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Cypress, CA
Students enrolled: 1,142

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5172 Orange Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630

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October 07, 2014
I was a student at this school. I enjoyed the rigorous academics because it really prepared me for college. I enjoyed the tight knit community that this small school offered and I loved how we were able to get cluster classes that would last all the six years. There are many parents and students that will agree with me that there are two teachers who are only there because of their tenure (Beck_tt and Roy_l) and it is unfortunate that they "teach" crucial classes (Geometry and English 8HP). The sad part is that they will continue to teach , even though the principal and vice principal are well aware of their lack of teaching ability. This school requires that the students wear uniforms and the only people who complain about that are the girls who would come to school with clothes that barely cover anything. If you feel that uniforms will prevent you from expressing yourself, then this isn't the school for you. There are good and bad parts in every school, but in my opinion, I believe this is the best school to go to if you want to become a disciplined student who is well-rounded in all departments of education.

- submitted by a community member
February 24, 2014
I expected quality teachers from all the teachers here in this school, but there are some of them shouldn't be there. They should have been fired long time ago. Just because he/she is not doing anything wrong that doesn't mean they are qualified. At this school, all the kids work hard to get good grades and be on top of the games, so the teacher(x),( 'only a few') should do their jobs professionally and diligently. Just saying.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
Well this school like any other school has some good teachers like any other school and some bad. But really the teachers are just mediocre and are apathetic of students work habit and homework. They just kick out kids that get Cs and have a exam to ensure that there are only the smart kids and some aren't as smart as they seem. One student gets Cs on this certain individual's tests on his tests and still has As for his grade. Well yeah the student get high scores overall but are the teachers good? No not really. So you should send your child to a more academic and more focused school that focuses on the child's grades AND her or his progress. The students unless they have been lucky enough to be selected into one of the better classes, the teachers are not very professional

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2013
The best thing I like about this school is the peer influence and the school discipline. You are surrounded by almost purely smart and high achievers with high expectations from everyone else. You are not likely to be exposed to bad stuffs as you see elsewhere. Short term gain is getting at least to the UC system but in the long term, if you can stick to OA regiments, you are trained to be successful no matter what you aim to do. If your child is extremely creative and like to do thing differently all the time then there are better school. If you child can't keep up with heavy workload or average, or have some other talents other than academic then it would be best not to try for OA.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
My little patriot is now a 9th grader. She loves this school very much. She loves her cluster teacher, who will be with her the whole time she attends Oxford. The students are not stuck up. They are way more friendly and welcoming than your average school. Coming from an elementary school where she didn't fit in it was like a breath of fresh air for my daughter to be going to a school where the kids are more like her. The teachers, counselors, and faculty are all very nice and they genuinely care about the students. The workload is very high, but that is to be expected when a student takes all honors courses. A lot is expected because these students can deliver, and they need challenges. The entrance exam was not difficult; just California standards and an essay. The top 25 students from each of the 8 middle school districts within AUHSD are accepted. There are about 50 or more elementary schools within the AUHSD so, on average, only a few students from each are accepted. Many don't end up staying so, if your child doesn't make it the first time, try again for 8th and 9th grade.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
Oxford has some benefits, yes. But not enough to outweigh the poor faculty and lack of opportunities. There are some fantastic teacher that I could rave about for hours. For example, Mr. Williams, Viramontes, Ramirez. Everyone else is mediocre at best, especially the science department. The counselors are terrible. I'm not sure if it's the system, or the counselors themselves, but they are not up to par. They seem to be content with just getting students into UCs and CSUs, and discouraging people from aiming for the higher privates. College results speak for themselves; the majority of students are going to lower-tiered colleges. Oxford provides so few opportunities for students, it's a bit ridiculous. The pathway system is laughable. As a student interested in engineering, I have no options. I don't want to go into the medical field, and I couldn't care less about business. Had I known about it earlier, I would have definitely attended Troy High School, which sends several students to Ivy Leagues and other top private colleges every year. The administration at Oxford only cares about maintaining its high rank through test scores, and not much else.

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2013
My child applied for oxford for 7th grade and had all straight As as a six grader and they put all the emphasis on one test which is ridiculous because some kids may get nervous testing anyway when asked what her score was was told they could not tell me ?????????????????

- submitted by a community member
July 20, 2013
Its frustrating to see parents spend money and stress over the Oxford entrance exam. It's a very average school. Don't take the national ranking to seriously, it's skewed. If you take AP classes at another school, you will be around equally, maybe even more intelligent peers. People who say Oxford destroyed their social life simply did not manage their time well. It's definitely possible to be a well-rounded student. That said, my complaints with Oxford are more complex. Oxford has uninformed counselors and the admin is shady. The school gears its students to attend UC's and CalStates, maybe a FEW shining stars going to top privates. Most hardworking students at Oxford end up blending together. Teachers aren't great, some are honestly incredibly immature. Math/some English teachers are awesome. Oxford is good for students who need motivation or solely academic people who don't mind extra homework. Not so good for ambitious students who would work hard in any environment. They would stand out and have more opportunities at a different school.

- submitted by a community member
June 28, 2013
A parent- I agree with some parents on previous postings such as teachers too rigorous with homework but at the end extremely worthwhile. The extra cirricular activities from Future Business Leaders of America, Debate Team, business plan presentations etc, VERY valuable for the real world. My daughter wanted to quit at and end of 9th grade, we agreed and later on she changed her mind. Yes, there are smart kids and required hard work to succeed. Highly recommended if your kids is organized (did not say smart!) then all is possible. We know she will be ready for college and for the world. I love their yearly trips organized by the school, she was in Europa last year with her class and ready for Italy 2014! I am thankful for Oxford Academy, wish more schools like this to offer opportunities to many more kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2012
I have a student who already graduated from here. Although they had struggled throughout their 6 years here, mostly it was because the homework load was too much. This school however has great teachers who had prepared my kid for his college which was UC Berkeley. Thank you to the amazing staff!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2012
For those of you out there who thinks that you are prepared to take the test, it is not as easy as you think. And for those of you who talk badly about Oxford, well good for you, because then Oxford is not a school of chose for you. Yes, I have been attending this school since seventh grade, and it has not been easy. It basically is a competition. However, I encourage every one of you to take the test into Oxford.

- submitted by a community member
July 21, 2012
For parents who are willing to spend hundreds of dollars to prepare their kids for the entrance exam, don't. That's the easy part about Oxford, getting in. The workload and stress is enough to kill. As long as your kid knows how to write a solid 5 paragraph essay with an intro, conclusion, and 3 paragraphs that'll be enough. English is a piece of cake and the math is generally one grade higher. This isn't the SAT.

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2012
I don't want to say that Oxford is the best school there is, but it's pretty darn close. Yeah, it has its flaws, but let me tell you, they are SUBSTANTIALLY less than other schools. Just a quick look around campus and you'll see, it's well kept, and the bathrooms are clean. I'm not saying that the bathrooms are the end-all to what a great school should be, but it really reflects the kind of CARE that the administrators and janitors have for the school. As for some people saying "it'll ruin your life, etc." it honestly won't. Just like life, any high school is what YOU MAKE IT. If you try hard, respect the teachers/administration, and do well, you'll do fine in Oxford. Oxford is one of the only schools I know where the teachers care so much for their students that they would email them back in the middle of the night. Oxford teachers truly CARE. Also, Oxford holds its students up to a higher standard than other schools, and that's what sets us apart. We aim high and we achieve. And about that comment about there being graffiti, that's just flat out false. I've NEVER seen any graffiti around campus, and I've been attending for four years. Oxford is a great school. Consider it!

