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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Sports
    C+
Address
8001 Belmont Ave
River Grove, IL 60171
Telephone
(708) 453-6233

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
$25
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,250
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
85%
Average Financial Aid
$4,899
From Guerin College Preparatory High School

Guerin Prep is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school serving Northwest Chicago and suburbs sponsored by the Sisters of Providence. The 1:12 teacher to student ratio is conducive to a rich learning experience.

Guerin Prep offers an environment that leads to success. Our curriculum is structured to meet the individual needs of students. Guerin Prep offers three academic programs of study for our students. The uniqueness of the curriculum is that students may take classes across the programs and benefit from a truly individualized approach to learning. Teachers, counselors and coaches work to build a nurturing and supportive community where every person is valued. Experiences in academics, athletics, arts and service are readily available.

Guerin Prep seeks to instill in its students a sense of global awareness and empower them with the knowledge, values and skills required to become active participants and effective leaders in today’s Church and world.

Guerin College Preparatory High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
9 responses
Average ACT
24
72 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week
    39%
  • Homecoming, prom, and the football games.
    28%
  • Lot of fun activities for Homecoming week.
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
301
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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
$48,670
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Median Home Value
$188,700
National
$184,700

Guerin College Preparatory High School Reviews

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The academics are average, there are honors courses for each year. The courses are average in difficulty. Most of the teachers are very good, they are all willing to help out! Certain departments lack good teachers, like the science and spanish ones. I have heard different things about college readiness. I think it depends on the student. For high achieving students going into honors programs in college, they say that they struggled in college. Average students say that they are ready for college. School culture is not too good, most staff and students do not care about showing off school pride or supporting the performing arts or sports. Sports are pretty bad because of the recruitment by the coaches, like no one comes here for the sports and the sports programs have a bad reputation from previous years. I do have to say though, there are many parents that are willing to help out with school activities such as sports, and they are a big help to the sports team.
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My daughter is currently a junior at Guerin. My wife and I have been extremely happy with all of our experiences at the school. The teachers have been absolutely wonderful to deal with, our daughter is being challenged in her classes with great success. The band program is outstanding as is the new athletic director who is working with a greatly improved set of coaches/managers. The new president and staff have a clear vision of the future for Guerin and it is definitely headed in the right direction.
I enjoyed my freshman through senior years in high school, and took many honors and AP courses which kept me busy and challenged. Also, had some really amazing friends and enthusiastic teachers. Although my coursework kept me very busy, I was involved in many extra-curricular activities and was also Student Ambassador and a member of the National Honor Society. My junior and senior years were a little stressful with college visits and filling out applications, but it was a learning experience for me. I have many fond memories of my high school and it has helped me transition to college life quite well. I miss my friends who have gone on to different schools but we keep in touch.