Oak Ridge High School
is a public high school
located 20 miles east of Sacramento
in rapidly growing El Dorado Hills
. It is part of the El Dorado Union High School District
. Oak Ridge High School
was established in 1980 with 222 students, though it currently has more than 2500 students.
Oak Ridge offers a wide range of classes in History, English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Electives, and a large drama and art department. The school offers foreign languages such as Japanese, Italian, French, and Spanish.Oak Ridge is in the 96th percentile among Californian schools in SAT scores and has a 99.1% graduation rate as of 2008.<br />Oak Ridge was measured at 865 in the 2008 Academic Performance Index, compared with the California State average of 742 in 2008.
Oak Ridge High School's Alma Mater is a modification of Fresno High School's same anthem. When sung or played, it goes to the tune of Cornell University's alma mater, "Far Above Cayuga's Waters
". The song is intoned at the end of all ORHS football games, with the second verse and chorus omitted. The Oak Ridge Marching Band also sings or plays the Alma Mater following each home football game. The Marching Band plays Far Above Cayuga's Waters in the key of A-flat; this arrangement is 18 measures long.Our strong can never be broken
<br />Formed at Oak Ridge High.
<br />Far surpassing wealth unspoken
<br />Sealed by friendship's......