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Oxford City School

Mission Statement

The mission of the Oxford City School System, the focal point of a growing, diverse community, is to ensure the academic success of all students through a student-centered system of individualized instruction, highly qualified staff, exemplary facilities, and effective use of all resource

 

Oxford High School

Mission Statement

 

The mission of Oxford High School is to empower students with the intellectual and social skills necessary to succeed in an ever changing world.

 

Vision Statement

 

Our vision is to be the leader in all aspects of education. From the time a child enters kindergarten until graduation we want to provide the best instruction, extra-curricular activities, facilities and services enabling our students to become productive successful citizens.

 

 

  About The School  

History of Oxford High School

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HISTORY OF OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL

Oxford High School was first located in the building once housing Oxford College. Oxford College operated for thirty-two years and was the Alma Mater of many of Calhoun County's most distinguished leaders and citizens. The building was sold to the City of Oxford, and Oxford High School was established in 1909; the first class graduated in 1910.

After forty years in the Oxford College Building, a twenty-nine-classroom building was constructed on the present site. Later a gymnasium, football stadium, band room, and lunchroom were constructed. A home economics complex and a fourteen-classroom annex were added to the original building.

In the 1980's Fulton Hall was transformed into classrooms as health care, graphic arts, typing and computer classes were added.  The science labs were completely renovated, and the sports facilities were updated with a field house. In the 90's OHS also saw renovations done on the Fulton Hall annex, and elevators were installed in the main building. In 2000 construction was started and completed on a new three story sports arena, a three story media center, and a music addition was built under the home side of the football stadium during stadium renovations. In 2007, construction began on the new Freshman Academy, a two-story octagon-shaped building designed to resemble the old Oxford College. The new Freshman Academy opened in January 2009. The rock stadium will remain behind the Freshman Academy and provide an outdoor amphitheater. 

In January 2009, construction began on the new high school which now sits where the "OHS Hill" once stood.  The new high school building welcomed students at the beginning of the 2010 school year. 

SCHOOL COLORS AND EMBLEM

Black and Old Gold are the school colors. Oxford High's mascot is the Yellow Jacket. The official school emblem appears on the school rings, diplomas, yearbooks, etc. The emblem denotes the symbolic areas of athletics, music, the lamp of learning, and graduation.


Mascot

Yellow Jacket
Yellow Jacket


The Oxford "O"

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The Oxford "O" is a perfect, complete, unbroken circle.  It represents the continuing legacy of excellence for which Oxford is known.  The number one represents the unity of all the components that make Oxford great.  To empower all students for success requires one community, one mission, one goal.....

"ONE OXFORD"