Opelika High School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Opelika High School
Opelika High School is a public high school located in Opelika, Alabama. It is part of the Lee County School System and serves students in grades 9-12. The school has a long history of excellence and is committed to providing a quality education for all of its students. Opelika High School offers a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities for students to participate in. The school also has a strong focus on college and career readiness, with a variety of college-level courses and programs available. Opelika High School is dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing learning environment where students can reach their full potential.
1700 Lafayette Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
9 – 12
Overview Opelika High School
Opelika High School serves 1,288 students in grades 9-12.
Opelika High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Verdict on Opelika High School
Opelika High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Opelika High School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.