Oakwood High School (Ohio)
Oakwood High School is part of the Oakwood City School District, Montgomery County, Ohio. The school is located in Oakwood, Ohio, at 1200 Far Hills Ave., and serves more than 650 students. The school mascot is the Lumberjacks, though female teams for the school are usually referred to as "Lady Jacks" or just "Jills". Oakwood was named "A National School of Excellence" by the U.S. Department of Education in 1991. The classes of 2009, 2010, and 2012 scored the highest out of any other schools in the state on the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT).
|Oakwood High School|
1200 Far Hills Ave.
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Oakwood City School District|
|Superintendent||Dr. Kyle Ramey|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Fight song||Stand Up and Cheer|
|Athletics conference||Southwestern Buckeye League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Athletic Director||Laura Connor|
For the 2008–2009 school year, the Ohio Department of Education rated Oakwood as "Excellent with Distinction" scoring 108.7 (of 120 possible points) on its performance index. Oakwood satisfied all 30 of the state educational indicators for the school year. Additionally, U.S. News in 2013 ranked Oakwood as the 241st best public high school in the nation.
Clubs and activities
The school's energy team began in 2010 and has been led by Heidi Steinbrink since its inception. The energy team usually consists of 10-15 members of science-interested students. In this club, you will learn about various energy-related scientific matters. Most of the events the energy team does consist of teaching stations to younger children. The energy team is part of a state and national competition. The Ohio Energy Project has led the competition since the energy team's conception. Each year teams across the state turn in a scrapbook with all the work. The past five years the Oakwood team has placed first in the state and moved to the national competition in Washington, D.C.
Synergy is Oakwood High School's contemporary a cappella group, which was created in 2016 by the school's choir director, Jeremy Storost. As of May 2018, the group consists of 10 high schoolers from grades 9-12.
The school's Tech Team has been in existence since 2005 and joined the Technology Student Association in 2008, becoming the first chapter in the Dayton, Ohio area. They have since competed in the BotsIQ competition with a small, wedge-style robot named Mortal Kombot.
Speech and Debate
The school's speech and debate program has been a success and has existed for nearly a century. It has qualified team members for the National Forensics League National Championship Tournament over sixty times during the team's run. The team offers competition in seven oratory and interp events, and Public forum, Lincoln Douglas, and Congressional debate.
The Oakwood Academic Decathlon team is part of Academic Decathlon of Ohio and has won the state championship for seven consecutive years. The team is coached by Lori Morris and has also won the Division III National Championship in each of the last six years. The Oakwood Academic Decathlon set the highest score record for any DIII school in 2016. Two students from Oakwood High School set individual records for the state of Ohio, being the first students in the state to break the coveted 9,000 point threshold.
Oakwood High School plays in the Southwestern Buckeye League.
Oakwood High School is known for its excellent golf program. The boys' team has won the SWBL for the last 27 years (since 1992).
Oakwood Girls' Cross Country has had recent success with individual runners, with racers such as Mary-Kate Vaughn winning the Division II State Cross Country meet in 2012 as well as the Division II State Track and Field 3200m run in 2013 and Grace Hartman winning the Division II State Track and Field 3200m run in 2019.
|Varsity Sport||Season||Head Coach|
|Cross Country||Fall||Dan Flaute|
|Field Hockey||Fall||Mitch Miller|
|Girls Tennis||Fall||KC Weaver|
|Cheerleading||Fall / Winter||Kathy Barlow|
|Boys Basketball||Winter||Paul Stone|
|Girls Basketball||Winter||Adam Woesner|
|Boys Tennis||Spring||KC Weaver|
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Barry MacKay, tennis champion, tournament director, and tennis broadcaster
- James Reston, longtime journalist and syndicated columnist with The New York Times, two time Pulitzer Prize winner
- John Sauer, American football player, coach, and broadcaster
- Douglas Shulman, Commissioner of Internal Revenue
- Brock Turner, convicted rapist
- Charles Whalen, United States Congressman
- Joey Caley, Got a 36 on the ACT, and took both AP Gov and AP Euro in the same year
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