Oak Grove High School (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

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Oak Grove High School
5198 Old Highway 11
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Lamar County 39402
United States
School type Secondary school
Motto OG U Know!
School district Lamar County School District
Principal Helen Price
Grades 9th to 12th
Color(s) Black and Gold
Mascot warrior
Rival Hattiesburg High School, Petal High School, Meridian High School, Brandon High School

Oak Grove High School is a high school located outside of Hattiesburg, Mississippi (United States) in Oak Grove, Mississippi. The principal is Helen Price.[1] It is part of the Lamar County School District and serves students from grades 9-12. In 2008, the school's drama department represented Mississippi at SETC (South Eastern Theatre Conference) for the fifth time. The department won awards in the categories of "Best Technical", "Best Ensemble", and "Most Congenial." Oak Grove High School was only the third school in Mississippi to win the competition since SETC's conception in 1949. Oak Grove is a three-time National Blue Ribbon School, having been designated as such in 1986–1987, 1992–1993, and 2004. [2][3]

Oak Grove High School's football team gained prominence while former National Football League quarterback Brett Favre was the offensive coordinator for the team in 2012 and 2013.[4][5] Oak Grove defeaed the Sumrall Bobcats 64-6 in Favre's first game as a coach.[6] On December 6, 2013, the Oak Grove Warriors played their first 6A State Championship game since 2009 against the Tupelo Golden Wave. and won their first state championship.[7]

Oak Grove's football and baseball facilities were destroyed by a violent, half-mile-wide, EF-4 tornado on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at approximately 5:15pm local time. The school building itself sustained little damage from the tornado


  1. ^ Administration, Lamar County School District, retrieved February 9, 2010 
  2. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program 1982–1983 Through 1999–2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education, archived from the original (PDF) on March 26, 2009, retrieved February 9, 2010 
  3. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program 2003 through 2009 (PDF), United States Department of Education, retrieved February 9, 2010 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ Talty, John (7 May 2014). "Brett Favre reduces role, former Alabama coach Ray Perkins steps in at Mississippi high school". Alabama Media Group. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000051761/article/brett-favres-a-winner-in-his-high-school-coaching-debut
  7. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (10 December 2013). "For Love of the Game". Monday Morning Quarterback. Time, Inc. Retrieved 26 April 2016.