Opelika High School

1700 Bulldog Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 1,492 students in grades 9-12, Opelika High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,492 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • : 87% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 33% (Top 30%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Opelika High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Opelika High School's student population of 1,492 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 91 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,492 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
91 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Opelika High School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Opelika High School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#608 out of 1285 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Opelika High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
33%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Opelika High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
35%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Opelika High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
36%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Opelika High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Opelika High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
13%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Opelika High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
54%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Opelika High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
30%
53%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Opelika High School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Opelika High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alabama.
0.61
This chart displays the diversity score of Opelika High School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
87%
88%
This chart displays graduation rate of Opelika High School and public school graduation rate of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Opelika High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Opelika High School's ranking?
Opelika High School is ranked #608 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Opelika High School often compared to?
Opelika High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Auburn High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Opelika High School?
The graduation rate of Opelika High School is 87%, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 88%.
How many students attend Opelika High School?
1,492 students attend Opelika High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Opelika High School students are Black, 30% of students are White, 13% 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 High School?
Opelika High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Opelika High School offer ?
Opelika High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Opelika High School part of?
Opelika High School is part of Opelika City School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Labor Day Holiday-Schools Closed
September 02, 2024 (Monday)
OCS Fall Break
October 14, 2024 (Monday)
Veterans Day Holiday-schools closed
November 11, 2024 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break-schools closed
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-schools closed
January 20, 2025 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,492 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • : 87% (Btm 50%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 33% (Top 30%)
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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