Oregon City Senior High School

289 reviews
  1. Oregon City School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
19761 South Beavercreek Rd
Oregon City, OR 97045
Telephone
(503) 785-8900
Website
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Oregon City Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1120
125 responses
Average ACT
26
44 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
AP Enrollment
21%
AP Exam Pass Rate
79%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    13%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    49%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    36%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    2%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 113 responses
  • Graduation
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • All the assemblys
    12%
  • Pioneer pageant
    12%
  • Senior Sunrise/Sunset
    8%
  • Winter Formal
    8%
  • Prom
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,172
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,035
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,109/ year
National
$11,890
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses

Reviews

289 reviews
  • Excellent
    52
  • Very Good
    120
  • Average
    92
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    7
Life at OCHS is difficult to describe. On the one hand, my high school experience was not as bad as movies would suggest. There are many snooty students, but every time someone visits my school, they remark about how nice everyone is. People also love the modern architectural design of OCHS. The school was built recently, and is far newer than most other schools in the area. Everything is so grey, so dim, though. It's kind of depressing. My main problem is that I tried to get into extracurriculars during my junior year. I signed up for many clubs, but somehow never received anything about them later. It seems that the student council has a monopoly over most school activities, and therefore get first dibs. So for someone with no extracurriculars, it is definitely very difficult to get into these events. I'm not sure if I would go here again. It's a decent school, but the teachers are usually difficult to deal with, and I'm not sure how it stacks up against other schools. Actually, if I could do it all over again, I wouldn't. I'm glad it's over!
  • High School Senior
  • 9 months ago
Teachers at Oregon City High School often do not care about their students in the way that students need. Personally, I can count on one hand (or half a hand, really) the teachers that I really cherished; the ones that really helped me succeed in my learning. And on the other hand, and both of my feet, and a big board full of tallies, I can count the amount of teachers that I absolutely detested. And for so many reasons! Unbelievably bad teaching methods, inability (or unwillingness) to connect with students, explosive tantrums, inconsistent grading, and inability to effectively communicate a simple concept. So many of my teachers would let the class get out of control and then blow up at us, multiple times in a class period. I usually leave my classes thinking,"Man, I could have taught that better, even if I were having an off day, or if I were on fire."
  • High School Senior
  • 9 months ago
I love all the opportunities for college credit, and the teachers who teach the higher level classes really get to know their students and will be their to support them when needed. The rest of the school sucks. Too large of classes, crowded shoulder to shoulder hallways, and they kick students out who aren't meeting the school's academic standards before trying to help them. Seems to always be on the news for something, whether it's drugs, fights, accidents, teachers inappropriate contact with teachers, gay rights and cops are constantly there!
  • Niche User
  • Mar 22 2015