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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 High School is a top rated, public school located in Oak Ridge, TN. It has 1,414 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

Oak Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1340
45 responses
Average ACT
28
249 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

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
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  • 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
1,414
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
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,798
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
$14,053/ 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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Honestly my experience in this school has been great, it is the school where I met the vast majority of my friends and I met quite a lot of great teachers aside from that, the school here doesn’t have that many fights, like I said I’m being honest. The school may not be as cool looking as the others do, but it has good people/students here, most people are chill and some can be hotheaded, nothing bad usually happens here. I honestly like this school, the people around here are nice (usually) , welp that’s the end of this survey,
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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.
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.