Oak Park & River Forest High School

  • Oak Park & River Forest High School serves 3,243 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 11% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Oak Park & River Forest High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Oak Park & River Forest High School's student population of 3,243 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 231 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,243 students
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Total Classroom Teachers231 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Oak Park & River Forest High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,544 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Oak Park & River Forest High School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank
41%
24%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
31%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
11%
26%
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Black
24%
17%
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White
54%
49%
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Two or more races
8%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Oak Park & River Forest High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.640.31
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Graduation Rate
93%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Oak Park & River Forest High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOak Park - River Forest 200 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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I had a great time at OPRF and was very prepared for college. I took advantage of the show choir; orchestra; acapella choir, football, and track.
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