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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Oakland High School is an above average, public school located in Murfreesboro, TN. It has 2,187 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

Oakland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1170
17 responses
Average ACT
25
434 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$57,753
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$957
National
$949
Median Home Value
$198,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Football games
    29%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Pep Rallies
    11%
  • Theatre productions
    5%
  • Girls and Boys soccer games
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,187
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,277
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,766/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.66 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.66 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.66 responses
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Oakland High School is a fairly academically diverse school, with plenty of resources for gifted students. They offer both the IB Program and Dual Enrollment with local colleges. I, personally, pursued an IB Diploma and don't regret the experience. There are a wide number of extracurricular activities and sports to choose from! My only complaints are the quality of food and cleanliness at the school. The marketplace helps circumvent to cafeteria food, but some of the bathrooms are abysmal and only one restroom in the main building suits disabled and non-walking students. People at the school are diverse, but people generally tend to stay within their track. Life at Oakland really is what you make of it. If you try to have a good experience, you'll likely thrive there.
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One of the best high schools in Murfreesboro, TN. Academic wise, scores go up each school year. They offer Honors and IB programs for students looking for higher education. The atmosphere can be hectic as students walk from the two buildings the Annex and Main building. Diversity is lacking. Mostly white, black, and a few Latino or people of Hispanic background. There aren't that many clubs, but the school is big on football and track and field. The school spirit comes second to River dale high school, but definitely gets excitement from the student body. Our cafeteria lunches are actually tasty! I remember me and my friends running to the lunch lines. One, because lines can get long and second, food can run out and leave you with the crappy stuff. Administration is very helpful and look out for their students. It is a safe no fighting zone. High school was a blast here.
I would like to see more focus on academics than sports because I feel Oakland puts more time, money, and effort into sports than athletics. While it’s fun for me, as a student, to attend games, the importance of academics must be equally recognized. Our facilities are in need updates, which I feel could enhance our academic experience. It would also be nice to see the administration allow for more activities through school clubs to improve school spirit and involvement within the student body. Oakland has given me the experience, however, to participate in the International Baccalaureate program which has changed me as a student for the better. The IB teachers are amazing, supportive, and truly invested in each student’s success. While the curriculum is extremely difficult it has been beneficial to me in expanding my thinking. Overall, I’ve had an amazing 4 years at Oakland that have well prepared me to move onto the next level in my academic career.