School Details

Oglethorpe County High School

749 Athens Rd, Lexington, GA 30648
(706) 743-8124
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 692 students 16 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oglethorpe County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oglethorpe County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Oglethorpe County High School is a public high school in Lexington. The principal of Oglethorpe County High School is Darrell Wetherington, who can be contacted at dwetherington@oglethorpe.k12.ga.us. 692 students go to Oglethorpe County High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Oglethorpe County High School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 692 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 52% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Oglethorpe County High School is 16:1. Cedar Shoals High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 75%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 17%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 50%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 40% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Administration makes uneven and sometimes very bad decisions (for example ask about 2013 1st Semester AP Spanish in specific the now defunct requirement that a student taking AP classes MUST also take AP Spanish and the exit of 2/3rds of the students before 2nd semester); Academic curriculum has been slashed over the three years and bands / arts programs downgraded and now a shadow of its former self yet the sports programs not only have not been cut but expanded; ONLY seven (7) student clubs of which four (Beta National Honor Student Government & Yearbook) are not open to everyone. That leaves three clubs (FCA Ecomaniacs & Academic Bowl) for the general student population. Do the research form your own opinion.

  • (1 year ago)

    I think its a good School but I hate how you get in trouble by the simplest thing and the bus drivers are beyond unfair like Ms. McDaniel she need to be reported.....

  • (2 years ago)

    I believe that OCHS is a great school it is not as big as other schools but i think that is why it is a wonderful shcool. Students get the help they need and they address it with the studend without making the student feel uncomfortable or emberassed in any way. They work with them 1 on 1 pretty much the attention the kids get is great. The education is great. They are firm but fair! I like the fact that they are strict on the students. I am very happy that my brother graduated from this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that the teachers are more worried about coaching instead of getting my child prepared for college.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think OCHS and the other schools in Oglethorpe County are very good. They all made AYP and the graduation rates are improving each year. Firm but fair! They are very strict on students who repeatedly refuse to follow the rules. I like that. My kids are doing very well there.

  • (7 years ago)

    My children were homeschooled before attending OC. They entered at middle school level. After 1 year in this system their test scores dropped! While I have encountered several teachers who seem to really care and put forth effort for the students there are many just here for a paycheck. Standards and expectations of the majority of parents seem to be low. Values and morals are not high priorities in this county. As for athletics it is very unorganized!! Putting my children in this system was the worst thing I ever did!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    Oglethorpe County has a great school system in many ways unless you have a child in the special education programs. Otherwise the experience is pretty good. I have three children in the school system and they enjoy going to school. The kids at these schools like each other for who they are not for the color of their skin. The sports program is pretty good except we need a stronger football team. The band program is excellent!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been very happy with the high school here.Like my parents I attended Oglethorpe. My child is taking a night school class only because she chose to do so. This allowed her to take an extra science class she wanted.

  • (9 years ago)

    I wouldn't give you two cents for this high school (the elementary and middle schools are great). When the students hit high school their failure rate and drop out rate increases. Unless your social status is high amongst the high and mighty club of Oglethorpe County make sure you are prepared to send your child(ren) to night school - their money maker. Check with Madison County night school and see what the percentage rates for Oglethorpe High School students are that are having to attend night school just to pass. Strange how most of these students in high school can learn in their night school on their own better than they can in a classroom at this school! Remember night school is a money maker so get prepared to pay $150 per unit or $75 per 1/2 unit if you want to get in here.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that Oglethorpe Co. High is wonderful. It's really easy to make friends here and enjoy your classes. Teachers are strict yet fair and I have had a much more pleasant experience since I've moved in from Oconee County.

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