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Oswego High School is a public school in Oswego Township, Illinois. It has 2,357 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 53% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 229 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.6 from 229 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I could honestly say that this school made me who I am today. There have been many ups and downs which are givens for any high schooler, however Oswego is unique. It has so many clubs, and activities that benefit the community. Through all our differences, we rally around each other in times of need. Through all the boy drama, the cat fights, the break ups, the makeups, the smiles, and tears I turned into the student, friend, and adult I am meant to be. Thank you to Oswego for making me, me.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The food is made with unknown meat products, and the sandwich line takes over half the lunch period. I usually settle for a granola bar and water bottle, and if I'm lucky, sometimes a salad.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: 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
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: The athletics at Oswego High School are top notch. They're possibly the program in the entire school that gets the most funding and attention compared to the Arts programs, and even educational programs. Football and Basketball are really favored over any other sport, and many sports are often ignored. Not only as a whole are the other sports being ignored, but so are their essential needs. Also, Athletes who are especially skilled are favored and often get grades handed to them or get out of trouble. I believe this is very unfair. However, the school spirit, especially during football season, is outstanding. Go Panthers!!!!!
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers that I have had the pleasure of being educated by throughout my high school career have been enjoyable, engaging, and understanding. Most take into account an individual students needs, whether it's personal issues, scheduling problems, or troubles with the material being taught. The Educators have been respectful, and delightful majority of the time.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Oswego East High School 4 mi. 2,004
1.66 East High School 5 mi. 3,346
2.33 West Aurora High School 6 mi. 3,470
4.33 Waubonsie Valley High School 6 mi. 2,557
2.66 Yorkville High School 6 mi. 1,565

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


Male 51%
Female 48%


Grade 9 28.2%
Grade 10 25.7%
Grade 11 27.6%
Grade 12 18.5%

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 16 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 32% Spirit
  • 29% Tradition
  • 19% Teachers
  • 16% Atmosphere
  • 3% Diversity

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 24% They don't plow the parking lots when it snows
  • 20% Not a challenging school
  • 16% The administration doesn't prepare you for college
  • 12% Some teachers put their students down
  • 12% Somewhat biased atmosphere
  • 8% Some teachers only teach for the football program
  • 8% The size!

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Despite the different groups everyone gets along.
  • 19% Our football and basketball teams
  • 19% We have an amazing Step Team! National Champions!
  • 6% The art program; we always bring back awards
  • 6% Diversity
  • 6% The drama

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 64% School spirited
  • 36% Competitive

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 57% Try your best and ask teachers for any help.
  • 21% Join extra-curriculars because you learn a lot
  • 21% Always have a plan for the future

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 33% I love everything about this school.
  • 56% 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.