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Five Star Award

Recognizing that the involvement of the community is vital to student success, the Commissioner of Education and the Commissioner’s Community Involvement Council established the Five Star School Award.

This symbol of achievement is presented each year to those schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. Eligible schools are designated annually and must be renewed each year. Schools that achieve this designation will receive the Florida Department of Education’s highest award for community involvement.

In order to qualify for this award, a school must achieve 100% of these criteria in the categories of Business Partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteers, Student Community Service, and School Advisory Councils. The school must also have a portfolio that documents the achievement of each criteria.

Out of all the high schools in Orange County, only 8 have been recipients of the “Five Star Award." Oak Ridge High School is a proud Five Star Award school for 5 consecutive years beginning with the 2014-2015 school year up to the 2018-2019 school year.  Due to the pandemic, awards were not applied for, nor issued for the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school years.