Oak Grove High School

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Oak Grove High School
Oak Grove HS logo.png
Established 1916
School type Public
District Jefferson County Schools
Grades 6-12
Principal Steven Ray
Enrollment 443 (2022)
Colors red & white
Mascot Tigers
Location 9494 Oak Grove Parkway
Oak Grove
Website jefcoed.com/OakGroveHS

Oak Grove High School is a high school in the Jefferson County School System. It is currently located at 9494 Oak Grove Parkway in the Oak Grove community of western Jefferson County. As of 2022 Oak Grove High School had an enrollment of 443 students. 94% were white, 2.4% Black, 1.8% Hispanic, and 1.5% multiracial. The current principal is Steven Ray.

The school, serving grades 1 through 12, was founded in 1916 on the present site of Memorial Park on Lock 17 Road. The two-story 6-room building was built for $3,000 and equipped for another $3,600. The first seniors were graduated in 1919 and the school gained accreditation in 1923.

A new 12-classroom brick structure for the high school was completed for $342,000 in 1955 and the older building was converted into an elementary school. 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 Hueytown. The present building was completed in 2000 at a cost of $17 million. The former school site was redeveloped as Oak Grove Memorial Park.

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. The school also claims 28 championships in wrestling.


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