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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 an elite, public, magnet school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,667 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
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
1300
157 responses
Average ACT
28
512 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.54 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.54 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 136 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    18%
  • Spirit Train
    16%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Eagle Games
    12%
  • Theater
    8%
  • ALAS Festival
    8%
  • Comedy Showcase!
    7%

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%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.62 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.62 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.62 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,385
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.5%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.87 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.87 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.87 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.98 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.98 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.98 responses
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Jones College Prep High School Reviews

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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!
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When I first visited Jones, the most vibrant feature was its architecture. At the Open House the school felt very much alive, colorful, and above all, welcoming. Throughout my years I find it noteworthy to mention that the upkeep and cleanness of the school was generally pleasing. Beginning as a freshman I had a difficult time finding my niche, but I eventually found a group of students who would become great friends. The student body is filled with artistic, intelligent, humble, and ambitious people that are worth meeting. The classes and clubs offered are diverse, and the block scheduling allows for practice in time management and freedom. I met a lot of staff members who were down to earth, approachable, and impacted me as a student; others, myself and peers did not particularly agree with the practices of. Overall my experience with Jones could be described as positive, though sometimes the rigor was overwhelming.
Jones is refreshing in the amount of diversity and equality in the school. Also, being in the middle of the South Loop,it is close to lots of amazing places such as Millennium Park, Harold Washington Library, and tasty restaurants. The classes can be very demanding, but generally they are interesting and have prepared me for standardized testing and applying for competitive colleges. Most of the teachers are great people, but some of them expect too much out of students while doing little themselves. For instance, some post assignments too late at night before they are due, so your grades can be highly dependent on which teacher you have. This is at times frustrating, because the students are not getting the exact same education and the difficulty of the classes can vary, even though they are in the same course but with different teachers. Overall, the school is safe, with reliable staff, clean and modern interiors, and a friendly, school spirited student body.