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- Clubs & ActivitiesA
- Health & SafetyA
- Resources & FacilitiesA
Oyster River High School is a highly rated, public school located in Durham, NH. It has 809 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 77% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Oyster River High School Reviews
Oyster river was overall a great experiece! The amount of clubs, sports, and activities have a wide range, from womens empowerment, game club, LGBTQ+ clubs, to working on the schools newspaper and literary arts magazine. The staff is amazing and dedicated to its students, The only downside is the complete lack of diversity within the school
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.
ORHS is a great high school with a good community, but it’s very clique based and judgmental. There’s also a weird class culture where everyone picks on the freshman. I’m not saying they directly bully the freshman, but they other classes pick on them. Over all it’s a pretty good school, though.