Oak Harbor High School

Summary:

Oak Harbor High School is a public high school serving 1,566 students in grades 9-12 in Oak Harbor, Washington, which is part of the Oak Harbor School District. The school has a relatively diverse student population and has seen strong graduation rates in recent years, though its academic performance on standardized tests is mixed compared to nearby high-performing schools.

Oak Harbor High School stands out for its racial diversity, with 57.28% White, 20.11% Hispanic, 6.32% Asian, and 11.17% two or more races. This diversity is higher than some nearby schools like Anacortes High School and Coupeville High School, which have higher percentages of White students. The school has also maintained strong four-year graduation rates, ranging from 86.5% to 93.2% over the past few years, outperforming the state average.

However, Oak Harbor High School's academic performance on standardized tests is more mixed. While the school's 10th-grade SBAC/English Language Arts proficiency rate of 62.3% is slightly below the state average of 65.89%, its 11th-grade WCAS/Science proficiency rate of 60.63% is higher than the state average of 50.53%. When compared to nearby high-performing schools like Anacortes High School and Port Townsend High School, Oak Harbor High School's test scores and graduation rates are generally on par or slightly lower. The school's performance also varies across different student subgroups, with relatively higher rankings for African American and Hispanic students but lower rankings for Asian, White, and Special Education students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 950 NW 2nd Ave.
       Oak Harbor, WA  98277


(360) 279-5400

District: Oak Harbor School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
195th of 442 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,066 Help


Feeder schools for Oak Harbor High School:

Elementary:    Broad View Elementary
    Crescent Harbor Elementary
    Hillcrest Elementary
    Oak Harbor Elementary
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Middle:    North Whidbey Middle School
    Oak Harbor Intermediate School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.0 Help
Number of students:  1,566

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.3%
Hispanic:
20.1%
Two or more races:
11.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Oak Harbor High School ranks better than 55.9% of high schools in Washington. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.32. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Oak Harbor High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (57.3%), Hispanic (20.1%), two or more races (11.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 38.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Oak Harbor High School is 18. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Oak Harbor High School is $18,066.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Oak Harbor High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Oak Harbor High School 195th of 442 Washington public high schools. (See Oak Harbor High School in the ranking list.)

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Oak Harbor School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Oak Harbor School District 37th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Oak Harbor High School

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Rank History for all students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 64.02 144th 390 63.1%
2005 62.68 162nd 394 58.9%
2006 52.93 218th 395 44.8%
2007 57.98 189th 399 52.6%
2008 55.16 209th 396 47.2%
2009 56.52 210th 402 47.8%
2010 54.28 215th 423 49.2%
2011 54.90 186th 440 57.7%
2012 57.73 189th 450 58.0%
2013 59.18 194th 454 57.3%
2015 92.58 14th 341 95.9%
2016 72.27 72nd 306 76.5%
2018 71.76 83rd 315 73.7%
2019 49.07 220th 417 47.2%
2021 49.36 213th 455 53.2%
2022 65.67 132nd 434 69.6%
2023 53.32 195th 442 55.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 40.11 100th 163 38.7%
2021 51.70 84th 195 56.9%
2022 62.13 62nd 179 65.4%
2023 53.50 69th 166 58.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 73.63 16th 69 76.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.98 33rd 139 76.3%
2019 31.01 97th 128 24.2%
2021 44.29 102nd 212 51.9%
2022 20.22 117th 130 10.0%
2023 30.82 77th 110 30.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.70 224th 344 34.9%
2021 46.62 197th 392 49.7%
2022 53.16 157th 370 57.6%
2023 36.82 233rd 362 35.6%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 34.36 31st 43 27.9%
2021 60.61 10th 45 77.8%
2022 31.78 19th 27 29.6%
2023 27.89 13th 19 31.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 50.53 185th 358 48.3%
2021 50.98 164th 390 57.9%
2022 65.46 119th 368 67.7%
2023 57.45 145th 357 59.4%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.91 19th 31 38.7%
2021 46.47 25th 47 46.8%
2022 65.96 9th 38 76.3%
2023 39.26 23rd 31 25.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 44.41 201st 355 43.4%
2021 45.95 198th 395 49.9%
2022 60.44 140th 363 61.4%
2023 43.90 203rd 358 43.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.92 61st 87 29.9%
2019 19.45 102nd 121 15.7%
2021 28.19 100th 136 26.5%
2022 39.70 78th 124 37.1%
2023 46.14 64th 118 45.8%
See the entire list of Best Washington High Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for African American students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 38.90 52nd 86 39.5%
2021 45.08 58th 111 47.7%
2022 76.67 13th 89 85.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.30 78th 156 50.0%
2019 55.80 94th 241 61.0%
2021 47.36 139th 278 50.0%
2022 59.28 83rd 261 68.2%
2023 58.18 84th 249 66.3%
See the entire list of Best Washington High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Oak Harbor High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.95 234th 382 38.7%
2021 41.45 236th 413 42.9%
2022 60.28 148th 390 62.1%
2023 40.78 231st 379 39.1%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Oak Harbor High School Test Scores
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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Open Quote This school is all over the map, they have alot of excellent programs BUT the nonteaching staff makes the administration of rules and codes listed in the student handbook a last priority. Discipline is arbitrary and fairly draconian. Advisory classes are pretty pointless (our advisory instructor didn't know who our child was after having her for 3 years), this school focuses on your child if they are an achiever and ignores them if they have any academic issues at all, homeschooling is the better option here. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, November 19, 2010

