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Oswego and Oswego East High Schools Rank Top in State and Nation

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Oswego, Ill. (April 26, 2017) — For the first time in the history of Community Unit School District 308, a district high school has made it into the US News and World Report rankings for Top High Schools. In fact, both Oswego High School and Oswego East High School were ranked as Top High Schools in 2017.


“That both of District 308’s high schools achieved Top High School status is a prestigious honor that speaks volumes about the commitment of the district’s administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents, and the communities we serve,” said District 308 Superintendent of Schools Dr. John W. Sparlin.


Only one-fourth of the schools that U.S. News and World Report evaluated this year were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals in the 2017 rankings. The nation’s 22,000-plus public high schools were ranked on school-specific enrollment data, college readiness, student ethnicity, location, school type, and the results of state assessments and Advanced Placement (AP) tests.


Oswego High School (OHS) ranked number 56 in the state and 1,718 in the nation, giving it silver medal status. Forty percent of OHS students take AP courses. Half of the OHS student population is male and half is female, while 35 percent are students of color and 26 percent are economically disadvantaged. OHS scored 32 on the College Readiness Index. 


Oswego East High School (OEHS) ranked number 57 in the state and 1,779 in the nation. OEHS also received silver medal status. The AP participation rate at OEHS is 48 percent, the student population is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, 48 percent are students of color, and 26 percent are economically disadvantaged. The school’s College Readiness Index is 31.5.


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