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National Merit Scholar Semifinalists and Commended Scholars


Oak Ridge High School is excited to announce that four of our students are National Merit Semifinalists this year!  We are proud of these academically talented seniors.  They are now eligible to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition for 7,600 scholarships worth more than $31 million. Over 1.5 million students entered the competition.  The […]

2020-09-24T17:48:00-04:00September 24th, 2020|School News|

Deadline Extended for Families to Apply for COVID-19 Food Assistance

The Tennessee Department of Human Services announced financial assistance is available for families who qualify for free or reduced school lunches, through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program.

Parents who already receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits currently, do not need to apply. The funds began arriving […]

2020-07-01T09:42:19-04:00July 1st, 2020|School News|

Derek W. Austin, Ph.D Scholarship Awarded to Julia Steed

Larry and Doris Austin announced that Julia Steed, daughter of Chad and Jessica Steed and a student from Oak Ridge High School is the fifth annual recipient of the Derek W. Austin, Ph.D Math and Science Scholarship. This scholarship of $1,100.00 goes to a senior who is working toward a math or science major and […]

2020-05-19T19:26:33-04:00May 19th, 2020|School News|

AP Computer Science Resources

Laptops and Free Online Resources Available to AP Computer Science Students  

Audience: Directors of Schools, CTE Directors, Secondary Supervisors, Principals
Contact: Deborah.Knoll@tn.gov

Amazon will now begin offering comprehensive support and new online learning resources for high school students in preparation for at-home AP Computer Science exams.
Amazon is committed to supporting high school computer science […]

2020-04-23T08:35:16-04:00April 23rd, 2020|School News|

COVID-19 Testing at ORHS

City of Oak Ridge, Kroger Health offering drive-through COVID-19 testing at Oak Ridge High School

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (April 10, 2020) – The City of Oak Ridge and Kroger Health are teaming up to host free drive-through testing for COVID-19 in Oak Ridge on April 15, 16, and 17.

On Wednesday, Thursday […]

2020-04-15T13:50:56-04:00April 15th, 2020|School News|

TDOE and TSIN STEAM Resources for Home Learning

TDOE and TSIN Release STEAM Resources for At-Home Learning

NASHVILLE, TN—The Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) today released a STE(A)M Resource Hub for educators and families to use with students during COVID-19 related school closures.

The STE(A)M Resource Hub includes three weekly challenges around design activities, critical thinking, and career exploration that can all be done in the home. The challenges, created in partnership with TSIN educators from across […]

2020-04-15T10:22:44-04:00April 15th, 2020|School News|

Update About School Closure

Update About School Closure

Dear Oak Ridge Schools Families,


As I mentioned earlier, there was a possibility that the governor would extend the closure of schools in Tennessee. Just recently, we received word that Governor Lee has recommended school districts remain closed through April 24. We obviously will comply with this mandated closure.

We continue […]

2020-03-25T11:53:58-04:00March 24th, 2020|School News|

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Melody Guo won 2nd place at the Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium held on March 6, 2020.  Melody, daughter of Yi Yang and Xiaoqin Guo, worked under the mentorship of retired ORNL mathematician Dr. Len Gray to develop an algorithm to solve the axisymmetric Navier-Stokes equations that govern the motion of incompressible fluids. Computational […]

2020-03-13T18:14:51-04:00March 13th, 2020|School News|