Oak Ridge High School (Orlando, Florida)


Oak Ridge High School (Orlando, Florida)
Oak Ridge High School
Address
6000 Winegard Rd
Orlando, Florida, 32809
United States
Coordinates 28°28′18″N 81°23′04″W / 28.471740°N 81.384392°W / 28.471740; -81.384392Coordinates: 28°28′18″N 81°23′04″W / 28.471740°N 81.384392°W / 28.471740; -81.384392
Information
Motto "Where The Best Get Better"
Established 1959
School district Orange County Public Schools
CEEB Code 101298
Principal Dr. Bradshaw
Staff 31, plus 5 administrators and 4 deans
Faculty 140
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2500
Student to teacher ratio 18 [1]
School Colour(s) Forest green and Vegas Gold          
Athletics FHSAA Class 6A, District 5 [2]
Mascot Little Willie
Nickname Pioneers
Rival Jones High School

Maynard Evans High School

Website

Oak Ridge High School is a public secondary school in Orlando, Florida, established in 1956. The school has been rated as a D or F institution by the state every year since 2000.[3]

Contents

Campus

The Campus has been expanded/remodeled since the founding of the school. During the summer of 2010, demolition began on the northern side of campus as the 600 building and "Fish Farm", which had been the Tech Ed building, was torn down to make room for the new school. The students are scheduled to move into the new building on a staggered schedule during the fall semester of the 2011-2012 school year.

Extracurricular activities

Activities available to Oak Ridge students include Athletic Training, AVID, Beta Club, Computer Programming and Gaming Club, Debate, Drama, Floetry Club, Haitian Club, National Honor Society, AP Club, Robotics, SAFE Ambassadors, Science National Honor Society, Spanish Club, student government and yearbook.

Pioneer Marching Band

The Oak Ridge Pioneer Marching Band a.k.a. Marching Pioneers is a well rounded band best described as being both a competition and a show band. The Marching Pioneers can be described as having a polished sound similar to a symphonic band even on the field. They constantly rate "Superior" in most district and state-wide competitions. In the 2009 marching season the band made state semi-finals in FMBC with their show "Spanish Fantasy" and got straight superiors in FBA. They are known for being involved in numerous parades including the Universal Studios Christmas parades,the Downtown Christmas parade and the Martin Luther King Day Parade. In 2009 the band was also asked to play at the grand opening for a local Best Buy store. The band is very popular with numerous Drum Corps and college bands and have hosted practices for many of them including, most recently, the University of Miami's and Penn State's Marching Band. The Marching Pioneers also take part in the annual "Pioneer Days" parade in Orlando Florida and the Florida Classic Battle of the Bands. The Pioneer Marching Band is very renowned throughout the state and through its history has won tons of awards and trophies in various competitions. The band is currently under the direction of Jack A. Eaddy Jr.

Athletics

The Oak Ridge Pioneers compete in interscholastic competition in Football, Flag Football(girls), Bowling, Track and Field, Soccer (Boys & Girls), Baseball, and Basketball. The school's basketball team was the state runner-up in 2010.

Oak Ridge High School has always been known for its track and field teams. Under the leadership of Hall of Fame Coaches Bill Stamper, and John Hemmer (retired), both programs have compiled a total of 114 championships(Metro Conference, District, Region, State). The current Boys track and field coach Huey Leonard, brought the boys team back into the spotlight in 2009 winning the 4x100 relay, after a very successful season.

Track and Field Championships:

Girls Team Championships (65)

State-(9) 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1985 - 1988 - 2004 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008
Region-(19) 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1988 - 1998 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010
District-(20) 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1996 - 1997 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010
Metro-(17) 1976 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010

Boys Team Championships (52)

State-(5) 1977–1978 – 1980–1981 – 1982
Region-(11) 1976–1977 – 1978–1980 – 1981–1982 – 1983–1984 –1995–1996 - 2009
District-(19) 1976–1977 – 1978–1980 – 1981–1982 – 1984–1985 – 1987–1991 - 1992–1993 - 1994–1995 – 1996–1997 – 2001 - 2008 - 2009
Metro-(17) 1976–1977 – 1978–1980 – 1981–1982 – 1983–1984 – 1985–1987 - 1988–1991 - 1992–1993 – 1994–1995 - 1996
Oak Ridge Track and Field Website

Curriculum

Oak Ridge is home to three district-wide magnet programs: Aviation and Aerospace Engineering, Digital Media and Gaming, and Hospitality Management. In the spring of 2011 Oak Ridge became a certified Project Lead The Way school. [4]

Notable alumni

  • Kathleen Bevirt Brooks, NASA analytical chemist, Space Technology Hall of Fame inductee[5]
  • Craig Crawford, political commentator
  • Glenda Hood, Mayor of Orlando (1992–2003), Florida Secretary of State of Florida (2003–2005)
  • James E. Rodak, saxophonist, Senior Enlisted Leader, United States Naval Academy Band[6]
  • Nijji Kamolpechara, Keyboardist of Rock Band Venus Butterfly
  • Pimluck Kamoplechara, Lead Singer of Rock Band Venus Butterfly
  • Michael Roberts-Class of 1981-Nashville Recording Artist 2005-Lead Singer,Lead Guitarist of Country Duo "West and Daniels"

Alma mater

All hail to Oak Ridge Pioneers,whose memories live on through the years

Alma Mater we enfold,and praise our colors green and gold

Friendship,honor,love and pride,forever more in us abide

Praise to Oak Ridge brave and true,our loyalty we pledge to you

References

External links


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