Oak Forest High School

15201 Central Ave,

Oak Forest, IL, 60452-2101

Tel: (708)687-0500
Grades: 9-12

1,441 students

Oak Forest High School serves 1,441 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Oak Forest High School operates within the Bremen Chsd 228 School District.

Overview

The student population of 1441 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,441 students
Oak Forest High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
Oak Forest High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Oak Forest High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Oak Forest High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
4%
Oak Forest High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
20%
23%
Oak Forest High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
6%
19%
Oak Forest High School Black (1988-2012)
White
68%
50%
Oak Forest High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Oak Forest High School Sch Ethnicity Oak Forest High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.50 0.66
Oak Forest High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9% 23%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
14% 26%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,309 students has grown by 299% over five years.
School District Name Bremen Chsd 228 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 5,309 797
Bremen Chsd 228 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a 88%
Bremen Chsd 228 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $85 MM $10 MM
Bremen Chsd 228 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $82 MM $10 MM
Bremen Chsd 228 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $63,638 $10,546
Bremen Chsd 228 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $61,364 $10,416
Bremen Chsd 228 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Oak Forest High School is a public high school located in Oak Forest, Illinois. It is part of Bremen Community High School District 228 which also includes Tinley Park High School, Hillcrest High School and Bremen High School. It serves most of the community of Oak Forest, as well as portions of Midlothian and Crestwood in Bremen Township in southern Cook County.
  • History: Oak Forest High School opened in 1971 as a remedy to the excessively high numbers of students attending the three other existing high schools in the district. It was originally built intended to serve a temporary increase of the number of the local school-age population, but has maintained a regular sized student body since then.
  • Over the summer of 2004, there was construction on the school to add a new IMC (instructional materials center) and to provide more classroom space to solve the approaching five-year deadline of the outdoor portable classroom mobile units (commonly referred to as the "trailers").
  • Academics: In 2005, Oak Forest High School had an average ACT score of 20.6 and graduated 98.1% of its senior class. 35 students were recognized as Illinois State Scholars and 56 Students received the President's Award for Educational Excellence. The average class size was 17.2.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Braun Educational Center (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jack Hille Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lee R Foster Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Oak Forest Jack Hille Middle School
    5800 151st St
    Oak Forest , IL , 60452
    (708)687-2860
    0.3  mi  |  554  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Oak Forest Lee R Foster Elementary School
    5931 School St
    Oak Forest , IL , 60452
    (708)687-4763
    0.4  mi  |  453  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Oak Forest Braun Educational Center
    Special Education School
    6020 151st St
    Oak Forest , IL , 60452
    (708)687-4971
    Special Education School
    0.4  mi  |  65  students  |  Gr.  1-12
  • Oak Forest Project Challenge High School
    Special Education School
    6020 151st St
    Oak Forest , IL , 60452
    (708)873-1600
    Special Education School
    0.4  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  11-12
  • Oak Forest Scarlet Oak Elementary School
    5731 Albert Dr
    Oak Forest , IL , 60452
    (708)687-5822
    0.6  mi  |  294  students  |  Gr.  3-4

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