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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Opelika City Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Opelika, AL. It has 4,435 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.

Opelika City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
960
9 responses
Average ACT
23
160 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,435
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,243
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$74,379,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,085/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$44,527
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$690
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,400
National
$184,700

Opelika City Schools Reviews

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Opelika City Schools as a whole gets a yes from me. Of course they would though when they've thrown ALL of the non Spanish speaking and free and reduced lunch kids into one primary and sister school. None of those parents are going to give reviews anywhere. They're working too hard to show up. Their zoning has to be illegal! Two primary schools get grand fieldtrips while another gets to tour the town. It's great at Carver where the kids are still young, but don't send your kid to West Forrest. The students are older and start to have behavior problems, and the teachers flat out don't care. OPELIKA, REZONE for Christ's sake!
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From the beginning of my K-12 education, Opelika City Schools has always provided a challenging curriculum and top notch teachers who offered necessary support in order for me to be successful. Opelika believes in exposing students to the arts and other opportunities that are non-academic. There are resources available to parents also, which bridges that gap between school and home. I feel well prepared for college, due to my 12 academic years within Opelika City Schools.
I am senior at Opelika High School. I have had an amazing experience at Opelika. The teachers are extremely enthusiastic to teach and do the most to make sure every student is getting the best education possible. We have superior athletics, which I can tell you first person by being on the Cheerleading team at Opelika. Our school supports all clubs, sports, and extra curricular activities. We also have the best school spirit around. I could not imagine being apart of any other school system, they have made my high school experience unforgettable.