A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
1 Stevenson Dr
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Telephone
(847) 415-4000
Website

Adlai E. Stevenson High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1410
125 responses
Average ACT
30
835 responses
AP Enrollment
47%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.101 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.101 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 434 responses
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  • Giveathon!
    15%
  • Free Cookie Friday
    14%
  • Spring Fling
    12%
  • Athletic events
    11%
  • Odyssey
    11%
  • Dances
    9%
  • World's Fair
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,839
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.110 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.110 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.110 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.142 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.141 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.142 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$26,992/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.148 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.148 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.148 responses

Adlai E. Stevenson High School Reviews

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Coming from a graduating eighth grade class of 58 students, the culture shock was definitely humbling when arriving at Stevenson with its student body of 4000 students. My peers broadened my horizons everyday not only through their diverse cultures and backgrounds but also in the way they encountered and dealt with problems. While my classes were definitely a step-up from my middle school rigor, Stevenson's teachers were not only dedicated to their subject but passionate for helping their students as well. I am grateful for the environment that I found in Stevenson, which allowed me to pursue the unexplored and the unchartered within the context of the familiar.
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Yes, it is a top public high school with 5,000+ kids. However, the pressure is very unhealthy. The pressure to perform is exceedingly parisitic. The average student takes 10 AP classes. The average student has a 33+ act. It is very very hard to shine in the school compared to "normal" high schools. Pressure is extremely unhealthy for health. Although teachers, academics, extracurriculars are top notch, the combination of everything makes it a very depressing, burnout school. I would have gone to a Ivy League college if I wasn't an average high school kid and was a top notch other high school kid.
Stevenson has wonderful teachers, learning resources, and academic vigor. Not only do the teachers encourage the hard work of every student, but the teachers also enjoy their jobs which contributes to the students' motivation to learn. The students at Stevenson are also extremely friendly compared to many other schools, creating a welcoming and peaceful environment. So many learning resources are also available to students throughout the day. At any time, a student can go to the Learning Center and get help from the teachers that work there. The teachers in the Learning Center know what each class is teaching and can always help. In addition to the amazing learning opportunities, students have a variety of options when joining clubs and sports.