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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Owen J. Roberts High School is a highly rated, public school located in Pottstown, PA. It has 1,603 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
981 Ridge Rd
Pottstown, PA 19465
Telephone
(610) 469-5101
Website

Owen J. Roberts High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1200
471 responses
Average ACT
27
50 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$95,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,020
National
$949
Median Home Value
$304,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Homecoming Spirit Week and football game
    19%
  • Senior Skip Day
    18%
  • Garman prank
    16%
  • Halloween
    14%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Plays and Musicals
    10%
  • Graduation
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,603
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,411
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,469/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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Owen J. Roberts High School Reviews

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My experience at Owen J. Roberts High School so far has been mostly positive. I have had an excellent time in all of the band programs the school offers. There is an excellent art and music department. The teachers are all very nice and have their own styles of teaching rather than being forced to teach the exact same ways as other teachers teaching the same course. This school tends to be more democratic, but because the school district lies on such a large area, there are typically a few protests and fights that break out among students over ideology. The administration at this school is good at keeping things calm, but then doesn't know how to address serious issues. You can be attacked or assaulted in this school and the administration will just tell you "tough luck" rather than reporting it to police. Discipline in the school is very light, and several students do drugs on campus because the administration does not care. Besides that, the school is great!
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The school offers a lot of opportunities to learn from a different environment, and there is a wide range of elective choices. There is the most emphasis on art electives and throughout the school it there are murals made by previous senior students. The classes themselves can be tough and overbearing. The school system itself seems to be lacking in care towards students. Their main goal is to have a good reputation so problems and quickly pushed off to the parents or brushed off as nothing.
The school treats kids as if they all are rich and can afford expensive stuff which is far from the truth because there are a lot of lower calss students.
There are a lot of sports at OJR and a lot of money is put into equipment and supplies but sometimes more money is put into sports than other necessities. There are vending machines in the school for brand name snacks, and even a healthy vending machine near the gym, the lunch is very expensive though.
I am currently enjoying my last year here at Owen J. Roberts High School, and overall it has been a satisfying experience. The college readiness I feel is very strong; you very much build your own curriculum with the help of the guidance department. AP/IB classes here are strong and you can really get the most out of your schedule. Athletic pride is strong here; we have many state and PAC winners every year in multiple sports. The arts are well represented; student artwork fills the halls and there are many activities for those who are musically inclined. The staff is nice and helpful.