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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Oglethorpe County Schools is a public school district located in Lexington, GA. It has 2,112 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
About Oglethorpe County Schools...
Address
735 Athens Road
Lexington, GA 30648
Telephone
(706) 743-8128

Oglethorpe County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1120
80 responses
Average ACT
23
45 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,112
Free or Reduced Lunch
60.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,645
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%

Finances

Total Expenses
$22,490,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,935/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    6%

Oglethorpe County Schools Reviews

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I went to this school when there was only 2 separate buildings. Elementary and MS/HS. Now 30 years after I started at this school in 4th grade, there are 4 separate schools. Primary: Pre-K thru 2nd grades, Elementary: 3rd-5th grades, Middle: 6th-8th grades and of course HS: 9-12. They also have at the HS 9th grade Academy on one of the halls: All 9th graders. When I was in the system there was only the usual sports: Football, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Track & Field and Wrestling. They have extended with golf, tennis, volleyball, soccer, swimming among others.
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Oglethorpe County is one of the largest counties in Georgia and much of the land is used for agriculture. It is a rural, small town environment with one stop light and a sprinkling of restaurants and gas stations. The primary and high school buildings date back to before segregation. The elementary school was built in the 80's or 90's and the middle school was built around 2009. There are around 500 students enrolled in each school. The high school has a wonderful Ag. class but lacks desperately in the fine arts. Though the system lacks in some departments, the teachers make up for it by going the extra mile for their students. Many teachers are also coaches of after school activities or stay long after the bell has rung helping a student understand their studies. My experience in Oglethorpe County Schools has been an overall good one, the only problem being that I'm not cut out for small town life.
I have been going to the school for two years, and honestly, it is kinda sad. The faculty barely care about the students, the textbooks are falling apart, we have TVs that are never used, and if it rains, the lower parking lot smells like the sewer and the wifi breaks. the teachers sometimes know what they are teaching, and there is the occasional fight because there isn't enough seating in the cafeteria.