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Oxford High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1422 students

 
 

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Posted June 22, 2014

Not at all a good school, nobody likes Kurt Nuce and Pam Fine is a well known instigator. Teachers have to put up with a uncooperative administration, where many wont listen to teacher feedback. Needless to say, most students know the problems facing teachers today because of bad management/administrator at OHS. If i was a parent, and as many of these teachers do, take your children to a private school like Cranbrook or Detroit Country Day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2014

Oxford High School is one of the most progressive high schools in Michigan. It is internationally, nationally and state recognized for their outstanding programs and quality of education. My high school students can choose from a comprehensive list of advance offerings such as AP classes, IB Diploma program, Early College, Engineering program that has partnered with two universities, an Arts Conservatory and the list goes on. I also appreciate that they do not charge my kids to participate in athletics or attending performing arts and athletic events. They truly walk the talk when they say they value the arts, academics and athletics equally in developing the holistic child. If you are looking for a safe and caring high school with unlimited opportunities, there is no better high school then Oxford High School. Even during the recession we had no teachers were laid off and no programs or opportunities taken away from my three kids. In fact, Oxford High School kept the students first the whole time by adding more opportunities. I am glad we moved to Oxford several years ago! Great Schools & Great Community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2012

Oxford School District is the only growing district in Oakland County. Oxford High School as the final stop in this progressive school system is continually developing a positive reputation around the county, state and nation as a cutting edge district known for adding programs, not cutting them. In the past five years the standard and vision for this school have changed direction from status quo to innovation. Oxford High School now has an International Academy, tripled involvement in the Arts, is becoming an International Baccalaureate school, eliminated pay-to-play sports and continually receives high honors in Arts, Academics and Athletics. At Oxford High School there is a standard that Arts, Academics and Athletics are all equally important, not just in slogan, but in practice. Students at Oxford High School receive educational opportunities that surpass those of neighboring districts because the school is adding opportunities for students, not taking them away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

This seems to be the most current review of my school. Let me tell you, Oxford is great. I am a freshman and have 2 AP classes I can take and 3 different languages (Spanish, Chinese, and Sign Language). The teachers come from around the world and are very easy to understand (when you ask). It is ranked one of the top schools in michigan by Local 4. I love it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

Plays, music, sports, technical, languages, orchestra, they have it all. Plus the teachers really care and go the extra mile for their students.


Posted February 1, 2009

The school is extreammly nice but some of it's rules are crazy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

I think Oxford is a wonderful school district. It is not tense atmosphere like other districts I have been involved with. They have an outstanding special-needs department, offer many AP courses, and have always improved my child's strengths while building up his problem areas. It is true that the only language offered is Spanish. However, there are four high school teachers available; a concern at other schools. Oxford has a language program starting in elementary school, which is rare elsewhere. Oxford also has an excellent music department which is very active and wins many awards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

I would never recomend this school district to any one. No matter how pretty the building looks we are worse than any other district that I know of. The teachers do not care about your student and the teachers abuse their power over the students in this school and they collect a paycheck without educating the child. I have had no results with any teacher or principle that I have taken my concerns to and they play politics with the family. We have spent millions of dollars on the High School, zero dollars on education and over payed these teachers who are under zealous and need a attitude adjustment. unless your child is a honor student by nature. If your child needs to be taught it will not happen here you are on your own and you need to run in a different direction fast...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

I am ashamed that this school offers a lacking circulumn. They do not have many AP classes, only one foreign language (Spanish), and not many computer classes. Many of the other schools nearby offer more classes to choose from. This school is however very nice inside and is a great school. Overall I think your child would be better at another school with more courses to offer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2004

I graduated from Oxford High School, in 2002. I thought that this school did a great job in meeting my expectations. They took the time to help the students who needed extra help, while treating them like everyone else. I would love to have my children go to this school. Going to Oxford made my high school career enjoyable. It was the best time of my life.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

I am currently attending this school as a senior. I believe that it is a great school. It has provided me with many opportunites to learn. I have made many friends, and the teachers are wonderful.


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

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

420 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

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30%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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68%

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58%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 26% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 38% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

98%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

91%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 69%
African-American 4% 18%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 3% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Todd Dunckley
Fax number
  • (248) 969-5145

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745 North Oxford Rd
Oxford, MI 48371
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