What To Know About Oxford High School
Located in Oxford, a small community in northern Oakland County, it is the only high school in the Oxford Community Schools district.
Here’s what to know about Oxford High School.
Oxford High School is about 30 miles north of Detroit in Oxford, Mich.Credit…Paul Sancya/Associated Press
Nov. 30, 2021, 5:01 p.m. ET
On Tuesday, a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire with a semiautomatic handgun at Oxford High School, a public school in Oakland County, Mich, north of Detroit, killing at least three and injuring several others.
Located in Oxford, a small community in northern Oakland County, it is the only high school in the Oxford Community Schools district, which says that it offers families “a small town feel within the metro Detroit area.”
Less than 6,000 students across five townships and two villages in southeastern lower Michigan are enrolled in the overwhelmingly white district. The school offers a program where students can take college credits and earn an associate degree by graduation.
Once the location of a middle school, an architecture firm in neighboring Bloomfield Hills finished transforming the space into Oxford High School in 2004. Close to $40 million went into renovating the high school, which is now home to at least 33 classrooms,as well as a large gymnasium and a performing arts center.