Opelika City School District

300 Simmons Street
Opelika, AL 36801-2469
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 4,977 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 27% (versus the Alabama public school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
9 Schools
1,511 Schools
# Students
4,977 Students
747,831 Students
# Teachers
289 Teachers
38,289 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Opelika City School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 143 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#51 out of 143 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Opelika City  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
24%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
46%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Opelika City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.61
0.62
# American Indian Students
23 Students
6,566 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
50 Students
11,346 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
681 Students
74,505 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
10%
# Black Students
2,675 Students
239,145 Students
% Black Students
54%
32%
# White Students
1,456 Students
393,117 Students
% White Students
29%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
905 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
85 Students
21,531 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
72
21,943
# Students in K Grade:
422
57,790
# Students in 1st Grade:
417
56,671
# Students in 2nd Grade:
388
54,419
# Students in 3rd Grade:
384
54,099
# Students in 4th Grade:
357
54,620
# Students in 5th Grade:
383
54,803
# Students in 6th Grade:
386
56,277
# Students in 7th Grade:
370
58,221
# Students in 8th Grade:
378
58,978
# Students in 9th Grade:
459
62,001
# Students in 10th Grade:
341
55,338
# Students in 11th Grade:
331
52,326
# Students in 12th Grade:
289
50,345
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,817 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,931. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,173 is less than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$64 MM
$9,671 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$56 MM
$9,086 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,817
$12,931
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,173
$12,150
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best Opelika City School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Morris Avenue Intermediate School
Math: 41% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8 Morris Ave
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9734
Grades: 3-5
| 326 students
Rank: #22.
Northside School
Math: 39% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 N 5th St
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9731
Grades: 3-5
| 442 students
Rank: #33.
West Forest Intermediate School
Math: 23% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2801 Waverly Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9737
Grades: 3-5
| 345 students
Rank: #44.
Opelika Middle School
Math: 19% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1206 Denson Dr
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9726
Grades: 6-8
| 1,140 students
Rank: #55.
Opelika High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 Bulldog Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9715
Grades: 9-12
| 1,492 students
Rank: n/an/a
Carver Primary School
307 Carver Ave
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9712
Grades: PK-2
| 395 students
Rank: n/an/a
Jeter Primary School
700 Jeter Ave
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 745-9723
Grades: PK-2
| 397 students
Rank: n/an/a
Opelika Learning Center
Alternative School
214 Jeter Avenue
Opelika, AL 36801
(334) 741-5603
Grades: 6-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
2712 Marvyn Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36804
(334) 745-9711
Grades: PK-2
| 440 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Opelika City School District?
Opelika City School District manages 9 public schools serving 4,977 students.
What is the rank of Opelika City School District?
Opelika City School District is ranked #51 out of 143 school districts in Alabama (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Alabama school districts for: Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Opelika City School District?
54% of Opelika City School District students are Black, 29% of students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Opelika City School District?
Opelika City School District has a student/teacher ratio of 17:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 19:1.
What is Opelika City School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $11,173 is less than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

Recent Articles

Are Public Schools Protecting the Environment?
Are Public Schools Protecting the Environment?
Learn about how public schools are making their campuses greener through technology investments, policy changes, and eco-friendly student education.
Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Honors or general courses? Find out which type is best for your child's learning environment and GPA.
Public Schools in a Minute
January 27, 2024
Public Schools in a Minute
Explore the diverse world of public schools in a minute! Our brief overview provides a snapshot of the educational landscape, school districts, curriculum, and more. Get a quick glance at the big picture of K-12 education.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 4,977 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Quick Links