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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  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
Jones College Prep High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,908 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Jones College Prep High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
493 responses
Average ACT
29
676 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$113,275
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,154
National
$949
Median Home Value
$454,200
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.73 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.73 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 193 responses
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    18%
  • Eagle Games
    15%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Spirit Train
    12%
  • ALAS Festival
    9%
  • Theater
    8%
  • The battle against the classes on pep rally day
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,908
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.81 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.81 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.81 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,385
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.8%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.106 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.106 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.106 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,409/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.117 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.117 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.117 responses
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Jones is a very good high school. It's academically challenging while still providing necessary arts. It has great opportunities for enhancing learning! It's centered in downtown Chicago so the scenery, as well as the surrounding places, is nice. Though not everything is as great as it seems, it's still a great school overall. The teachers are very supportive and you get to meet people from all over Chicago!
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I loved the Jones community! Jones offered a 'Freshman Connection' program at the beginning of my freshman year, and it set me off to a great start with making friends and learning more about the school. I was very prepared and amazed by how hospitable the school was to me as well as all of its students. All classes at Jones are Honors (excluding AP), so I was worried I wouldn't do well at first. But the teachers and resources at my school helped me get high grades and skills on time management and studying. Many of the clubs offered at jones were suited to my tastes and were very welcoming! They had so many options to join, and I was glad a great majority of my schoolmates shared the same interests as me. Applying for this school is set in stone to be one of my proudest moments, because my high school experience so far has been one of a kind.
My high school experience has helped me grow so much. The academics might sound super challenging, but most teachers really put the time and effort to help every student out. This school has kids from all over Chicago, being able to meet new people was such an eye opener for me. We have many security guards around school. They might seem intimidating, but honestly have the sweetest hearts for the kids. This school is also right in the middle of Downton, Chicago. The surroundings around makes this school a very safe environment. With our resources not only do we have our own library, but it is also connected to Harold Washington library. It is also another safe place for students to go to. Our parent's involvement is very huge, we are so fortunate to have donators for things like electronics and sports. We also have the best counselors, we have been preparing for colleges for awhile and I know they want to make sure every student is able to have an opportunity at somewhere great.