Oak Grove High School

9494 Oak Grove Parkway, Bessemer, AL 35023 | (205) 379-5000
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Student Enrollment: 896
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4 out of 5 | 13 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 9494 Oak Grove Pkwy, Bessemer, AL 35023
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Alan Pruden
  • Fax: (205) 379-5045
  • Website: www.jefcoed.com
School Operational Details
  • Shared Time School
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 896
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 54.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 462 (51.6%)
  • Females: 434 (48.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 58 (6.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 231 (25.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 289 (32.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Oak Grove High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Oak Grove High School
  Number Percent
6th Grade11312.6%
7th Grade14215.8%
8th Grade14015.6%
9th Grade14516.2%
10th Grade13314.8%
11th Grade11512.8%
12th Grade10812.1%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

4 out of 5 | 13 Reviews
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13 reviews for Oak Grove High School

  • Reviewed by Student on July 30, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I'm going in the 8th grade this year. And I hear that it's pretty tough. I love the school sometimes and there are time where I don't like it all that much. It's not really the school it's the people that go there. There are so many kids who liked to get in fights and start drama with others. And I don't like that. I maybe emo and all but I don't fight. I just wished kids could be more mature. Does anyone know what I mean?
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 12, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The only concern is that most students that take 8th grade Pre-Algebra have to attend summer school to pass. It is not good to see a school with this type track record with a particular teacher and not require them to explain things to the children in a way that they can understand it. My daughter has struggled before with Math but always had a teacher willing to break down the problems and help her until she understood. This particular teacher does not know how to explain other than on a college level. There is also a lot of students that brag about making out in the hall ways and mostly never addressed. These are children and they should not be allowed to conduct themselves in this manner. My daughter will have to repeat the 8th grade if I am unable to transport her to summer school due to mine and my husbands schedules, she makes decent grades in all other classes and this would be unfair to her. Please encourage the school to have the (...) taught by someone who knows how to teach 13 year olds.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 05, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 18, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Reviewed by Community Member on December 09, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Reviewed by Former Student on August 24, 2009
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The school overall has a great atomosphere but the teachers need to work more with students that need one on one time instead of giving them the answers help them figure out the answers.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 23, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I love this school, the teachers are wonderful. They are willing to go above and beyond there duties to make sure the children get a great education. If a child struggles they are there to help them along and not leave them behind. This school is GREAT...
  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 14, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I went to Oak Grove my whole life, and personaly I would do anything to be there now. I think there is a great atmosphere and I love the teachers.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 06, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The school has a great atmosphere for a student to grow, but if your child plans on continuing their education, this is not the school to go to. I am in my second year of college, and frequently have a hard time because of poor fundamentals that I have from Oak Grove. I graduated from Oak Grove with a 4.0 and being an honor graduate. If you want your child to go to college Oak Grove is not the place for your child, but if your child has no aspirations of continuing education Oak Grove is a fine school.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 10, 2008
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Loosing its education status with intelligent students. They are not getting what is needed!!!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on May 29, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I love Oak Grove High school. It is a part of my family. My dad and his sisters went to the old Oak Grove School. When I have children they will go to Oak Grove. I think the school will last for a long time.
  • Reviewed by on September 05, 2006
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Oak Grove High School is a great school

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