Oxford High School (Michigan)
|Oxford High School|
|745 N. Oxford Road
|Established||2004 (Current Site)|
|School district||Oxford Community Schools|
|Rival||Lake Orion Dragons|
|Blue and gold
|Website||Oxford High School|
Oxford High School is a coed public secondary institution located in Oxford, Michigan within the Oxford Community Schools district. The school draws from an area of The Village of Oxford and Oxford Township, as well as portions of Orion Township, Dryden Township, Metamora Township and Addison Township. It is one of the largest districts, geographically, in southeastern lower Michigan.
The current site for Oxford High School opened in 2004. Prior to that, the current site was a middle school. When renovations were completed, the middle school moved to the previous high school building on Lakeville Road.
Oxford High School offers 24 different varsity sports. Teams participate in the Oakland Activities Association, a high school athletic conference whose member schools have similar enrollments and are all located in the Oakland County area. The statewide class designation is A.
The primary mascot for Oxford Schools is the Wildcat. Both the high school and the middle school have teams which are referred to as the "Oxford Wildcats".
Prior to the 2010-2011 year, Oxford High School moved from the Flint Metro League, where it had been a member school since 1983, to the Oakland Activities Association. Reasons cited for the move included demographic and geographic considerations.
Oxford has won state championships in boys track (1991 class B), football (1992 class BB), and wrestling (2011 class A). Oxford Athletics installed Navy turf at the football stadium during the summer of 2011.
- Jim Bates, 1964, professional football coach
- Eric Ghiaciuc, 2000, professional football player
- Zach Line, 2008, SMU and Minnesota Vikings running back
- Mike Lantry, 1966, University of Michigan football kicker
- Dave Rayner, 2001, professional football player