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Oxon Hill High School

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Posted September 12, 2013

I am a current Sophomore in the Science and Technology program at this school. This is probably one of the best schools you can go to. You may hear some bad reputation coming from this school, but, what school doesn't? Don't let those stray you away from going to the school. Since the new building was built this year, the school has made new zoning, so, the school population has downsized creating a less overpopulated school. Our choir IS the best in the country ( we have won the Stellar Award TWICE ). Well, the whole music department is great in general. We all have a great sense of family and we get close with one another. You could say ohana. Our ROTC unit is the largest in the country. That's a good thing, showing our students actually care about citizenship. I admit, some of these teachers aren't the nicest, but all schools have a mean teacher(s). You may be asking, " But what about all those fights and bad reputation?". Blahblahblah. Go to other high schools and you will see that they have the same problem, maybe even worse. This is a great school. A school with lots of history in it, I may add. Just don't let bad rumors your hear, because, not all of it is true.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2013

I am an alumni at this school, class of 1996. This is one of the good schools to attend in PG County. It has a diverse program in Science, Foreign Language, Technology, and Art. Inlcuding a Science & Tech program which requires an exam to get into.


Posted January 29, 2013

Oxon Hill is a good school. Don't be afraid to attend.. As you see the school is going to be even better within the next 2 yrs.. They re-zoned neigborhoods and Oxon Hill is on itsway to greatness! One thing Oxon Hill need to do...Get rid of a certain history teacher..I'm not saying any names but his name starts with a "K" and ends with a "g" .. He is pulling down the student's moral.. Enough said! Go clippers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2011

I used to be a studnet at OHHS. At first I was kind of sacred to go there, but after being there for a few days I got used to it. The band is good and so is the choir, AFJROCT are very good. Some of the teachers should be fired because they dont do their job right and I almost failed most of my classes because most of the teachers didn't care if you were learning or not, but I'm mad I won't be graduating with my 2013 class there. I'd rather be an Oxonian Hill Clipper Than A Therrell Panther In Atlanta, Ga...CLIPPER FOR LIFE.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2010

I Transfered To Oxon Hill my tenth grade year from Potomac high school. Immediately i noticed the difference in the atmosphere between the two schools as Potomac was much worst, Oxon Hill displayed so much diversity , as Potomac was Just All African American All The Time. I Love Oxon Hill It Just the Neibor Hood called Glassmanor That Brings The schools image down. I'd take an Oxon Hill Clipper over a Potomac Wolverine any day!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2009

OHHS has alot of programs and amenities that other schools in the area and in other counties dont have. The School is massively overcrowded but this is only because of the Science and Tech Program. OHHS has a massive amount of Diversity and Great programs such as the Music Dep. which went to play in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It offers a decent lunch for a great price and also the quality of education is above average considering when i left OHHS to go to Charles County, CCPS was about 20 steps behind PGCPS. They have up to date technology and although i can name a few teachers that need to be fired, the teachers are of a good quality. Discipline can be difficult at OHHS because there are over 4000 kids in the school, looking back it was a good school and im sad i didnt graduate from OHHS.


Posted March 7, 2009

I am currently a freshman at Oxon Hill High School in the Science and Tech program. On my first day at this school, I was scared to death because of Oxon Hills reputation. But after the first day, you realize that its just like any other high school. Actually, I'm probably better off here than at Gwynn Park or Friendly. Oxon Hills rep exceeds the danger that is actually there. If you go to class, and do what your supposed to do, then you are virtually as safe as you you can be. Yes, the school is extremely overcrowded, and Yes, they need more and better teachers, but the school as a whole is great for any good student. It is culturally diverse and our afterschool activities keep you occupied.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

My son is a sophomore at Oxon Hill High School. He is in the Science & Tech Program. The program is excellent. He is flourishing in the program. He has fine instructors who are always willing to discuss any issues you may have. Yes, the school has its problems as a whole, but the acting principal is very honest and frank about things. In my opininon, she and the rest of the staff do what they can with what they have and then some. More positive parent and community involvement is definitely needed. The PSTA is very involved. In fact, it is the largest PTSA in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

Horrible,its so crowded in the hall ways during transitions. The teachers are bad except for a few. its also dirty. like all schools there are students but some are in gangs and bring their activities into the school. The security does a bad job ,if they do it all. there's to many kids hanging around the hallways during class. Anyways like everybody else said, there are a few good things. The band. School has potential but it's a long ways in the future
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

Oxon Hill is overcrowded as all PG high schools are, but the staff and programs at Oxon Hill make this high school stand out. It is one of the best high schools in PG. My son attended in 2005 and now my daughter is a freshman. I am truly satisfied with all aspects of the HS. If more parents would get involved and lend a hand it could be even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2006

