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
Coordinates38°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
TypePublic
Established1980
School districtEl Dorado Union High School District
PrincipalAaron Palm
Enrollment2,429 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Navy blue and gold          
MascotTrojan
Website

Oak Ridge High School is a public high school 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. As of the 2017-18 school year, Oak Ridge High School had 2,429 students[2].

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.[3]

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, French Language, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, U.S. History, U.S. Government, and 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 plays then sings 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.[4] 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.[5] Ajirotutu played six seasons in the NFL.[6]

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 and May 2017. The Trojans also placed 2nd in May 2018. Most recently in May 2019 the Oak Ridge boys' swim team again placed second out of 236 California High School finalists in the CIF swim championships. Members of the swim team included Evan McCormick, Kyle Garcia, Jonathan Chu, Colby Mefford, Raghubir Chimni, Jack Cook, Adam Granger, Ben Dillard and diver Everett Tai.[7]

School life[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oak Ridge High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Oak Ridge High". nces.ed.gov. 2019-06-10. Archived from the original on June 10, 2019. Retrieved 2019-06-10.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Official Athletics Website of the Oak Ridge Trojans". Oak Ridge High School. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  5. ^ www.cfl.ca
  6. ^ Rotoworld
  7. ^ "Trojans take second at CIF swim championships". goldcountrymedia.com. Retrieved 2019-08-13.

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