About Oak Grove

  • Principal: Kristin Tate
    Address3810 Wake Forest Road, Durham, NC 27703
    Phone  919-560-3960  Fax Number: 919-596-4145
    Hours of Operation: 7:45 am - 2:15 pm
    Enrollment: 497

    School Motto: "Grounded In Excellence, Rooted in PRIDE!"
    School Colors: Blue and White
    School Mascot: Cougar


    Oak Grove will create a community of students, staff, and parents working together to provide a high-quality education for all students and to foster lifelong learners and responsible citizens.


    Oak Grove will display a student-centered environment where students and teachers take ownership and are actively engaged in meaningful, relevant, differentiated instruction and learning.  Using technology, teachers will facilitate the development of digital learners while simultaneously enriching their own professional growth.


    In 1927, four schools, Mineral Springs, Southview, Southview Annex, and Redwood, were consolidated at Minerals Springs Road.  On August 25, 1993, the doors opened to the new Oak Grove Elementary for kindergarten through 5th-grade students.

    Positive Behavior Philosophy:

    In our caring school community, all of the adults share the responsibility to ensure every child’s behavioral and academic success.  We all have high standards for ourselves and for each other. 

    We expect all of the people in our community, the staff, volunteers, parents/guardians as well as the students, to model respect for self, for others, and our school.

    “PRIDE” at Oak Grove…..

    • We are Prepared.
    • We are Respectful.
    • We are In control.
    • We are Dedicated learners...
    • Therefore, we are Extraordinary!

    cougar pride