Yes, the school is over crowded. Yes, there are a shortage of staff and administration. Yes, the school as a whole is lacking in the facilities that are needed to insure an outstanding quality of education and a safe environment. And Yes, we might have driven out a principal that we NEVER seen. But out of all of the rocks and rubble, you are bound to find at least one semi-precious if not precious stone. Oxon Hill HS has an outstanding Music Department (which I am apart of). Oxon Hill HS has one of the most outstanding Science and Technology programs of the county. The majority of Oxon Hill HS's staff enjoy being in the midst of such a culturally diverse group of children and young adults. Yes, the exterior may be a little shabby at OHHS, but the interior is on point.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2006

My dtr. will be graduating this school year (06). Yes, the school is overcrowded, but where are the parents to revote against this problem. They say OHHS will be rebuilt in a couple of years. Parents don't sit by and let this not happen. These are our children in these schools. Stand for your children. My dtr. is in the Band and I can say thanks be to God of that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

I was once a student at OHHS and the setting led me down the path of destruction. Luckily I have transferred out and I am doing fine now. I agree with some of the others about how the school is overcrowded, under staffed, and unsafe. I know the feeling of not being able to eat lunch because you spend 35 min in line out of the 45 min. lunch period (in which a fight was destined to break out almost everyday). I was able to roam around the halls all day and usually never get caught, there were only about 3 security guards there that pretty much stayed in the same places all the time (3 guards for 2500+ kids?!). The schooi is overall horrible.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 23, 2005

As a current senior, Sci&Tech and advanced classes are the only saving grace of the school. Sadly, the school is crumbling otherwise. Lack of discipline and disrespect are everywhere; these are qualities that should be implanted at home. The school is wavering because of these areas; otherwise I feel that I've been adequately prepared. But I can only speak of the curriculum and teachers that are involved with Sci&Tech, I cannot comment on that comprehensive program, though I can't believe that it is very successful. Extra-curriculars are in place and are very decent; you should be able to find a club or sport that suits you. The school itself has many weak points; it's old and in need of renewal. When entering the school, just be prepared to handle everything on your own, especially come time to apply to college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2005

OxonHill High is going to end up a war zone if the teachers and administrators don't come to grips that the kids are the ones who want to run it. It's not all the kids it just so happens that Oxonhill has a club feel rather than a school feel the way the girls dress is horrible. leaving side doors open so anyone can get in is a serious hazard. . Oxonhill is not safe at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

My daughter graduated from Oxon Hill last year in the Science and Technology program. I am very pleased with the quality of education she received. She applied to and was accepted at some of the best colleges in the country. She is now a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. She has informed me that UPenn, which is Ivy League and the number four school in the country, uses the same text books that she used for AP Biology and Microbiology. (Of course, I was very pleased to point this out to all the naysayers that dis the PG county schools.) She is doing well in college thanks to the foundation that she received at Oxon Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

I'm A student at OHHS and I think the school is to crowded. We have 2500+ students. Our classes are so big we cant learn, especially with the people that want to act up in class. The lunch room is crowded by time i sit down to eat my food, it's time to pack up and go to the next class. Even the bathrooms are crowded , you have to wait in line to use the barthroom. It's sad. When we leave it takes an average student 10 minutes to get to their locker, depending on what class ur in. Sad. It's a big school to get lost in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2005

I am a student at Oxon Hill and feel that it's reputation exceeds it by far. There isn't much diversity in the school, and minority groups in the school are sometimes looked down upon. There are a few exceptional teachers in the school.The administration and guidance counselors are worried about the troubled teens they've come to grow close to because they're always in trouble, and because of this, they're often too busy to help those who require assistance in their education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2005

I am a current student at OHHS and am very concerned about my school. We have settled most of the fighting issues in our school, but our Staff and student body is literally falling apart, we have countless students running around the school during classes, Our security doesn't really secure the school, but makes friends with the students and our teachers don't teach. Teachers will fail students without the student, or parent's notice. We do have our strong points like the Band, Choir, and athletic clubs. We also have a Science and Technology program, and a continuation of the Talented and Gifted program. Overall I don't think our school is as bad as others, but I still think there is a lot of room for improvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2004

I think Oxon Hill HS is doing an excellent job of providing college level education to public school(PS) students. My child is a student there so I know the caliber of the education provided. I will say however the quality of the education your child will receive is a function of how much effort and time students and parents put into the studies. As I said these are college level courses so come prepared to learn with college level study skills. You have to be proactive and assertive to get the most out of the education offered here. It is a public high school so it is fraught with over crowding, budget issues, a host of things common to PS. But if you want a quality education and you have to deal with the PS system this school has the potential to turn a questing, willing student into a great acheiver.
—Submitted by a parent


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Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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86%

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78%

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 79% 35%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
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  • Architecture

Arts & music

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  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
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  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

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  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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  • Drama
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  • Computer animation
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6701 Leyte Dr
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Phone: (301) 749-4300

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