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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
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  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Oyster River High School is a highly rated, public school located in Durham, NH. It has 764 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
55 Coe Dr.
Durham, NH 03824
Telephone
(603) 868-2375
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Oyster River High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
271 responses
Average ACT
27
32 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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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
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,688
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$921
National
$949
Median Home Value
$336,000
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    45%
  • Team sport spirit
    21%
  • Spring musical
    18%
  • Power of one event
    15%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
764
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,624
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 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
$19,044/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Bullying is a huge problem at OR. It manifests in online harassing and ghosting, because the privileged students have never been taught how to deal with conflict in healthy ways. There is zero diversity, and though the community loves to say they embrace diversity, they have some pretty narrow views of what that means to them. God help the kid who is different at ORHS. Especially if they have not been in the system since preschool. This is a tough district for kids moving in. If a student is good at shooting for the average, playing sports, and generally pretty vanilla, they will do fine at ORHS. If a student thinks differently, likes a lot of diverse thoughts and people, or has a mind of their own, it will feel like a prison.
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My experience at OR was awesome. The school atmosphere is very nice and there are lots of resources available especially in helping you apply to college and figure out your next steps in life. There are many sports offered here including soccer, lacrosse, ice/field hockey, golf, volleyball, cross country, track, tennis, baseball, softball, and swimming and diving. The high school also has many clubs currently running it you can easily start a new one if they don’t offer one you are interested in. The acedemics are great with lots of variety to meet each individual’s needs and preferences and overall OR is rated one of the best in the state.
Oyster River High School has provided me with many educational opportunities and has helped me prepare for college. The teachers strive to make their students learn, and are always available for extra help. The community of Durham is filled with positive, and cooperative members who are caring and supportive towards others in the community. I am proud to say that I am a future graduate of Oyster River High School.