Oyster River High School is a high school in Durham, New Hampshire. It is in Strafford County. An enrollment of 764 students and a student–teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher was reported by the school.
This school received an overall grade of A. Compared to other state schools Oyster River High School scores are above average. The school ranks 1 for high schools in Strafford County and 11 in the state, when compared to similar schools.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
Standardized test performance and SAT participation, among other factors, are used to calculate the academic grade for a high school. Oyster River High School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in New Hampshire.
To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect a variety of factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Oyster River High School earned a grade of B+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is slightly above average when compared to other high schools in New Hampshire.
Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety score. For safety, Oyster River High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in New Hampshire and earned the grade of A for this measure.
The demographics of the student body at Oyster River High School are summarized below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when calculating its grade.
A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
Listed below are high schools near Oyster River High School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for each of the nearby schools. For a more complete directory of Durham schools, go to the Durham, New Hampshire schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Dover Senior High School||B||B-||A||B|
|2||Cocheco Academy for the Arts||N/A||N/A||A||A|
|3||Newmarket Junior-Senior High School||B+||A-||B+||B+|
|4||Marshwood High School||A||A||B+||A|
|5||Somersworth High School||C+||C||A||C-|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.