Oswego East High School in Oswego, IL - Niche

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Oswego East High School is a public school in Oswego, Illinois. It has 2,131 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 60% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 302 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1525 Harvey Rd
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 636-3679

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3.9 from 302 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I think that the school offers a great variety of clubs and organizations. Many students are involved in extra-curricular activities and enjoy what they do. However, I wish the school would be less biased towards sports and contribute to other clubs.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I like how my school offers a large variety of school clubs and organizations to allow students to participate outside of class. I also appreciate the unique job shadowing and internship opportunities the school offers. However, I wish that the school wouldn't have such strong biased opinion towards certain sports or groups of people. The school should evenly distribute funds and support all aspects of the student body, in order to give a full experience to the students.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: Some of the teachers are extremely engaged in teaching, grading, and engaging with students. These teachers do an excellent job of making lessons interesting, increasing student participation, and respecting their students. These teachers are extremely approachable and easy to find outside of class.

    However, some teachers are not as friendly or approachable. These teachers are not always consistent with their grading and do not always respect student ideas.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The health and safety policies at this school are somewhat prominent. The nurses help students with medications and whenever they are feeling sick or uneasy. Administration attempts to make this school as safe as possible by having Officer Pan, a police officer who regularly comes to Oswego East. I have never felt unsafe at this school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are several extracurricular activities that students can take part in. Along with the sports provided, there are several clubs and organizations that help fit the diversity of the school. Of course, Oswego East provides the basic sports that most schools have. These sports are highly supported by administration and several students partake it these sports. There are also clubs for a variety of student interests. One new club includes the anime club where students discuss and draw anime. This is a great example of a unique club that many schools don't have. Because most of the students have different interests, many organizations are provided. My favorite activity is Wolfpack. This is the student section of Oswego East and is known to be one of the most spirited student sections in the area.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Waubonsie Valley High School 3 mi. 2,570
3.00 Oswego High School 3 mi. 2,559
3.00 Plainfield North High School 4 mi. 2,130
4.33 Metea Valley High School 7 mi. 2,644
3.33 Plainfield East High School 6 mi. 1,980

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Oswego East High School United States Metea Valley High School Oswego High School Plainfield East High School Plainfield North High School Waubonsie Valley High School
White 53.0% 51.0% 52.0% 66.0% 41.0% 66.0% 53.0%
Hispanic 21.0% 25.0% 10.0% 20.0% 28.0% 15.0% 12.0%
African American 13.0% 15.0% 14.0% 6.0% 17.0% 7.0% 13.0%
Asian 7.0% 4.8% 17.0% 2.0% 8.0% 5.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.3%
Grade 10 26.8%
Grade 11 22.8%
Grade 12 22.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 24% The activities
  • 23% Teachers
  • 13% Classmates
  • 12% The clubs
  • 9% The pool
  • 8% The Community
  • 6% Theater Department
  • 3% The World Language Teachers
  • 1% Choir Department

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 62% The rule enforcement / favoritism
  • 31% Administration
  • 8% Some teachers do not seem properly educated.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 35 responses

  • 29% It looks like a prison from the outside
  • 29% School Spirit
  • 14% The principle really cares about his students
  • 11% TALK
  • 6% Great Teachers
  • 6% Principle is awesome! PLTW, School spirit, Talk
  • 6% Project Lead the Way

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 57% Diverse
  • 14% Family
  • 11% Okay
  • 11% Good education and very diverse
  • 8% Provides good education

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 40% Its very easy to navigate, just follow the wings.
  • 20% Get involved...friends will like what you like.
  • 20% Get a map
  • 16% Be ready to have lots of options
  • 4% Your experience will vary. Wildly.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 16% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 3% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.