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2012
Well, I'm an attending student at Oxford (at the moment). So far, I must agree with whoever posted on feb. 18th, because it DID ruin my whole life. It's JUST a regular school, people you must realize that! It's not gonna be "Yay! Balloons everywhere Oxford is so fun! ^_^" NO. It's not going to be an epic journey, it's just going to mean more competition for you. If you're very intelligent and smart.. I guess you can try a shot at it. It's a make or break situation.. you can get lucky or, just fall straight. Oxford is just like any other school, just in general a smaller school, less amount of students and a boost in their expectations for you to do well. BUT IN THE OTHER CASES, it's just a school! It's not a fancy college.. yes there is cussing and racism and all that bad stuff that you see at any school. It's NOT perfect. Hear me out when I say that.. it's not perfect. Believe it or not, but their most horrible problem is CHEATING, academic dishonesty... which gives my point to say that if you're son/daughter wants to try out, be sure they're honest and true to school. I'm considering on transferring schools because it wrecked my social life... anyways, good luck.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2012
I would like to register for my daughter at Oxford Academy in 2014, please advise. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2012
Hey, haters gonna hate. Most of the people on here that say Oxford is awful are bitter parents whose children did not get accepted, or bitter Lexington kids ^_^. If it is actually an Oxford student who speaks poorly of the school, then it is more likely than not that the student maintained friends in bad company. If a student works honestly and diligently, then he does not have to face cheating or academic problems. If a student maintains good company, he will not be exposed to illicit materials. And for those Lexington kids, I hope they realize that Oxford's scores are reported honestly, unlike their pick-and-chose system. These scores are from the entire student body, not a select few. Anyways, I attend this score and am an upperclassman. I know that this school isn't perfect, but it is far superior to any other California public school, and definitely better than any other school in the district.

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2011
It amazes me how people can rate Oxford low. They obviously do not have a child that attends this school. The teachers are engaged with every child's growth and development. They are not only there for a paycheck. If you read the reviews from people who scored Oxford as "low", you only have to look at their grammar and consider the source. My daughter has been going there since 7th grade and loves it. She works diligently on her homework, and strives to do her best on every assignment and test. Someone commented that Oxford has a bunch of stuck of students, but I have never witnessed that. I have witnessed them attending sporting events at other schools, including Lexington, where they were made fun of by groups of rude and under disciplined children. I am proud to be an Oxford parent, and I know that my daughter will embrace life as an intelligent, confident, successful, well mannered woman. You wont see her flipping burgers as others will.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
My son graduated from Oxford Academy in 2009. Without a doubt he was well prepared for his college experience along with young adulthood situations. I found the teachers to be enthusiastic and the rigorous coursework worthwhile. The extra cirricular activities from Future Business Leaders of America, Debate Team, and ASB ehanced his abilities. I am so thankful for Oxford Academy.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
Is any kids from this school go to Harvard, Princeton? I think we are all over grade the public school. They are all bad. Let compare these students with the student from Private School.

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2010
This school is people who really are SMART. There are many great and not so great reasons to go here. The great reasons are that if your student is smart, he can get into great colleges, and I don't mean A- smart, but like A+ on every single test smart (at a different school). The bad reasons are that there is not point of going to this school if you're students are dumb. If they actually pass the exam, they will cheat their butts off on EVERYTHING, what's the point of that? I mean, if you don't believe you're not that smart just go to Lexington just a few blocks down, it is an incredible school which actually BEAT Oxford at the STAR testing. To sum it all up, Go if you have plans on going to the IVY leagues, or just don't go.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 12, 2010
The testing process for new students is very bad. Some of the brightest students don't get selected because they didn't answer 2 questions or they had a problem with a scantron. All they have to say about is to try out the next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 27, 2010
Oxford maybe the 4th best school in the nation, but lexington witch is less than a block away has higher test scores than Oxford. Also the student at Oxford are very stuck up and thing they can be smart on every one.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2010
Oxford academy is definately the best school i've ever been to. I only went for one year because my parents forced me to drop out, but it only took one year for me to fall in love with the school. It's not just the school, it's the enviornment that i loved. It is true that Oxford is a challenging school but your kids will love it because they will make friends who go through the same problems and such. The population is low so it basically forced all the students to befriend eachother and thus creating bonds that will last a lifetime. The campus is small, but beautiful. And if your kid's say they don't want to be a nerd, that is a LIE. I went there and everyone was laid back and hilarious. Oxford Academy is my home & will forever be. I love you guys Class of 2012!

