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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Oak Ridge School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Oak Ridge, TN. It has 4,701 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

Oak Ridge School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1340
51 responses
Average ACT
28
265 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,701
Free or Reduced Lunch
32.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,798
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$14,053/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$53,395
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$760
National
$949
Median Home Value
$152,700
National
$184,700

Oak Ridge School District Reviews

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I have been in the Oak Ridge School system as both a parent and employee for 18 years. My children received a top notch education, were well-prepared for college, and were given many tools for success in there time here. The teachers are caring, attentive, well-educated, and always go the extra mile for student well-being. Oak Ridge Schools has not only focused on STEM learning that emphasizes the whole child with 21st Century skills, beginning in PreK, but offers a wide variety of programming for AP, Dual Enrollment, and College, Career, and Technical Education courses. Students leave this district well-prepared for future life success.
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The academic, arts, and sports programs are the best in the area. Being near the DOE facilities and two local and one state university offers so many collaborative efforts. It also brings in top notch teachers. The arts program is fantastic with the chorus, band, and orchestra placing with high honors repeatedly. There is almost any sports imaginable, and it’s not always for those that seek competition. All of these programs start in elementary school and are carried through high school. Being an honors student I feel I have been well prepared for college. There are interest groups/clubs for everything as the school makes it easy to start such. My only issue is with the favoritism to the over 4.0 GPA group; it can make for a stressful environment. Also, diversity should be handled better. School staff need to be better trained to handle the diverse school body.
We live in a relatively small town, and everyone knows everyone. I have enjoyed having teachers that also taught my parents. My teachers and administrators have been approachable and helpful when I had questions or concerns about material or workload. They have been flexible with deadlines and provided opportunities to retake quizzes to improve scores. I had a wonderful elementary experience in this district and a good experience at the middle school level as well.