Opelika High School

134 reviews
  1. Opelika City Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
1700 Lafayette Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801
Telephone
(334) 745-9715
Website
Data not available

Opelika High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Data not available
Average ACT
24
65 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
AP Enrollment
6%
AP Exam Pass Rate
42%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    5%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    43%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    52%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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
84%
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 31 responses
  • Friday night football games
    61%
  • Dawg Walk
    23%
  • Pep Rallies
    13%
  • 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
1,258
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,760
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,301/ year
National
$11,890
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses

Reviews

134 reviews
  • Excellent
    44
  • Very Good
    52
  • Average
    31
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    4
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.
  • High School Senior
  • 8 months ago
There are endless activities to participate in. There are so many that students have a hard time being at all of the activities they are apart of. The honor societies are popular and so is show choir and band. Show choir and band are the biggest organizations in the school. Theatre is also a popular organization to be apart of. Sports are a huge part of Opelika, especially the football team. Extracurricular activities are so much fun at Opelika and are a great way to stay involved in the school and community.
  • High School Senior
  • 8 months ago
We have the best school spirit any school could have. Every year, football is the beginning of our school spirit. There are a good amount of students and teachers who attend the football games. There are plenty of people who try out for ll of our sports at this school. It's disappointing when some does not make a team only because sometimes depending on the sports there is a certain number they can take. The school supports football,basketball,soccer,baseball,softball,track, showchoir, band, and many more.
  • High School Senior
  • Apr 27 2015