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Kindergarten Stagger Days 2024-25

The 2024-2025 school year begins for Oak Ridge Schools (ORS) on Monday, July 22, 2024, however, Kindergartners will only attend two (2) of the first (7) seven school days as part of a staggered schedule. Oak Ridge Schools staggers kindergarten students over a week and a half to give teachers an opportunity to work with […]

2024-05-14T10:13:49-04:00May 14th, 2024|District News|

ORS Open Enrollment Application Window Opens

Cross Boundary and Tuition Applications for enrollment in Oak Ridge Schools are available for download and submission now through Monday, April 15, 2024.

Students interested in cross boundary or tuition enrollment must submit an application via email to lhenderson@ortn.edu, fax (865-425-9061) or deliver in-person at the Oak Ridge Schools Administration building.

Enrollment availability is limited and […]

2024-04-01T14:59:17-04:00March 26th, 2024|District News|

Three Oak Ridge Schools Named Reward Schools by TDOE

Three Oak Ridge Schools—Glenwood Elementary, Linden Elementary and Willow Brook Elementary—have been named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) for “exemplifying student success in achievement and growth,” according to a letter of recognition signed by Commissioner Lizzette Reynolds. The recognition reflects the work and achievement of the 2022-23 school year and is […]

2024-02-20T10:47:50-05:00February 20th, 2024|District News, School News|

ORS Highly Rated by TDOE New Letter Grade System

Oak Ridge Schools were among the highest rated schools in the state according to the Tennessee Department of Education’s (TDOE) new Letter Grade Rating System, released earlier today. Six Oak Ridge schools earned an “A” letter grade, the highest possible rating, and three earned perfect Level 5 scores in every scored component contributing to the […]

2023-12-21T13:21:54-05:00December 21st, 2023|District News, School News|

Heather Jenkins Named Principal of Linden Elementary

Heather Jenkins, who has served as interim principal of Linden Elementary School since May 12, 2023, has officially been named principal by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bruce Borchers.

Jenkins has served Linden for over 18 years—first as a teacher, then as assistant principal, before being named interim principal in May.

“Ms. Jenkins is a pillar in the […]

2023-10-16T16:17:06-04:00October 16th, 2023|District News, School News|

ORS Named a Level 5 District by TDOE

Following the Tennessee Department of Education’s release of 2022-23 Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) measures, Oak Ridge Schools is proud to announce it has been named a Level 5 District, the highest available rating given to a school district. The TVAAS measures students’ academic growth over time and focuses on growth rather than student proficiency […]

2023-08-25T14:41:08-04:00August 25th, 2023|District News|

ORS Named Top Workplace in Greater Knoxville

Oak Ridge Schools has been named a Top Workplace in the Greater Knoxville area by the Knoxville News Sentinel, earning third overall in the category for businesses with more than 500 employees. This is the third consecutive year that Oak Ridge Schools has landed on the Top Workplace list, and second time being recognized […]

2023-08-18T10:33:58-04:00August 18th, 2023|District News, Uncategorized|
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