Oswego High School in Oswego Township, IL - Niche

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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 260 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 260 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I enjoyed high school, but every once in a while I'd be put in a situation that I really hated. For example, some classes were just pointless - bad teacher, students that don't care, etc.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Food: The food service at the school is fairly organized. They have a heavy staff that do the same jobs everyday. There is a huge variety of food but I feel as if they could be somewhat better. I know a lot of things are frozen but I think there could be better quality food. I think the main lunch could be better though. Have things students really like.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Some of the policies are necessary and some of aren't. For instance I think the tardy/late policies are very efficient. As well as the demerit ranks. I think it's unnecessary how strict the administration is on dress code. I understand it's not mature for guys to be hanging their pants down to their knees and for girls to be showing a lot of butt or boobs but I feel like there needs to be more of a happy medium. I feel like tank tops should be allowed at school, maybe not spaghetti straps but at least an inch. It's also hard for girls to find shorts if there legs are the majority of their body.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: School spirit is a huge deal at Oswego High School. The crew is known as the "Orange Crew". They are generally really big at basketball and football games. Although the school has been implementing other sport teams to go to other sporting events.

    The school also has great athletic facilities and we have one of the top weight rooms in Illinois for high school.

    Student involvement is huge, whether you are an athlete or not. Everyone is involved in the sport whether it's playing or cheering.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: There are definitely the handful of good teachers and a handful of okay teachers. The really good teachers get to know you personally. They care don't just care about giving you the top education but they also care about how you are doing personally. When there is a problem they want you to be able to approach them and talk about it. Most of the teachers are really reasonable too. They work with students a lot and are free before school, during, or after. Each teacher has a different teaching style which is kind of nice because then you are able to find what works best with you.

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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%

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 69.0% 51.6% 6.0% 53.0% 56.0% 33.0% 76.0%
Hispanic 19.0% 24.5% 83.0% 22.0% 12.0% 45.0% 11.0%
African American 6.0% 15.2% 9.0% 13.0% 13.0% 14.0% 5.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.6% 0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0% 4.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.7% 0% 6.0% 13.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 21 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 28% Spirit
  • 26% Tradition
  • 19% Teachers
  • 14% Atmosphere
  • 9% Student body
  • 5% Diversity

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 21% They don't plow the parking lots when it snows
  • 15% The administration doesn't prepare you for college
  • 15% Not a challenging school
  • 12% Some teachers only teach for the football program
  • 12% Some teachers put their students down
  • 9% Somewhat biased atmosphere
  • 6% The size!
  • 3% Too much emphasis on sports
  • 3% No school spirit
  • 3% Separating the student classes

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

  • 33% Despite the different groups everyone gets along.
  • 19% We have an amazing Step Team! National Champions!
  • 14% The art program; we always bring back awards
  • 14% Our football and basketball teams
  • 5% Diversity
  • 5% Teachers that care
  • 5% The drama
  • 5% School Spirit/support

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 50% School spirited
  • 33% Competitive
  • 17% Traditional

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 42% Try your best and ask teachers for any help.
  • 42% Join extra-curriculars because you learn a lot
  • 16% Always have a plan for the future

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 21% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.