Irwin County High School in Ocilla, GA - Niche

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Irwin County High School is a public coed school in Ocilla, Georgia. It has 443 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 82% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 64 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

149 Chieftain Circle
Ocilla, GA 31774
(229) 468-9421

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 64 reviews
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    Student Culture & Diversity: There is a very obvious division between the ethnicities. It is relatively frowned upon for these group to comingle. This doesn't necessarily cause a problem at the school, although it hinders our cultural awareness.
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    Health & Safety: Due to the smallness of the school, community, and town, the school is located very closely to the police station, so the response time is short in case of emergency. However, there is very rarely a security officer on the campus.
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    Extracurriculars: Very few organizations and clubs at this school receive administrative recognition. The most admired groups are specifically the FBLA and FFA. Most other clubs are not praised, even when they preform well in competitions.
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    Overall Experience: I would not attend Irwin County High School again because, as a student focused on academics, I was not often encouraged or recognized in my accomplishments. This school gives more emphasis on athletics and agriculture than it did on STEM curriculums.
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    Teachers: There are very few teachers that are hired at this school that actually take adequate time preparing their plans for the year. Most of the teachers have worked there for too long and have therefore started viewing their teaching positions as a habit with a summer vacation instead of being actively and happily involved in the school environment. Many students, especially and specifically the students that are advanced, are given ineffective teachers rather than the appropriate teachers for their intelligence. Those teachers tend to go to the students that don't want to be attending school at all.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.66 Irwin County Elementary School Public, Coed
2.33 Fitzgerald High School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
Coffee County Career Academy 23 mi. 223
3.00 Turner County High School 25 mi. 381
3.00 Wilcox County High School 28 mi. 342
2.66 Atkinson County High School 29 mi. 465
2.66 Lanier County High School 39 mi. 387

Around Irwin County High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Irwin County High School United States Georgia Atkinson County High School Coffee County Career Academy Lanier County High School Turner County High School Wilcox County High School
White 65.0% 51.0% 42.7% 47.0% 54.0% 64.0% 38.0% 53.0%
African American 28.0% 15.0% 36.9% 19.0% 28.0% 27.0% 55.0% 41.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 13.3% 33.0% 13.0% 5.0% 4.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 3.1% 0% 3.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 3.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.5%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 24.2%
Grade 12 19.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 22% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 30% Small School
  • 27% Teachers
  • 13% Well taken care of
  • 13% Strong sense of belonging.
  • 7% Quiet
  • 7% Wonderful just wonderful
  • 3% Small classes

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 29% School Lunch
  • 21% Little funds
  • 21% Bathrooms
  • 21% Rude Students
  • 7% Too much emphasis on sports.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 60% We treat each other like family.
  • 30% Teachers are easy to speak with.
  • 10% Great Agriculture program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Loving and caring faculty and staff.
  • 22% I love this school!
  • 11% Needs reform
  • 11% The community this school is in is somewhat caddy.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 86% Relax and get to know your teachers.
  • 14% Focus, you only have four years.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.