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Oakwood High School


OHS Academic Profile

2023 – 2024 SCHOOL PROFILE

Neil Gupta
Dr. Paul J. Waller
OHS Principal
Kelly D. Owens
Guidance Department Chairperson

Paige J. G. Lumpkins
School Counselor

Adam B. Woessner
School Counselor

Lori Desch
Administrative Assistant/Registrar

1200 Far Hills Avenue • Oakwood, OH 45419 • (937) 297-5326 • Fax (937) 297-5348 
CEEB: 361-845 


Oakwood High School, with a student population of 649, is located immediately south of and adjacent to the City of Dayton and the University of Dayton. The City of Oakwood encompasses 2.2 square miles and has a population of approximately 9,000 people. Oakwood is a suburban community with 97.9% of the city being residential. 

School Facts

Type: Public, four-year comprehensive high school 
Enrollment: 649 as of Oct. 30, 2023

  • Received five stars in the categories of Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing and Graduation on the 2023 Ohio School Report Card
  • Accredited by the Ohio Department of Education

Professional Membership:

  • College Board
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling

ACT* Composite Mean of the Class of 2022:  25.3
* All members of the Class of 2021 except students with cognitive disabilities who participate in alternative assessments take the ACT.

Faculty: The faculty consists of 56 teachers, 84.9% hold advanced degrees. 

Advanced Placement Results 
Based on 2022 - 2023 school year

Total AP Students:  323
Number of AP Exams:  707
AP Students with scores 3+:  282
% of total students with scores 3+:  87.31%


Grade Point Average

Oakwood High School provides students with a solid academic foundation which prepares them to perform in a demanding college environment. Students have a cumulative GPA calculated each semester. Considering Oakwood High School’s highly competitive academic environment, the school does not rank students according to GPA.

Grade Scale

Began 2021 - 2022 school year
A = 4.0 (90 - 100)
B = 3.0 (80 - 89) 
C = 2.0 (70 - 79)
D = 1.0   (60 - 69)
F = below 60

Previous grading scale
A = 4.0 (92 - 100)
B = 3.0 (83 - 91)
C = 2.0 (74 - 82)
D = 1.0 (65 - 73)
F = below 65


Graduation Requirements: 
English I, II, III and IV 4 Credits 
Social Studies 4 Credits 
Mathematics 4 Credits 
Science 3 Credits 
Physical Education .5 Credit 
Health Education .5 Credit 
Fine Arts 1 Credit 
Additional electives 5 Credits 

All courses are college preparatory

College Credit Plus Courses offered at OHS: 
American Sign Language (I/II Beginners, I/II Intermediate)
CCP Calculus I
French III H and IV
Great Books Literature 
International Politics 
Introduction to Mass Communications
History of the Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Linear Algebra
Spanish III, H and IV
Western Civ to 1500 

Advanced Placement Courses: 
American Government & Politics 
Calculus BC 
Comparative Government & Politics 
English 10 Seminar (starting with Class of 2025)
English 11 – Language & Composition 
English 12 – Literature & Composition 
French V 
Music Theory 
Physics C 
Spanish V 
Studio Art 
United States History
World History 

Advanced Placement:
Students taking AP courses earn a .05 “add-on” factor to their GPA for each AP course completed with a grade of C or higher and completion of the AP Exam. 

College Credit Plus:
Students taking College Credit Plus courses earn both high school and college credit. Students earning college credit plus credit, in a core course, receive a .05 “add-on” factor to their GPA. 

Honors/High Honors:
High Honors (AP Prep) English course was offered in the 10th grade (replaced with AP English 10 Seminar in 2022 - 2023).  Honors courses are offered in mathematics and English at all grade levels. Honors II and III courses are available in French and Spanish.  

Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic school year, students could earn a .025 add-on factor for each yearlong Honors and High Honors course completed with a C or higher.  The add-on is adjusted for courses earning less than 1 credit.  Also beginning in 2021-2022, students taking Academic Decathlon who earned a C or higher and a qualifying test score received the .025 add on.

Career Education Programs:
Through a contractual arrangement with two neighboring school districts, Oakwood High School provides students with a choice of 25 career programs. All are technical preparation programs which award college credit. 

Class of 2023 Statistics

Class of 2023 Post High School Plans

  • Attending a four-year school:  84.9%
  • Attending a two-year or technical school:  8.2%
  • Pursuing employment, military, gap year or other opportunity:  6.9%

Class of 2023 Achievements

  • 95 students received the "Ohio Diploma with Honors"
  • 10 National Merit Finalists, 1 National Merit Semifinalist
  • 9 Commended Scholars


Class of 2023 Grade Distribution 

  • The mean GPA for the Class of 2023 is 3.806
  • Among the students in the class, 48.8% are above the mean
  • The median GPA is 3.904

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Academic Quiz Team                                
  • Architectural Team
  • BOLD
  • Book Squad
  • Chess Club
  • Circle of Friends
  • CyberPatriots
  • Ecology Club                                               
  • Energy Team                                               
  • French Club                                                 
  • French Honor Society       
  • Girls Who Code
  • Hope Squad
  • Interact Club
  • Lumberjack Theatre
  • Math Club
  • Muse Machine
  • National Business Honors Society
  • National Honor Society
  • Oakwood Girl Talk
  • Oakwood Giving
  • OMUN
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Plays/Musicals
  • Political Participation Club
  • Pups for People
  • Quill & Scroll
  • Senior Slideshow Committee
  • Spanish Club
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Speech and Debate
  • Student Council
  • Superintendent/Principal
  • Advisory Council
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society
  • US International
  • Varsity “O”
  • Visible and Resilient
  • Yoga Club

Athletic Programs

  • Basketball, Boys/Girls
  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country, Boys/Girls
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf, Boys/Girls
  • Lacrosse, Boys/Girls
  • Soccer, Boys/Girls
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis, Boys/Girls
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball, Girls
  • Wrestling

COVID-19 STatement

Oakwood High School ceased face-to-face instruction March 13, 2020 and transitioned to off-site instruction March 16, 2020. During remote instruction, teachers used a variety of platforms and applications to provide asynchronous and synchronous instruction to students. 

For the 2020-2021 academic year, OHS offered students two options for instruction.  Students who chose Option 1 attended class with face-to-face delivery of instruction on a half-day basis for the first three quarters and full-day instruction for fourth quarter.  In Option 2, students received instruction through a third-party online vendor.

The cancellation of Ohio's State Tests in spring and summer of 2020, due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, and ordered school-building closure impacted students' abilities to meet graduation requirements in future years.  HB 164 - Section 12 allowed districts the flexibility to substitute final course grades for the corresponding high school end-of-course examination to meet graduation requirements.