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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Grant Park High School is an above average, public school located in Grant Park, IL. It has 184 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
PO Box 549
Grant Park, IL 60940
Telephone
(815) 465-2184
Website

Grant Park High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
17 responses
Average ACT
25
19 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,789
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$817
National
$949
Median Home Value
$155,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Mean Green Goes Pink volleyball game
    45%
  • The drama department
    36%
  • Band concerts
    18%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
184
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,725
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,616/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Grant Park High School Reviews

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From being in this district since kindergarten, I've learned that teachers either really do care or don't. In high school, more teachers tend to care rather than not. We have excellent fine arts program - our music deptartment even received 1st place in state music sweepstakes for D class division! There are so many wonderful artists, as well. I wish more funding could go towards fine arts because there are so many talented students, but our money is kept with the athletic dept. Yes, we do have some highly skilled athletes, but as a team, people don't mix all that well. And, not just with sports or clubs, so many people are left out or discarded because people deem them "not good enough." Grant Park has a few families that have been there forever and if you are not, or aren't related to, "GP Royalty", you won't make it very far. Overall, the teachers, clubs, sports, classes, and fine arts are fantastic but the students are just awful.
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Grant Park high school is ok. There is nothing special about it. Teachers are alright, for the most part. The school has a poor special education program, but for the "normal" kids I suppose it is fine. More effort could be put in to the school in multiple ways, but some of the staff genuinely care about the students. Overall, the school is average I would say, but special education students are not warmly welcomed to the school. They are often discriminated against by the staff. So if you want to attend the school, I hope you are "normal".
As a current student of Grant Park High School, I feel that the school does an excellent job of preparing students for the world ahead of them. The teachers are deeply involved within their job and extracurriculars have always been enjoyable in my experience. Things that should be changed within the future is more emphasis on the arts programs as they get very little funding or thought toward and more drug/alcohol prevention programs.