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Oswego High School

Public | 9-12 | 1334 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2013

We moved away from here after only one year so our daughter wouldn't feel the embarrassment to have to call Oswego High School her Alma Mater. Many of the teachers would be classified as "ineffectiver" if they were teaching outside of Oswego. The social studies and math departments were a joke. One would think that phys ed teachers should set the example, but the two female phys ed teachers were very overweight and lazy. The stats show a poor performing school in a poor performing school district in an economically distressed town. Couldn't get out of there fast enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

We moved into the school district coming for Massachusetts . Our son was in high school 10th grade and he just graduated with the 2009 class. Oswego is a great school district we move often and this was the best by far. They have a dedicated teaching staff, great special eduacation program and the parents and students work hard not to lose the music program when tuff times calls for budget cuts. Everyone works to keep it. It is also a safe school unlike many out there now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

I'm currently a student at Oswego High school, a sopmore actually. And I wouldn't be able to survive without my friends, the teachers... well most of them are okay.. but some (alot) are not. I hate it here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2005

I was a student at OHS for 4 years and graduated in 2001. At that point it was a very welcoming environment to learn in with very knowledgeable staff to help at any time. I stayed mainly in the music wing. I can say with great comfort, since I went on to study music in college and graduated with a degree in music education, that their music program is by far among the best in the state. They challenge their students to become independent musicians and not to have to rely on a teacher to learn or compose music. They also have many challenging honors programs as well as an agreement with Syracuse University to take college level courses for credit your senior year right in the building.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 28, 2005

The quality at Oswego High School is outstanding! After graduating there and going on to earn my college degrees, I chose to send my own children there. My children are very active in sports and music programs. The bands at Oswego are a true treat to listen to and be a part of. Girls sports are a highlight of this very special school. Guidance counselers are always willing to help with anything you need, and the system of support is fabulous. The school is separated into groups. Each with two guidance counselors and one principal, along with secretaries and a main principal for the entire school. You should check into this school if you're considering moving into the area. Oswego High School is truely the pride of Oswego.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

My husband and myself went to this high school. We liked it so much, we then, sent our children there. My daughter has already graduated and is in college now, my son is a sophmore, and both are doing well. We have always been active in our childrens education and extracurricular activities and the school offers so many opportunities for them. I would highly recommend this school for anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

206 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

393 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

288 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

342 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

332 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students64%
Students with disabilities80%
General population63%

Chemistry

All Students71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

English

All Students91%
Students with disabilities54%
General population95%

Geometry

All Students89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students68%
Students with disabilities26%
General population74%

Integrated Algebra

All Students75%
Students with disabilities42%
General population81%

Living Environment

All Students91%
Students with disabilities69%
General population93%

Physics

All Students53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population53%

U.S. History and Government

All Students81%
Students with disabilities45%
General population85%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 48%
Hispanic 4% 23%
Black 2% 19%
Asian 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 26%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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2 Buccaneer Blvd
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: (315) 341-2200

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