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 2,035 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 225 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.8 from 225 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school is very diverse, and has some amazing teachers. There are after school programs for nearly everything you can think of, and it is very simple to start your own club if you can't find one to join.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I have a lot of mixed feelings. I do like the quality of some of the programs, others not. Some departments and teachers have great grading policies (Language department in particular has a great policy), others are questionable. Some students are helped and assisted by administration and teachers, others are turned away or outright told to just "grow up" when they were only asking for studying tips.

    The class selection for freshmen is okay, and gets better as you progress (Project Lead the Way is the only thing that stops the freshmen class selection from being "meh", but that's just me being a future STEM major.) I like how the course catalog is being expanded to add more trade-based classes (for example, an EMT certification program through the local community college is being offered this year), so students that don't necessarily have an eye for a 4-year institution can come out of high school ready for a career.

    So, not a bad school for most people. If I had a choice though, I wouldn't jump on the opportunity to go here or anywhere in District 308; I would go to Neuqua Valley, they're ranked much higher in everything and are closer to where I live anyways.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience has been really great because the school is very diverse with all different types of people. Also, as a whole, the kids are very welcoming and there's slim to none of bullying.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I have made the greatest friends at this school. My first half of my freshman year was the worst because of bullying, the school tried telling me it was my fault that all of this bullying would occur and the girl who bullied me never received any form of punishment. However, my best friend got me help my second half of freshman year and his friends and him defended me and they made the school really worth it, they graduated my sophomore year though. I've been dating the guy who helped me since I was a sophomore and I am still best friends with all of them. Even if I had the chance to do it all over I think I would still attend the school just for them because they honestly are the best friends I could have ever asked for. I would also attend because the world language teachers are honestly the best. I have had bad experiences with other teachers but the world language teachers don't pick favorites they are at the school all the time and are always willing to help.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: The food service was pretty typical of any high school. Most people brought their own lunches, but there weren't many complaints about cafeteria food.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Waubonsie Valley High School 3 mi. 2,592
3.00 Oswego High School 3 mi. 2,451
3.00 Plainfield North High School 4 mi. 2,068
4.33 Metea Valley High School 7 mi. 2,582
3.33 Plainfield East High School 6 mi. 1,966

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


Male 50%
Female 49%

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 52.0% 51.0% 54.0% 67.0% 40.0% 66.0% 54.0%
Hispanic 22.0% 25.0% 11.0% 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% 16.0% 2.0% 8.0% 6.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 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 24.2%
Grade 10 25.4%
Grade 11 26.4%
Grade 12 24.0%

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 22 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 0% No

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

  • 28% Teachers
  • 26% The activities
  • 16% Classmates
  • 12% The pool
  • 7% The World Language Teachers
  • 5% Theater Department
  • 5% The Community
  • 2% The clubs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 61% The rule enforcement / favoritism
  • 35% Administration
  • 4% Some teachers do not seem properly educated.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 21 responses

  • 43% It looks like a prison from the outside
  • 24% The principle really cares about his students
  • 19% School Spirit
  • 5% TALK
  • 5% Great Teachers
  • 5% Project Lead the Way

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 77% Diverse
  • 14% Family
  • 5% Okay
  • 5% Provides good education

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 39% Its very easy to navigate, just follow the wings.
  • 22% Get involved...friends will like what you like.
  • 22% Get a map
  • 13% Be ready to have lots of options
  • 4% Your experience will vary. Wildly.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 19% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.