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8-12
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Oxford, AL
Students enrolled: 1,209

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915 Stewart St
Oxford, AL 36203

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(256) 241-3166
(256) 831-8142
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June 05, 2014
Let me first state that I went to Oxford from K-12 and am now graduating from college. I have a little brother that is currently in first grade so I now have a point of view from an outside angle. OHS is an amazing school. Basically, as long as you don't do drugs, you can get away with many things. The only ones who complain are those who do drugs, are in/want to be in gangs, or are just general typical teenage rebels. The parents who complain are those who feel like they should be entitled. As long as you behave (to the rules that are super easy to follow) and give a tiny bit of effort, you'll succeed. It doesn't matter where you're from or what color you are. If you just be a good person in general, you'll be fine.

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May 15, 2014
Oxford spanked 17 girls that were in their senior year. why? dress code violation. need I say more? stay away.

- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2013
Oxford High School is an amazing school! The teachers are excellent and really care about helping students reach goals and excel academically. If a student actually puts forth an effort and lets the teacher know they have a desire to learn, they will bend over backwards to help you. I love OHS! Go Jackets!

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2012
You know, I've been attending this school(just Oxford in general) for 5 years now. Sure, it's nice, but to a certain extent. Great buildings? Yes. Good sports teams? Yes(that's what we're known for). Great band? Welllllll, it's decent. Good Fine Arts Program? They could do more for it. As a member of the Sound of Champions, and a theatre student, more can be done for the Fine Arts. Oxford needs to stop spending so much money on the sports teams and the buildings.

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December 08, 2012
I wish I could grow taller than four feet. I have chronic halitosis. I can't teach any subject nor am I qualified so I have health class. I get angry sometimes so I bully students. I coach Baseball

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October 17, 2012
I ont get this schoo. We caint have culur hur N we aint able to dress the way we wont. I WANNA BRING SOME FRIED CHIKN from chik-fil-a but i caint. i aint got time to change bags N ish. thayz foozball teem is da mayne focuz of tha schoo. Dont lye. I just wanna sho my baby daddi my true culurz N i caint!!!! I l0VE MY BABII!! B0RN AUGUST 2, 2012!! <3 I AIN'T EVEN G0T TIME TO SEE MY BABI, CAUSE THEY W0NT LET ME LEAVE EARLY!!!!

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February 02, 2012
Trinity has staff that really care about the students and go the extra mile to ensure academic and social success! It is well rounded, offering sports and fine arts opportunities.

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January 05, 2012
I'm currently a Freshman at OHS, sure they're strict, but I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Yes, we do have an amazing football team. But that's not what ALL of OHS' focus is on. Our teachers have very HIGH standards in academics, because they know we can do anything when we try. I think the biggest issue at OHS is the dress code. Sure, I don't understand it sometimes, but they just want to make us teachable. OHS is an amazing school. Even if students say they hate it and can't wait to get out of there, they know they're going to miss it like crazy when they graduate and go off to college. I love OHS, and I'm a PROUD Yellow Jacket!!! GO BIG O! :)

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2011
I have read ALL of the comments about OHS posted here, and generally speaking, they are POSITIVE--because Oxford IS a great learning environment for students. The toughest day-to-day problem we have is dress code violations. Compare that to OTHER schools, which have drug and gang problems, low academic standards, and high dropout rates. If you you come here, be ready to be challenged intellectually. Our #1 focus is NOT the football team. The parents and students who rated this school poorly are probably those who wanted to do things THEIR way, and when they were reminded of the school rules, they complained. You know, if you don't like OHS, then leave. We don't need your negativity. OHS is not perfect--NO SCHOOL IS PERFECT--but OHS IS a school that cares about students' learning. If you want something else from a school, then you can search elsewhere and I'm sure you'll find it. GO JACKETS!!!

- submitted by a teacher
July 23, 2010
I am currently a student at Oxford High Scool. I want to comment on all of the harsh reviews by other students. It really upset me that someone would call our school "Hell on Earth" or say that we are treated as criminals!! Obviously these students are the ones that stay in trouble and only find relief by bashing the amazing reputation of our teachers and academics. Whoever said Mr.Holladay is a bully is totally wrong. He is very patient and encouraging. You want to call him out on being strict? You try dealing with that many teenagers on a daily basis. You go around causing riots in his hallways and you are going to get on his bad side. I will say no more about this. I just completely disagree. I am SUPER proud of my school and suggest it to anyone.

