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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  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, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
1200 Far Hills Ave
Dayton, OH 45419
Telephone
(937) 297-5325
Website

Oakwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
92 responses
Average ACT
30
160 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Themed days
    28%
  • Homecoming
    22%
  • Senior Prank
    17%
  • Plays
    11%
  • We don't really do anything fun
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Prom
    6%

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%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,275
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,622/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 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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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.
Oakwood is a great school with lots of opportunities, fantastic teachers, lots of AP and honors classes to choose from, and lots of clubs, sports and organizations! Oakwood is one of the top schools in the state academically and there is a really good learning environment.