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Oak Grove High School

Public | 6-12 | 426 students

 

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Posted March 15, 2011

Oak Grove is a very good school. Having worked at other schools in the parish, we are very blessed to have the faculty, students and administration that we have. Is there an emphasis on sports? Yes! When over half of the student body is involved in sports, whether it is football (which involves well over 100 boys, jrhigh-varsity & the support groups), baseball, basketball, track, tennis, cheerleading, dance team or pep squad, sports is emphasized greatly. It is a wonderful outlet to help keep these kids busy & give them less opportunities to get in trouble. Are there opportunities for those who choose not to be involved in sports? Yes!! FBLA, FFA, FCCLA, 4H, BETA, literary rally, all who have won awards and are recognized on a regular basis. So we don't have all of the extracurricular activities of a 4 or 5-A school, there are only so many of us to go around to lead these things, and many of us are in charge of more than one group. I am very proud to say that I graduated from OGHS, I teach there, & my children go there. For anyone who wants to complain about the lack of support or lack of activities, my advice is to volunteer to help sponsor an activity & create the support!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 27, 2011

I was born and raised in Oak Grove. While the teachers were, in my opinion, very good the curriculum in general was poor. I "think" when others refer to the school revolving around football ( and yes football surely gets more support than the other sports) they mean sports as a whole. There is nothing to offer a student who is not inclined to play sports, except to go route for the home team. Things may have changed, I don't know because I left shortly after graduating. Oak Grove is a wonderful small town no doubt, but the elective curriculum really needs to be adjusted to encourage the interests of all students. Yes, the football team is very successful, but not everyone is going to play in the NFL or coach sports for a living. If I'm not mistaken, we do go to high school for an education and to prepare for college. Shouldn't all students have the same access to the tools that will prepare them for the degree they are interested in obtaining? There are no science clubs (no lab when I attended), no debate clubs, and by the time I got to high school there wasn't even a band .......


Posted June 19, 2010

Oak Grove is a great place to grow up and grow old. That's about all it has to offer the West Carroll Parish School System is, in fact, one of the better school systems in the state. However, that does not mean it is without faults. Like some people before me that said, "The school only revolves around football." That's not true...there is also baseball and basketball. Specifically speaking about the education system, I don't like it. The teachers are great people. No argument there, they do care. However, caring can only get you so far. The average school day in Oak Grove is we go in, crack the book, read the chapter, answer questions and then take a test. It's good for kids who have no ambition but for those of us who do it's crippling.


Posted February 1, 2010

One of the poorest districts in the state but consistently outperforms most districts in the state academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

Oak Grove High School has a negative atmosphere. My children have been to several schools around the state, and Oak Grove is completely obsessed with the football team. If you do not play football, you are denied certain rights and privileges. I cannot stand this quality. Yes, I enjoy football, but this is unreal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

I think that Oak Grove High School is a wonderful school. It always has been and is working on becoming even better. I am proud to say that I went to school there and currently teach there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 28, 2009

i think Oak Grove is a great school with some of the best teachers!they are fare and understanding!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2008

Ok now i disagree with alot that has been said. The whole school doesnt 'revolve' around football. Kids just love the joy of bein hiped up on friday night. Heck we've reached the quaterfinals 11 years in a row.... name another program we have thats made it even twice in a row (other than girls basketball. Go Mrs. coach Mote!). Yeah the teachers can be strict at times but all you gotta do is listen to 'em. And the food is awesome!!!!!!!!!! Let me tell you... here, everybody knows everybody. No one goes unnoticed. I wouldnt rather be anywhere else. Go Oak Grove!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2008

I moved my kids here to OG 2 years ago & don't regret it. The high school is great with wonderful teachers and staff. The elementary school however is run like a military school. Too strict. Parents have no say whatsoever in their child's education. Maybe that will change once the 'general' retires next year. But my child in elementary is looking forward to high school. They have great sports programs but everyone forgets about the softball. They won district last year with no mention whatsoever. Too much emphasis on the football. Love the new principal. Discipline is first and foremost with him. I don't worry about my kids safety as much now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

I think Oak Grove school is the best in the Northeast part of LA. Here at Oak Grove the teachers may be a little strict, but all for very good reasons. The school has had the some of the highest leap scores of the state. The football team is one of the ways to get teens active, and there are some other ways, such as basketball, baseball, and track. Oak Grove is a grade A+ school. Go Tigers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2008

I believe Oak Grove is a wonderful school. They have had a few problems this year with a few fights, but what school doesn't? There is no such thing as a perfect school. One thing I was very proud about was that everyday the students would have a devotion and a prayer circle at their break. The atmosphere literally was changing for the better since God was being allowed in that Public School. Then after one fight they changed many of the students times and schedules so the jr high couldn't have their usual time with God at school. So as of what I've heard, the highschool stepped up to the plate. The students their actually learn their teachers are strict and teach! which is good! But everyone has their own opinion... But i think OG is a great school. Oh and their sports programs are awesome! Go Tigers!


Posted September 15, 2007

oak grove is not too bad, but is filled with rude people who backstab you. what i dont like about oak grove is the school revolves around football and if you dont play football, no one even knows you exist. the teachers are good, but the food is nasty. i just dont like most of the students. rumors are started too easily at oak grove.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2006

Oak Grove is a good school but the violence level is getting out of control the teachers are losing the control that they had last year when i attended but now that I have left it is getting crazy over there. Me and my friends were very happy over there but since the teachers have lost it Oak Grove High School is a scary place to be even though fights aren't every single day when they do occur blood is drawn and someone gets hurt. I still love Oak Grove it just needs more control.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 8, 2005

i think oak grove is a pretty cool school. i am student there. We have this new creiculum and it is pretty hard because we only have two books assigned to us. We have many sports at our school but our main sport is football. Most of the guys here play football and think they are hot stuff! Our level of parent involvement is pretty low because most parents dont care how there children act at school. We have alot of new people from New Orleans because of the hurricane.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2005

Oak Grove is in my opinion the best school in West Caroll Parish because of it's excellent teachers and staff. They take up so much time with each and every one of the children.Oak Grove also has a wonderful sports program featuring basketball,baseball,track,tennis,and most importantly FOOTBALL. We are the only town in the parish that has a football team.Our coach is the best around.Go Tigers !
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

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75%

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81%

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75%

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69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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81%

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79%

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88%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

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70%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

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59%

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83%

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70%

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79%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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83%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

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94%

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70%

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81%

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82%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

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88%

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English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

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94%

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80%

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English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

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90%

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71%

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55%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 47%
Black 18% 45%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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501 West Main Street
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