Oregon is a community where families feel secure knowing their children are being educated in a nurturing environment. The district encourages students to not only strive for academic excellence but to also become outstanding community contributors as its mission statement states: “OCUSD educates students to be lifelong learners who are productive responsible citizens.”
For the district’s approximately 1,600 students in pre-K through 12th grade, Oregon schools offer an outstanding education with impressive results:
- High student/teacher ratio with an average of 1 full-time teacher for every 15 students, exceeding the state average.
- High graduation rate at 98% (compared to 82% state average)
- High standardized test scores, exceeding the state average
- High ranking as top high school in US News & World Report
- High experience level of teachers at a nearly 19-year average
- High professional development with 70% of teachers holding master’s degrees
High teacher achievement with two being named Illinois teacher of the year finalist
Core Curriculum and Dual-Credit College Courses
In Oregon School District 220, instruction in the “basics” – reading and language arts, mathematics, science and social studies – is supplemented by engaged learning in the visual arts, music, health and physical education.
Oregon High School offers dual credit courses taken for both high school and college credit and partners with Kishwaukee Community College for the Engineering-Math-Science Academy which provides students a unique opportunity to begin college math and science course sequences while still in high school.
Numerous Oregon choir and band students have advanced to the district festivals and been named to All-State choir and band. The band recently placing 3rd in state, earning the school commemorative road signs at the edge of town. Oregon High School also produces an annual spring musical that attracts nearly 70 student participants.
The district’s comprehensive arts program includes courses in digital media, painting and drawing with a spring fine arts night for students to display their artwork and musical performances. Advanced Placement Art History students travel to Europe to observe works that they will be writing about when they take the Advanced Placement Art History exam in May.
Oregon student-athletes benefit from outstanding facilities that enhance their chances for self-improvement and athletic achievement. Our new outdoor track is one of the finest in the state, and our four multi-purpose indoor courts give students the resources they need during the winter months. It all adds up to an environment that encourages success both on the athletic field and in the classroom.
Veteran’s Day is celebrated at all our school with assemblies and programs honoring our service men and women. In addition, as the district prepares students for life after high school, currently-enrolled Oregon students completed more than 18,000 of service to their community, helping fulfill the district’s mission of creating lifelong learners who are productive, responsible citizens.