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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Oxford Area High School is a public school located in Oxford, PA. It has 1,279 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

Oxford Area High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
311 responses
Average ACT
27
35 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$103,641
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Median Home Value
$282,000
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 80 responses
  • Spirit Week
    30%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Sports
    10%
  • Senior Run
    10%
  • Marching band field show
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Chorus Concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,279
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,691/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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Teachers care about students; music and arts program are top notch; various academic offerings include college and vocational courses; opportunities for student involvement at the school and surrounding community; and the school building and grounds are clean and managed well.
Room for improvement: (1) better management of the counselor to student ratio; (2) meetings for parent organizations; and (3) student safety.
There are too many students assigned to one high school counselor; a proper, trusted student-counselor relationship cannot be developed. The meetings for parent organizations does not take into account working parents or commuters. Improvements to student safety include added roaming security inside of the school building and annual training for teachers in active shooter, self-defense, health information on seizures, asthma, and learning disabilities, and First aid and CPR certification.
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The teachers were so helpful and caring to me. The staff also made sure me and my fellow students were safe. The teachers helped me out with filling out applications for college, jobs, etc. The teachers were also helpful when it came to my learning disability and my needs for it. The teachers were also helpful when it came to finding my way around the school when I started as a junior. The lunch ladies made sure our lunches were healthy. The school had great activities for every student to join. The academics in the school were great, and the rules at the school were very fair. I enjoyed meeting the staff and teachers at my school, they were all super respectful and fair when it came to their guidelines and regulations in the class. The punishments for misbehaving students were fair and justified fairly. The security at the school was excellent, the security guards made sure all of the students were safe during any kind of dangerous situation. The school was an overall amazing school.
The administration & teachers are fantastic! They really care about the kids & it shows. The school has a plethora of AP classes for STEM students, but really needs more opportunities for AP classes in the English & History departments.