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.
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.
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!!!!!
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.
I graduated from oxford high school and the entire school system is first class ..The teachers care about the students even after they leave ..
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.
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.
I am a parent that is proud to be from Oxford. Great Teachers that really care about students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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