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Education a Top Priority for Vintage Farms and Residents of Oconee County

Vintage Farms is located in Bogart, GA, which is in the heart of beautiful Oconee County. Oconee County is known for excellence within the public school system. Living in Vintage Farms affords your children the opportunity to attend public or private Elementary, Middle and High school within a 2-mile range. There are  three (3) private schools in Oconee County and six (6) private schools within Athens-Clarke County, Athens, GA. As residents of Vintage Farms, your children will be zoned for Rocky Branch Elementary School, Malcolm Bridge Middle School, and North Oconee High School.

In May of this year, North Oconee High School ranked #901 out of the top 1000 High schools in the United States. North Oconee High School was also placed in the top 1000 for 2010 and 2011. Honors have also been bestowed upon Malcolm Bridge Middle School and Rocky Branch Elementary School. Malcolm Bridge received the 2010 Top 10 percent in Student Achievement, while Rocky Branch received the 2011 Gold Award for Highest Percentage of Student Meeting and Exceeding Standards.

Facts about the Schools in your District

Rocky Branch Elementary School

Rocky Branch Elementary School

Rocky Branch Elementary School

Rocky Branch received the 2011 Gold Award for Highest Percentage of Student Meeting and Exceeding Standards. There are a total of 623 students in the school with a 16.66:1 student teacher ratio. The school also have a very active PTO which sponsors 10 fundraising events per year. PTO Committees include Media Center, Class Liaison, Yearbook, Book Fair, DA$H, Vision/Hearing Screening, Staff Appreciation, Fine Arts, Coupon Books, Red Ribbon Week, Grounds, Family Spring Picnic. Extracurricular activities include chorus, dance, drawing, multimedia, science/technology, and yearbook.

Malcolm Bridge Middle School

Malcolm Bridge Middle School

Malcolm Bridge Middle School

Malcolm Bridge Middle School (MBMS) hosts interscholastic teams in ten sports (five for boys, five for girls) and compete in the Northeast Georgia Athletic League, along with Russell, Winder-Barrow, Haymon-Morris, Westside and Oconee County Middle Schools. The sports include basketball, cross country, football, soccer, track & field, softball, and volleyball.

MBMS also sponsors a number of club sports, including golf and tennis, as well as cheerleading in both the fall and winter seasons. In the tradition of the rivalry between NOHS and Oconee County High School, MBMS maintains an athletic rivalry with OCHS feeder school Oconee County Middle School as well as minor rivalries with Oconee County private schools Athens Academy and Prince Avenue Christian School.

North Oconee High School

North Oconee High School  (NOHS) is the local public high school zoned for Vintage Farms.  NOHS consistently rates highly in academic standings. NOHS is ranked in the top 2% of schools nationally and as the top school in SAT and ACT scores in Northeast Georgia.

North Oconee high School

North Oconee high School

NOHS also hosts a plethora of extracurricular sports teams including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling. There are 42 student organizations your high schooler can participate in – some of the more interesting include art club, chess club, dance club, step team, drama club, knitting/crochet club, and young republicans.

According to the demographics from the Georgia Department of Education, approximately 87% are White, 4% Black, 4% Hispanic, 3% Asian, and 2% are mixed ethnicity. About 25% are enrolled in the gifted program and less than 1% are enrolled in remedial education. Over 65% of graduates are eligible for the Hope Scholarship.[5] NOHS has approximately 80 teachers. About 73% hold Master’s Degrees or higher.

Private Schools

There are three private schools in Oconee County, and six private schools in adjacent Athens-Clarke County,  just a few minutes away.

  • Athens Academy – K3 through High School
  • Westminster Christian Academy – K3 through High School
  • Prince Avenue Christian School – K4 through High School
  • Athens Christian School – K3 through High school
  • Athens Montessori School – K3 – 8th Grade
  • Monsignior Donovan Catholic High School – 9th -12th grade
  • St. Joseph Catholic School – k3 – 8th grade
  • Waseca Learning Environment – Kindergarten only

 

Post Secondary Instituations

The Post Secondary learning opportunities include The University of Georgia, Athens Technical College, Piedmont University, Medical College of GA and UGA Medical Campus, and Medical College of Georgia Nursing School.