A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Telephone
(865) 425-9601
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
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1350
28 responses
Average ACT
28
111 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Off campus lunch is the best
    32%
  • Football games and spirit week
    29%
  • Short Wednesdays!
    21%
  • Masquers plays and musicals
    8%
  • Gay Straight Alliance
    5%
  • Assemblies
    3%
  • Cross country/ track banquets
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,388
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,137/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Oak Ridge High School Reviews

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Oak Ridge High School, a school where teachers who enjoy challenging their students are present around every corner but are willing to tutor whenever. A school where teachers genuinely love seeing the lightbulb go off in their students eyes and will do anything possible to see them understand it. College readiness is expected among the teachers to teach the students, with many alums coming back to tell the students how much more prepared they were, compared to their new peers. Not only are the academics pressured, but the athletics are precious to this school and community. Oak Ridge High School is known for exceeding in many aspects, but especially academics and athletics. With many clubs and social events to join, nobody is left out. I am honored to be an Oak Ridge Wildcat and I highly recommend this high school to anyone.
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This high school has an excellent academic program. There are a number of AP, dual-enrollment, and advanced classes to choose from to prepare yourself for college. There is a large variety of classes as well, including performing arts, technology-based, science, math, social studies, and more. One downside is the strict dress code policy.
We live in Knox County and pay tuition to send our son to ORHS because we believe it to be the best school in this area, both academically and otherwise. The selection of Honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment Classes is outstanding. Also, they don't have the horrendous block scheduling that Knox County has.