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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
    A
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.
About Oak Park & River Forest High School...
Address
201 N Scoville Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302
Telephone
(708) 383-0700
Website

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
366 responses
Average ACT
28
595 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Urban
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.50 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 171 responses
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  • Football games
    16%
  • School sporting events
    16%
  • Homecoming Dance
    12%
  • 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%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.64 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.64 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.64 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.89 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.89 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.89 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.101 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.101 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.101 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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OPRF is, in general, a fairly good school. The classes are fairly above average, but the accelerated programs move far too fast. Many honors students aren't able to keep up, and large class sizes aren't helpful. Most teachers are fairly good educators, though, and try to keep up with their students' needs. The school is fairly diverse and very accepting of minorities (race, religion, sexuality etc), but there have been some incidents recently that the school board has been very bad at handling. Administration needs some work, as does the sanitation of the school (as there are many roaches and mice), but at least there's a large selection of clubs and activities to join. Overall, a solid 4 out of 5.
I came into OPRF my Junior year and I was amazed. The school was very large and welcoming so it was easier to make friends than find classes. Coming from such a strict school before, I felt like I had way more opportunities and freedom going to that school. They had lots of resources and mostly every teacher I had classes with assisted me one on one every time I needed help with something going on. This year specifically though hasn't been the best considering our school has been on the news numerous times for the foul acts of racial hate crimes committed by students of the school.