INTRODUCTION OF OXFORD CITY SCHOOLS
Established in 1970, the Oxford City School District is a thriving school system operating in one of Alabama’s most economically successful cities. Situated in the retail hub of northeast Alabama, the Oxford School System has mirrored the growth of its founding city and has expanded from three schools serving 2,700 students in 1998 to six schools serving 4,200 students today. Even with its tremendous growth, Oxford City Schools has stayed true to its original roots as a small-town school district that is the focal point of the communities it serves.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in east Alabama, the Oxford City School System proudly serves Pre-K through 12th grade students. It ranks as the 19th largest out of 69 city school districts in the State of Alabama. The District’s schools are as follows:
Coldwater Elementary (grades K-4) serving the western portion of the district;
DeArmanville Elementary (grades K-4) serving the eastern portion of the district;
Oxford Elementary (grades Pre K-4) serving the central portion of the district;
C.E. Hanna Elementary serving all 5-6th grade students district-wide;
Oxford Middle serving all 7-8th grade students district-wide;
Oxford High serving all students grades 9-12 including the district’s Career Technical Center.
OXFORD CITY SCHOOLS VISION STATEMENT
Our vision is to be the leader in all aspects of education. From the time a child enters kindergarten until graduation, we want to provide the best instruction, extra-curricular activities, facilities, and services enabling our students to become productive successful citizens.
This commitment is visible in every classroom in every school. A pinpoint focus on instructional strategies, supplementary services, counseling, and continuous improvement permeates every action taken by the district. Our facilities are some of the best in the southeastern United States thanks to the Board of Education and civic leadership’s commitment to having the best learning environment possible. Students in all schools have the opportunity to enjoy many types of extra-curricular activities from elementary choir to robotics and athletics. In all cases, the facilities and extra-curricular activities exist to accentuate the learning experience for the students served by the system.
Oxford’s mission statement and beliefs were re-affirmed by an overwhelming majority of stakeholders in 2010. During the process of constructing the plan, stakeholder groups were allowed to evaluate, comment, and recommend changes based on current data to our mission statement and beliefs.
OXFORD CITY SCHOOLS MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Oxford City School system, the focal point of a growing, diverse community, is to ensure the academic success of all students through a student-centered system of individualized instruction, highly qualified staff, exemplary facilities, and effective use of all resources.