1,135 PHDs working in Oak Ridge.
Oak Ridge Schools were 2nd in the world to become Advanced STEM certified.
Oak Ridge High School 2021 Rankings
Oak Ridge High School is consistently ranked in the top 10% nationally. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college.
- #35 - in Tennessee High Schools
- #6 - in Knoxville, TN Metro Area High Schools
- 92.5% - Graduation Rate
- 72.2% - Postsecondary Enrollment
Address: 157 Carver Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Telephone: (865) 425-9101
Fax: (865) 425-9120
Address: 125 Audubon Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Address: 700 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Address: 298 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Address: 168 Manhattan Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Address: 200 Fairbanks Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Address: 245 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Address: 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Address: 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Every student prepared for college, career, and life successOak Ridge Schools
No matter what age or ambition, award-winning educational opportunities are limitless and highly regarded in Oak Ridge.
The Oak Ridge Schools were born in the shadow of the Manhattan Project in 1943. Like the project that brought together the nation’s greatest minds for a common goal, the school system set the bar high for educational excellence from the beginning. Oak Ridge School District is the first school district in Tennessee to be entirely AdvancED STEM certified, K-12. STEM in Oak Ridge is not isolated to the traditional STEM content areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but rather emphasizes skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity in every classroom. Over 80% of their passionate, award-winning teachers hold Master’s degrees. Oak Ridge Schools offer a challenging STEM curriculum with a deliberate focus on collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity to ensure success for every student.
In addition to the flagship campus of The University of Tennessee, the region is home to eight four-year liberal arts colleges, three two-year and community colleges, and several technology training centers.
University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee's main campus in Knoxville is the oldest and largest university in Tennessee. More than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend 10 colleges and schools, with major research programs across 12 different disciplines of engineering. UT has nationally-ranked programs in accounting, business administration, logistics, nuclear engineering, and education. The University of Tennessee partners with the seince adn technology non-profit Battelle to manage the Oak Ridge National Laboratory .
The University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Innovation Institute was recently formed with the purpose of building the technology talent pipeline for America.
Roane State Community College
Roane State Community College’s largest campus is located in Oak Ridge. The college enrolls 5,000+ students over several different campuses. Roane State offers 13 different areas of studies, the majority of which will transfer to a 4-year college via the Tennessee Transfer Pathway. Roane State offers a well-regarded Computer Science program that includes Cyber Defense, as well as courses in engineering, mechatronics and health sciences. Roane State also partners with local employers to develop custom training programs.
Pellissippi State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College is located a stone’s throw from Oak Ridge. Pellissippi State offers a broad array of career certification programs, AA degree programs as well as university parallel enrollment. The college enrolls over 10,000 students across 5 campuses. Pellissippi State also offers custom training programs to local employers.
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Centers Elevate Tennessee
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Centers serve as the premier suppliers of workforce development throughout the State of Tennessee. There are several different TCAT locations in the region offering 20 different programs. The Colleges fulfill their mission by:
- Providing competency-based training through superior quality, traditional, and distance learning instruction methods that qualify completers for employment and job advancement;
- Contributing to the economic and community development of the communities served by training and retraining employed workers;
- Ensuring that programs and services are economical and accessible to all residents of Tennessee; and
- Building relationships of trust with the community, business, and industry leaders to supply highly skilled workers in areas of need.
In coordination with the TN Department of Education and in alignment with Gov. Bill Lee's Future Workforce Initiative, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is pleased to introduce Elevate TN a career exploration and advising platform. This platform is free for all TN educators and students grades 8-12.
This platform provides a place for businesses to connect with schools and their future workforce. By completing a profile, businesses can specify what types of skills and worker they are looking for and if they are willing to partner with schools. Students that are 16 years or older can also apply for internships or employment opportunities with participating companies.