School Details

Ola High School

357 N Ola Rd, Mcdonough, GA 30252
(770) 288-3222
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1529 students 18 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.
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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.
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  • Henry County School District average
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ola High School is a public high school in Jackson. The principal of Ola High School is Ross Iddings and can be contacted at ross.iddings@henry.k12.ga.us. 1,529 children attend Ola High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Ola High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 22% of the 1,529 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 24% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ola High School is 18:1. Henry County High School 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

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 39%
Hispanic 5% 8%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 46%
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 50%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 22% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I am a Sophmore at Ola High and I must say that it is an amazing school. The teachers are very nice and they will try their very best as long as a student shows effort. Ola offers a lot of electives that are very convenient. The students are all different in their own way so no matter what you're personality is like there's a group of friends to hang out with. Ola is very organized and is almost bully free(occasional drama but every high school has that).

  • (1 year ago)

    I have 3 children in Ola High and they have met with racism. Those ridiculous hateful words are painful for my children. Ignorance is still present. My children are receiving a great education. I do feel that one of my daughters has been let down in the math department. She has a teacher more interested in coaching sports instead of educating children in what counts. Education very good racism discussing and insulting. Hold your heads high and move on because the teachers are also ignorant to the racism.

  • (1 year ago)

    I like the school my children have an option to attend any school in the county they wished. they wanted to stay at Ola . the sports programs there is a need to improve the favoritism issues as parents we see but we know in the real world that will change with time. the Principal is doing a good job.

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from Ola High in 2010. We were the first graduating class to go all the way through since the doors opened when we were freshmen. I am now a college senior and I can say with absolute confidence that Ola prepared me for the rigor of college. I have friends who attended other schools in other counties who did well in high-school but had a very rough transition into college coursework and work-load. Ola is an outstanding school with top-notch teachers and administrators. Mr. Iddings works hard for the students and parents and always has. In response to the comments about racism and intolerance I would like to see you try and find a school where there is not one ignorant person. Just like in the real world you have to take what one person may say with a grain of salt. Ola is a great school with a ton of cultural clubs and programs that people of all cultures are involved in which is one of the reasons that I loved attending there. Part of being in high school means that you have to apply yourself and take responsibility for your actions. If you do that here you will have an enjoyable four years and learn everything you need to know to be prepared when you leave.

  • (2 years ago)

    Ola High is a terrific high school. I have been extremely pleased with the level of instruction and the variety of activities available for students. The AP and Honors classes are challenging and I feel my kids have been well prepared for college. My only complaints are the parents and students who feel that rules do not apply to them but you will get these anywhere. The band program is one of the best in the state and the orchestra program is outstanding.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been a part of the Ola High community since the doors opened. Two of my children have graduated and one is a junior. OHS is a great school with outstanding administrators and teachers who truly care about the students. This is a semi-rural conservative area and OHS reflects that. Perhaps those with negative comments should get more involved. Anyone suggesting racism or intolerance at this school is uninformed. Outstanding music program and plenty of other chances for children to learn not just academics but also life lessons that prepare them for the real world. The administration and teachers are often having to do the job that parents either won't or can't by teaching respect responsibility for one's own actions and tolerance for different opinions. Parents who are truly involved attend student activities communicate with teachers and try to support the school can appreciate what an amazing place Ola is. It is by far the best district in Henry County. I am proud to be an Ola parent.

  • (3 years ago)

    Steer clear of the ROTC military course at ola High School. They are treating CHILDREN like ADULTS IN MILITARY and punishing student by stipping their rank down to nothing instead of teaching the right way things should of been handled. Especially since this CHILD has taught won and donated so many things to the ROTC progream. Be careful this program can crush dreams.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have not been made aware by my sons that they been called the "N" word but I would definitely say that the Ola school district is one of great racism and favoritism. I would definitely agree that the majority of the people in the Ola area definitely fit in the IGNORANT category. It is such a disappointment that in 2012 this type of behavior still exists when you are trying to raise your child(ren) to treat others equally without regard to their skin color.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think Ola is very much an inclusive school and has many activities to get involved in. Great Fine Arts and Sports programs. The school is constantly alive and buzzing with activities for the students and community/parental involvement. Strong Principal leadership.

  • (4 years ago)

    My boys are new to Ola High School and have had an easy transition. They love the school! The teachers and the administration have been great for the students and very imformative for the parents too.

  • (5 years ago)

    When you say administrators are not quality what examples can you give. It seems unfair to say things that are that strong without more proof or detail. What school/s are entirely perfect anyway?

  • (5 years ago)

    Are you kidding?? OHS Administration is the best in the county. They do all they can for all students. I love working here. All of the teacher respect the Administration 100%. The kids love coming in our building everyday because they know the staff cares about them.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our child has been at OHS for two years and it has been the worst two years of school thus far. The administrators are not quality leaders and has made this high school a big disappointment. It is sad that even the teachers don't respect them. And this year they have started a block schedule without contacting parents regarding any changes or decisions. Very upsetting how this school is run. Wish we could move but in this economy no one can.

  • (5 years ago)

    I just graduated from Ola High School here in 2009. The Ola High School staff has been nothing but great to me. I messed up early in my highschool career. I was so far behind. My teachers often went out of their own way to assist me with guidence both in and out of school. The Ag-Science program there was top notch and a big part of why I am who I am today. A changed person who is now on track for college. Thank you.

  • (6 years ago)

    Ola is a great school with excellent teachers and administrators. The atmosphere is very positive for a school just getting off the ground. Thier sports programs are top shelf with dedicated coaches that care about your child as a person not just an athlete. I am very proud to have my son attend such a fine school.

  • (6 years ago)

    ola is a wonderful school my child been there for three years a love it and ride the buses to with no problems.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a current parent. Ola is a great school but to many politics in there sports programs

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