Oxon Hill High School

Oxon Hill High School serves 1,647 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Oxon Hill High School operates within the Prince George's County Public s School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1647 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,647 students
Oxon Hill High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Oxon Hill High School Total Classroom Teachers (1988-2012)
Students by Grade Oxon Hill High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 14:1
Oxon Hill High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1988-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
6%
Oxon Hill High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
11%
11%
Oxon Hill High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
79%
37%
Oxon Hill High School Black (1989-2012)
White
n/a
43%
Oxon Hill High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Oxon Hill High School Sch Ethnicity Oxon Hill High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.36 0.68
Oxon Hill High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
37%
35%
Oxon Hill High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
7%
Oxon Hill High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 128,464 students has grown by 25439% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Prince George's County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
204
29
Number of Students Managed 128,464 17,449
Prince George
Graduation Rate 70% 85%
Prince George
District Total Revenue $1,915 MM $244 MM
Prince George
District Spending $1,953 MM $238 MM
Prince George
District Revenue / Student $3,806,761 $14,580
Prince George
District Spending / Student $3,882,493 $14,228
Prince George
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Oxon Hill High School (OHHS) is a public high school located in Oxon Hill, an unincorporated area in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.
  • The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Prince George's County Public Schools system.
  • Oxon Hill is one of three schools in the County to offer the Science & Technology program, a magnet program with selective admissions. In recent years the school has suffered persistent overcrowding because of its popular academic programs, extracurricular activities, and location in the burgeoning southern tier of the County.
  • History: The Oxon Hill Consolidated School, a union of five elementary schools, started in 1925 . The school's first addition came in 1926, with three more in a period between 1928 and 1938 at the site which is currently Oxon Hill Elementary School on Livingston Road.
  • In 1948, the consolidated school ended and a grade 7 through 12 school was established in a new two-story building, which is currently the Education and Staff Development Center facing Highway 210. The school operated on a split session until John Hanson Junior High School opened. With an expanding suburban population, approximately 1959 the current, larger school campus opened, on Leyte Drive in the Southlawn community. In the 1990s it was expanded by adding the magnet program Science and Technology Center building.
  • In the school year of 2005-2006 Oxon Hill High underwent many external and internal changes. New principal Gordon Libby started a restoration project for the entire school that included a fresh paint job, new choir room, new band room, and the promise of a new Oxon Hill High building in the years to come.
  • In addition to the external observations, Oxon Hill High has adopted a new bell schedule that alternates classes for "A days" and "B days." Classes are alternated in odd (periods 1,3,5,7), and even (periods 2,4,6,8) groups. This change has made the schedule more uniform for all students attending, and it has allowed security to monitor the hallways with a greater authority and strictness to the school rules and county student code of conduct.
  • Notable graduates: Emily Perez, first female minority Command Sergeant in the history of the United States Military Academy at West Point; she was killed in action in 2006 in Iraq.
  • Michael Sweetney, a professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls.
  • Lamar Butler, former starting guard for George Mason University during their 2005-2006 surprising season run to the Final Four.
  • Marcus Daniels, a 2nd year finance and economics student at Morehouse College, has traveled to Geneva, Switzerland for Harvard University World Model United Nations Conference.
  • Derrick Delmore, championship ice skater (World Junior Championships, National Collegiate Championships), Stanford graduate, and occasional pianist.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Potomac High School (1.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Achievement Preparatory Academy Pcs (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Flintstone Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Oxon Hill John Hanson French Immersion Elementary School
    Magnet School
    6360 Oxon Hill Rd
    Oxon Hill , MD , 20745
    (301)749-4780
    Magnet School
    0.4  mi  |  418  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Oxon Hill John Hanson Montessori
    Magnet School
    6360 Oxon Hill Rd
    Oxon Hill , MD , 20745
    (301)749-4052
    Magnet School
    0.4  mi  |  463  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Oxon Hill Flintstone Elementary School
    800 Comanche Dr
    Oxon Hill , MD , 20745
    (301)749-4210
    0.7  mi  |  351  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Oxon Hill Oxon Hill Elementary School
    7701 Livingston Rd
    Oxon Hill , MD , 20745
    (301)749-4290
    1.1  mi  |  340  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Oxon Hill Valley View Elementary School
    Magnet School
    5500 Danby Ave
    Oxon Hill , MD , 20745
    (301)749-4350
    Magnet School
    1.3  mi  |  500  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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