A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1120 Harvard Way
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Telephone
(916) 933-6980
Website

Oak Ridge High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1240
311 responses
Average ACT
29
127 responses
AP Enrollment
43%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    18%
  • Dances
    17%
  • Sports/Lacrosse
    15%
  • Senior Sunrise/Sunset
    13%
  • Band Homecoming Parade
    9%
  • Youth and Government
    6%
  • Choir Events
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,389
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.1%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,196/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Oak Ridge High School Reviews

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Overall, I generally enjoy going to school at Oak Ridge. We have an amazing athletics program supplied with several resources such as great coaches, equipment, a weight room facility, and more. Although I do see a lot of stress and overwork among other athletes as well. One thing I would to change is how we put too much pressure on our athletes as well as give other sports more credit on their success and root for them. I also really enjoy most of my teachers. I am grateful to have teachers that support me and are available to answer any questions that I may have. One thing I would like to be changed is the school dances and spirit days. There are still clubs and other activities to look forward too which is great because there are a wide variety of clubs on campus for everyone!
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Oak Ridge is an awesome school. Personally, I believe its their teaching staff, safety, and quality facilities that make it great. I believe teachers like Mr. Campbell (AP English/AP Economics) and Mr. Hodgins (AP US History) are some of the best teachers in the state. Other teachers like Mr. and Mrs. Rhyan (Environmental Biology and English respectively) are a great duo that I had the pleasure of learning under during my time at Oak Ridge. Other than the teaching, the school provides a great education blanketed in an open, warm and respectful learning environment. During my time there, "Respect for All" was the school motto and remained a big part of the school safety program all four of years I was there (They printed shirts, banners, had assembly meetings, etc.). And all this occurs in a top of line campus, with a great track and football field, quality technology in the classrooms, a great theater stage, and quality musical instruments for the band.
Oak Ridge High is dedicated to preparing students for success in college. The faculty provided many resources regarding college expectations, and how AP credits are beneficial. However, I found that the curriculum in AP courses was centered only around how to pass the test - and therefore more time-consuming writing and communication skills were not taught. Many of the teachers also lacked enthusiasm, and only taught us what we needed to know in order to pass a test. Overall, Oak Ridge High school has prepared me well for college, but it is unfortunate that valuable writing and critical thinking skills were not taught, and instead sacrificed for rote memorization skills needed to perform well on a test.