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COMO YOU KNOW: Oakland Junior High School

Sunday, February 26, 2012 | 2:00 a.m. CST; updated 8:23 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Summary

Oakland Junior High School is one of three such schools in the Columbia district. Famous alums include NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.

Factbox

Principal: Kim Presko

Address: 3405 Oakland Place

Phone: 214-3220

Colors: Orange and navy

Mascot: Eagle

Students enrolled: 753 for the 2011-12 school year.

Full text

Oakland opened in 1971 and was used as a middle school while the current middle schools in the district were under construction.

Oakland Junior High School is also the only junior high to offer honors block classes. One popular class is the ninth grade honors government and economics block, which maintains a particularly high energy every four years like clockwork.

Links and sources

Oakland Junior High School website

Columbia Public Schools website

School report card data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website

Updated: Feb. 26, 2012


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