- submitted by a student
June 27, 2010
The ratings given this school are far from accurate and are actually quite misleading. This school system suffers from poor leadership, and far too much money for athletic vice academics.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2010
this school is amazing! i love it. we help in our community and are weel rounded in school.

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no rating April 02, 2010
I am extremely troubled by an administration that offers 'paddling' as a punishment. Apparently hitting another person is acceptable to the people of Oxford. When these kids get out into the real world I hope they realize that hitting someone will get them arrested. Violence isn't a good solution.

- submitted by a community member
March 22, 2010
Oxford is a great school to attend possibly one of the best in the state. The academics are above average and the teachers are really great. Of course many students who currently attend would feel school is horrible because they are stuck there but Oxford really prepared me for college. Most of the teachers are outstanding at what they do and Advanced placement classes are offered with college credits. I would much rather attend Oxford than any other school in the area. The administrators are strict but must be in order to establish guidelines. Oxford has great football, band, and career tech programs. They do show some favoritism toward football but this is to be expected in the southern states and is typically true of many other schools.

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no rating May 27, 2009
My son has had more items stolen from him in one school year than in all of his entire school history since kindergarten. He is in the 11th grade. The teachers are not supportive and he feels that they do not care and are sarcastic. They are defensive to me and unsympathetic as to any complaints. They do not encourage or support my son. I am not happy with Oxford. Where it not for his senior year, I would move.

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- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2009
I am a student at ohs, and unless you go to that school every day like us students then you have no clue what it is like. The teachers and administration treat the students like criminals. They only think that teenagers are out for no good and just want to cause trouble. We have no time to ourselves. No break to get a snack. Lunch time is only 25 minutes and you have to go sit at assigned tables with your 5th period teacher. The vice principle and the Principle are terrible. They get students in trouble for every little thing they do. Oxford is only worried about how they look, and how great their football is. Oxford is Terrible . Students have no freedom to express their selves and teachers treat students like first graders.

- submitted by a student
December 30, 2008
I read the review by the student who says Oxford is 'basically hell on earth.' I'm sorry that the student feels this way. I feel that many of our students do not have good study habits and don't understand why they need to study some of the subjects that are taught; however, teachers and administrators are there to prepare students for life that includes either college or a career as well as to prepare them to become an informed citizen who has the ability to either lead or vote for leaders of our country through their ability to intelligently weigh the information available to them instead of being told what to do. I hope this student will seek guidance regarding his/her attitude. Attitude is very important when one considers education; not everyone likes academics, but everyone has to do it.

- submitted by a teacher
December 11, 2008
the school is pretty good...from a parents point of view. But from the students, it's a living nightmare. I should know...because i AM a student of ohs...and i am highly considering dropping out because of this amazing school. most of the teachers do not care about the students, in fact, i've actually heard some teachers INSULT a student. that's not right. you see, oxford is a very good school for the people that come ONCE a month and take a one hour tour, but for the students that come here everyday, from 7:25-2:37, it's basically hell on earth. The school focuses to much on their sports than they do on actually teaching. The only thing they're concerned with is making good scores and impressing others. you may like the school. but try looking at it from our point of view.

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2008
I LOVE Oxford. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. At Oxford a great focus is put on both academics and sports. It is amazing that you can start getting college credits in high school at Oxford.

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October 26, 2008
Great leadership at OHS! The administration is fair and consistent with all students. Oxford provides many opportunities for students to participate in school related activities beyond athletics. Wonderful teaching staff! They are progressive and willing to do what needs to be done to benefit each student.

- submitted by a teacher
October 16, 2008
This is our first year at Oxford and we moved here from Birmingham where we were not happy with the school. Oxford High School has made our two sons feel like they grew up here. They are already involved in many activities and have many new friends. The community has been a refreshing change of pace from the big city. I tell everyone I can about the great move we made to Oxford.

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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2008
I love the band program, but that is about all I love. Everything else is school but you can go ahead and get college credit while you are here and that is cool.

