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A+
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, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% 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
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1320
386 responses
Average ACT
29
621 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$109,077
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,074
National
$949
Median Home Value
$448,235
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.63 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.63 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 167 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    18%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Spirit Train
    14%
  • Eagle Games
    13%
  • ALAS Festival
    9%
  • Theater
    8%
  • The battle against the classes on pep rally day
    7%

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.71 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.71 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.71 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,385
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.8%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.96 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.96 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.96 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
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.107 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.107 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.107 responses
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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.
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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!
Overall, I have loved my time at Jones. I transferred here my sophomore year and was welcomed by most everybody, and had no trouble making friends. The student body is an incredibly diverse and interesting group of students- everybody is so smart and talented. Almost everyone I have met has their own passion or skill set. The club culture at Jones is also top-notch. Students can create their own clubs easily- my friend started the Robotics team his freshman year, and now they've placed in competitions. That said, there are some things I would change if I could. The lack of school spirit at Jones is astounding. There is class spirit in which each grade has pride in their own class, not as a whole for Jones. The administration can devise some unnecessary rules. They restricted the places we can put up posters to just a single bulletin board on each floor, which makes walking through the lobby and some hallways feel very industrial and takes away from the high school feel.