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Oak Ridge High School

Public | 9-12 | 2000 students

 

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Posted March 7, 2014

Its A Great School! I Am A Freshman This Year & I Can Honestly Say That The Teachers Are Helpful ! If you have a bad grade you can talk to your teacher of that subject and they help you raise it. some of the chemistry teachers arnt really good at teaching. theirs no bullying to be seen and if you fight its for a reason becuase they dont look for problems or at least not to me . everybodys friendly and they help you if you need anything ! im a proud pioneer!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2008

Its a great school the teachers are helpful its just the students but if you want to learn the teachers are there to help you. I know this because I graduated in the top 20 percent of my class in 2007.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2008

i have only been at oak ridge for one year and to tell you the truth i had a lot fun...at first i was scared to see what the school was like because of what every one says. But i soon found out that what eeryone says is so wrong. the teachers are great and i learned so much. I'm very glad to have attended oak ridge and can't wait for the next year to start.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2007

I spent my 4 years at Oak Ridge and those are the most memorable years of my life. I had so many great teachers who prepared me well for college. Don't blame solely the school for your children's poor performance, consider your responsibility in your kids' education. Don't assume that once the kids hop on the yellow bus, their learning is no longer yours to concern. I made the effort to learn at Oak Ridge and my parents made the effort to help me at home. Now I am only a few months away from graduating from Pharmacy school, I thank Oak Ridge for taking part in setting a strong foundation to support my ladder to success.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 28, 2007

My son just transfered from an A school and he has never been happier. He likes the other kids and says that the teachers are so much better than the A school. They answer his questions and they don't make him feel dumb. When he does well they acknowledge this to him. It is a much more relaxed environment, he is not stressed out all the time. He loves it. I wish the State would provide funding to fix it up and make it look nice. My son wishes he had transfered to the school 3 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

this is a good school who is aiming for improvement
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2007

My biggest concern with Oak Ridge there seems to be a lack of concern by the guidance employees. They do not return calls and are at times aloaf to the students and parents. The school is not bad, it has a good student to teacher ratio, just more attention by guidance is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

This school is getting better every year. There is a lot of diversity and adversity in this school. I am proud of their accomplishments and I don't believe that the student's futures are bleak at all. If the people who critique the school were actually in the classroom they would see the development and progress. The parents and students come from different countries so of course, the learning and curriculum will have to be different to accommodate the students. This school talks to its students and adjust to their needs. Where do you find teachers that care anymore? At Oak Ridge. em
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2007

This may not be the fanciest school on earth but there is this special pride you feel everyday. Its something extraordinary. Ive been to many schools and Oak Ridge has the best atmosphere. I mean sure parents need to put some more effort on encouring and supporting students. But we've come a long way. Academically we have improved and in FCAT as well. And we have alot of talented athletes in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2006

This school is a very poor school.I'm a student there and I cant believe the financial problem they have.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 15, 2006

Oak Ridge continues to struggle despite the odds. Teachers have to literally fund their own classrooms. The music program is growing and doing well. Both band and chorus have been to Atlanta and won top honors. Academics are a strong focus. Teachers are well prepared, however the emphasis here must be that parents need to be more involved in their student's endeavors. Students are given tremendous opportunities to learn. Tutoring is available, however few take advantage of that situation. Sports is very well supported all around. The accomplishments of the track team continues to put Oak Ridge on the map. There are many who would love to see a huge change at Oak Ridge. The community needs to get more involved in the programs on board. Students will thrive here only if they apply themselves. As with any other school, students have to make good choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

Teachers desperately want to teach students here. There are many who have dedicated themselves to students who need that extra push to excel. Students are challenged in many ways. There are new things happening which will bring a wider variety of students. Technology is now being offered which will take this school into the 21st century with career paths which are not only appealing but in high demand in the world of gaming, web design and other areas of computers. People need to realize until they get involved and help mentor some of the students, or support the school by attending meetings crucial to decision making, that things will remain as they always were. We need parents to step up and take the initiative to show how much they care and want to be involved in their student's lives. Young people need guidance and attention now more than ever.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 31, 2006

This is not a safe enviroment to grow up in....The kids are learing little to prepare for life..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

Oak Ridge is a great school, The teachers and staff are dedicated and care about the quality of education that the students recieve. Any student that is motivated will get a great education. The problem is, that there are so many students that dont care and the parents of these student dont care either. This brings the whole grade of the school down. I have been to football games, chorus concerts, drama productions, spaghetti suppers, and its always the same maybe 35 parents out of a student population of 2000! It is a disgrace to the students who have worked so hard to get no support !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

How can you down a school your children go to and not do anything to change it? We had no choice but to send our children there because we moved into the school zone after the cut off date for picking a different school. Parents lets get involved and chance this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

Go visit this school and you will see what an inner city school is like. I understand why its an F school, the kids are so far behind the other schools in the area. They lack discipline and structure and for the most part are very imature for their ages. Parents wake up this is our future and they will not be prepared.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

I feel for the young men and woman who go to this school, there futures are bleak, their parents are not involved and for the most part the teachers do not seem to care about their futures either. Considering this school is in a very poor area you would think the parents would want to better their kids but that sadly is not the case. I am amazed at how many kids who had the option to move to a good school as a result of the F rating have stayed at Oak Ridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

A poor school in sad shape. I am happy we had a choice to remove our daughter from this school. Orange county needs to consider closing this school as they are not preparing the kids for the future rather baby sitting them...Its really an terrible environent...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

This school lacks alot, from parent involvement to discipline.I can see why it has been an F school for years now. The staff really does not care about the childrens futures but rather getting though the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

Pretty good. A little bit poor though.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

629 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
20%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

454 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
22%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 51% 23%
Hispanic 36% 29%
White 8% 42%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 69%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%66%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Leighann Bradshaw
Fax number
  • (407) 850-5152

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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700 W Oak Ridge Rd
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 852-3200

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