Oak Ridge High School (El Dorado Hills, California)

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Oak Ridge High School
Location
1120 Harvard Way
El Dorado Hills 95762
United States
Coordinates 38°40′49″N 121°04′19″W / 38.68037°N 121.07187°W / 38.68037; -121.07187Coordinates: 38°40′49″N 121°04′19″W / 38.68037°N 121.07187°W / 38.68037; -121.07187
Information
Type Public
Established 1980
School district El Dorado Union High School District
Principal Aaron Palm
Enrollment over 2400
Color(s) Navy blue and gold
Mascot Trojan
Website

Oak Ridge High School is a public high school located 20 miles east of Sacramento, California, United States, in El Dorado Hills. It is part of the El Dorado Union High School District. Oak Ridge High School was established in 1980 with 222 students, though it currently[when?] has more than 2400 students.

Academics[edit]

Oak Ridge offers a wide range of classes in history, English, foreign languages, mathematics, science, physical education, and electives, as well as a large drama and art department. The school offers foreign languages such as Japanese, Italian, French, and Spanish. Oak Ridge is in the 96th percentile among Californian schools in SAT scores and has a 99.1% graduation rate as of 2008. The school was measured at 865 in the 2008 Academic Performance Index, compared with the California State average of 742 in 2008.[1]

The school currently offers the following AP Classes: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Macroeconomics, Physics 1, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, U.S. History, U.S. Government, World History

Alma mater[edit]

When sung or played, it goes to the tune of Cornell University's alma mater, "Far Above Cayuga's Waters". The song is intoned at the end of all ORHS football games, with the second verse and chorus omitted. The Oak Ridge Marching Band also sings or plays the alma mater following each home football game.

Athletics[edit]

Oak Ridge is a member of the Division I Sierra Foothill League. Previously it spent 15 years as a member of the Sierra Valley Conference of the Sac-Joaquin Section of the CIF. The school offers an extensive list of sport programs to its students, including baseball, cross country, football, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, ski and snowboard, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling.[2] Several sports are available through school-affiliated clubs, such as the Mother Lode Rugby Club, which combines men's and women's rugby for all of El Dorado County's high school students. Oak Ridge has had many student-athlete alumni go on to compete nationally at collegiate or professional levels.

Championships[edit]

The Oak Ridge football team won the D-II California State Championship in both 2003 and 2004, led by two outstanding athletes: Austin Collie and Seyi Ajirotutu. After playing five season in the NFL and one season in the Canadian Football League, Collie retired from football in 2016.[3] Ajirotutu played six seasons in the NFL.[4]

Oak Ridge Basketball won the 2010 D-I California Women's State Championship. The boys won the D-II California State Championship in 2005.

Oak Ridge Trojans swim team won the CIF State swimming championship in May 2016.

School life[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Oak Ridge High School currently offers the following student clubs:

Academic Decathlon, Animal Outreach, Anime, Asian Culture, Art of Rap, Battling Breast Cancer, Biology Olympiad, Black Student Union, Book, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Cards, Chemistry Olympiad, Christian, Computer Science, Drama, Drone Zone, Eco, Fashion, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, For the Children, French Club, French Honor Society, Gator Ball, Hands 4 Hope, Indian Students Association, Interact, Interior Design, Italian Club, Jewish Culture, Lady Tarzan, Lego, Manufacturing Engineering, Math, Model UN, Oak Ridge FCCLA, O-Zone, The Power of One, Queer Alliance, Red Cross, Rowing Club, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Scrubs, SMASH, Space, Spanish, Speech and Debate, Star Wars, STEM, Trojan Pride Sports Marketing, Web and App Development, Without a Roof, Women Involved in Software and Design, Women of Worth, YELL, Young Doctors

Interact Club

Oak Ridge has a large, active Interact club. This group is sponsored by Rotary and does community service.

Red Cross Club of Oak Ridge High[edit]

The Red Cross Club works with the American Red Cross, specifically the Capital Region. The club puts on a variety of events that reflect the mission of the Red Cross.

Youth and Government[edit]

Oak Ridge is home to the El Dorado Delegation of Youth and Government, the YMCA high school government program.

Dances[edit]

Oak Ridge offers three cordial dances throughout its school year including Homecoming, Sadies, and Prom.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Feross Aboukhadijeh, Class of 2008, Stanford graduate, programmer and entrepreneur; created YouTube Instant, PeerCDN, and WebTorrent
  • Seyi Ajirotutu, Class of 2005, NFL wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers and Carolina Panthers
  • Ryan Anderson, Class of 2006, after attending the University of California Berkeley, was drafted in the 2008 NBA draft, 21st overall to the New Jersey Nets
  • Sam Clemons, Class of 1997, football player
  • Austin Collie, Class of 2004, NFL wide receiver; drafted by the Colts in the fourth round (127th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft; retired in 2016
  • Jaslyn Ome, Class of 2009, model; playmate of the month for Playboy magazine in April 2013
  • Marvin Philip, Class of 2000, NFL free agent center
  • F. P. Santangelo, Class of 1985, former professional baseball player (1995–2001) who played for the Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland Athletics

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Official Athletics Website of the Oak Ridge Trojens". Oak Ridge High School. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  3. ^ www.cfl.ca
  4. ^ Rotoworld

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