Oswego High School (New York)

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Oswego High School
2 Buccaneer Boulevard


United States
School typePublic Secondary
School districtOswego City School District
CEEB code334355
PrincipalPatrick Wallace
Student to teacher ratio13:1[1]
Hours in school day7
Campus typeSuburban
School colour(s)"Buc Blue," White
NewspaperThe Buccaneer Bulletin
YearbookThe Paradox

Oswego High School is a public coeducational four-year high school in Oswego, NY. It is the only public school serving grades 9-12 in the Oswego City School District. The principal is Patrick Wallace. Assistant principals are Barbara Wheeler and Kirk Mulverhill.[2]

Extracurricular activities[edit]


Oswego High School teams compete in Section III of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Athletic facilities at the school include two gymnasiums, a swimming pool, a weight room, two softball fields, a baseball field, a track, and two multipurpose fields used for football, lacrosse, and soccer. Many events are held at Field, which hosts the track as well as a large athletic field.

Boys Teams[edit]

Girls Teams[edit]

Other Options[edit]

Aside from the interscholastic sports teams, Oswego High School offers various other opportunities. Each October the school hosts a powderpuff football game in which girls of the junior class face off against senior girls. In addition, the school offers a downhill ski club, co-founded by Eric Tyler, Don Canfield, Chris Moss, and Alan Leighton in 1974, in which members take approximately six after-school ski trips to Labrador Mountain each year in the months of January and February.


Oswego High School offers a music program including two orchestras, three choruses, three concert bands, and two jazz bands, which are offered as classes during the school day and perform an average of three concerts per year, generally in December for Christmas, March for Music In Our Schools Month, and May or June to honor graduating seniors.

Oswego's music program also includes the Marching Buccaneers marching band, which competes in the Small School I Class of the New York State Field Band Conference. Notable recent achievements include the Marching Bucs' first-place ranking at James Madison University's Parade of Champions in 2002, 2005 and 2009.

The chorus program, in conjunction with the drama program, also puts on an annual musical. In 2016, they performed Damn Yankees, and were nominated for twelve out of a possible fifteen awards at the Syracuse High School Theatre Awards.[3] Past productions include Pippin, Oliver!, Crazy for You, My Fair Lady, Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, and Grease.

The Paradox[edit]

The Paradox is Oswego High School's award-winning yearbook. It has won numerous awards from the Empire State School Press Association and the Columbia School Press Association.[4]

The Buccaneer Bulletin[edit]

The Buccaneer Bulletin is Oswego High School's monthly newspaper[5], which has been awarded numerous gold medals from the Empire State School Press Association.[6] Members of the staff have been recognized individually by the Newspapers in Education program.[7]


Students involved with WBUC at Oswego High School produce the morning announcements in an on-campus studio, which are broadcast to televisions in all classrooms as well as throughout the public locally on Time Warner cable channel 16.




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Graduation Rate[edit]

Oswego High School has a graduation rate of 75%, below the New York State average of 86%.[1]

Post Graduation Plans[edit]

  • 48% plan to attend a four-year college in New York State
  • 8% plan to attend a four-year college out of state
  • 26% plan to attend a two-year college in New York State
  • 3% plan to attend post secondary institutions in New York State[8]

Expenditures Per Pupil[edit]

An estimated $22,029 is spent annually per student.[1]

  • 68% instructional
  • 6% student & staff support
  • 10% administration
  • 17% other[9]

Teacher Credentials[edit]

  • 2% of teachers have no valid teaching certificate
  • 5% of teachers have less than 3 years of experience
  • 21% of teachers have a master's degree or above[10]

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Oswego High School". Public School Review. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Oswego City School District Organizational Chart" (PDF). Oswego City School District. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Nominations for the second annual Syracuse High School Theatre Awards". Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  4. ^ http://www.yearbooks.biz/?event=FAQ.Detail&faq=344
  5. ^ "monthly newspaper".
  6. ^ http://oswegocountytoday.com/news/community-news/2008/10/23/buc-bulletin-receives-15-awards-at-empire-state-school-press-association-ceremony/
  7. ^ http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2009/03/oswego_high_journalists_win_aw.html
  8. ^ http://www.newyorkschools.com/schools/oswego-high-school.html
  9. ^ http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/ny/other/3157#finance
  10. ^ http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/ny/other/3157#toc
  11. ^ "Howard McCann Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  12. ^ "He keeps his chin up, sets a Guinness Record; for Bob Natoli, of Oswego, it's about health and fitness lifestyle he's live for 30 years". Neighbors Oswego. The Post-Standard. Retrieved 24 December 2012.(subscription required)
  13. ^ "Clinical Rounds: Recurrent mast cell tumors in a boxer". DVM360.com. Retrieved 5 February 2016.

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