The Oxford School District was selected by SchoolMatch for inclusion in the 2004 Thirteenth Annual “What Parents Want Award.”
Strong support is evidenced by successful school bond referenda and by parent-teacher associations, band boosters, and athletic boosters who have provided funds for playground equipment, instructional materials, and extra-curricular activities.
Bramlett Elementary School
Grades Pre-K – 1
Bramlett Elementary is a pre-kindergarten through first grade school with an enrollment of 660 students. Six pre-kindergarten classes have an average student to teacher ratio of 15:1 with a full time teacher assistant. Kindergarten classes have an average student to teacher ratio of 21:1 with a full time teacher assistant; While first grade classes have an average student to teacher ratio of 18:1 with a half time teacher assistant.
All students participate in music, art, physical education, and library. Each classroom has at least two computers available for student use and a computer lab is available for large group student use. Student after school care is provided on a fee basis.
Twenty six staff members have advanced degrees and eight staff members have obtained National Board Certification. Numerous Bramlett teachers have been recognized for their commitment to the educational profession and have received such distinctions as Oxford School District Teacher of the Year, Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, and Mississippi Hall of Master Teachers Inductee.
Bramlett has an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and parents are encouraged to take active roles in the educational experiences of their children. PTA sponsored events include annual school-wide field trips, Brushstrokes for Bramlett Silent Art Auction, and Bramlett Field Day.Oxford Elementary School
Grades 2 – 3
Oxford Elementary is a National Blue Ribbon school serving 557 second and third graders. The administrators and teachers focus on improving students’ reading and math levels and apply numerous measures in an effort to have students perform proficient or advanced on the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2. The school offers many tutorial programs during and after school to assist those students who are not meeting all instructional challenges. There is an average student to teacher ratio of 20-21 students at each grade level.
Students have the opportunity to participate in library, art, music, physical education, computer, science lab and a unique children’s museum. The museum, called the Oxploratorium, houses a grocery store, bank, kitchen, doctor’s office, and post office. Music classes offer instruction in a keyboarding lab and physical education takes place in an official sized gymnasium.
Thirty-four (64%) of the staff have advanced degrees and five teachers have National Board Certification.Della Davidson Elementary School
Grades 4 – 5
Della Davidson Elementary (DDES) opened its doors in 2007 and is home to over 600 fourth and fifth graders. Students receive instruction in Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Math, and Science. Students also experience a rotation of “specials” which includes music, physical education, computer and art. Gifted classes are available for students who qualify. DDES is on the cutting edge of technology with three computer labs that are in constant use by students. One of these labs offers guided instruction from a certified computer teacher, another serves as a science lab providing science experiments, and the third lab is avaiable for remediation, research, and enrichment . An after-school tutoring program is available to help students with academic challenges. Della's library is the newest in the district and offers a wide selection of the most recent releases as well as "old favorites" and students enjoy weekly visits with their Language Arts teacher.
Della Davidson Elementary School teachers hold a variety of achievements including six with National Board Certification, twenty three with advanced degrees, and eleven working on advanced degrees and certification. Visit the Della Davidson Website for more information about our wonderful teachers and staff.Oxford Middle School
Grades 6 – 8
Oxford Middle School serves approximately 750 students in grades six, seven and eight. Twenty-three (42%) teachers have earned advanced degrees and six are National Board Certified teachers. Oxford Middle School has earned a Level 5 (Superior-Performing) rating with the Mississippi Department of Education for the past five years.
Students are grouped into teams for their core instruction. These teams divide the larger grade level into small learning communities that allow each student to build relationships with peers and teachers. Oxford Middle offers pre- algebra to sixth grade students, Algebra I is offered to seventh and eighth graders and geometry is the only state-approved pilot program offered to eighth graders. In addition to the core academic courses, students may select Latin, art, choral music, strings, career discovery, drama, physical education or band. Students may also participate in extra-curricular activities such as football, track, basketball, and pep squad at the middle school and are eligible to participate in tennis, golf, baseball, softball, swimming and cross-country at the high school.Oxford High School
Grades 9 – 12
Oxford High School is an award winning Level 5 (Superior-Performing) school with an established reputation for excellence. The current enrollment is 940 students in grades nine through twelve. Thirteen Advanced Placement courses are offered in the college preparatory curriculum. Four years of study are offered in Spanish, French and German. Eighty-seven percent of graduates attend colleges and universities spread across the country. Oxford High students taking the ACT college entrance exam consistently score above the state and national average.
Academic awards include National Merit Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Scholars; a nationally recognized award winning journalism program and student newspaper; State Math/Science Competition teams and state leaders on National Foreign Language Exams in Spanish, German and French. Students excel in award winning extra-curricular activities including theatre, band, chorus, strings, and numerous clubs.
The athletic program offers cross-country, football, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, powerlifting, golf, baseball, track, soccer, fast pitch softball, tennis, swimming and golf. State championships have been won in golf, boys basketball, girls basketball, track, cross-country, swimming, and baseball.
The current sixty-three member instructional staff has an average of fifteen years of teaching experience. Thirty-seven (56%) staff members have advanced degrees with six having doctoral degrees.Oxford Learning Center
Grades 6 – 12
The Oxford Learning Center has a rich tradition of providing academic, social, and emotional support to students who have needs that would be better served in an alternative academic setting. Oxford Learning Center seeks to meet the needs of students in grades 6 through 12 through individualized instructional and behavioral plans that address six key areas: academic performance, behavior modification, functional skills, career education, character education, and employability skills in a learning environment that offers high expectations and support.
Staffed with a total of six certified teachers with a cumulative total of 54 years of experience and an overall average of 9 years of experience, Oxford Learning Center stands ready to assist students who oftentimes need a smaller setting with individualized instruction and low teacher-pupil ratios to maximize their learning potential and educational experience. Oxford Learning Center offers courses to address the academic core areas of science, math, social studies, and English. Elective courses offerings include physical education and written communications.
Oxford Learning Center also endeavors to meet the needs of non-traditional students seeking an alternative to graduation by earning their GED through GED options program. The GED options program is an in school program designed for students between ages 16-21 who are enrolled in the Oxford School District. In addition to the age criteria, students must also meet the following criteria prior to being enrolled in the program: be at least two (2) grade levels behind or have acquired less than four (4) Carnegie units, must have taken every opportunity to continue in course work leading to a regular high school diploma, written parental permission to participate, documentation of Superintendent’s (or designated proxy’s) approval for participation, score at least 6th grade level on the Tests of Adult Basic Education in the areas of Reading, Math, and, Language, no discipline referrals within the last 30 days of school attendance, approval from the GED Option Committee before class attendance can begin.C.M. Scott Center
The Scott Center, established in 1987 and named for the Charles M. Scott family, serves disabled students from the Oxford community as well as neighboring districts. Educational programs for children from ages three through twenty are designed to address the personal dimensions related to each child’s unique needs. Students are served from a life-span perspective with very young students entering the program as preschoolers in a program for the developmentally delayed and later completing their secondary education through a pre-vocational or transitional class. Students receive focused, direct and individualized instruction in a nurturing environment where the emphasis is always on “abilities”. Related services such as speech-language, physical and occupational therapy are available to support the educational process.
Last Modified on June 1, 2012