Read what parents are saying about Orange Park Junior High School
It's pretty noice. I ain't complatin' (complaining/hating). It could be a better school but you know what... We all fam doe! Some of the teachers are noice and I made best friends there, we fam now. Lol overall, it's a good school. Some things need to be fixed but in general, if you're planning to transfer school this year, you'll do just fine. We got some cool 8th graders to guide you, I would shout out myself and the fam but nah~ Good luck new kids!
Posted by a student on 8/10/2015
If you are a student or a parent anticipating starting school at OPJH, have no worries! This school has a somewhat bad reputation, but my experience here has been quite on the contrary. The only complaints I'd have to make is that I wish there were more activities that suited my interests. I don't particularly like sports, band, or the limited academic teams. The Gifted program here is great! I have been in the Gifted program since 3rd grade and I must say, if you have an intelligent or "gifted" kid, you really should consider putting them in this program. You have the same teachers for your core subjects both years and they have many exclusive Gifted nights for parents and awards ceremonies. The teachers and faculty here are generally nice. The guidance counselor, Mrs. K, though is really helpful and you should turn to her if you ever have any questions. Overall, this school is average. It's not amazing, but it's not a complete trash dump. There have no problems and I can't wait to start school at Orange Park High School next year!
Posted by a community member on 11/28/2014
My daughter had been going here for over 1 year. She loves it. She plays sports, chorus, goes to football games. The focus portal keeps me up to date on her grades. The teachers respond quickly to emails and phone calls.
Posted by a parent on 10/25/2014
My child is just finishing up her first year at OPJH. I heard many bad comments and had many friends who personally warned about how horrible it would be here. However, I actually went to junior high there and I think I am ok :) Also, I wanted my daughter to go to school in the neighborhood as I had shipped her off for elementary and felt that she missed out on making friends in the neighborhood. So the experience this year has been fabulous, all worry over nothing. She is happy, healthy, engaged, made many new friends and is up early and happy to go to school every day. She enjoys her teachers, they are engaging and available. There is also free tutoring before and after school if you need it, plus many other opportunities to be busy. My only disappointment has been with parental involvement. It is such a huge drop from elementary school. Of course, I have been less involved also, but it seems when they need something from the parents, few step up. If you are zoned for here, do not worry and go in with an open mind.
Posted by a parent on 5/29/2013
I'm a parent of a 2 girls, they are little body, look like they are still in elementary, but they are good girls with good grade and they love to participate in sport, cheer leading, music, help others, etc. and I'm new in this area and I would love to know if this school is going to be good for them or lakeside junior high is better for them, I hear bad suggestion about OPJH school and I need to know if is true or not.... PLEASE if someone read this and can help me to make a good decision for the best of my girls please write something to me I will appreciate....THANK YOU
Posted by a parent on 5/14/2013
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Orange Park schools - Orange Park Junior High School is located at 1500 Gano Avenue, Orange Park FL 32073. Orange Park Junior High School is in the Clay. Orange Park Junior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7-8.