School Details

White Oak High

1001 Piney Green Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 455-1541

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1053 students 17 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Onslow County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

White Oak High is a public high school in Jacksonville. The principal of White Oak High is Mrs Jane Dennis, whose e-mail is 1,053 children attend White Oak High and identify as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 28% of the 1,053 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at White Oak High is 17:1. Northside High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 11%
Multiracial 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 60%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    This principal really cares about the students! I don't know her personally. But I have seen her at work. She is strict but cares. It as shows in her action. Thk u for a few extra minutes when weather is bad or traffic is backed up. She is concerned with safety.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school is awesome! I love all of the course that the school has to offer especially marching band! The band directors are great and I would definitely recommend attending this school you always find people to talk to and everyone for the most part is so nice!

  • (2 years ago)

    White is the best school to go to in Jacksonville NC. They are on top of everything the teachers are the best. One of the teachers came to our house to tutor my son after he had surgery. The principal guidance nurse and teachers had a meeting to make a plan for my son before his surgery. The teachers worked hard to make sure he passed his classes considering all the time he missed. Teachers really care about your child which is very important its not just a job to them.

  • (4 years ago)

    White Oak is a great school all of the teachers really care and want to help the students pass and be sucessful. The marching band is a great program for the students because it shows their talents and we have so much fun with it. I am a current marching viking in my freshmen year and will be in it untilI i graduate. We have so many great traditions and are noticed all around between parades comeptitions and games. We also atopt-a-family at christmas which is fully student ran and we buy gifts for them so they can have something for christmas. White Oak is a great school and the band program is wonderful!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a sophmore at white and honestly i don't agree with the freshman academy idea. I believe that separating the grades is a big mistake because the best way to help freshman into highschool is to let them socialize. I survived into my Sophmore year by joining the WOHS Marching Band. The Director is the Best without him whiteoak would fail at band. Anyways the students are very accepting and you always fit in nerdy crazy shy or not you always have a place. The teachers are the best around some are funny serious laid back or strict but they are helpful and always there. I was able to call my teacher at 7 in the evening to ask for help and she did!!!!! i suggest white Oak to every high school student. excellent courses and teachers plus extra curricular activities. And now we are going Green!!

  • (5 years ago)

    i go to this school and they help with everything they supply transportation if you do not have a ride available and every teacher is nice and have taught me the best out of every teacher i have ever had

  • (5 years ago)

    WO is truly a community oriented school. The staff and students are compassionate and welcoming. Many clubs and teams perform service projects and we enjoy WO performances and athletics.

  • (5 years ago)

    White Oak has a few of the best teachers I have seen but you only get these teachers if you know who they are and are fortunate enough to get in their classes. White Oak also has quite a few teachers that are not so good. My daughter has done fine. She takes the honors and AP classes. Although except for AP Stats she has not been truly challenged yet. I find the new principal reasonable. The senior project is a waste of time in my eyes. I also would much rather see classes taught for 45 minutes a day. Because of the 90 minute schedule my daughter will have to give up orchestra to fit in her Engineering class and next year may not even be able to fit it in to take her foreign language. It is a safe school and the children are welcoming to new students.

  • (5 years ago)

    White Oak provides a multitude of academic courses and extracurriculars designed to meet the needs/goals of all students. The challenge our child found was how to fit in all the electives she wanted to take! She graduated this year as a NC Scholar and SAT scholar 4 year varsity athlete and no she is not a student who sails through classes without working hard. Appropriate homework and dedicated teachers who provided afterschool tutoring made a big difference in our daughter's success. This year's Principal (the 3rd in 3 years!) was fair and consistent. Factions of the student body/district which may have been accustomed to special treatment had to adjust to obeying the same rules as everyone else. We respect the Principal for her excellent modeling of high ideals and ethics and especially for her open door policy and the fact that she was present nearly every day.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is very good. The teachers are great they love their jobs and the children they teach. The only complaints I would have is that they should be able to leave campus to eat lunch and it's a little to crampt for my taste.

  • (6 years ago)

    Since Paul Wiggins left this school has went downhill. The teachers favor certain students more than others. I hate that my brother has to attend this school for four years. The parents and students that have written past reveiws about this school were the parents of favored students or either the favored students themselves. White Oak High School is a disgrace

  • (6 years ago)

    this schhol has an utter disgrace towards it's students and especially toward seniors. the seniors are more restricted than ever as of white oak high history. i am appaled that my child has to endure harsh requirements in order to graduate. i believe that the Senior project is unreasonable and a waste of talet for the kids looking into their future and i don't see the point if you are trying to prepare them for college not a reflection of their high school experience. these kids are almost out of school and instead of being helped along it seems as if they are being punished for their academic sucess. I can't express how much White Oak High has plummited in their excellence and the quality of the school their staff and the education that these kids are forced to endure on a daily basis.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school rocks! Being a Marching Viking is one of the best experiences ever! It is a great place to go!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter liked the teachers and kids at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    White Oak was an amazing experience for me. I was a military brat and went to three different high schools before my senior year at White Oak. The teachers were so involved with the students and never gave up on us. There were so many opportunities to excel and constant encouragement to do so. Because it is not an inner city school White Oak feels more close knit than most other larger schools in the area. I really encourage any one coming to the area to strongly consider sending their children to White Oak.

  • (7 years ago)

    White Oak is the best school in the area. When I graduated in 2003 I was well prepared to go to college. While there are a few instructors that seem to lack the talent or drive to teach well a vase majority of the teachers are caring and well educated people. While I have not been back to White Oak since Paul Wiggins left I have heard that the new principal is doing okay.

  • (7 years ago)

    White Oak is an outstanding place to work! The student body is a diverse group of kids with highly involved parents. We really do work as a complete community to raise the children making sure they are as prepared as possible for what awaits them in their futures. Each year I think there is no way anyone could do a better job than my students but each year they amaze me with their abilities. White Oak is a fabulous school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I could not be more thrilled with the education my daughter is receiving here. The teachers and staff take a personal interest in my child and the other chilren providing daily tutoring whenever necessary. Chosing this school for our daughter has been a huge success!

  • (7 years ago)

    I regret sending my child here. She doesn't get the help she needs the teachers and staff are rude. The music classes are okay but my daughter was in the marching band and is dissappointed with their performances even from last year. White Oak has been declining in the past years. If all goes well she will be transferring to Jacksonville High soon. White Oak need to get it together.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has the best all around atmosphere conducent to learning. Both of my daughters attended here and one will be graduating with honors from NCSU in the summer. My other daughter consistently earns 'A's' in all classes. I've observed first hand their outstanding music and athletic programs. My wife and I knew the principle when she was the principle at Hunters Creek Middle School and she was an outstanding leader there and continues that work ethic at White Oak. This school simply has it all; every student attending White Oak High School should count their blessings they have such an outstanding Principle and dedicated teachers that make the total package of this top notch school work.

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