Oswego High School in Oswego, IL - Niche

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Oswego High School is a public 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 340 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.7 from 340 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: My school is really diverse in a sense that everyone respects one another for who we are. The views on sexual orientation and racial diversity isn't a problem. It's a good thing because people want to understand different types of customs.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Academics: Most of the teachers that I've had are quite reliable and supportive throughout the school year. The scheduling process is solid, unless you are stuck with a bad teacher. The workload gradually increases throughout the week, but Mondays always have minimual amout of homework. The study options are always available to students-if you ask your teachers advice.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are a ton of fun activities provided for students at OHS. Lots of teachers sponsor clubs and are open to creating more. One never gets the sense that a teacher does not want to be in the club or coaching. There is a huge sense of committeemen for many of the clubs, with them expecting a 4 year commitment, which can be daunting, but it begins to feel like a community. It's easy to make friends at these clubs. OHS also offers many sports to play for both guys and girls all year round.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Oswego High School offers many after school activities for students of all ages. Oswego has a large selection of sports and of clubs. The teachers that coach and monitor after school activities are kind, and interested in the subject and in how the students are doing. The school also offers honors classes and AP classes, giving a variety to students who want to be challenged. This school is filled with people seeking to help someone else out, and has many free tutors available for student use. If I could do it all over, I would still go to this school.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Teachers: Overall, most teachers at my school try to help out their students and are active in making sure students know the curriculum. However, instructional time is often forgone for standardized testing such as the PARCC test. It's frustrating for both teachers and students because students miss valuable class time for a test. Generally, teachers are knowledgeable in the topics they teach, if only because they've taught the lesson so often. It should be noted that some teachers do not take interest in their students. I've observed some students needing help from the same teachers, yet the teachers do not try to their fullest to help their students. Some teachers give off the feeling of being burned out. It's frustrating for students, who only have four years of high school, to be taught by someone who teaches in a disinterested style and refuses to give further help. Teachers grade consistency and very fairly. Most teachers want to help their students, and try to peak the student's interest. Oswego High School is generally a very nice school.

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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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Oswego High School United States East High School Oswego East High School Waubonsie Valley High School West Aurora High School Yorkville High School
White 66.0% 51.0% 4.0% 53.0% 53.0% 31.0% 74.0%
Hispanic 20.0% 25.0% 84.0% 21.0% 12.0% 48.0% 13.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 9.0% 13.0% 13.0% 12.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 0% 4.0% 3.0% 2.0% 5.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 0% 7.0% 15.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 45 responses

  • 64% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 19% Spirit
  • 17% Tradition
  • 15% Teachers
  • 13% Atmosphere
  • 11% Football games are a lot of fun
  • 9% Student body
  • 8% Diversity
  • 5% 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 45 responses

  • 29% We have an amazing Step Team! National Champions!
  • 24% Despite the different groups everyone gets along.
  • 22% Our football and basketball teams
  • 11% The art program; we always bring back awards
  • 4% Diversity
  • 4% School Spirit/support
  • 2% Teachers that care
  • 2% The drama

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 34% School spirited
  • 27% Competitive
  • 23% Traditional
  • 16% 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 41 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.