• Schools

  • No matter what age or ambition, award winning educational opportunities are limitless and highly regarded.

    Oak Ridge Schools have been praised for excellence since the system began in in 1943. With 4,800 students, the system includes four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, all certified by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Oak Ridge Schools are the First AdvancED STEM Certified District in Tennessee and only the second in the world. Students are assured individual attention from the system’s professional staff of almost 800. The student-to-teacher ratio in kindergarten through fourth grade is 13-1. Over 75% of teachers in the system hold master’s degrees.

    Higher learning institutions in the area include Roane State Community College, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, King University, South CollegeTusculum College, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

    For members of the workforce seeking new training opportunities, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development offers several programs, including the Industrial Training Service, Manufacturing Means Jobs and Tennessee job Skills.

    Oak Ridge also has church school and private school opportunities for families interested in those educational paths. St. Mary’s Catholic School serves 369 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades and is in the center of Oak Ridge. Several churches offer small school programs.

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