Opelika City School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 4,714 students in Opelika City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Opelika City School District have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Opelika City School District are Morris Avenue Intermediate School, Northside School and Opelika High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Opelika City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Opelika City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Opelika City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
9 Schools
1,552 Schools
# Students
4,714 Students
731,765 Students
# Teachers
298 Teachers
42,338 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Opelika City School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 139 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 92% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#48 out of 139 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Opelika City  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Opelika City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Opelika City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
91%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Opelika City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.60
0.61
# American Indian Students
26 Students
6,802 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
51 Students
10,976 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
597 Students
68,594 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
9%
# Black Students
2,569 Students
235,870 Students
% Black Students
54%
32%
# White Students
1,397 Students
389,026 Students
% White Students
30%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
915 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
67 Students
19,582 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
36
18,409
# Students in K Grade:
393
53,003
# Students in 1st Grade:
393
54,852
# Students in 2nd Grade:
388
53,708
# Students in 3rd Grade:
349
53,520
# Students in 4th Grade:
367
53,607
# Students in 5th Grade:
382
54,664
# Students in 6th Grade:
392
57,108
# Students in 7th Grade:
376
58,734
# Students in 8th Grade:
386
57,965
# Students in 9th Grade:
365
57,772
# Students in 10th Grade:
356
55,659
# Students in 11th Grade:
293
52,297
# Students in 12th Grade:
238
50,467
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,091 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,215. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,876 is less than the state median of $11,262. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$52 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total revenue of Opelika City  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$51 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total spending of Opelika City  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,091
$11,215
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Opelika City  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,876
$11,262
This chart display average spending per public school student in Opelika City  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Opelika City School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Morris Avenue Intermediate School
Math: 62% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8 Morris Ave
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9734
Grades: 3-5
| 311 students
Rank: #22.
Northside School
Math: 61% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
601 N 5th St
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9731
Grades: 3-5
| 427 students
Rank: #33.
Opelika High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1700 Lafayette Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9715
Grades: 9-12
| 1,288 students
Rank: #44.
Opelika Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1206 Denson Dr
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9726
Grades: 6-8
| 1,160 students
Rank: #55.
West Forest Intermediate School
Math: 44% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2801 Waverly Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9737
Grades: 3-5
| 349 students
Rank: n/an/a
Carver Primary School
(1)
307 Carver Ave
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9712
Grades: PK-2
| 388 students
Rank: n/an/a
Jeter Primary School
700 Jeter Ave
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9723
Grades: PK-2
| 362 students
Rank: n/an/a
Opelika Learning Center
Alternative School
214 Jeter Avenue
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 741-5603
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
2712 Marvyn Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36804
(334) 745-9711
Grades: PK-2
| 429 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Opelika City
  • 300 Simmons Street, Opelika, AL, 36801-2469
  • (334) 745-9700
  • opelikaschools.org
  • Students: 4,714 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60

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