- submitted by a student
no rating February 19, 2010
If you are serious with your education apply at Oxford. The students at Oxford want to get only the best education teachers and parents we work together for only the best for our tudents. Do not come if you are going to study hard to help yourself and the school with high score thanks.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 23, 2009
I have my second child graduating from Oxford in June, both have been students there since 7th grade. I have been to every choir performance since they began choir in 8th grade and I have to say that the Christmas choir show this year was a disappointment. That has always been my favorite show of the year but the changes made this year (location, the band, risers and no chorio etc) took away the magic of the show. Other than that, I have been a happy parent knowing my kids have gone to one of the best schools in the nation. It hasn't been easy for either of them but has definitely been a character building experience.

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November 12, 2009
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October 07, 2009
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no rating September 20, 2009
Oxford has some of the highest ratings in the country. One of the best places to have your child go to school. Very little bullying takes place and there is almost no drug/sex scene. In addition, the faculty and staff have a strong care for the students.

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August 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 07, 2009
For those who are asking the reason behind failing students who have passed the entrance exam, I believe that it isn't because the they are academically insufficient, but simply because they have what all other students have, tendencies to procrastinate and lack of study skills, sadly, I am be a clear example of this. As for the school itself, yes I agree it is excellent in getting you accustomed to the rigorous college life, however, it will only benefit you if you think you are up for the challenge. If you doubt that you will not do well in this school, don't come here, it is rather unnecessary stress and trouble if you come here fail.

- submitted by a student
July 07, 2009
For those who question the integrity of the entrance exam based on the failing students who have passed it; who is to say that the reason behind their failure is because of their academic insufficiency? I believe that the reasons for this is because these students have what all other students possess, an overwhelming tendency to procrastinate as well as a lack of study skills, emphasized by the extreme conditions of this particular school. I think Oxford is excellent in getting its students accustomed to the rigorous college life, not only are courses advanced, but they are also demanding. Nevertheless, a student's life will be out of balance at Oxford, due to the huge shift of weight towards the academics. My advice would be to only enter Oxford if you know you will do well, should the opposite happen it will cause unnecessary stress and drama for both parents and students.

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2009
This school is difficult. Yes. As the years go by, the students get to know each other very well but that doesn't stop the gossip. Teachers have drama with each other and students will excel at a regular school adn stand out there. Dont come here.

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 05, 2009
I am the parent of a graduating senior. He has been at Oxford for the past 6 years. Parents and students need to realize this is a college preparatory school and thus offers academically challenging classes. My son has been an honor student throughout his stay at Oxford. True, the classes are hard and take quite an effort to 'stay on top', but with a little time management and good study habits, good grades will come. He has been involved in sports at the varsity level, involved in several of the clubs on campus, and other community events and still maintains his high GPA (3.5 -3.9) He has been on the honor rolls several times and has been honored as a life member in CSF. You and a parent and your child as a student need to be involved and there is always help, if you ask for it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2009
I'm an eighth grader in this school and to be honest, I love this school for its great challenges and education, but I hate how I barely have any time to be a kid and enjoy my teenage years. I also don't enjoy the cliques that go around and the way people become so stuck up when they tell me about their 'perfect' grades. This always puts me into a negative spot. In addition, i wish there were more electives to pick from such as home economics, drama, forensic science, photograophy etc. This school doesn't even seem human at times! As for the teachers, some of them are great motivators, but there are a few who act like you don't exist, and only favor the 'A' students. For those parents out there, don't send your children to this school if you want them to have a teenage life!