Open Quote This is a terrific school! The building is brand new and looks great! Plus, they offer a long list of AP classes, national-award-winning CTE classes, excellent music programs (the choir is especially good), and highly ranked sports teams. My son is a student at OHHS and loves it!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Oak Harbor High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1020 22 86 22 5 n/a n/a 0 1155
1989 896 32 123 39 19 n/a n/a 0 1109
1990 918 31 122 35 15 n/a n/a 0 1121
1991 945 40 123 34 16 n/a n/a 0 1158
1992 1320 48 153 52 17 n/a n/a 0 1590
1993 1276 53 156 65 21 n/a n/a 0 1571
1994 1254 52 153 63 18 n/a n/a 0 1540
1995 1283 57 204 59 13 n/a n/a 0 1616
1996 1283 57 204 59 13 n/a n/a 0 1616
1997 1322 76 215 67 19 n/a n/a 0 1699
1998 1353 83 243 56 26 n/a n/a 0 1761
1999 1395 86 242 63 17 n/a n/a 0 1803
2000 1351 95 246 72 17 n/a n/a 0 1781
2001 1295 94 260 72 15 n/a n/a 0 1736
2002 1323 83 267 67 14 n/a n/a 0 1754
2003 1323 83 267 67 14 n/a n/a 0 1754
2004 1274 86 274 84 14 n/a n/a 0 1732
2005 1293 88 275 92 21 n/a n/a 0 1769
2006 1242 95 287 90 16 n/a n/a 4 1734
2007 1191 106 299 95 21 n/a n/a 5 1717
2008 1156 95 295 95 24 n/a n/a 9 1674
2009 1118 105 288 106 24 n/a n/a 14 1655
2010 1108 116 259 118 22 n/a n/a 24 1647
2011 1056 129 250 136 25 7 2 0 1605
2012 1078 146 240 152 19 6 34 0 1675
2013 1009 123 254 149 20 6 46 0 1607
2014 998 106 222 151 12 9 45 0 1543
2015 1000 102 206 183 11 10 78 0 1590
2016 969 91 190 202 7 14 103 0 1576
2017 990 84 184 209 6 11 126 0 1610
2018 928 70 169 226 5 11 145 0 1554
2019 940 61 154 246 8 13 139 0 1561
2020 935 69 138 269 11 12 142 4 1580
2021 881 68 109 256 10 13 150 3 1490
2022 905 64 107 292 5 17 158 7 1555
2023 897 48 99 315 4 15 175 13 1566

