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.
Oxford spanked 17 girls that were in their senior year. why? dress code violation. need I say more? stay away.
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!
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.
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
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!!!!
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.
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! :)
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!!!
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.
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.
this school is amazing! i love it. we help in our community and are weel rounded in school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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