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Oak Park High School (Michigan)
|Oak Park High School|
|Motto||We enter to learn, we leave to achieve|
|School district||Oak Park Schools|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||19.11|
|Color(s)||Red, Black and White|
|Athletics conference||Oakland Activities Association|
|Mascot||Oak Park Knights|
|Website||Oak Park High School website|
Oak Park High School is a public high school located in Oak Park, Michigan an inner suburb of Detroit. The school is part of the Oak Park School district. It serves about 1,130 students in grades 9 to 12 from Oak Park and surrounding communities around Detroit.
In 2010, as a part of the Federal School Improvement Framework, the school was identified by the State of Michigan as one of 92 schools in the state that were the lowest achieving, according to performance on Michigan standardized tests. Eligible schools were invited to apply for a grant of up to 6 million dollars over 3 years to support efforts to raise academic achievement.
Oak Park High School's grant application was awarded $4.2 million. The school was one of 28 schools that were awarded grant funds.
The school colors are red, black and white. The school mascot is the Oak Park Knights.
Oak Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame
- Oak Park High School (coached by Alvin Delidow) won the Class-A team championship trophy, at the 1972 Michigan High School Athletic Association Boys' Track and Field Finals. At those same finals, the 440-yard relay team of Tony Craighead, Henry Staton, Dave Caplon, and Mike Rollins brought home gold for Oak Park.
- At the 2010 MHSAA Girls' Track and Field Finals, Dissa Swint-Cook won the 200-meter dash; becoming Oak Park High School's first individual state champion in nearly thirty years.
- At the 1982 MHSAA Girls' Track and Field Bernard Wells becomes the first coach to win a team championship. Team captains Michele (Mimi) Morris and VeronCia VC Daffin lead the way to this victory.
- In 1984, Oak Park won the MHSAA Class-B boys' basketball championship, with a 62–54 victory over Saginaw-Buena Vista High School.
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