Oswego East High School

332 reviews
  1. Oswego Community Unit School District No. 308
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
1525 Harvey Rd
Oswego, IL 60543
Telephone
(630) 636-3679
Website
Data not available

Oswego East 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
95%
Average SAT
1160
27 responses
Average ACT
27
195 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
AP Enrollment
16%
AP Exam Pass Rate
61%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    6%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    31%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    62%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    2%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 137 responses
  • Football Games
    20%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Senior Celebration
    16%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Best student fan section in the area!!
    9%
  • Frosh fest
    4%
  • Band entertainment at football & basketball games
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,131
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,710/ year
National
$11,890
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses

Reviews

332 reviews
  • Excellent
    74
  • Very Good
    160
  • Average
    87
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    1
Over the four years that I have been a student, the dynamic of the school changed from year to year, even semester to semester. I have had four principals in my time causing things to be very different year to year. We went from having a principal that everyone loved, to having two principals that no one knew who they were, to having a principal that claims to be all about tradition, yet takes away our own traditions. I loved having the educational opportunities that I have had from going to the school. However, the curriculum changes every single year for every single subject. I had been told I couldn't take certain classes due to curriculum changes which prevented me from taking classes that I wanted to take when I wanted to take them. I think that overall though the school was amazing but really needs to establish a firm foundation when it comes to curriculums so that they don't change every year. Even graduation requirements are always changing.
  • Senior
  • 9 days ago
East stands for excellence, academics, spirit, and tradition. At Oswego East High School academics come first. They provide good resources for academics and have an overwhelming amount of clubs and activities. Although, unfortunately we haven't had a lot of advancements while I've attend Oswego East ,due to the fact that I've had more than four principals and a change in superintendents during my four years. Consistency of administration will be advantageous to the students as well as the entire faculty.
  • Senior
  • 19 days ago
I love the unity of the "wolf pack" at school. Most of the teachers are invested in their students' success inside the classroom and out. However, the majority of the focus is put on athletics, as well as financial support. The Fine Arts program struggles to find financial support. A lot of busy work homework is given instead of homework that actually pushes the students to learn more. I do not know of many cases of bullying, but there are a good amount of fights and other illegal activity off campus and on. There are, however, a lot of available classes and after school clubs and activities for students to get connected.
  • Senior
  • 15 days ago