B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1700 Lafayette Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
Telephone
(334) 745-9715
Website

Opelika High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
940
5 responses
Average ACT
23
86 responses
AP Enrollment
6%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games
    54%
  • Dawg Walk
    21%
  • Pep Rallies
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Performing Arts, because I participated
    3%
  • Soccer games & cross country/track meets
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,255
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,774/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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The high school was a tremendous impact upon my educational needs and how it prepared me for the future of college. The Arts Program sparked my interest and it allowed the freedom to capture the creativity of all involved. I have established the enthusiastic attitude to embrace the future and engulf the assurance of a promising education. This is only possible because of the outstanding Professors and Instructors that provided their utmost support and encouragement. I intend to pursue my career in college and become an expertise in the field of choice. The attributes will be gained in experience and applied to the real world of business.
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I love Opelika. The teachers and administrators want to see students achieve. There is a place for everyone at Opelika because it offers so many options for students to participate in advanced academics, extracurricular activities, or athletics. I have wonderful counselors and teachers who make sure that I am putting in my full potential for school. Teachers make sure that I am taking the AP classes that I should and that I am ready for college. As long as I show that I care, the teachers are great and will almost always help me. Staying involved in sports and clubs has made my experience even better because I made friends through those activities. The AP teachers I had taught me valuable lessons that I will take with me to college and apply them to the rest of my life.
Opelika High School provides a wide variety of courses for students to select from and all are high quality. Students can take classes at the junior college across the street while still in high school or take advanced classes on the OHS campus. Many students have earned industry recognized credentials while at OHS that allow them to apply and get jobs in the community that they would not be able to without a credential. Admin and teachers go out of their way to make sure students have what they need to be successful.