The town of Oakman is located in the southwest corner of Walker County. In 1862 William Byrd Day settled in the area, and the town becam known as Day's Gap. The town became Oakman in 1895 in honor of one of the railroad engineers for the Georgia Pacific Railroad.
The Oakman community is in close proximity to water recreational areas, encouraging participation in swimming, boating and fishing activities. Also, many of our students are avid hunter's. We have an active Little League baseball and Toy Bowl football programs that involve both boys and girls. We have lighted baseball and softball fields as well for the students at the school.
The community history reveals early educational endeavors. In 1935 our past high school building (top left picture) was constructed under the W.P.A. That building was replaced by our new building in 2006. The new building includes an auditorium that seats 350 students, fifteen classrooms, a science lab, computer lab, and a distance learning classroom. The new building(top right picture) was tied onto an old wing that was constructed in 1987. It contains two classrooms, a science lab and library. We also have a band room and home economics/agriscience building that is detached as well as our lunchroom. Our current gymnasium was constructed in 1993 after a tornado destroyed the previous gym. In 2011 our school lost the grades of seventh and eighth grades to the new middle school that was constructed after the elementary school was destroyed by a tornado. This split dropped our enrollment down to 262 students in grades 9-12 for the year 2010. We have grown from 263 to this years enrollment of 292. The 2014-15 school year saw our enrollment top 380 with the addition of students from the recently closed Parrish High School. Enrollent for the 2016-17 school year was 400 students in grades 9-12. We are set to open a new lunchroom at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Our current demographics have our student population at about 98% Caucasian with 2% of the population being African-American. 55% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. We have been to the state playoffs in football the last six years in a row. Our girls softball program claimed a state championship in 2008 and placed second in the state during the 2009 season. The girls softball team returned to the finals in 2016. Our girls basketball claimed the area title this school year of 16-17 and finished with a record of 19-10. Our boys basketball has made great strides in improving from a 2016 record of 11-14 to this years record of 15-7. Our baseball team won the area and was ranked as high as number two in class 3A during the 2016-17 school year. The volleyball team has made it to state regionals the past two years. We have a very decorated band program that continues to grow and in the 16-17 school year they received all superior ratings with Best in Class Drum Major, Band, and Percussion. We also offer a Bass Fishing Team as well as other clubs such as Beta, SGA, FBLA and other clubs to serve the community.
Black Population: 182
Hispanic Population: 14
Asian Population: 3
Indian Population: 20
Other Population : 10
Male Population: 1532