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Oakland Junior High School is one of three such schools in the Columbia district. Famous alums include NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.
Principal: Kim Presko
Address: 3405 Oakland Place
Colors: Orange and navy
Students enrolled: 753 for the 2011-12 school year.
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
School report card data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website
Updated: Feb. 26, 2012