Opelika High School in Opelika, AL - Niche

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Opelika High School is a public school in Opelika, Alabama. It has 1,258 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 86% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 121 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1700 Lafayette Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9715

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 121 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Opelika does not tolerate anything that will cause students or teachers harm, but there are a few mishaps every once in a while. Overall, the school keeps us safe.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: 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
    • 4
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at OHS is unforgettable. The amount of pride and school spirit that goes into every aspect of OHS makes this a very comfortable environment for the most part.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers at OHS are amazing compared to many other schools and I'm truly grateful. However, I feel that students in lower level classes don't have the same experience as those who take advanced classes. I've taken advanced classes throughout high school and each of my teachers have been very caring and available outside of class for extra help. I don't see the same effort being put into regular classes.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Jeter Primary School Public
3.66 Morris Avenue Intermediate School Public
3.66 Northside School Public
3.33 Opelika Middle School Public
3.33 Carver Primary School Public
3.33 Southview Primary School Public
3.66 West Forest Intermediate School Public
4.33 Dean Road Elementary School Public
3.00 Beauregard High School Public
4.33 Auburn High School Public
3.66 Beauregard Elementary School Public
4.33 Cary Woods Elementary School Public
4.33 Auburn Jr High School Public
4.33 Wrights Mill Road Elementary School Public
4.00 Auburn Early Ed Center Public
4.00 Drake Middle School Public
4.33 Ogletree School Public
4.33 Richland Elementary School Public
4.33 Margaret Yarbrough School Public
3.00 Wacoochee Jr High School Public
3.66 Wacoochee Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Beauregard High School 8 mi. 701
4.33 Auburn High School 7 mi. 1,625
2.33 Valley High School 14 mi. 850
3.33 Smiths Station High School 18 mi. 1,375
2.33 Central High School 23 mi. 1,346

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Opelika High School United States Auburn High School Beauregard High School Central High School Smiths Station High School Valley High School
African American 60.0% 15.0% 29.0% 24.0% 66.0% 21.0% 39.0%
White 33.0% 51.0% 57.0% 72.0% 27.0% 73.0% 57.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 2.0% 0% 3.0% 2.0% 0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 9.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 25.9%
Grade 10 25.0%
Grade 11 25.1%
Grade 12 24.1%

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 19 responses

  • 84% Yes
  • 5% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 22% Strong community support
  • 22% School Spirit
  • 18% Teachers actually care about you
  • 16% Diversity
  • 10% Honor
  • 8% Strong academic curriculum
  • 6% Integrtiy

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 41% Time to get to class
  • 23% Lunch
  • 14% Under constrution
  • 14% Freedom
  • 9% Pep Rallies

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 responses

  • 59% The really nice new facilities being built
  • 29% They have great school spirit.
  • 12% The courses provided to students.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Uncommon
  • 38% Diverse
  • 12% Organized
  • 6% Unusual

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Expect nothing, but take advantage of everything.
  • 31% Be outgoing
  • 25% Find a group and stick with them

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 85% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.