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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Oakwood High School is a top rated, public school located in Dayton, OH. It has 740 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Oakwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1320
107 responses
Average ACT
30
193 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$98,125
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,127
National
$949
Median Home Value
$224,800
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Themed days
    27%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Plays
    14%
  • Senior Prank
    14%
  • Prom
    9%
  • We don't really do anything fun
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
740
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,340
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,765/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Oakwood High School Reviews

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As an alumni, I would say my overall experience at Oakwood was great. A majority of the teachers I had were engaging and enthusiastic about the material they were teaching. Some examples include, but are not limited to: Matt Deters, Brian Martin, Connie Abner, Brooks-Hedstrom, Amy Ostdiek, Fred Schmitz. These teachers go out of their way to help students-- whether it focuses on school material or just life advice in general. Some other teachers.. Not so much. Albeit, when applying to colleges, I felt that the guidance department didn't exactly give a damn about you unless you were "gifted" or in the running to become Salutatorian or Valedictorian. Kind of a shame average students get put on the back burner. Overall, the academics were challenging but engaging as well-- I've already applied some of the knowledge from my AP Comparative Government class in real life scenarios. Cool!
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It’s a really great school, you’re definitely getting a good education here. From my experience there is next to no bullying or harassment but I never really felt like I fit in with anyone there. I have had nothing but positive experiences with teachers and I feel very college ready in terms of class set up and such. This is definitely a place where people move to just to have their kids go to school here. It has a good rep for a reason.
I loved the feeling a small, tight-knit community and everyone at the school. There are not many school districts in which you get to know almost every teacher and student in the building. It is always a pleasure to have a conversation with a teacher and ask questions. All of the teachers are very kind and helpful, especially when you are struggling or need help with classes. There have even been times when I have gone to past teachers and was able to get help with a current class.