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2009
I'm a Seventh grader at Oxford Academy in the year of 2008-2009. So far my stay at Oxford has been full of challenges. Although I have never been on Academic Probation (GPA of 2.5 or lower) I still think that oxford will always be the3 most challenging school in the nation. I still love it here at Oxford and wish to graduate throught 12th grade. :)

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- submitted by a student
February 08, 2009
eh, it's alright. despite all the hype about it being #2 in the nation, I still think honestly that Whitney is #1 in the state, and we need to improve ALOT.

- submitted by a student
February 04, 2009
One thing. If you consider Oxford as a regular school, don't go. It is only for the exceptional students. The only work that I see that needs improvement is the entrance exam. It needs some work, because some potential students don't make it and (sorry) some really undeserving students don't get in. If they make a foolproof entrance exam, we will be UNSTOPPABLE in academics.

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2009
this school will really prepare students for college... it makes college seem easy after the rigorous academics that kids go through here... only the most exceptional, talented, and intellectual children can survive Oxford Academy was just recently given the title of SECOND BEST HIGH SCHOOL IN THE NATION!!! :)

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December 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 08, 2008
Pure academic excellence

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November 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2008
Everyone who does go to Oxford are acedemically good. The only problem is that Oxford has a test that is not fool- proof. There are some people who are failing but they still have passed the test. I cannot understand how that has happened. Yet still this is a great school and has a lot of challenges that I enjoy. Students that cannot adapt from the elementary level will have a great deal of stress. It is better to work, starting from elementary then building up so that one could get ready more quickly and can adapt. In all, I love Oxford!

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September 14, 2008
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August 27, 2008
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July 21, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
July 10, 2008
a very studious and smart school. 4th in the nation. However, if you cannot keep up with the rigorous standards, you should think twice about going to this school. if you can get better GPA at another school, then it'd be to your advantage to go to another school. additionally, you need to pass the entrance exam for 7th 8th or 9th grade only. no more chances afterwords. most students here were the top students at their previous schools.

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 19, 2008
It is true that Oxford isn't as great as people think it is, but overall it is a good school with many gifted students and outstanding teachers. 90% of Oxford students are excellent students who do their work as given and do not struggle with the amount of homework. But there is the other 10% who cannot finish their work on time and some who just do not respect their teachers and have no wish to even go to Oxford. This is similar with the teachers. 90% of the teachers are excellent teachers who make learning an enjoyable experience; the other 10% gives out busy work and barely know what they're teaching, such as computer skills. Oxford would receive five stars if it wasn't for the other 10% of the students and faculty. And contrary to the popular belief, Oxford is not filled with all nerd.

- submitted by a student
June 05, 2008
I love this school it has all honors and the teachers are pretty awsome too! I am in 7th grade and am already have had great experiences I can't wait for the coming years!!

- submitted by a student
June 02, 2008
Oxford is not perfect by any means, but no school can possible be expected to be. Many people complain about the workload, but most of those are the kids who put things off and do not have the best time management skills. In my years at OA I have managed to balance 2-3 sports and heavy club involvement. It s really not that bad. People complain about the limited pathway selections, but those choices really do not mean much. If you choose health, it only means you take a year of Anatomy and physiology and a year of another science course, and if you choose business, it means you take a year of Accounting/Marketing and a year of Virtual Enterprise. It doesn't determine your future. Obviously, Oxford isn t for everyone, but it definitely is a very good college prep school that has become competitive in athletics and other extracurricular.

