Skip to Main Content
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Oak Park High School is a top rated, public school located in Oak Park, CA. It has 1,560 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Oak Park High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
362 responses
Average ACT
30
215 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$128,622
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,286
National
$949
Median Home Value
$734,800
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Rallies
    25%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Plays
    14%
  • Comedy Sports
    11%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Track meets
    7%
  • Dance
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,560
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,305
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,108/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
Schools like Oak Park High School
More

Oak Park High School Reviews

319 reviews
All Categories
Oak Park High School is a very high academic high school. As a student, I received a top tier education. The level of class difficulty is higher than most schools. For instance, our College Prep courses (CP classes) are often the same difficulty as Advanced Placement courses (AP classes) at other high schools. However, the majority of teachers and administrators at Oak Park do not care about their students' well being. There are a few excellent teachers that form relationships with their students, however it is more often than not that the administrators and teachers place more importance on the school's ranking/image as a well-known, high academic school than placing importance on their student's emotional health. Oak Park preaches consistently about treating everyone equally, working against biases, resisting bullying/harassment, and stressing the importance of mental/emotional health yet, the administrators and teachers cannot seem to practice what they so often preach.
Start Your Review of Oak Park High School
Rate It!
I learned many things at Oak Park High School and greatly furthered my education and became prepared for college. However, I had many bad experiences, with teachers, administration, and situations that happened. There was one teacher who would say horrible things to us and would constantly be reported to the office, yet the school would do nothing about it. Further, the school creates an unneeded amount of stress with its high expectations and pressures, leading to a large lack of sleep and many mental health issues. The school does not do anything to help mental health of students or the workload, even though the issues are very apparent.
Oak Park High School is a very rigorous school and demands a lot out of its students. You have to have the dedication and motivation to your studies just to receive decent grades. The CP classes have the same work ethic as AP classes in other schools. The teachers are very caring and want you to exceed. The school does force donations on the students, making the donations feel mandatory. The school can aslo be all talk and no show as they would praise to students to have good mental health, but then assign a horrendous amount of work. The stress you would get can sometimes be unbearable, and the pressure of taking AP courses is something that can be concerning. The sports at Oak Park High are not the best, but against other schools, we are pretty decent. The environment for sports at Oak Park High is probably one of the biggest things I admire. The bonds you make with your teammates are quite incredible and the dedication the coaches have for you to excel in that sport is admirable.