About the Oxford School District
The Oxford School District is a shining example of how hard work pays off when a team is committed to being the best in its class: the Oxford School District is the No. 1 public school district in Mississippi based on 2015-2016 accountability scores released by the Mississippi Department of Education. Click here to read more about our accountability results.
For two years in a row, the district earned academic success as an all “A” school district, making it one of the top academic performing public school districts in the state. Oxford School District teachers, students and staff are the driving force behind the district’s vision, First in Class — The Oxford Way.
Oxford students experience a full-range of college- and career-ready experiences confidently knowing the 21st-century world is theirs. The district has eight schools that serve over 4,250 students from prekindergarten through 12th grade. Students are driven to achieve excellence and inspires success in the arts, athletics and academics. In schools, students participate in active, hands-on learning from planting gardens to competing in robotics competitions.
To harness students’ passion for particular topics, the Oxford School District offers a variety of specialized learning programs in K-12. As a One to One Digital Learning district, 7th-12th graders use laptops as academic tools to learn anywhere, anytime. In addition to the regular classroom work, the district also offers after-school tutoring for students; each school has an instructional interventionist and special courses in literacy and math to assist students along with a teacher support team. Oxford teachers and staff work collectively for one common goal: to give students the confidence and skills they need to succeed. Currently, the district has 50 National Board Certified Teachers.
With one of the highest graduation rates in the state, Oxford High School is one of the best high schools in the nation. During the 2016-2017 school year alone, the graduating class earned $5 million in scholarships to various colleges and universities throughout the nation, and 40 seniors scored a 30 or higher ACT score. From 2007-2014, Oxford High School was ranked as one of the top 1,500 schools in the nation by Newsweek and made the the Washington Post “U.S.’s Most Challenging High Schools” 2011-2014. In 2018, niche.com reported Oxford School District as Number 1 in the State of Mississippi, based on parent reviews, test scores and overall ratings.
The district has over 56 student clubs and offers an array of options for students to cultivate their talents, channel their passions, and build confidence and character. Diversity is key when students choose from the district’s listing of extracurricular activities, which includes the Oxford Chargers’ Athletics Program, which houses 30 athletic teams. The Oxford Chargers won nine team state championships in 2016-2017.
Being good community stewards is important to Oxford school officials: Oxford High School became the first Mississippi high school awarded LEED Silver certification during the 2015-2016 school year, and the district was named a 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardee.
With Lafayette County experiencing the fastest population growth in the state, the Oxford School District continues to see student population grow each year. School officials have put a Capital Improvement Plan in place that addresses various district options to address growth while continuing to provide students with an excellent academic experience.