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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,815 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 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
272 responses
Average ACT
29
572 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$52,497
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,029
National
$949
Median Home Value
$234,500
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.61 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.61 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 160 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    18%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Spirit Train
    14%
  • Eagle Games
    13%
  • 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
1,815
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.69 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.69 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.69 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
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.94 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.94 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.94 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.105 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.105 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.105 responses
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Jones College Prep High School Reviews

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I am a senior at Jones College Prep, and it has been a joy to be here all 4 years of high school. Jones offers a rigorous academic environment, but also allows for students to get involved in lots of activities and interact with wonderful teachers. Situated in the south loop in downtown Chicago, there are plenty of ways to get to school with public transportation, and tons of great restaurants and activities for students to enjoy! I would reccommend it to anyone looking for a great high school experience!
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There are so many opportunities at this school, from clubs, trips abroad, volunteer projects, and college courses, and there are so many resources that help students explore their talent and passions, as well as the world. Everyone is very friendly and supportive of one another and there are a lot of great teachers here. The teachers are understanding and they challenge the students to do better. The teachers engage the class through debates, in-class discussions and activities that help students understand and master the material rather than simply memorize it. The school is diverse and aware of how to treat people of different religions, cultures, and sexualities. Everyone is very supportive and active in the community. There’s a strong community at the school that will help students every step of the way. Students are very much prepared for college with the rigorous courses offered here, as well as the opportunities and the supportive community that the school has.
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.