Oxford Academy Reviews
Rating 3.64 out of 5 628 reviews
The environment around Oxford Academy has always been a spirited one even under the pressure of academics and athletics. As a small school, I was able to have strong bonds with my teachers and peers that helped motivate me to become a better student every day.
Oxford is a very unique experience, with many of the students focused on academics. Though some of the teachers aren't the best, they all still teach the subject. There aren't as much clubs and activities compared to other schools but the school culture is very good. From what I noticed, it seems that Oxford doesn't have as much resources as other schools. This school will make sure that you are ready for college though, and does a thorough job in doing so.
Although it is a prestigious high school and known for having a high ranking in California and in the nation as well, the environment and academics did not fully live up to its name. They restricted me from certain academic achievements I wanted to pursue and the student body was slightly toxic due to the small population. However, that doesn't mean it didn't have good aspects of it.
Oxford Academy is prestigious but it will prepare you for college. The school will have the students take classes that will make the student stand out for college. Although it may be stressful, teachers have high expectations of every student and will help guide them to become successful.
It's a wonderful environment for students that are very academically motivated and are looking for a good place to be pushed and get aid to lead them to success. It provides a large variety of options for students that want to pursue a wide number of majors.
Oxford Academy is genuinely a really good school to attend when it comes to college readiness and having an environment that constantly challenges you to do better and improve yourself. The teachers there are people that inspired me to learn and I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to meet all of these great educators. The activities provided by clubs are always really fun, and the culture of the school really brings everything together. Through my years of attending this school, I have always felt safe and happy with the environment I was placed in. Overall, I think that Oxford Academy is a really good school, and if you live near it, consider applying for it because you won't regret it!
I would rate it a solid 7.5/10 because for the most part, Oxford has good courses and teachers, but the environment can get pretty competitive, which can lead students to doubt in their capabilities. The student body is primarily asian, but there are also students of different ethnicities as well. Oxford also utilizes a block schedule, which is convenient as it places less stress on students in terms of deadlines for assignments or dates for tests.
Oxford Academy is ranked as #2 within California with it being filled with challenging coursework and everyone is very competitive amongst another. Each individual is unique in their own special way, but we take learning our number one priority because we want to maintain a stable GPA. Our counselors and teachers understands our mental condition with balancing schoolwork and extracurricular activities, so they will always be there for us to talk to. During Freshman to Senior year, everyone takes a lot of AP and dual enrollment classes in order to prove to colleges that they are ready for college-level work and is willing to take academic rigorous courses.
Its status at a top-tier public school in California created an enriching learning environment that I will not forget. The school made high school both challenging and enjoyable. It made it possible to learn about career opportunities and brought me steps closer to success.
I loved my time at Oxford Academy for several reasons, and the most prominent one would be the opportunities I had there. While the classes were quite rigorous, the instructors there were incredibly interesting and easy to get along with. I cannot even name a favorite teacher, as everyone on the staff had their unique flair. One downside would have to be the shock of being placed in an environment consisting of all "gifted kids". I had problems with my self-esteem after seeing that I wasn't the best in class anymore, but I feel like it helps students prepare for college ahead of time. All things considered, Oxford Academy is a great school, with impressive campus security, lots of student clubs and a rigorous academic curriculum.
Oxford Academy was one of the top high schools in California for years. I definitely had great experiences with meeting phenomenal teachers. One of my teacher was voted "the best teacher in the district". Another teacher inspired me to pursue to become a teacher in high school. For the most part, I would give a five star, but I had one bad experience. And that is, I got dress-coded for wearing orange/red shoes. The school has a dress codes: red, white, blue. (and grey and black because they're common). But coming from a low-income family, I had to purchase a shoe that was on sale, so I bought shoes that were half orange and half red thinking that it would be okay. However, one of my teacher noticed my shoes and sent me to the office. I felt the lack of freedom. And I was much upset because it was also connected to financial issues. For that experience, I will not give a 5. I highly think that uniforms are great, but they should not implement dress codes on shoes.
From the moment I had stepped onto the campus itself, it was the experience of seeing the steps that shone with walks that withheld poise and purpose. The experience itself was more of an anticlimactic novel with the murder's tracks not so gently foreshadowing the real narrative. Teachers were average, never furthering my yearning to see the world in their eyes of education, while others were disrespectful of student's appearance and familial situations. As some held prejudice against students, my experience with teachers that held favoritism to the highest degree warped my view on school. From only glancing at papers to see if the word count was long enough to gift one an A to others consuming inappropriately sexual content on school grounds, the hopes of a perfect, quintessential school were slowly shattered from my two middle school years of being there alone.
It was very difficult but I think it has prepared me well for college and time managment. The teachers really help you a lot with work and sometimes you might get overloaded but you just have to manage it either way its hard and should do you good for college.
The community is very tightknit and school spirited. Although we are a small school, we use that to our advantage and create bonds with everyone. All the teachers are knowledgeable and create a safe community.
Being at Oxford encourages you to do better than your best and strive to reach your biggest goals and dreams. However, the environment completely crushes your soul. Being surrounded by some of the top students in the district who are so well rounded and yet claim to be doing "bad" makes you feel like you are constantly doing something wrong. Having B's is looked down upon and doing every possible extracurricular is the norm. Overall, a very toxic place to be, but if you find the right people it makes it all worth it.
I really like this school because all the teachers and staff genuinely care about students. I also like how the school government and other clubs on campus are the ones who help decide how things are run with the admin's permission of course. This school's top priority is academic excellence which really helps strengthen students for the future.
I genuinely loved attending Oxford Academy. I couldn't have asked to attend a better high school. Since you need to pass a test in order to make it into the school, the students that attend this preparatory school are quite smart. Also, since their educated, you rarely find anyone who is remotely close to being considered a "trouble maker". Along with the students, the teachers are also another great part of Oxford Academy. I'd say 95% of the teachers actually care about their students' educations and have a strong ability to teach well. Of course, those 5% of teachers do still exist, but the other majority of well-trained teachers outweigh the bad ones. The combination of smart students and likable teachers makes the environment at Oxford Academy a truly welcoming one to anyone who strives for a more pleasant high school career. Sure, the workload is bigger than most schools, but the positives greatly outweigh the negatives.