Oak Grove High School
|Oak Grove High School|
|District||Jefferson County Schools|
|Colors||red & white|
|Location||9494 Oak Grove Parkway|
The school, serving grades 1-12, was founded in 1916 on the present site of Memorial Park on Lock 17 Road. That frame building was converted into an elementary school after a new 12-classroom brick structure for the high school was completed in 1955. Additions were made in 1969, 1975, 1988, and 1994.
The current campus was constructed after an F5 tornado destroyed the former school on April 8, 1998. During the interim between the tornado and the opening of the new school students attended the old Gilmore-Bell Vocational School near Bessemer.
The school's principal is Pam Dennis. Oak Grove's athletic teams are the Tigers and its school colors are red and white. Band director Samuel Bonham wrote the school's alma mater in 1963. The Oak Grove Tigers football team won the 1983 AHSAA 2A state championship.
- Mike Grissom, teacher and coach
- Jerome Murkerson, USMC gunnery sergeant killed in action
- Snitz Snider, football coach
- Mary Wiley, Birmingham Police Department vice detective