OAK PARK HIGH SCHOOL

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899 KANAN RD
OAK PARK, CA 91377
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Phone: 818-735-3300
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Oak Park Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 386.3
  • Number Students: 1545
  • Number Teachers: 70
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4711
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Kevin Buchanan
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (51 ratings)
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    School Reviews (39 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-18
    "For most parts a "do-it-yourself" school. If your child plans to attend a community college or a university with SAT score in very low 1000, you may be OK with what the school has to offer. If the goal is something more exciting, start looking for tutoring services in grade 9 or your child will have hard time catching up. Be prepared to take AP classes and exams outside the school. OPHS doesn't offer that many AP classes and process of getting into a class is not so straightforward. Even if your child gets into AP class, having 50 peers in the classroom is nowhere optimal. Applying for colleges is going to be 100% your responsibility, the best school can do is help you applying to MCC or CSUCI. Keep in mind that it takes at least a week to get an appointment with one of the school counselors, so make sure to plan well ahead if you need signatures. OPHS doesn't accept community college classes for HS credit. Cost of the summer program run by the district is rather steep; $300-$600 per class. For us the school consumed much more resources than we ever planned to invest, both time and finances"
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-31
    "The school used to be much better, now they tend to spend money on things such as customized golf carts for staff to drive around on along campus rather than paying for paper and ink so students don't need to print out their 25 page homework packets. The work is excessive and some of the teachers seem inexperienced and are trying new things in the classroom too often. The vast majority of the students are very nice and approachable. The school itself, as a student, I would not recommend it unless you want your children in something of a Japanese Cram School."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-28
    "The focus of Oak Park High School is Oak Park High School, its mission being to solicit at least a third of its student body from out of district instead of serving the students enrolled. They need the $$$. The administration is completely inept at handling and resolving conflicts between staff, students and parents, which has lead to embarrassing public scandals in recent years (*as is documented in The Acorn). The facilities are lovely, the teachers the usual grab bag ranging from inspiring to inept. The students themselves are generally above average academically and socially accepting."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-21
    "I have one child who attended and graduated last year from Oak Park HS. Although the classes were tough she was able to work hard and do well. My daughter now attends a Cal State college and is doing great because she was so prepared for the rigors of college. I have another daughter still attending OP High and is doing great. I will admit there are a lot of spoiled kids that go to this school because of the affluent surrounding area. We are a middle class family and from out of the district but both of our girls never felt rejected or that they did not fit in. We will also be sending our third daughter to Medea Creek."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-10
    "there is something odd about this school's scores. API score is very high (in the top 25 schools in Cali) while the college readiness index is much lower. The college readiness index is about the same as for the schools with API in lower and mid 800's. Either the school is teaching to test targeting CST questions and letting AP preparation to be done by parents and tutors or something else is going on. High CST score is great for the district, but has zero value for students in terms of college admission. From the school report data only 25% of the students at the school were able to pass AP exams. Would be interesting to get common core data for the school and compare to similar schools in other states."
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