New Oxford High School Opens
For nineteen months the entire Oxford community anxiously watched as the construction of the new Oxford High School was being erected on the site of the former OHS hill. On Sunday, August 8, 2010, the public was invited to attend the official Open House for the new school. “The reality of our new OHS is the culmination of a strong community effort. This facility is a reflection of the commitment to children displayed by our school board and civic leaders,” stated Oxford City Schools superintendent, Dr. Jeff Goodwin. Hundreds of people roamed the halls in awe of the new 130,000 square-foot learning facility, equipped with state-of-the art technology. The new Oxford High School has 31 classrooms, four science labs, four computer labs, three administrative offices, art room, kitchen, cafeteria, concession stand, and two weight rooms. A state-of the-art computer lab is stationed on each floor while each classroom is outfitted with the most advanced electronic and digital teaching tools: computers, LCD projectors, digital interactive tablets connected wirelessly to a digital projector, and wireless access throughout the building. Celebrating a century of providing the highest quality education for the citizens of Oxford, on Monday, August 9, Oxford High School opened its doors to more than 1,200 students. Oxford High School is for the children of our community and will be for many years to come a focal point of education in our city.