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  • Oconee County High School9

    Watkinsville, GA | Oconee County

    August 8, 2012

    I am a student currently and very disappointed in this school. Just to warn everyone, this school should not be rated a 10 at all. Extremely misleading. Oconee is very cliquish and teachers are not impressive. I hate to rate this school so low, but I'm disappointed with the staff and students. Otherwise, academics are really good.

    Submitted by a student

    April 3, 2011

    The only people who think its that great are people have never gone anywhere else. The only thing good about it is that its relatively safe. Small town, small minded people make up the majority of the school.

    Submitted by a student

    February 17, 2010

    I am a former student of OCHS, and I was so glad when I was finished there. The school is basically run by the rich kids and thier parents. If one thing is not to the liking of one of these students, their parents will raise cane until they got their way. Even the athletics catered to teh rich kids. As I said before, I am glad to be out.

    Submitted by a student

    November 18, 2009

    We have had three kids in the schools over 15 years. The quality of the teachers has been very good, and the administrators work with you to help steer your children to the best teachers. Is it perfect? Well, no school is. But the administration is always willing to work through issues.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 21, 2009

    I currently attend OCHS and would have to say that the school is a good enough school academicly. They offer a lot of different AP courses and electives and they have very well qualified teachers. The social part of the school is horrible! There are so many cliques at this school and if you are not rich you are not going to be 'popular'. The clubs are basicly controled by the cliques. The same groups joins the same clubs and they never mix.

    Submitted by a student

    August 4, 2008

    Oconee County is a good school academically and I'm glad I am here for the academics. The only problem in Oconee in general, living 14 years here and 3 in other states, I have discovered that a lot of the problems here are with the students. They are crude and go into the typical cliques of high school. Oconee is bad for it because of how expensive it is. Most of the kids are rich and they don't accept others that are not like them. But overall the schools are really great.

    Submitted by a student

    February 26, 2008

    Classes are not challenging enough. Despite the school's claim that it's SAT scores are phenomenal, it doesn't take into consideration that Georgia placed last in SAT scores. Basically it's like saying 'We're the Best of the Worst.' Additionally, the only reason SAT scores and school reputation are so high is because the top 5 percent of the school is (for the most part) filled with students with ambitions other than partying every weekend or attending UGA or a two-year college. I took 8 AP courses and graduted in the top 3 percent of my class last year. Oconee didn't prepare me at all for college courses, however, joint enrollment did to an extent (classes are taken at UGA, and are usually easier than AP classes). Additionally, there are 'sororities' and 'frats' that serve no purpose other than a means of getting drunk and providing a laugh for the student body during Rush.

    Submitted by a student

    January 23, 2008

    Wow! What a wonderful school. All 3 of my children attend school in Oconee County. Neither my husband or I went to school here. We do not by any means feel that our children are treated any differently. We love it. I have a senior, junior and a 7th grader. The classes are very challenging. I know about the sorority one of my children participated and it was fine. My children take all advanced and AP classes and are doing great. We actually moved here for the school system and could not be happier!

    Submitted by a parent

    October 12, 2007

    Awesome school all around!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 1, 2007

    I am a Freshman at Duke and I came to Oconee my Junior year. Oconee is not the school that most people say it is. First of all the classes are not challenging, going to Oconee and making a 4.0 does not prepare you for college. I found Duke to be 10 times more difficult than any AP class in Oconee and i took 7. If Oconee is so great why do most graduates not go to prestige schools? why don't people from there not get many scholarships? why does the valedictorian take only 3 APs and lots of electives? why are their SAT's slightly above average? (1800s) It's a school of clones. Everyone dresses and acts alike. Don't be mislead by all the 'hype'. They have higher SATs probably because there are about .03% minorities.not diverse at all.

    Submitted by a former student

    December 9, 2006

    I am a recent graduate of Oconee (Class of 2006) and I have to say it has it positives and its negatives. Having just started college at Samford University, I feel very prepared for my coursework and courseload. Mr. Roger Bailey was an amazing teacher. There are all kinds of things to get involved it. The only negative is that it is somewhat cliquish. I wouldn't necessarily say it is based on your parents being natives of Oconee or anything like some of the other reviews but it is high school. Overall, I would recommend this school to any parent!

    Submitted by a student

    November 6, 2006

    I may not be a parent, but I did grow up in the Oconee County School Systems. I graduated from OCHS with a 4.0, was in every honor society, participated in sports, theatre and show choir programs. I am now a junior at Georgia State University. Oconee does have an amazing school system when it comes to education, but what I wish all parents knew is there are problems. 1. With UGA being so close, I beg you parents to please be aware of you're children. Know what they are doing. 2. The popularity rat race is ridiculous seriously. Hopefully things have changed, if not make your kids aware that all that really matter post-graduation is what you learned from your teacher,true friends are found in maturity 3. Mr. Roger Bailey (Hon/AP Lit/Comp)teaches better than most college professor. Take his classes!

    Submitted by a former student

    April 3, 2006

    My student was enrolled in a private college preparatory school through the 8th grade. We enrolled our student for its athletic program. Now a junior, our kid is challenged. This school received an award for the highest average SAT scores in the state. Great experience!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 10, 2006

    We moved to OC for one reason--the schools. They are excellent. Our daughter is receiving straight 'A's' in a motivated and challenging environment. We feel that she is safe and well adjusted. Extra-curricularly, our daughter is a member of the symphonic and marching bands. They are a wonderful addition to her academic experience. She has also gotten involved in BETA club; the service projects have been extensive and worthwhile. The crime rate is low, the people are friendly, the town we live in (Watkinsville) is quaint. I encourage you to wholeheartedly consider the move yourself!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 7, 2006

    I am a student at Oconee county High School and I love it! I am in my junior year and am active in many after-school activities. I have a lot of great teachers as well as a close bond with my friends I love it and wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else!

    Submitted by a student

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