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Oak Harbor High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1155 54.0 21.3 0
1989 1109 53.0 20.9 n/a
1990 1121 52.7 21.2 0
1991 1158 55.3 20.9 n/a
1992 1590 69.2 22.9 n/a
1993 1571 72.7 21.6 n/a
1994 1540 71.6 21.5 n/a
1995 1616 72.1 22.4 n/a
1996 1616 72.1 22.4 n/a
1997 1699 74.3 22.9 n/a
1998 1761 79.5 22.2 n/a
1999 1803 81.4 22.1 n/a
2000 1781 81.4 21.9 n/a
2001 1736 82.5 21.0 n/a
2002 1754 78.9 22.2 18.9
2003 1754 78.9 22.2 18.9
2004 1732 79.0 21.9 16.5
2005 1769 79.2 22.3 15.4
2006 1734 84.3 20.6 0
2007 1717 83.1 20.7 18.5
2008 1674 80.5 20.8 23.6
2009 1655 80.5 20.6 27.2
2010 1647 79.6 20.6 31
2011 1605 78.4 20.4 30.6
2012 1675 76.9 21.7 35.7
2013 1607 76.3 21.0 36.8
2014 1543 n/a n/a 37.1
2015 1590 79.0 20.1 37.6
2016 1576 83.0 18.9 37.9
2017 1610 81.3 19.8 36.7
2018 1554 80.4 19.3 34.9
2019 1561 81.2 19.2 36.5
2020 1580 83.5 18.9 36.3
2021 1490 83.0 17.9 34.2
2022 1555 86.5 17.9 34.8
2023 1566 87.0 18.0 38.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Oak Harbor High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1155 54.0 21.3 0
1989 1109 53.0 20.9 n/a
1990 1121 52.7 21.2 0
1991 1158 55.3 20.9 n/a
1992 1590 69.2 22.9 n/a
1993 1571 72.7 21.6 n/a
1994 1540 71.6 21.5 n/a
1995 1616 72.1 22.4 n/a
1996 1616 72.1 22.4 n/a
1997 1699 74.3 22.9 n/a
1998 1761 79.5 22.2 n/a
1999 1803 81.4 22.1 n/a
2000 1781 81.4 21.9 n/a
2001 1736 82.5 21.0 n/a
2002 1754 78.9 22.2 18.9
2003 1754 78.9 22.2 18.9
2004 1732 79.0 21.9 16.5
2005 1769 79.2 22.3 15.4
2006 1734 84.3 20.6 0
2007 1717 83.1 20.7 18.5
2008 1674 80.5 20.8 23.6
2009 1655 80.5 20.6 27.2
2010 1647 79.6 20.6 31
2011 1605 78.4 20.4 30.6
2012 1675 76.9 21.7 35.7
2013 1607 76.3 21.0 36.8
2014 1543 n/a n/a 37.1
2015 1590 79.0 20.1 37.6
2016 1576 83.0 18.9 37.9
2017 1610 81.3 19.8 36.7
2018 1554 80.4 19.3 34.9
2019 1561 81.2 19.2 36.5
2020 1580 83.5 18.9 36.3
2021 1490 83.0 17.9 34.2
2022 1555 86.5 17.9 34.8
2023 1566 87.0 18.0 38.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Oak Harbor High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201992.5%0.4%1.0%5.3%97.3%96.9%96.8%95.3%97.2%97.5%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Oak Harbor High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $360 (2.7%) $12,796 (97.3%) $13,156
2020 $477 (3.9%) $11,745 (96.1%) $12,222
2021 $682 (4.3%) $15,211 (95.7%) $15,893
2022 $1,279 (7.1%) $16,786 (92.9%) $18,066

Data source: Washington Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Oak Harbor High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 220th of 417 High schoolsRanks 195th of 442 High schools
 8.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Oak Harbor High School)66.462.3
 4.1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Oak Harbor School District)66.462.9
 3.5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)72.865.9
 6.9%
10th Grade Math (Oak Harbor High School)3825.2
 12.7%
   10th Grade Math (Oak Harbor School District)3825.6
 12.3%
   10th Grade Math (Washington)42.433.3
 9.1%
11th Grade Science (Oak Harbor High School)5160.6
 9.6%
   11th Grade Science (Oak Harbor School District)51.560.7
 9.2%
   11th Grade Science (Washington)5050.5
 0.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Oak Harbor High School)66.462.3
 4.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Oak Harbor School District)60.957.8
 3.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Oak Harbor High School)3825.2
 12.7%
   All Grades Math (Oak Harbor School District)49.142.5
 6.7%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Oak Harbor High School)5160.6
 9.6%
   All Grades Science (Oak Harbor School District)55.655.2
 0.4%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students15611566
 0.3%
African American6148
 21.3%
American Indian84
 50%
Asian15499
 35.7%
Hispanic246315
 28%
Pacific Islander1315
 15.4%
White940897
 4.6%
Two or More Races139175
 25.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.5%38.4%
 1.9%


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Oak Harbor High School ranks 195th of 442 Washington high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,566 students attended Oak Harbor High School.

Students at Oak Harbor High School are 57% White, 20% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races, 6% Asian, 3% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction.

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