- submitted by a student
May 15, 2008
My child is enrolled here and she loves it! It is a perfect school to prepare you child for the future. My child has been accepted to many great colleges throughout the nation.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2008
I am a parent of a senior and a freshmen. Next year, I will put my younger one in another school. If you want your child goes to ivy league college, Oxford will no do. Too much homeworks and too little time for after school activities which are counted a lot when your child wants to go to good college. Most of the teachers assigned too much homeworks even compares to college level. Don't send your child there if you want your kid has a brighter future.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2008
1)My comments are long, so bear with me please. As a former Oxford student (2001-2007), I have to say that Oxford has undergone a lot of change. When I first began my education at Oxford, I viewed the school just as how the majority of the public saw the school: Oxnerd . We were given a ridiculous amount of homework (mostly busy work) and had to keep to an even more ridiculous dress code where if we were caught without a shirt tucked in we would be subject to detention. We began with even fewer extracurricular activities than we have now, and had an unstable standardized curriculum for each grade because our school was still new and in its experimental stages. As the years went by, I began to appreciate more of what the school was trying to offer us students.

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- submitted by a student
February 19, 2008
First, the negatives. Most teachers are good, but few are excellent (like Mr. Viramontes or Mrs. Erickson). However, regardless of teacher, any student who wants to learn will have a good learning experience. There are few extracurriculars and pretty few resources. We barely got our gym, and it's obvious we're a new school. Even though people say that Oxford is a good school, select few get into Ivy League schools. Better luck with Whitney or Troy. So now, for the positive. There's a good community, and you know everyone. It's a good environment for learning. Contrary to belief, Oxford isn't that hard as long as you're decent at time management. You'll have to work hard in the upper grades (like junior year), but the others are pretty easy. You'll do well if you just do your work. It's a fun, small school. However, it's not as great as people say it is.

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2008
Personally, as a new seventh grader at oxford academy, i think this is actually a really great school. The teachers are great and push me more than my friends at regular school's teachers. Contrary to popular belief, I do have time to have a social life and I only have about 2 hours of homework! I reccomend oxford to any student willing to do the work.

- submitted by a student
February 08, 2008
Oxford is Awesome, it does have a great reputaion, theres an eighth grader who takes Pre- Caculus! If Oxford isn't that great, how does he manage that!

- submitted by a student
February 03, 2008
Don't listen to the hype, Oxford isn't as great as its reputation boasts. Naturally, all the best students in the district are selected to attend, so test scores are very high. Extracurriculars at the school are pathetic to say the least. There are few clubs, and ever fewer pathways. Oxford supports 2 career pathways: business and health. All other possible professions are completely ignored. The teachers are average. Students have to be independent and take control of their academic endeavors. From a student's perspective, academics do get very competitive. But at the same time, nervous breakdowns from academic pressure are completely unheard of. Oxford is only for committed students willing to go the extra miles to achieve academic excellence. But among students, there is a serious lack of diversity and work ethic. Also, students hardly ever get into prestigious colleges (Ivys, Stanford, Berkeley, etc) because there are a limited amount of extracurriculars available.

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
It is a genuine college prep school. Students have to be very independent and self-motivated to succeed. Teachers are not the greatest, it's the student that makes the school score high. For new students that are entering 7th and 8th grades, would be quite a transition to get used to the Oxford atmosphere and would not have time for extra activities. Weekends have become part of school work time. I would not recommend to students that need a life after schoool.

- submitted by a student
January 14, 2008
Having one student complete all six years & one finish four (leaving for social reasons) we have mixed opinion. OA is not for every family. The 'five hours homework per night' is myth. The complaint of the burden of 'busy work' TRUE. Students who excel at Oxford are not 'typical' teenagers, but gifted and motivated (mostly by parental pressure). Oxford Academy is not the institution it was originally intended to be when established by the district under the direction of Tom Peters, dedicated and comitted to excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 29, 2007
i'm a student at this school and i only recommend this school for students who are up for a challenge. yes, this school is quite a challenge, especially the pressure thrust upon us. even more so now since we are currently ranked #4 in the nation. quite an honor. and quite a reason to push the students to their limits. i believe that although pushing a student to their limit is a great thing to do because they work hard and do not waste their time, parents and teachers must understand that working too hard, studying too much, or having too much homework with no relaxation time will only burn out a student. heh, something to think about.

