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About This School

Oliver Ames High School is a public high school in Easton. The principal of Oliver Ames High School is Wesley Paul. 1,180 students attend Oliver Ames High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 5% of the 1,180 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Oliver Ames High School is 15:1. Southeastern Regional Vocational Tech is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 87%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 5%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Oliver Ames is a really good school. The teacher are really good the guidance office is absolutely fantastic as well. The big problems are that there is massive amounts of drug use both in and around school and the school turns a blind eye to it as do the police. And while the school is perfect for the wealthier population. they have no tolerance for the poor like me. They require you to have high speed internet access in order to submit essays or it will not be graded. You also must pay about $20 in both ELA and your language class in order to get a book required to pass. Also the wealthier students and parents are completely rude to the less fortunate making it quite a hostile environment for the poor. Also if you play a non popular sport you will not be talked about unless you are going to win the school money as all this schools administration cares about is making money.

  • (1 year ago)

    The complaint about drugs by one poster must be a family issue because my kids love this school its faculty and the principal. If you want to do drugs you can find them anywhere but the school has zero tolerance for drug use or possession with an automatic 10 day suspension and kids are expelled who get caught dealing. The school is top rated because it is a great school. Reputations are built based on reality and OA is a top tier school. My kids left OA with AP College Credits and exceptional SAT scores. OA sends kids to the best schools in the country and if your kid wants to work hard and take advantage of all the opportunities available they will have an amazing four years. Best school in the area and the Principal Mr. Paul is the reason this school is where it is today.

  • (1 year ago)

    Yes the school is known for its great reputation academically. Guidance is excellent. If you are an involved parent teachers ...some teachers ... Are willing to work with you if your child is failing. Other than wealthy educated kids this school is well known for its drug problem throughout the community. Unfortunately admin seems to like to turn a blind eye to the problem and pretend that drug deals do not occur right next to the in house police officers parked car on a daily basis. They would rather you think that OA is a academically advanced school in a beautiful top 100 place to live community than face the fact there is a huge drug problem. For that alone I give the principle 1 star.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a parent of a Special Education student. I do have to say that although the school spends a great deal of money on asthetics and athletics it is lacking in administrative accountability around education. Staff being nice to children may be enough for some adults but I believe teachers are there to educate not make friends. The class size is too large and inclusion classes do not have para's in them. The students are bullying some teachers and administration turns a blind eye to the problem. Teachers are held responsible for teaching discipline testing tutoring and IEP monitoring. All impossible to do with 30 children and 1 teacher. Administration needs to be more active in the classroom set-up.

  • (4 years ago)

    Oliver Ames has good points and some flaws. It has terrific school spirit and athletic programs. The Principal is competent and there are many dedicated teachers. Unfortunately there are some extremely poor teachers and because the is little accountability for what goes on in the classroom the school suffers academically.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is an outstanding public high school. The academic and extracurricular environments provide the opportunity for all students to thrive. The leadership is superb from the Principal to the Department Heads and Guidance Dept. Students are very well prepared for college and beyond. We are fortunate to have such a strong high school in our town - a community where children do not need to leave town to go to a private school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am pleased to see that principal recieved five stars because he is simply the best. He loves kids and supports them in all their activities. He runs a fantastic school and leads with a passion for excellence. I hope he stays in Easton so all my kids can experience the shcool he has established.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a student here I find that academically there are definately flaws but I feel well prepared to go on to college and that most of the teachers are great. The math department is a little weak. Socially it's a lot of wealthy white kids and they're all really competitive.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a former student of OA I have found that I was well prepared for college and life in general after graduating. It is a great school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is a special needs student. He has been at Oliver Ames For three years in the special needs program . After his first year his overall improvement in his subjects and self confidence had improved 100%. I had planned to move to another town but after speaking to teachers in other towns about their special needs program most of the teachers said that they were trying to get the model program that Oliver Ames has. This year the principal awarded my son the most improved student award. I am more than pleased with Oliver Ames High School. My son is not pampered but given real life everyday situations to learn to live independently.

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