Ocean Lakes High School

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Ocean Lakes High School
885 Schumann Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
United States
Coordinates36°46′17.6″N 75°58′53.4″W / 36.771556°N 75.981500°W / 36.771556; -75.981500Coordinates: 36°46′17.6″N 75°58′53.4″W / 36.771556°N 75.981500°W / 36.771556; -75.981500
School typePublic, high school
School districtVirginia Beach City Public Schools
SuperintendentDr. Aaron C. Spence
PrincipalDr. Claire R. LeBlanc
Enrollment2,092[1] (2017-18)
Color(s)                    Navy Blue, Silver, White, and Gold
Athletics conferenceVirginia High School League
Beach District
Eastern Region
RivalKellam High School
Communities servedOceana

Ocean Lakes High School (OLHS) is a public high school in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is located in the city's southeastern section.

Math and Science Academy[edit]

A notable feature of Ocean Lakes high school is the Math and Science Academy, started in 1996 as the first of several magnet programs in Virginia Beach. Students throughout Virginia Beach who are interested in a math and science education can apply for admission to the Academy. Students Enrolled in the Academy take advanced courses in math, science, and English. By graduation, seniors in the Math and Science Academy must take at least calculus in math, and complete a "senior project". The senior project requires the student to either conduct a mentorship or research project in a math or science field. The student must then write either three case studies or a research paper and give a powerpoint presentation on the work accomplished. Entry in the program requires completion of Algebra I prior to enrollment, positive instructor recommendations, above average grades, and excellent performance on an aptitude test.[2]

Ranking and Critical Response[edit]

Ocean Lakes is one of five Virginia Beach high schools ranked in the top 1200 in Newsweek's 2006 ranking of American high schools.[3]

Clubs and organizations[edit]


Ocean Lakes students participate in the following sports:

  • Fall- Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Volleyball, Marching Band
  • Winter- Cheerleading, Basketball, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Indoor Track, Swimming/Diving
  • Spring- Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Softball, Lacrosse


In 2006, the competition cheerleading team won the Beach District and Regional competitions and were competitors in the State Competition. In 2007, the competition cheerleading team placed 2nd in the Beach District, 4th in the Eastern Region, and 6th in the State competitions. In 2008, the competition cheerleading team placed 1st in Beach District and finished in 5th in Eastern Region.

Scholastic Bowl[edit]

The 1999-2000 team was Ocean Lakes' most successful team to that point, placing fourth in the VHSL tournament. Today, Ocean Lakes remains successful in Scholastic Bowl, placing second to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in the Group AAA state Tournament for the 2005-06 season.[citation needed]


The 2011-2012 Dolphins team placed first in the Beach District and Eastern Regional Tournaments. They later proceeded to place 6th in the AAA State Tournament. They also won the Virginia Duals American High School Division.[citation needed]


In 2012, the Dolphins football team advanced to the VHSL State Championship game, but lost to L.C. Bird, 14-10. In 2014, Ocean Lakes returned to the championship game, and defeated Centerville in overtime, 30-24.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ocean Lakes High". Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "Academy". Ocean Lakes High School. Archived from the original on 30 April 2006. Retrieved 14 June 2006.
  3. ^ "The Complete List: 1,200 Top U.S. Schools". What Makes a High School Great?. Newsweek. 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2006.
  4. ^ "Ocean Lakes grad Bill Bray retires". Virginian-Pilot. March 16, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  5. ^ Radford, Rich. "Local lefties Ballard, Rapada right at home with Tides". Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e Rubama, Larry (April 24, 2013). "Va. Beach school may have 5 ex-players in NFL draft". Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d Rubama, Larry (July 18, 2013). "Former stars return to Ocean Lakes". Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Titans draft ex-Ocean Lakes receiver Justin Hunter". Associated Pres. Virginian-Pilot. April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2014.

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