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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
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Highland Park High School is a top rated, public school located in Highland Park, IL. It has 2,040 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.
Address
433 Vine Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
Telephone
(224) 765-2001
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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
122 responses
Average ACT
29
487 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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$137,450
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,659
National
$949
Median Home Value
$574,100
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
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  • Charity Drive, Homecoming
    29%
  • FOCUS on the Arts
    28%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Jammers dancing
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Plays that my friends have been in.
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,040
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$111,262
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 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
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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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.
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I am attending Highland Park High School currently as a freshman and I already love the school! They have so much variety put into their clubs and activities. We have a big art festival called FOCUS that happens every two years and it was truly a breathtaking experience, getting to pick the classes you want and pursuing those things. They also have things for the Hispanic side of the school. They have clubs specifically for exploring more about Hispanic culture and we have a Latin dance club as well that I am in. The security guards are super friendly and not always on your back about things, they're like your local adult friends that you see in the halls occasionally. I also love that the effort that comes from teachers and staff is almost equally matched with the effort from the students. During our annual charity Drive, our whole school saved 142,430 dollars for a sexual abuse center,The Zacharias Center. I feel blessed to be in this school.
Average suburban environment, Except for the weird segregation dynamic. I have both seen and been a part of fights in the school, and they are largely contained to Hispanics in one part of the school; the lunch hall. I think that the academics are great for general education kids, but special ed is a different story, as there are varied beliefs regarding how to both move the kids along from special education and how to keep them contained to the program. I think that the special education environment has markedly improved in my time within the program. Overall a good school with an uncomfortable social environment and leaving quite a bit to be desired