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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 High School is a top rated, public school located in Oak Ridge, TN. It has 1,355 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Telephone
(865) 425-9601
Website

Oak Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1350
39 responses
Average ACT
28
209 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,464
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$755
National
$949
Median Home Value
$149,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Off campus lunch is the best
    31%
  • Football games and spirit week
    27%
  • Short Wednesdays!
    22%
  • Masquers plays and musicals
    11%
  • Gay Straight Alliance
    4%
  • Assemblies
    2%
  • Cross country/ track banquets
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,355
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,605
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 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
$12,899/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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I've really enjoyed my experience at ORHS. It has so many opportunities to take challenging classes, both AP and DE. There are lots of fun clubs to join, like Philosophy Club and sports to play, like tennis. We have good orchestra, band and chorus programs, involving many competitions and fun trips. My favorite part of ORHS has definitely been the teachers. Teachers here really care about their students and go above and beyond to help them succeed. Many come in early to help students with homework, and on top of that will let students get homework help during lunch.
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Oak Ridge High School has a large selection of classes and extracurricular activities available to students. The teachers are almost all great at teaching and being open to students. ORHS pushes students to take Honors and AP classes, so most students will be prepared for college. The administration is not great, announcements are not relayed well and there are only 4 guidance councilors for the entire student body. Said students number over a thousand and are very diverse. Overall, ORHS is a very good school that provides a quality education to its students.
I've had an incredible experience here at ORHS. The vast number of subjects they offer and different levels of classes have allowed me to complete many courses and obtain college credit. The teaching staff, for the most part, is stellar. The English department is incomparable to any other in the TN area, just because the teachers devote their time to preparing us for success in higher studies. The math and science departments are also fantastic, as they received the STEM certification. This school is one of the best in TN, and possibly one of the best public systems in the US.