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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Highland Park High School is a top rated, public school located in Highland Park, IL. It has 1,994 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

Highland Park High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1280
158 responses
Average ACT
29
553 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$147,962
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,735
National
$949
Median Home Value
$575,800
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
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  • Charity Drive, Homecoming
    26%
  • FOCUS on the Arts
    24%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Plays that my friends have been in.
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Jammers dancing
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,994
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$111,262
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
$37,090/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Highland Park High School Reviews

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Highland Park is a great school. However, there is currently a lot of hate going around for the "lack of diversity" found on campus. What people fail to recognize is the fact that the school is located in one of the most affluent neighborhoods on the North Shore. HPHS provides ALL students with various opportunities to succeed--- students just tend to take these for granted. The school is constantly being remodeled and the administration has done an excellent job of keeping in touch with the student body. Personally, I have enjoyed my time at HPHS, in spite of any small issues it may have had.
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Highland Park High School was a warm, accepting community with passionate teachers dedicated to the advancement of their students' educations. The coursework was rigorous and challenging but teachers' doors were always open for help and students cared about their studies and worked to collaborate. I have no doubt that the education I received there made my transition to college academics that much easier. In spite of the fact that affluent kids from the North Shore of Chicago can occasionally be cliquey, privileged and a little uppity, I had a great high school experience in Highland Park.
Highland Park High school is an excellent collage prep in the suburbs of Chicago Illinois. My experience has been very positive and I feel I got the kind of support I needed to excel academically. My classmates and I are very goal oriented and there is a true school spirit about the place. I have made some very good and I think lasting friendships. The teachers at HPHS are well qualified and felt they knew their subjects well. When I struggled, I was given the attention I needed to do better on my assignments. If I were to change anything about the School it would be to have more diversity. There are not many African American students or Asian students but there are many Hispanic ones. All in all I enjoyed my time at HPHS.