Professional photo of Principal Drayton Hawkins

Oak Ridge High School is more than just a school; it’s a vibrant, welcoming community where students not only receive an exceptional education but also find a place where they truly enjoy being. We understand that students thrive when they feel valued and supported, and it is our priority to meet them where they are on their individual journeys.

Among the things that sets Oak Ridge High School apart is our dedication to providing options for every student. We are continually expanding our range of class offerings to accommodate the diverse needs and interests of our student body. Whether your passion lies in the arts, sciences, humanities, or athletics, we have something to ignite your curiosity and fuel your aspirations. We offer 33 AP or Post AP courses, 18 Dual Enrollment or Dual Credit Courses, nine College, Career & Technical Education Courses, and are particularly proud of the fact that in 2022-23, Oak Ridge High School students held 866 industry certifications.

At the heart of our educational approach is a first-class, hands-on STEM curriculum that prepares our students for the demands of the 21st century. We place a deliberate focus on collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. These skills are essential in today’s rapidly changing world, and they form the foundation for our students’ college, career, and life success.

Oak Ridge High School boasts a rich history, both academically and athletically. We take pride in our long-standing tradition of excellence and are committed to maintaining and building upon our heritage of success. Our academic programs are designed to challenge and inspire, and our extracurricular activities showcase the dedication and spirit of our students.

I am excited to embark on this educational journey with each of you, and I am confident that together, we will continue to make Oak Ridge High School a place where excellence thrives, and students flourish.

Go Wildcats!

Drayton Hawkins, Principal of ORHS