Oak Ridge High School (Montgomery County, Texas)

Oak Ridge High School is a secondary school in unincorporated Montgomery County, Texas, near Conroe, and within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Shenandoah.[2][3] Built in 1981, Oak Ridge High School is classified as a 6A school in the Conroe Independent School District. In 2018–2019, the school received a B grade from the Texas Education Agency.

Oak Ridge High School
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Address
27330 Oak Ridge School Road

Conroe
,
77385

Coordinates30°10′16″N 95°26′36″W / 30.17111°N 95.44339°W / 30.17111; -95.44339Coordinates: 30°10′16″N 95°26′36″W / 30.17111°N 95.44339°W / 30.17111; -95.44339
Information
School typeSecondary
Established1981
School districtConroe Independent School District
SuperintendentDr. Curtis Null
PrincipalAnthony LiVecchi
Faculty182.81 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Grades9–12[1]
Enrollment3,013 (2019-20)[1]
Student to teacher ratio16.48[1]
Color(s)Red, White, and Blue      
MascotWar Eagles
Websitehttp://orhs.conroeisd.net/

The school serves:[4] the city of Oak Ridge North,[3][5] portions of the City of Shenandoah,[3] the town of Woodloch, and the unincorporated communities of Imperial Oaks[4] and Tamina.[6] It also includes the former city of Chateau Woods.[7] The school has two campuses: The main campus for students in grades 10–12 and a 9th grade campus on an adjacent property.[8]

Oak Ridge High School housed the Conroe ISD Academy of Science and Technology, a science and technology based magnet program, from 1987 until the end of the 2007 school year when the program was transferred to The Woodlands College Park High School. The Academy for Careers in Engineering and Science, which opened in 2018–2019, operates inside the Oak Ridge 9th grade campus. Oak Ridge also supports an Air Force JROTC program.

HistoryEdit

The Conroe ISD Academy of Science and Technology opened inside of Oak Ridge High School in 1987. The academy began moving students to the newly opened The Woodlands College Park High School in the fall of 2005 to accommodate the expected growth in students attending Oak Ridge from its attendance zone. The academy gradually transitioned from Oak Ridge to College Park from fall 2005 to spring 2007, allowing students already enrolled in the program at Oak Ridge in 2003–2004 to remain.[9]

By 2015, the school's enrollment exceeded its capacity. The combined, 9-12 enrollment of the school was 3,768.[10] To accommodate the school's population growth, the district allocated 24 portable classroom buildings for the main campus and 4 portables for the 9th grade campus.[10] In 2018, the district estimated the school's capacity to be 3,650.[11]

For the 2017–2018 school year, the Oak Ridge High student population had increased to 4,400.[12] Grand Oaks High School, which opened in August 2018, reduced the size of Oak Ridge's attendance zone.[11][13] Due to the opening of Grand Oaks High School, the district estimated that enrollment at Oak Ridge will drop to 2,270 by the year 2020.[14]

Conroe ISD opened its 3rd STEM academy, the Academy for Careers in Engineering and Science, inside the Oak Ridge 9th grade campus at the beginning of the 2018–2019 school year.[15]

DemographicsEdit

In the 2019–2020 school year, there were 3,013 students enrolled at Oak Ridge High School. The ethnic distribution of students was as follows:[1]

  • 46.5% White
  • 32.9% Hispanic
  • 12.7% African American
  • 3.8% Asian
  • 0.5% American Indian
  • 0.2% Pacific Islander
  • 3.3% Two or more races

30.5% of students were eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch.

AcademicsEdit

For each school year, the Texas Education Agency rates school performance using an A–F grading system based on statistical data. For 2018–2019, the school received a score of 89 out of 100, resulting in a B grade. The school received the same score the previous year.[16]

Feeder schoolsEdit

Feeder K–6 school(s) to Oak Ridge High School include:[17]

  • Suchma (excluding Stonecrest subdivision)[18]

Feeder elementary school(s) to Oak Ridge High School include:

  • Ford (excluding Fox Run & Spring Creek Pines)
  • Houser
  • Kaufman
  • Oak Ridge


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "OAK RIDGE H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  2. ^ Home. Oak Ridge High School. Retrieved on December 9, 2018. "27330 Oak Ridge School Rd. Conroe, TX 77385" This address is outside of the Conroe city limits.
  3. ^ a b c "Zoning Map." City of Shenandoah. March 2017. Retrieved on December 9, 2018. The school buildings are within the area marked "ETJ" - meaning extraterritorial jurisdiction - Campus locations are explicitly marked with blue icons in the ordinance map, which uses light blue to indicate the City of Shenandoah ETJ
  4. ^ a b "Oak Ridge/Grand Oaks Feeder Zone High School Attendance Zones." Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved on December 10, 2018. Imperial Oaks and "Oak Ridge N" are directly indicated on the map.
  5. ^ "City Map." Oak Ridge North. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.
  6. ^ Leonard, Marie. "Tamina community faces challenges as area expands: Sewer service fight continues." Community Impact Newspaper: January 18, 2016. Accessed on June 15, 2017.
  7. ^ 1990 COUNTY BLOCK MAP (RECREATED): MONTGOMERY County. U.S. Census Bureau. - Index map - Chateau Woods is on pages 35 and 43 - Compare to school district maps.
  8. ^ Oak Ridge High School 9th Grade Campus. Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved 29 December 2018
  9. ^ Shock, Aaron (2004-03-10). "Science academy will move to new high school". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  10. ^ a b Olabi, Nora (2015-09-08). "Growth brings more temporary classrooms to CISD". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-12-09.
  11. ^ a b Iracheta, Michelle (2018-01-31). "New Grand Oaks High School on schedule for August opening". Houston Chronicle. The Woodlands Villager. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  12. ^ Texas Academic Performance Report: 2017-2018 Campus Student Information. Texas Education Agency: December 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2019
  13. ^ Stueckemann, Jake (23 October 2018). "CISD dedicates Grand Oaks High School". The Courier of Montgomery County. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  14. ^ Loop, Abigail; Marshall, Beth (18 January 2017). "Rezoning concerns vocalized for new Conroe ISD high school". Community Impact Newspaper. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  15. ^ Stueckemann, Jane (3 June 2019). "New Conroe ISD academy looking forward after first year". The Courier of Montgomery County. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Overview: Oak Ridge H S". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  17. ^ Oak Ridge Feeder: 2019–2020. Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  18. ^ Caney Creek Elementary Feeder Map School Year 2019–2020. Conroe Independent School District. Retrieved April 14, 2020.

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