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August 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2008
I am shocked at how limited this school system is! The only 'important' thing seems to be sports! Mr. Holladay is a difficult man to deal with when there is a complaint! I felt like I was being bullied when I had to deal with him! I think Oxford needs to look within itself as to what is really important for the majority of students who aren't jocks!!!!! I'm very disappointed in this system and wished I had purchased a home in Jacksonville or Anniston instead!!!!!

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June 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
After reading current reviews of Oxford High School, I was pleasantly pleased to find that most people recognize that Oxford High is growing, but the school board also is trying to meet the needs of students. For instance, the new 9th grade academy will be ready during the upcoming school year, and a new Oxford High will be built shortly afterwards. With funding cuts from the state, it is difficult to continue education needs of a growing school like Oxford High without the help that our city provides us. We should be thankful that some help is available. As a teacher, I believe we at Oxford do our best to meet student needs while managing large classes and meeting the demands of the AHSGE. Hopefully, parents will support us by ensuring that their students strive to be the best they can be in the classroom.

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April 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 20, 2008
I graduated from oxford high school and the entire school system is first class ..The teachers care about the students even after they leave ..

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2008
As a parent of one daughter in OHS and one more to come I am very proud of the school as compared to others in the state. The principal is a man of character who promotes discipline and values throughout the school and te teachers are focused on preparing the students well for the future.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2008
As a parent of two sons who have went through OHS, I am very pleased with the academic opportunities there were given. This school has more to offer than any other public or private school within an 80 mile radius.

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no rating November 19, 2007
I am a parent that is proud to be from Oxford. Great Teachers that really care about students.

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October 23, 2007
All of my children go to Oxford. I think Trey Holiday does an excellent job! He thinks and acts on the best interest of the students.

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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2005
I am a former student. I have siblings still in school there. I was once proud to say I was a Oxford graduate but now I am ashamed. The new leadership holders in Oxford High School are taking their jobs to their heads. When they talk down to the students and parents it is not doing a bit of good. They should be role models, and teach students the correct way of acting. Not wanting to cause fear.

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- submitted by a former student
September 12, 2005
Oxford is working hard to overcome the overcrowding issues and should be given some slack. The students are blessed and the new adminstration is tough but fair. The band program is blossoming and the kids are being given the best in academic preparation.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
I agree that Oxford is overcrowded. The school system is going to suffer if they don't make some changes. I also agree that Jacksonville and would like to add White Plains are both better systems because of Oxford's overcrowded system. Money doesn't produce test scores and test scores are higher in Jacksonville and White Plains. Oxford is a good school but they do have some issues before them that need to be addressed. Statistics show that less students per class/per teacher = higher test scores. Again, money does not produce test scores.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2005
As a graduate of oxford high school, i can attest to the fact that oxford has one of the best educational programs in the state! i graduated from jacksonville state university and had no problems which is due to the good education i received at oxford! oxford has more money to contribute to their education system than the county and jacksonville school system; therefore, can offer more to the academics of the school! go oxford!

- submitted by a former student
May 19, 2005
Oxford is overcrowded. If you are interested in the Calhoun Co. area, I would recommend Jacksonville School System, where the city cares about the city, school and the children. Oxford has a decent athletic program but because they are overcrowded, a lot of good talent goes to waste.

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- submitted by a former student
February 17, 2005
I am actually a former student of the oxford city school system. I graduated in 1998. I could not have been blessed with a more rewarding high school experience. If it were not for the education that i received there, i would not be as successful today. I was involved in colorguard, choirs, and show choir. The music department is wonderful!! if it were not for it, i would not have received college music scholarships. Oxford truly is a great school.

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- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
Oxford schools as a whole are some of the best. Parents that opt to be involved find the system to be very cooperative. The needs of all students (regular and special ed) are of the utmost importance to most teachers and the administration is very supportive. Overall our family has found Oxford Schools to have a very positive and constructive environment. We have had two children graduate from the Oxford School system and both went on to college with very little problems.

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Oxford High School
915 Stewart St, Oxford, AL  36203
(256) 241-3166
Last modified Oxford High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oxford High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 73 reviews. Top