Okawville Junior/Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.71 out of 5 38 reviews
I like how it preps for college. Also due to small number of students, everyone is assisted. They're very helpful.
Okawville is a very positive school to go to my teachers try everything in their power to help all of us students be successful. Okawville hired the best teachers that we could ever have and all the students get along with the teachers we all have our very own person relationship with our teachers. its outstanding!.
I had an interesting experience at Okawville Junior/Senior High School. High school is kind of like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs but it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. There are so many things that you go through in high school. I love my school. I believe that it has its flaws, but I wouldn't have wanted to go to school anywhere else. This school and town has become my home. Everyone is so nice and generous. People are always willing to help others out when they need it. We are a close community, so everyone knows everyone. I love my teachers and I'm very grateful for all of the help that I have received on my journey.
Okawville High School is in a small community that is very close all around. The community comes together for everything and everyone helps as much as they possibly can. The fans of our towns come together for all sporting events, from cross country to basketball to softball, etc. Our music program is also supported throughout the community. All the clubs of the school each have a role in things to make the high school experience a lot more fun. Science Club takes part in recycling every week. Student Council takes care of collecting cans for the hungry every Halloween. Student Leadership Team takes apart in Special Olympics for bowling and swimming for all ages. There are more clubs apart of the school and take apart of the community to help as much as we can.
Okawville High School is a great school. When I was a student there they had incredible teachers that taught me much more than I realized. The teachers in the Math, English, and Chemistry department all cared deeply about the success of their students, and would do anything to help their students to become better academically but all-around as a person as well. The school was recently remodeled, the new gym is one of the nicest high school gyms in the entire state and the building is very large for the number of students allowing for a very comfortable feel even when all the students were present.
No diversity at all. Community is small-minded and few of them seem to have ever been out of Washington County. The high school has absolutely no advanced classes, honors, AP, IB--literally NOTHING that would give their graduates an edge when applying to colleges, let alone make them competitive for scholarships. It can't be a coincidence that most of them, if they pursue college at all, end up going the community college route, probably because those are the only schools they can get into with an Okawville diploma! And unless your kid is a basketball standout, there won't be any other extracurriculars for them to excel in, either. I do not recommend this school if you have any other viable options for your student (or any ambitions higher than community college)!
Very click oriented school. If your not from Okawville originally you will never feel 100% welcome. They do not go out of their way to help the struggling student, dress code and the care of the gym floor seem to rank higher than student body.
The school is very secure. Every guest must go through the office, so it is always known who is in the school at all times.
There is nothing special about the meal plan. You can have healthy options, such as salads, but if you eat the normal meal it is usually very high in carbs. Luckily the salad was offered every day.
They are always ready to try and help the students, and focus to make sure that every students is caught up with the rest of the class.
The school seems to revolve around basketball and it always has student involvement at the games, but the school still cares about most of the other sport and makes sure that they get proper attention. Track and Cross Country get the raw end of the deal, and I believe that they are still forced to be self funded.
There is something for everyone. I don't know anyone who wasn't involved in any clubs and most people were very active in multiple organizations.
I have felt very prepared with what I have learned and it has set me up to be ready for what was to come in the college life. The best part though, is that I am able to go back and receive help, and the are always ready to make sure that I succeed.
Bullying is definitely a huge issue, as it probably is with most smaller schools. Teachers and staff tend to take the more "popular" persons opinion in these situations.
Some teachers go over the top to help the students, others do not. All of the teachers are very knowledgeable, but some do not use it. The worst program is the special education classes
The school spirit is astounding. The student section at ball games and abundance of student support for the teams is better than any high school around!
Teachers and parents do a really good job getting students involved in clubs and extracurriculars, as well as in organizing them and helping provide funding.