Niche’s 2020 Best Schools Rankings were recently released. Both Oswego and Oswego East High Schools earned an A ranking in the areas of academics, diversity, and sports. Two junior high schools and nine elementary schools received an A in academic ratings.
Overall Oswego East High School earned an A rating, and Oswego High School earned an A- ranking. Scoring is based on a variety of factors including SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, the quality of colleges that students consider, and reviews from students and parents.
Community Unit School District 308 received an overall ranking of 42nd Best School District in Illinois out of the 406 ranked, and 23rd Best IL School District for Athletes; nationally the district ranks in the top 5% of best school districts for athletes. The district grade was A- overall. The highest scores received at the district level were in academics, clubs and activities, college prep, sports, and diversity.
“While the Niche ratings are just one look at how our schools compare with others across the state and nation, we are pleased to see our school district ranked in the top 10% of schools in Illinois,” says Oswego CUSD 308 Superintendent Dr. John Sparlin. “We know that the diverse educational experience offered in SD 308 is preparing our students for successful futures.”
The 2020 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users. The same methodology is used to produce the Overall Niche Grade for each ranked school. For the full list of 2020 rankings, methodologies, and data sources, visit: https://k12.niche.com/rankings.