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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Oak Park & River Forest High School is a top rated, public school located in Oak Park, IL. It has 3,296 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 3296 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
201 N Scoville Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302
Telephone
(708) 383-0700
Website
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Oak Park & River Forest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
446 responses
Average ACT
28
640 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$87,271
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,102
National
$949
Median Home Value
$370,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 174 responses
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  • Football games
    17%
  • School sporting events
    17%
  • Homecoming Dance
    11%
  • The theater dept. shows
    11%
  • Pep Rallies
    10%
  • Music Department Concerts and Huskie Palooza
    8%
  • Special Athletics Basketball game
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,296
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.65 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.65 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.65 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
3296:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,048
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.6%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.90 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.90 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.90 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.102 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.102 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.102 responses
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Oak Park & River Forest High School Reviews

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I really loved my high school experience. I have been awarded so many opportunities. I have the opportunity to take a broad range of electives and languages and to participate in a broad range of clubs and sports. The teachers have higher education degrees and the school has excellent academics. Because my school is in such a diverse community (located just outside of Chicago), I am able to meet all sorts of people with interests similar to mine! Because my school is in such a diverse community, everyone's needs and interests are taken into consideration. Discussions regarding race are encouraged and intolerance is quickly dealt with. The people are kind, and because the school is so diverse, there are little-to-no cases of bullying. As mentioned before, I really enjoyed my high school experience and would recommend it to others.
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While Oak Park and River Forest High School put forth a lot of focus on academic and college preparedness, they could use more attention to promoting equality and safe spaces for the other 40%, minorities that occupy the rest of the school's population, of their student body. As a recent alumni of this institution, I will say that throughout my four years there it progressively got worse socially. There were many incidents whether it was daily microaggressions from older teachers to a student putting on blackface to tenured teachers muttering racially insensitive words any many more incidents to recount.
Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF) is an amazing school with many opportunities (clubs, sports, academics, etc.). There are around 3,200 students. The building is from 1907. Students can join over 70 different clubs covering all sorts of topics. They can try out for every type of sport or join an intramural sport. They can also take many types of classes that fit their interests and abilities. OPRF even has different options for gym class that range from strength training to world dance. OPRF also offers AP and honors level classes as well as regular. Most of the teachers are good and helpful to their students but there are some that are tired of teaching. The teachers are paid a lot, especially ones that have tenure, and so they sometimes stop caring. There are issues with race and how students of color aren't pushed to take honors classes. The school is taking steps towards making a more equal curriculum in the next couple of years.