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
Oak Ridge High School is a highly rated, public school located in Oak Ridge, TN. It has 1,388 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% 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
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1340
31 responses
Average ACT
28
141 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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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
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  • 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 is a school unlike any other. Not only do the teachers want to see their students succeed, but they celebrate the successes with the students. I have found this very important as I get ready to go to college because, reflecting back, my teachers are the people who have helped me become the best version of me possible. Freshman year I would never have thought that I could have experienced anything near to the amount of things I have accomplished and these experiences come from my teachers and the confidence they helped me build up in myself. Being a STEM certified school is nothing to look past either. The administration strives for excellence and makes it known that every person in the school should do so as well and be proud to strive for such excellence. Goals are made and met through Oak Ridge High School and I am proud to be able to have attended such an amazing school and school system.
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ORHS can definitely help students get ready for college. There are lots of clubs and organizations at the school, and plenty of athletic teams. There are many talented and great teachers, but some really terrible teachers (particularly in the math department). Overall, ORHS is a rewarding but sometimes frustrating experience.
Oak Ridge High School taught me not only how to express my ideas effectively, but also how to think for myself. The rigorous coursework, phenomenal teachers, and abundance opportunities, almost OVER prepare a student for college. I would recommend the Oak Ridge School district for any parent trying to seek the best public education for their child.