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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Lake Oswego Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Lake Oswego, OR. It has 1,277 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Lake Oswego Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1320
340 responses
Average ACT
30
152 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$100,461
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,527
National
$949
Median Home Value
$603,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
  • Any football game, Homecoming, May Fete, Prom
    39%
  • Mayfete
    20%
  • Choir concerts
    10%
  • All sporting events
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • None...
    6%
  • Band concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,277
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,837
Teachers in First/Second Year
11%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,810/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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I would make this 3.5 stars if I could, but I rounded up to 4. The main factor that attracts parents to enroll their children is the academics. While it is true that the academics are extremely proficient at prepping students for college, this does not mean that the school is without fault. My main issue is the lack of diversity. There have been multiple racist incidents at the Junior High as well as the High School, and in my opinion there was not enough action on the staff's part to combat these occurrences. However, in general, the staff is very helpful with problems that aren't too serious. I have been very lucky in getting teachers who truly care about kids. There are countless sports and club opportunities which positively impacts the school culture. However, if you are not in the right social group, you can feel left out. The music program is declining, but I personally loved it. The academic work is extremely vigorous, so choose your classes wisely to stay emotionally stable.
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As a well-known college prep school, it appears to be an excellent school. Having attended Lake Oswego Senior High School as an honors and AP student, I can attest to the fact that there is an abundance of open-minded and thoughtful students who work hard to make sure the school is a welcoming and safe environment. That being said, as soon as you take classes that are required for all students, the difference between students who excel in school and those who don't is overwhelming. It's a great school for students who come in with a level of privilege and competitive spirit, although it's not an easy place to fall behind. Overall, academics and sports are among the best programs in the area, although if you're looking for a great performing arts program (specifically drama and choir), I would look at Lakeridge.
The school does a good job preparing you for college and has incredible staff, administrators, and teachers. You never really hear of anyone being bullied or getting into a fights, which is a testament to the school's safety. Great sports teams and coaches, incredible overall academics, and a largely appealing student culture make this a great school. Only downside is a lack of diversity but that is more of a factor of the neighborhoods from which it draws its students. The lack of diversity of the city of Lake Oswego makes the public school lack diversity as well.