School Details

Oyster River High School

55 Coe Dr, Durham, NH 03824
(603) 868-2375

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 673 students 12 students/teacher (NH avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Oyster River Coop School District average
  • New Hampshire state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Oyster River High School is a public high school in Town of Durham. 673 students attend Oyster River High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 6% of the 673 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Oyster River High School is 12:1. Dover Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 92%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Multiracial 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school. The teachers are very nice. In 2013 some students were admitted by MIT Princeton Cal Tech Cornell UC Berkeley.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a student at the high school and he really loves it. He enjoys all his teachers even though he is the type of student who doesn't love academics. The teachers here go out of their way to engage the students and keep the parents informed. There is a nice balance in the relationship not too formal and not too informal but respectful and caring. The graduation ceremony was filled with accolades for the teachers. There are many diverse electives in order to engage the students and theatre community service and sports are strong here. The grade scale has changed so the older posts are incorrect now. While the school board is very conservative the community is very progressive. Hopefully over time this will work itself out.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is good if you're athletic. If you're not athletic or even remotely different from the norm there the students are extremely judgmental and unkind. They also have a big drug and stealing problem. All in all one of the worst schools I've attended student wise. The teachers are fantastic though.

  • (5 years ago)

    Oyster River is a great school. I have enjoyed playing sports here. There are so many great athletic programs and other extracuricular programs as well. The teachers all have fun ways of teaching to help fit everyones needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school that offers lots of opportunity for students regardless of their interests. The teachers have high standards but back it up with support. Great administration really trying to improve communication and help kids achieve.

  • (7 years ago)

    I loved this school! So many opportunities and diverse classes/atmosphere. Teachers here actually care about students instead of pushing them along like most schools.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school does not offer vo-tech on campus students must travel by bus to other schools. The 7 point grade scale is also a struggle for children to do well.

  • (10 years ago)

    We transferred into this school district three years ago. Our son has gone from a child who hated school to a student who not only likes school but is making the honor roll consistently. The teachers are always available for him and us. The work is challenging enough as the school grades on a 7 point scale rather than a ten point scale. The extracurricular activities are well run. The school building is nearing the completion of a beautiful renovation. We are very pleased with ORCSD.

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