Oswego East High School in Oswego, IL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,131
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    323 3.9
  • Ranking

Oswego East High School is a public coed 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 323 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 323 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Academics: Academics are pretty standard I think. However, coming to University of Illinois and majoring in biology, the only class I think that gave me an idea of the time and work load would be Honors Anatomy. Everything else was done in class in high school which is the total opposite for college.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: Lots of cliques and people not being genuine. I think that just comes with age and maturity. TALK was a great program that I participated in freshman year, was a leader for two years and then coordinator senior year. I love that program and the idea, but definitely should keep that going throughout the year somehow.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Lots of different activities however most of them did not do much. You may had to 'tutor' for an hour or something a month but nobody came and it was mostly to put on college applications.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I had a lot of great opportunities from this school that were unique and helped give me experience in my interests. Girls Track and Field team was one of the best parts to school and the program that has been built up since the school opened is beyond impressive and I am proud to say I was a captain for two years. The Medical Topics program was also the best class I had ever taken and still talk about it to my peers in college and they respect it and wish they had that opportunity.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: There are definitely some teachers that are better than others. However, overall the teaching staff is well-rounded and usually has the best interest of the student at heart. They definitely are willing to work with any student no matter the topic, school related or not. I have made many good relationships with the teachers. The only thing I would try to develop is the getting ready for college classes. I am majoring in biology and the only class that prepared me for the extra time and work was Honors Anatomy.

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Oswego East High School United States Illinois Metea Valley High School Oswego High School Plainfield East High School Plainfield North High School Waubonsie Valley High School
White 53.0% 51.0% 48.4% 52.0% 66.0% 41.0% 66.0% 53.0%
Hispanic 21.0% 25.0% 25.3% 10.0% 20.0% 28.0% 15.0% 12.0%
African American 13.0% 15.0% 18.0% 14.0% 6.0% 17.0% 7.0% 13.0%
Asian 7.0% 4.8% 4.5% 17.0% 2.0% 8.0% 5.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 3.1% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 48 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 2% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 24% Teachers
  • 24% The activities
  • 13% The clubs
  • 13% Classmates
  • 9% The pool
  • 8% The Community
  • 5% Theater Department
  • 4% The World Language Teachers
  • 2% 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 38 responses

  • 29% It looks like a prison from the outside
  • 29% School Spirit
  • 13% The principle really cares about his students
  • 11% TALK
  • 8% Great Teachers
  • 5% Principle is awesome! PLTW, School spirit, Talk
  • 5% Project Lead the Way

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 56% Diverse
  • 12% Good education and very diverse
  • 12% Family
  • 10% Provides good education
  • 10% Okay

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 40 responses

  • 18% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 2% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.