recomend this school. Part of the success is parent-teachers-school. So IF you are not with your children and the school. it is your fault as a parent. not the school. parent

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no rating February 07, 2010
I think OUsborn is a great school! it has excelent teachers and awsome smart students. The after school chocies are endless with good possibillaties

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
My son graduated from Osbourn. Were it not for Osbourn, he wouldn't be a Junior at Penn State - with a double major - now. While not perfect, the orchestra program is top notch, and the science, computer and filmmaking classes are great.

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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2009
As far as academics go, student's are pretty much are their own. Motivated students will come out on top with good grades, scholarships, and acceptance into top universities. The school doesn't seem to do a great job in helping unmotivated students, so parental involvement is crucial in those cases. The athletic and music programs are pretty good, especially the football and choral programs.

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2008
Osbourn High School could be a lot better honestly. The teaching staff is very poor in many areas. There have been many cases of teachers making mistakes and giving kids the wrong grades. In many clases I usually sit around and not do much at all. I took two AP clases last year and recieved an A in both of them, but the level of difficulty in these clases in almost childish. Many teachers prefer to just load up the kids with homework and busy work in class than actually teach them anything. The school also seems very crouded at times, and many of the teachers obviously 'play favorites'. The administration is laughable. I have been going to Osbourn for 3 years and I have met the Vice - Principal once and just found out what the Principal looks like last year... their lack of involvement is sad.

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July 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 22, 2008
Both my children attended Osbourn High School. They received a good education and scored well on the SOLs and SATs because of what they learned in school. My daughter attended the University of Virginia and felt her education at Osbourn prepared her for college. My son will be attending Virginia Tech and I'm sure he will be well prepared for college too.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2008
OHS is a great school with something for everyone; sports, academics and extra-curriculars like the arts. All contributing to a balance. My child graduated and is doing extremely well at a prestigious college (3.5+GPA), and says OHS prepared him well.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2008
I am disappointed to find Osbourn High School ratings so low. My daughter graduated from Osbourn in 2005 with excellent grades and my son graduates this year. I have found the teachers at Osbourn to be very interested in the students. Communciation between teachers and parents is very open. You can e-mail a teacher and receive a response in one day. The administration is wonderful. I strongly recommend you visit Osbourn for yourself.

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April 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 11, 2007
Osbourn High School is not about their kids, my son attended for 3 years and I tell you it was the worst experience ever. the administration is not on tip of their teachers enough to make sure they are not just there for a paycheck. We experienced a teacher giving students wrong grades.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2007
I was very happy with this school when my child was attending. Always got a call if they even were late to class..lots of activities for the kids (if they get involved). Lots of choices for classes to be taken. Teachers seemed concerned about students progress during the years. Security at school seemed alright, have no complaints Sandy

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Osbourn High School
9005 Tudor Ln, Manassas, VA  20110
(571) 377-7000
Last modified Osbourn High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Osbourn High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top