Oregon-Davis Jr.-Sr. High School is part of the Oregon-Davis School Corporation which is located in Hamlet, Indiana (Starke County). The school is a consolidation of Oregon Township and Davis Township. The first graduating class was the class of 1964. After the consolidation, grades 9-12 were held in the Grovertown High School Building and grades 7-8 were held at the former Hamlet High School. The elementary was built in the early 1980s.
The junior-senior high building opened in the spring of 1971 with its first graduating class that May. The building has been renovated twice with the first renovation beginning in 1999. At this time, additional classrooms were added to the back of both the circles. The second renovation began in the spring of 2010 and was a smaller project enlarging existing classrooms. This was when Oregon-Davis became a New Tech High School (project based learning). The architectural design of the high school is two round domes. The folklore in the community is that the school was designed to look similar to the University of Notre Dame’s Athletic & Convocation Center.
The community is rural with a strong economy in agriculture. There is only one factory in the community. As such, many of our students are from farm families, are active in organizations like 4-H, and we are starting to see an influx of migrant workers attending our school.
ODJSHS is a technology rich environment which utilizes one-to-one technology. Students in 7th and 8th grade are assigned an iPad, while 9th -12th grade students are assigned MacBook Airs. Teachers are also assigned laptops and teaching classrooms are outfitted with projectors. We also utilize Canvas as a learning management system, wherein teachers catalogue/inventory lessons, activities, and assessments. As a school corporation, we utilize PIVOT Inspect as our formative assessment system to track student data and growth.
Parents have access to a wealth of knowledge about our school via our web site. Here they can find school menus, register for school, and access counseling information. Over the last year and a half, ODJSHS has increased its social media presence via Facebook, which has become a primary source for disseminating information to our parents and the community.
The building consists of grades 7-12. There are 258 students, 120 boys and 138 girls. There are 52.3% of the students who participate in free and reduced lunch programs. Demographically, the student population is: 88.8 % white (Non-Hispanic); 7.8% Hispanic; and 1.9% multiracial.
For the 2017-18 school year, there are 28 staff members. The total number of certified teaching staff members is 21, with 4 of them being new certified staff members.