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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Oconee County High School is a highly rated, public school located in Watkinsville, GA. It has 1,158 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
2721 Hog Mountain Rd
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Telephone
(706) 769-6655

Oconee County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1190
208 responses
Average ACT
28
106 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$77,388
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$911
National
$949
Median Home Value
$252,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Friday night football games
    62%
  • Prom!
    23%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,158
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,319
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,545/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Oconee County High School Reviews

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Oconee County High School has a culture of excellence. The extremely motivated and qualified teachers enable students to perform well above local, state, and national averages. However, it is exactly this pursuit of excellence mentality that can, at times, also be detrimental. Academics can occasionally overpower all else, hindering societal relationships. Students may feel stressed, neglected, or even as if there are insufficient outlets. The pride that students and faculty alike have in the school makes the system difficult to change.
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Oconee County High School is a diverse but yet close-knit community of students and teachers. I have mostly enjoyed my time at this school, though the academic advisors are underqualified and so are the AP teachers. I have not felt much encouragement from teachers at my school to pursue the education that I would like to pursue. However, I have formed tight camaraderies with several students and several teachers. The drama program here is impeccable, though underfunded.
I transferred to Oconee in ninth grade from another school system. Oconee was much larger than my other school, but not to the point where it became overwhelming. The people in my classes were very welcoming and kind to me, which made a world of difference. I think the best part of the school is the amount of clubs and student involvement at Oconee, especially in areas like ocean science and foreign languages that many other schools do not offer. If I could change one thing about it, I would change the block scheduling system. It has caused many problems for me and other students who need to take certain AP classes, but are unable to get into them as the four class limit restricts the amount of class times available.