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Oregon High School

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Posted September 24, 2013

this school is great. the techers work with the students, they are very strict on bullying, whiich it good. i love my experince in oregon highschool, all my teachers are great and they have a study hall at the end of the day so students can work. the only thing thats bad is that the football team sucks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2012

I see a lot of bad reviews on here, but I don't see why. I just graduated from OHS just this past weekend, and I loved my experience here. The one thing that I did not like fully was the student body and the discipline that many did not receive for bullying. I stood up for a peer of mine being relentlessly bullied and received many thanks from some of the student body and most of my teachers. I loved the educational experience since I had the chance to get to know all of my teachers closely and have a good relationship with them. That is incredibly important to the full experience of a high school education. It seems as if others seem to think that there is a problem with the teachers having power struggles in the classroom, but I rarely saw this. The only times I saw this was when students tried to have more power than the teachers. That is simply not acceptable. We were rated in the top 5,000 schools in the entire country this past year. If we can achieve that, then why would you not want your child to attend this school? There is no reason to not want your child to attend this school. It is a great place to experience great things with great people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2012

Excellent experience for my daughtered. School pushed her but also supported her growth. Upon graduation she will attend a ivy league school and turned down acceptance offers two other top twenty universities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

Any school, this size, that can pass a student through to his sophomore year without knowing that he can't read, is a disgrace. I went to this high school and have a daughter who is about to enter her freshman year there. The school was in shambles when I attended and has gotten even worse now. One person commented on how the staff focuses on discipline and behavior more than the actual education, and I couldn't agree more. Its as if the staff fears these children and so goes on the offensive straight away. They are overly focused on their money makers, and let other programs fall to the wayside. If I could afford to move or send my children to a private school, I would immediately. My daughter is a straight A student and has never gotten into trouble, but I am bothered by what I see in this school as a whole. Am I proud of her? Yes, very much so, but I think she would flourish in a school that was not only more challenging academically, but also more open to different methods of teaching, discipline and creativity. I feel as if Oregon High School stifles the students into a stupor. Some teachers care, most are just there because they are stuck. It is very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

I have found the school to provide a quality education to those that are seeking a good education. Those less motivated students may be lacking, but isn't that true of society in general? I would give it a 4 out of 5 star rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

the sports program and the music program are the only good things about this school. the teachers are good but its not that good of a school. good on comunication though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2005

What I think About OHS. I used to attend this school and I think that the administration has ruined the academic qualities of the school for three reasons. So to finish this, is look at where our sports are heading because that's what brings us together, unity. OHS needs to change.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 29, 2004

I am currently a student, and ever since last year, I have been disapionted by this school. It has absolutly no leadership, the techers couldn't be of poorer quality, and experience and the administration is more concerned about the dicipline policy than in the over-all student. I am very sorry I came here to learn. Because I don't.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2004

This district is failing at teaching our kids morals and values. The acedemic progress of my children has been disappointing. The support of the district to the parents is very poor. The parents would like to be involved but the school does not want there input. I would not be in this district if I could help it.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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58%

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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57%

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68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female45%
Male50%
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White50%
Low income32%
Not low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities54%
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Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
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Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income50%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities67%
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Science

All Students53%
Female48%
Male57%
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income43%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

95.3%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 51%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Phillip Caposey

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210 South 10th Street
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: (815) 732-6241

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