- submitted by a student
November 22, 2007
I pulled my child out realizing that he was packed full of homework that was most of the time just busy work.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
this is a wonderful school in a wonderful environment. everyone learns, and the teachers are friends. i talk to my teachers as if i was talking to my best friend. the school is great. i recommend it for anyone who is not lazy and wants to learn!

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2007
The teachers are really nice. Eventhough you get a lot of homework, it's worth it. Knowing that this will prepare for the future.

- submitted by a student
June 17, 2007
This school really does prepare you for college. I have gotten used to the work load and the competition after six years at Oxford . When college came, the first year flew by fast. Where others struggled to stay competitive their first year in college, I did not have trouble handling a 21 unit workload, and even took on 19 hours of work a week. Oxford had put me through a college-like atmosphere long before my college peers, and so academic competition was not anything new to me./

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April 24, 2007
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January 12, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
January 08, 2007
Oxford in a word is overrated. As of now, it's not worth the extra effort.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 04, 2006
This school is wonderful and enriching. All the students are very enthusiastic about learing.

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January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2005
Oxford was great for my daughter. She loved the school, the teachers, and her classmates. But I know over five families that have pulled their students out of the school because of the pressure. Your child will work very hard and feel very overwhelmed at times. My own daughter decided to take the CHSPE and start college early. Oxford students do a lot of work and we were disappointed by the amount of busy work. I also expected the best teachers to be at Oxford but they're just like every other school. There is no extra money to hire good teachers. I know a CA State Teacher of the Year who couldn't get an interview. Mrs. Hale sponsors a great FBLA program. Mr. Hoshi is a great choir teacher. Oxford has committed parents that add alot to the school, wonderful students, and small classes.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
Average School. Overrated due to packaging school with only the best and the brightest. School offers no more than any other school just has good test results do to selective process of enrollment.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
All in all, Oxford should keep up with the high technology for the 21th century by offering and teaching the sudents with more up-to-date skills. I would suggest teacher and class get evaluated by the students in the end of every semester to determine their performance.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 27, 2005
Oxford is a good school, but has to many stuck up people.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
Oxford Academy strives to be a high-achieving school like its model Whitney, but does not quite meet Whitney eye to eye. Many AP classes are available. The administration cannot meet the needs of every individual student and their concerns. Parent involvement is high.

- submitted by a former student
April 10, 2005
Oxford Academic Strives for excellence but in doing so alienates those who do not fit the role of quiet, passive and introverted. Oxford Excellent teachers are why its reputation is still intact. Oxford takes all of the smartest students in the district and funnels them all into one school obviously the test scores will be outstanding. Oxford's end result will produce intelligent students that are not well rounded. Oxford limits students in extracurricular activities including sports. Oxford overall is an ok school but nothing extraordinary. I know this because I attend Oxford and other schools in the district as well.

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
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- submitted by a student
December 16, 2004
You will find no other school to better prepare your child for college, but be prepared for your student to put in long, hard hours on homework. There is a minimum of five hours of homework per night. This is no exaggeration. If your student is lazy, they will never get through it. It is rigorous, even more so than college! Your student will learn a lot, but at a very high cost to family time, so think very hard about entering this school. It is not for the lazy or mentally lethargic. At times it is too much for some students and they do end up leaving. Students in 11th and 12th grade are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA, or be kicked out if they don't bring it up. But, if your student can handle it, it is great preparation for college. They will be overly prepared. Good Luck!

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2004
A private education for a public price.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2003
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Oxford Academy
5172 Orange Avenue, Cypress, CA  90630
(714) 220-3055
Last modified Oxford Academy is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oxford Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 88 reviews. Top