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Oxford Prep Welcomes Kaci Harris as New Varsity Softball Head Coach
Congratulations Kaci Harris, Head Varsity Softball Coach, Oxford Preparatory School

Oxford Preparatory School is delighted to announce the appointment of Kaci Harris as the newest addition to its coaching staff. She is an Oxford Prep alum and previously coached the middle school team this spring to a regular season co-conference championship. With a rich background in softball spanning decades, Harris brings a wealth of experience and passion to the school's athletic program.

Harris's unwavering dedication to softball began at age four, sparking a lifelong passion for the sport. Her journey was marked by participation in various travel ball organizations, notably with the esteemed Carolina Cardinals. Her tenure with the Cardinals saw her grace the fields of three USA Nationals tournaments, solidifying her reputation as a formidable player.

Throughout high school, Harris excelled on the field for Oxford Prep and served as an assistant coach for Henderson Vance Recreation teams, demonstrating her commitment to both her own development and the growth of future athletes.

Continuing her academic and athletic pursuits, Harris pursued higher education at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where she garnered invaluable life experiences both on and off the field. In the summers, she dedicated to sharing her expertise through coaching and providing lessons to aspiring players, further solidifying her role as a mentor within the softball community.

Upon graduation last year, Harris joined the Oxford Prep family as the lower school Healthful Living and PE teacher, seamlessly integrating her sports passion and dedication to education. Her coaching journey at Oxford Prep reached new heights as she proudly led the middle school softball team during the past season.

With a versatile skill set encompassing about every position on the field, Harris's expertise is matched only by her unwavering love for the game. Now transitioning from player to coach, she eagerly anticipates the opportunity to inspire and empower the next generation of softball enthusiasts at Oxford Prep.

"I am thrilled to join the coaching staff at Oxford Prep and embark on this new chapter in my career," said Coach Harris. "Softball has always been a profound passion of mine, and I am eager to share my knowledge and enthusiasm with the talented athletes here."

Oxford Preparatory School warmly welcomes Coach Harris and looks forward to the invaluable contributions she will undoubtedly make to the softball program.

2024 NC State Concessions Fundraiser

We need 20 adults (16 year and older) to sign up to work concessions at NC state football games. This our primary fundraiser. We purchase uniforms for all teams and have last finished off paying for sound system, scoreboards, and installed new wall padding on softball field and in the gym. We need parents from both varsity and middle school to help. Each sport is assigned a game but you can work any game that fits your schedule! Contact Coach Hammett or your team's head coach if you have any questions.

Summer Voluntary Workouts

Our summer voluntary workouts run on various dates in June and July. See our summer voluntary workout schedule for details.

New Hires

Oxford Preparatory School is thrilled to welcome the following talented new team members for the upcoming 2024–2025 school year. Please get to know our new team members by reading all about them in our introduction letter. Welcome to Oxford Preparatory School!

Announcement From Oxford Preparatory School
US News High School Rankings for Oxford Prep

Oxford Prep ranked #40 in North Carolina (NC) high schools in the US News and World Report 2024 High School Rankings released today (April 23, 2024). This places Oxford Prep within the top 10% of NC public high schools and #8 within the Durham/Chapel Hill Metro Region! #GoGriffins

Oxford Prep Continues to Demonstrate Outstanding Academic Outcomes During the 2022–2023 School Year
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OXFORD PREPARATORY SCHOOL Oxford Preparatory School exceeded state growth expectations while earning the highest (tied) school performance score (80) and the highest % of graduates that met the ACT UNC/Workkeys composite minimum (64.6%) out of traditional public schools and charter schools in Franklin, Granville, Vance, and Warren Counties during the previous 2022 - 2023 school year.

With the recent release of student performance results from 2022–23 school year, results for Oxford Preparatory School (OPS) once again revealed outstanding academic outcomes. The accountability report for the 2022–23 school year is the second since 2018–19 to feature all components of the state’s accountability framework, including the calculation of school performance grades, in which Oxford Prep received an overall school performance grade of “B – 80”, the highest in school’s history since opening in 2013. In addition, Oxford Prep exceeded overall school academic growth expectations.

Oxford Preparatory School earned the highest (tied) school performance score (80) and the highest percent of graduates that met the ACT UNC/WorkKeys composite minimum (64.6%) out of traditional public schools and charter schools in Franklin, Granville, Vance, and Warren Counties.  

“We are thrilled about the promising results that provide strong evidence that we are closing achievement gaps,” OPS Executive Director Andrew Swanner remarked. While statewide EOG/EOC performance in all subjects in statewide performance showed sizable achievement gaps (31 points between White and Black students, 24 points between White and Hispanic students, and 29 points between Non-Economically Disadvantaged Students and Economically Disadvantaged Students), Oxford Prep student performance revealed far smaller achievement gaps (6 points between White and Black students, 4 points between White and Hispanic students, and 12 points between Non-Economically Disadvantaged Students and Economically Disadvantaged Students).

“These outstanding outcomes are a result of the efforts of our faculty/staff, leadership team, board of directors, students, and parents that have bought into our college-prep mission and made a serious academic commitment.  I couldn’t be more proud of our school community that has overcome so many of the obstacles that we have faced during these past few years,” Swanner remarked. “We are continuing to make additional investments and improvements to address any learning loss as a result of the obstacles during the past few years. We hope to improve upon these outstanding results to continue to demonstrate that our school is an excellent college-prep public charter school benefiting our community.”