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Oakland High School

Public | 9-12 | 1838 students

 

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Posted November 15, 2004

I attend oakland high school and I am a freshman I get a great education there but the teachers are very impersonable and do not care about the students grade...its a good school but not the greatest teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2004

Oakland High School is one of the best schools in my book! I am a former student of Oakland. The staff and teachers made my high school experience a memorable one. They also prepared me for what was to come after high school. Most of them don't treat you like teenagers but like people. They understand the needs of teens. I would recommend Oakland to anyone who asked not only for their kindness but for the security of knowing there is always someone there willing to help.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 16, 2004

Oakland was an excellent school to prepare students for the real world. The teachers are outstanding and want students to grow. There are many areas for students to be involved both academically and socially--both are great for student growth. The teachers take their jobs seriously and encourage students to do their best in preparation for college. The school is exceptional. I would be proud to send my children to Oakland!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2004

I was a former student at Oakland and heres what I have to say about the school. Overall the school is o.k but yet while in school I had some of the greatest roll models I have ever had in my life so I would like to take a second and names some of the best teachers I think that are at oakland Mr.Benefeild he was always laid back and willing to talk to you about anything, Mr.Rohling that man truely cares about every kid that comes in his class and never left anyone behind unless they were just 100% unwilling, and last but not least Mr.Picklesimer he always told me about the real world and prepared me for it more than anyone.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 11, 2003

This is an excellent high school with a dedicated group of teachers and administrators. Loads of high quality extra curicular activities and very good sports programs. High percentage of merit scholars, scholarship recipients, and even several baseball players drafted directly from high school team. Routinely sends students to the service academies. I don't understand the other parents comment about petty rules. All rules my sons encountered were definitely grounded in safety and good order. We were proud as parents with our association and experiences at Oakland High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Oakland is an awesome school! There are many programs for the students to join and get involved in and they also have many wonderful teachers and I feel very safe sending my child there every day! Keep up the great work Oakland High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2003

...just another Rutherford County school where 'authorities' are hung up on petty rules and cultural conformity. individualism and independent thinking discouraged ... molding minds for the corporate age.


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

532 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
32%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
22%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
30%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students72%
African American64%
Asian84%
Hispanic66%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners46%

Algebra II

All Students49%
African American46%
Asian63%
Hispanic32%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students76%
African American70%
Asian71%
Hispanic72%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students73%
African American70%
Asian65%
Hispanic56%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students60%
African American49%
Asian64%
Hispanic40%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students35%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 67%
Black 24% 23%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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2225 Patriot Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 904-3780

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