Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, CA - Niche

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Oak Ridge High School is a public school in El Dorado Hills, California. It has 2,345 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 88% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 263 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1120 Harvard Way
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 933-6980

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3.7 from 263 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Parents here are all aboit their kids. Most of them spoil their kids. They support them in whatever they want to do and are really laid back. There are mostly no enforcements on kids by the parents.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: I like to see some color in the teachers. Most of them know what they are talling about and seem to love what they teach. They do their best in trying to be less stressed and more passionate about goving new information to students. They are very friendly for the most part; everyone has their bad days.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: No real safety problems considering the location of the school. Alot of students engage in drugs and partying but that's easily avoidable.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Most extracurriculars that people join are sports, I'd say the second most popular would be Y&G and NHS/Interact. Some ethnic clubs also hold outside events, though they're usually self-sponsored and small.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Overall experience is fine. Unfortunately the school is in a smaller town so it's harder to get to know new people. Since it's the biggest high school in the area, if you've lived there long enough you probably know the majority of people in your grade since you've bee going to go to school with them since elementary school. People are nice enough but can be clique-ish, and it's hard to get rid of a reputation if you have one.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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3.33 Silva Valley Elementary School Public
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3.00 Lakeview Elementary School Public
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Madrone Montessori School Private, Montessori
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Guiding Hands School, Private, Special Education
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Marble Valley Center for Excellence Private
3.66 Folsom Hills Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.66 Green Valley Elementary School Public
2.66 Charter Montessori Blue Oak Campus Public, Charter
2.66 Blue Oak Elementary School Public
3.66 Gold Ridge Elementary School Public
2.66 Camerado Springs Middle School Public
3.33 Folsom Middle School Public
3.00 Blanche Sprentz Elementary School Public
St. John Notre Dame School Private, Religious
4.00 Folsom High School Public
3.66 Sandra J. Gallardo Elementary School Public
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The Phoenix Schools Private
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Folsom Lake High School Public, Alternative
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Folsom Crescent School Private, Religious
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Brighton Schools - Folsom Private
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3.66 Ponderosa High School Public
Compass Rose Nps Private, Special Education, All-Boys
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2.66 Casa Roble Fundamental High School Public
3.00 Ridgeview Elementary School Public
3.33 Oakhills Elementary School Public
3.33 Green Oaks Fundamental Elementary School Public
2.66 Placer Elementary School Public
3.33 Miller's Hill Public
2.66 Franklin Elementary School Public
3.00 Loomis Basin Charter School Public, Charter
3.00 Pershing Elementary School Public, Magnet
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Orangevale Seventh Day Adventist School Private, Religious
Latrobe Elementary School Public
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2.66 Oakview Community Elementary School Public
3.00 Greenhills Elementary School Public
3.00 Andrew Carnegie Middle School Public
Granite Bay Montessori School Private, Montessori
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Almondale Academy Private
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Vista Del Lago High School 3 mi. 1,446
4.00 Folsom High School 5 mi. 2,062
3.66 Ponderosa High School 7 mi. 1,828
2.66 Casa Roble Fundamental High School 8 mi. 1,374
4.33 Granite Bay High School 8 mi. 2,108

Around Oak Ridge High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Oak Ridge High School United States Casa Roble Fundamental High School Folsom High School Granite Bay High School Ponderosa High School Vista Del Lago High School
White 65.0% 51.0% 79.0% 64.0% 68.0% 80.0% 75.0%
Multiracial 13.0% 2.8% 0% 3.0% 7.0% 3.0% 0%
Asian 9.0% 4.8% 2.0% 17.0% 11.0% 2.0% 11.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 25.0% 11.0% 10.0% 10.0% 12.0% 8.0%
African American 2.0% 15.0% 2.0% 3.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 2.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.2%
Grade 10 25.0%
Grade 11 24.7%
Grade 12 23.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 56% Yes
  • 44% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 26% Educational Opportunities
  • 24% Some really great teachers
  • 17% Sport Clubs
  • 12% Clean Campus
  • 10% Stronger than most Arts programing
  • 4% Friendly students and staff
  • 3% Great leadership program
  • 2% Involvement
  • 1% Open Campus

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 33% Kids have too much access to money
  • 33% Parking situation (it could be worse, though)
  • 15% Rule-breaking students
  • 12% Stuck up students.
  • 8% Kids doing hookah or vape in the bathroom

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 29 responses

  • 38% The academic tenacity of the student athletes
  • 24% The success and ambition of the students
  • 14% Snowboard Team
  • 10% We have a mountain biking team
  • 10% The quality of courses
  • 3% Y&G

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 30% All of the above
  • 23% Smart
  • 17% Entitled
  • 13% Stereotypical
  • 10% Glorified gym
  • 3% Diverse
  • 3% Horrid Parking

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 30% Study Hard
  • 26% Put yourself in a group, or your going to get lost
  • 26% Make friends quickly; it makes school easier
  • 11% Recognize privilege around you
  • 7% Really think about the clubs you join as Freshman

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 91% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.