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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 1,667 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
About Jones College Prep High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
700 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone
(773) 534-8600

Jones College Prep High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1310
214 responses
Average ACT
29
542 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,434
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
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
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.58 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.58 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 155 responses
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  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    17%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Spirit Train
    15%
  • Eagle Games
    12%
  • ALAS Festival
    9%
  • Theater
    8%
  • Comedy Showcase!
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,667
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.66 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,385
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.8%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.91 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.91 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.91 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
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.102 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.102 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.102 responses
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Jones College Prep is a well renowned public high school in Chicago's downtown area. Overall the school offers students a generally healthy environment to learn within. The school offers a very strong staff of highly intelligent and personable teachers who love the jobs that they do, but one place that the school does lack in is student comfort. Mainly the comfort of minority students, and students of historically marginalized groups. During my time at this school there were several instances of hateful speech being spread regarding minority students that was simply overlooked by school administration. It becomes very difficult to learn in an environment when you feel as though the people who have the power to protect you choose not to in order to avoid a news story.

None of this is said to discredit Jones College Prep as the strong academic institution that it serves to be, but it is intended to highlight the fact that there is more to every school than just the published numbers.
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I think the counseling department at Jones does an amazing job at finding enrichment opportunities for students. Through their emails, I found out about the ACE Mentor Program, which greatly influenced the major I want to pursue and helped me get an apprenticeship over the summer. I feel fortunate to have a fountain of resources at school, because I know that not all students have those opportunities.
Jones has incredible students because it has amazing teachers. One particular English teacher was always a harsh grader, but because of her I learned to communicate better through my writing, which helped me excel in other courses. The AP classes at Jones are also great because there are so many to choose from, and my teachers were always available if I had trouble in class.
Jones College Prep is a very diverse college preparatory school. Students are selected from all over Chicago, and it is evident in the population. Teachers strive to help students succeed both inside the class and outside, and there is ample time provided for extra help. Because the school is college preparatory, the counselors really focus on early applications to colleges and for scholarships. The academics are very understandable and provide a good platform for upward mobility in terms of class selection. One downside is that the school consists of two unconnected building that are 6+ floors high, so a lot of climbing is required!