Oswego High School

368 reviews
  1. Oswego Community Unit School District No. 308
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
4250 State Route 71
Oswego, IL 60543
Telephone
(630) 636-2009
Website
Data not available

Oswego High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1220
39 responses
Average ACT
26
180 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
AP Enrollment
12%
AP Exam Pass Rate
79%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    2%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    28%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    69%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    2%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 182 responses
  • Football games
    20%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Cross Town Games
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Basketball games
    7%
  • Last Day of School
    6%
  • Crystals
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,559
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,710/ year
National
$11,890
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses

Reviews

368 reviews
  • Excellent
    61
  • Very Good
    150
  • Average
    143
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    1
The administration is very thorough. However, often good students are scolded for something as simple as being in the hall, even with a pass! The dress code is hypocritical, allowing males to wear shoulder revealing tanks, while females get in trouble right away. Students who are quietly working at the computer stations will get in trouble, and possibly face a detention for not have a silly pass, even though they were doing nothing wrong. Administration tends to crack down on bullying and violence, which is a good thing.
  • High School Senior
  • Mar 5 2015
There are teachers at OHS that really care, but there are also teachers who seem to be there just for the paycheck. In some classes no cell phones are allowed(which is a school rule) in others the teachers let you be on the phone. There's too much inconsistency. My sister never dissected a frog in freshman biology because the teacher forgot to order the materials! Other biology classes spent three weeks on dissection. I wish there would have been more consistency in the teaching.
  • High School Senior
  • 9 months ago
AMAZING staff and faculty. There are, of course, one or two bad apples--but 5 out of 5 doesn't mean perfection, it just means unbelievably amazing! I loved my teachers. They taught in varied and applicable ways, they made themselves available to struggling students, they were fairly clear on grading practices and policies, and they genuinely cared. I loved this school, and it was amazing to be here.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago