Oak Grove High School (North Little Rock, Arkansas)

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Oak Grove High School
10025 Oakland Drive
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Coordinates 34°50′45″N 92°19′4″W / 34.84583°N 92.31778°W / 34.84583; -92.31778Coordinates: 34°50′45″N 92°19′4″W / 34.84583°N 92.31778°W / 34.84583; -92.31778
Type Public
Established 1967 (1967)
Status Closed
Closed 2011 (2011)
School district Pulaski County Special School District
Principal Joy Plants
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 414 (2008-09)
Color(s) Green and White          
Nickname Hornets
Yearbook The Hornet

Oak Grove High School was a public secondary school located in North Little Rock, Arkansas and served grades 7 through 12. Oak Grove High School was administered by the Pulaski County Special School District. Since 1967, Oak Grove had been accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (CASI). Oak Grove's official colors were green and white and the school's mascot was a hornet.

The 2010-2011 school year was the last year for Oak Grove to operate. The school mascot was transferred to the new Maumelle High School which was built a few miles away in Maumelle, AR. The name "Oak Grove" and the school's colors did not transfer. The 2011-2012 school year was the first year in which Maumelle had its own high school.

Since its closure, the campus has been frequently vandalized and broken into. Several incidents of thieves ripping out copper wiring from various A/C units and breaking into the shop building to steal copper wiring within have been reported. The incidents have forced school administrators to remove all of the school's A/C units.

In early 2013 ThatChurch.com purchased the school and immediately began the transformations into The Oak Grove Life Center. A new 501C3 nonprofit organization was formed and the Oak Grove High School took on its new identity as The Oak Grove Life Center.


The Oak Grove Hornets competed in several interscholastic athletic activities including: soccer, football, baseball, softball, basketball (boys and girls), track & field, wrestling, volleyball (girls), golf, and cheerleading. The Hornets last competed in the 7-4A conference with Pulaski Robinson, Pulaski Academy, DeQueen, Malvern, Nashville, Bauxite, and Ashdown High Schools.

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