Oak Ridge High School

  • Oak Ridge High School serves 1,355 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 12% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 56% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • Oak Ridge High School's student population of 1,355 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,355 students
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Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Oak Ridge High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Oak Ridge High School is 0.47, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#263 out of 573 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
36%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
10%
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Black
15%
22%
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White
71%
63%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Oak Ridge High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.470.28
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Graduation Rate
89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOak Ridge School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
This school is good if your child is talented and focused on a STEM career. If not, no good for your child. The teachers are arrogant. There is way too much homework - more than any other area school. All in the name of "being the best" regardless of how stressed the kids are. If your child is artistic or musical - forget it. Or if your child is on a 504 or IEP or needs extra help - forget it. They have put themselves in an itty bitty corner for one small group of kids because of the Manhattan Project legacy. This should be labeled as a specialty school.
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5  
An all-around quality school. Excellent teachers, kind people, plenty of opportunities in music/art, excellent sports coaches, and off-campus lunch for upperclassmen. Oak Ridge prepares its students for collegiate courses extremely well and presents a great learning environment for students.
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