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  • Olympia High School8

    Orlando, FL | Orange County

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    October 20, 2013


    I won't say this school is perfect,because it's not.However,unlike what other reviews say,it is a great school.Some classes are still too oversized and the curriculum still lacks a bit though.Despite what some parents may say about some teachers and how they teach,it's usually their students fault for the grade they recieve.It's simple,if at least one person has an A,then the teacher is doing their job.If a student is unable to retain what is taught,that's their fault.Alot of students get away with blaming their teachers for thier grades because their parents are naive enough to believe them.Most of the teachers there care about thier students from what I've seen,some have even made personal relationships with their students.The sports there are pretty good(except football).The only real problem at the school is cooperation.Students aren't meeting their teachers half-way.Regardless of all that it's still an A school.

    Submitted by a student

    September 22, 2013


    Despite not being able to exempt exams, even if I have an A in that class, this school is by far the best high school I've attended. I love that a Latin class is provided, it really shows that they care for our scores on the SAT. It also shows the variety of classes here.

    Submitted by a student

    August 14, 2013


    Olympia is actually a GREAT school. I have a daughter that graduated from here last year and I have a daughter that will be a sophomore here this year. Last year I had absolutely no problems with either one of them at Olympia. They loved it! There are of course some teachers that they liked more than others. And there were some teachers that really didn't care but they both did what they had to do and moved on. I would recommend Olympia over any other Orange County high school hands down.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 6, 2011


    Olympia may not be perfect, but it's still a great school. Most of my teachers are good, and Mr. Budd, my drama teacher, is amazing. He really cares for his students and isn't judgmental.

    Submitted by a student

    January 5, 2011


    The area where Olympia High School is located in SW Orlando is one of the nicest places in Orlando to live. But unfortunately, Olympia high school is bad news! There are two full time orange county sherrifs on duty at all times to break up the weekly fights and investigate all of the stealing that goes on at that school. It's out of control! And, if your kids play basketball watch out! They have a terrible freshman coach, a JV coach with an anger management problem and varsity coach who is there just so his son can play, which is why more than a half a dozen very talented student athletes have transferred to better schools. If you've ever seen the show Lock Down, that's what it looks like when they change classes. Go tour the school and see for yourself.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 16, 2010


    i am a current student at olympia high school and i totally hate it here the school has no control over there kids the teachers are very rude and judgemental because olympia is a white school people think that everythings is good about it but their wrong the sports teams are weak, the activites they have are always mainly white kids, and olympia has nothing to offer no magnet programs really most people say that they would rather have there kids go to olympia then oak ridge, evans, or jones but in the years 2009-2010 olympia has had more fight then all these schools that are labeled as bad because its a black school if any student is planing on coming to olympia i would think twice

    Submitted by a student

    October 4, 2009


    A new school that scores an A in the state and cares about its students.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 6, 2009


    I have 2 daughters that attended this school and I have to say I have seen it change for the worst. If your daughter plays sports be carefully they have their picks of what sports they support for the girls and as far a academics goes, you do have some great teachers but you also have some terrible one's as well. I think that they have a ways to go and I don't think the administration care enough about the students (all in general) to get them to the next level.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 17, 2008


    I won't say this school is perfect,because it's not.However,unlike what other reviews say,it is a great school.Some classes are still too oversized and the curriculum still lacks a bit though.Despite what some parents may say about some teachers and how they teach,it's usually their students fault for the grade they recieve.It's simple,if at least one person has an A,then the teacher is doing their job.If a student is unable to retain what is taught,that's their fault.Alot of students get away with blaming their teachers for thier grades because their parents are naive enough to believe them.Most of the teachers there care about thier students from what I've seen,some have even made personal relationships with their students.The sports there are pretty good(except football).The only real problem at the school is cooperation.Students aren't meeting their teachers half-way.Regardless of all that it's still an A school.

    Submitted by a student

    June 10, 2008


    I have been to 4, count them, four high schools and have transferred high schools 5 times. I have been to Dr. Phillips and Olympia, I have been to Brevard County and I am now currently enrolled at Freedom High, and the only one that I would return to in a heartbeat is Olympia. The teachers care a lot about the students that they are reaching, and though I do not currently agree with the principal in power, the administrators have been nothing but tolerable and sometimes even helpful!! The Drama department is amazing at this school and the teacher of the department is the single most kind, welcoming, nonjudgmental, and inspiring man I have ever met in my entire educational career. And I have NOT seen a school ANYWHERE with as much school spirit as there is at Olympia. It is a genuinely amazing place to go.

    Submitted by a student

    February 15, 2008


    It's awesome! I love it so much. It is really cool and educational. I really like and wish I could have done high school 5 times!

    Submitted by a student

    November 24, 2007


    anyone noticing a pattern in the reviews? its overcrowded, the kids are horrible, the teachers just don't care. honors are way too easy, i have less work than my friends at Dr. phillips in regular. everybody goofs off in class, teachers can't control them. the schools only been open 6 years, and its crazy! The kids are very snobby, most grew up toghther and don't want to be friendly to new people.

    Submitted by a student

    September 22, 2007


    Olympia is in a struggle stage. We put our son in for a year and half. In that time, he went through 2 principals, 2 ADs, and 3 guidance counselors. Sports are weak. Classes are overcrowded. Honors teachers were weak. But, the AP instructors are very good.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 27, 2007


    I have a senior who has enjoyed almost four years at Olympia. I have been impressed with the teacher involvement in the academics. Olympia has a growing sports & music foundation, as it is still a young school. As for the people [concernedj with] inequality among the races, I haven't seen that. Olympia has a very diverse population, but I think that learning is first set in the home, and that the students will do best by what is taught at home. I have been pleased with what Olympia has been able to teach my children, and would recommend it over other high schools in Orange County.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 25, 2007


    The teachers were mostly good. We have only 2 lunchs, and they are packed. The hallways are so small, and people at lockers take up at least half of every hallway. Classes are full to bursting, and running out of chairs. All of my classes have over 30 kids. we lost homecoming last year. sad. I am a junior this year and can't wait to graduate and move out of state.

    Submitted by a student

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