Opelika High School

  • Opelika High School serves 1,248 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Opelika High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 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 45%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Opelika High School's student population of 1,248 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,248 students
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Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Opelika High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#637 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
59%
33%
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White
32%
55%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Opelika High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.550.59
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Graduation Rate
88%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOpelika City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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