Oswego High School in Oswego, IL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,559
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    364 3.7
  • Ranking

Oswego High School is a public coed school in Oswego, Illinois. It has 2,559 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 364 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

4250 State Route 71
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 636-2009

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 364 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: i strongly recommend this school
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: over all good experience with teachers
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Most students like to be involved with either sports or language clubs after school. The level of commitment for these both are very high and supportive, and all the students in these go all out.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Most of the people here at Oswego East are loyal and compassionate towards others. Everyone seems to get their work done on time while at the same time having fun.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers don't get as involved with their work and helping students compared to others. It seems like some don't take their job as seriously and don't help students when they need help.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Oswego East High School 3 mi. 2,131
1.66 East High School 5 mi. 3,525
2.33 West Aurora High School 6 mi. 3,711
4.33 Waubonsie Valley High School 6 mi. 2,570
2.33 Yorkville High School 6 mi. 1,648

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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 High School United States Illinois East High School Oswego East High School Waubonsie Valley High School West Aurora High School Yorkville High School
White 66.0% 51.0% 48.4% 4.0% 53.0% 53.0% 31.0% 74.0%
Hispanic 20.0% 25.0% 25.3% 84.0% 21.0% 12.0% 48.0% 13.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 18.0% 9.0% 13.0% 13.0% 12.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 3.1% 0% 4.0% 3.0% 2.0% 5.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 4.5% 0% 7.0% 15.0% 3.0% 1.0%
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 26.6%
Grade 10 24.0%
Grade 11 26.0%
Grade 12 23.4%

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 52 responses

  • 65% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 18% Spirit
  • 16% Tradition
  • 15% Teachers
  • 13% Atmosphere
  • 12% Football games are a lot of fun
  • 11% Student body
  • 8% Diversity
  • 4% Arts programs
  • 2% Theatre
  • 1% German Program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 13% They don't plow the parking lots when it snows
  • 13% The administration doesn't prepare you for college
  • 12% Some teachers put their students down
  • 12% Somewhat biased atmosphere
  • 10% Not a challenging school
  • 9% Too much emphasis on sports
  • 9% Some teachers only teach for the football program
  • 6% Many classes are general, and are not useful to me
  • 3% Not enough funding to band or art programs
  • 3% Lacks emphasis on academic versus athletic events
  • 3% No school spirit
  • 3% The size!
  • 1% Difficulty implementing the Common Core curriculum
  • 1% Football team gets special treatment
  • 1% Not enough support for German program
  • 1% Separating the student classes

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 51 responses

  • 31% We have an amazing Step Team! National Champions!
  • 24% Our football and basketball teams
  • 22% Despite the different groups everyone gets along.
  • 10% The art program; we always bring back awards
  • 6% School Spirit/support
  • 4% Diversity
  • 2% Teachers that care
  • 2% The drama

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 50 responses

  • 38% School spirited
  • 24% Competitive
  • 24% Traditional
  • 14% Well Rounded

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 48% Try your best and ask teachers for any help.
  • 39% Join extra-curriculars because you learn a lot
  • 13% Always have a plan for the future

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 72% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.