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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Ocean Lakes High School is a top rated, public school located in Virginia Beach, VA. It has 2,135 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
885 Schuman Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Telephone
(757) 648-5550

Ocean Lakes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1230
525 responses
Average ACT
29
110 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$70,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,296
National
$949
Median Home Value
$267,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.54 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.54 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 221 responses
Report
  • School Assemblies
    19%
  • The Founder's Week
    17%
  • Gradfest/Prom
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Homecoming Football Game
    12%
  • Plays
    8%
  • Musical
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,135
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.65 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.65 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.65 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,889
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.86 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.86 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.86 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,951/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.93 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.93 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.93 responses
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Ocean Lakes High School Reviews

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Going to Ocean Lakes is a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Most teachers here are supportive and genuinely care about their students. I suggest building close relationships with your teachers and getting to know them as people. However, there are teachers who teach in their preferred method, regardless of the opinion of their students.

Like other schools, you need a pass to go anywhere or do anything. Guidance counselors are responsible for large groups of people, so getting to know them is a little harder. The academics are wonderful in the math and science area, but there are not many classes for students interested in Computer Science. The "extra" academy classes mostly focus on biology and chemistry. Overall, it's a great school!
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Ocean Lakes High School is a very nice school. The teachers and administration really help to make sure that the students are ready for college and life after high school. Teachers are always willing to help and encourage students. The one thing I didn't like is the dress code, it was only enforced during certain times and certain people wither it was unintentional or not. One lunch can be chaotic, but as a senior who has an off block, it is nice to be able to have the opportunity to leave at an early time. Ocean Lakes overall is a good school and was really a great experience!
By far the best school in Virginia Beach! Little to no bullying at this family oriented school. This one school has suffered through many deaths, incidents, and threats. We stuck together as a Pod and continued to swim together as Dolphins. Each student is a modeled embodiment of Ocean Lakes High School and I am proud to be graduating from OLHS as a academy student!