A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
Address
433 Vine Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
Telephone
(224) 765-2001

Highland Park High School Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1330
43 responses
Average ACT
29
337 responses
AP Enrollment
40%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Charity Drive, Homecoming
    35%
  • FOCUS on the Arts
    31%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Jammers dancing
    6%
  • Plays that my friends have been in.
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,023
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$30,556/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Highland Park High School Reviews

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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.
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Highland Park High School has top academics. They have diversity, good teachers, and an array of clubs and activities. Highland Park High School definitely prepares students will for college; they have top counselors, great college counseling, and rigorous classes. There are many resources there to help students with school work, as well as with emotional help. I know that I feel ready to move on to college. Additionally, there are numerous clubs, sports, and activities for students to get involved! I feel prepared with all the materials I have learned, and with the rigorous course load I have taken throughout my high school.
Highland park is a school that takes pride in its challenging academics, and advanced facilities, however unfortunately the school environment tends to be unfriendly, and most people tend to stay within their social circle. The school is racially segregated and it is apparent many people do not feel comfortable in all locations of the school, and do not feel comfortable utilizing all of the resources the school has to offer. Highland park's biggest downfall is lack of communication between administration and students.