Opelika High School

1700 Lafayette Pkwy

Opelika, AL 36801
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (334)745-9715
  • Opelika High School serves 1,247 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 11% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Opelika High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%.
  • Opelika High School operates within the Opelika City School District.
  • Opelika City School District's 89% graduation rate is higher than the Alabama state average of 87%.

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School Overview

  • Opelika High School's student population of 1247 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,247 students
Gender %Opelika High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
Students by GradeOpelika High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Opelika High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Opelika High School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
43%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
6%
7%
Black
61%
33%
White
32%
56%
All Ethnic GroupsOpelika High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.530.33
Graduation Rate
89%
87%
Opelika High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
46%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Opelika High School is Opelika City School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 136 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Opelika City School District's student population of 4,240 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 87% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,957 is higher than the state average of $10,349. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,174 is less than the state average of $10,471. The district spending/student has declined by 20% over four school years.
    School District NameOpelika City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    9
    6
    Number of Students Managed4,2402,907
    Opelika City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    46%
    43%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    39%
    38%
    District Graduation Rate
    89%
    87%
    District Total Revenue$47 MM$30 MM
    District Spending$44 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,957$10,349
    District Spending / Student$10,174$10,471
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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