Jones College Prep High School Reviews
Rating 3.93 out of 5 687 reviews
The curriculum as a whole is outstanding. The people that you meet are amazing as well. The one thing that I would change about the school is the systematic racism that plays along throughout some of the staff and a lot of the students. At Jones, people come from all over the city to learn and study but when you interrupt that for minorities it takes a toll on them mentally because we feel as if we aren't wanted or do not belong there.
I really like Jones! It has a lot of clubs and sports. I am apart of swimming, math team, NHS, nehs, and student voice committee. Most of the teachers there are amazing and help you with your studies and life. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because the administration has failed to deal with many problems including racism and sexual assault. Overall, I love my classmates and we are fighting for change!
Very good school, with mostly great teachers, and rigorous courses. If you want a good education I recommend Jones College Prep.
I love the diversity and friendliness of the teachers and peers. Overall, there is a wholesome and welcoming enviorment.
I have met amazing people and have interacted with some of the most inspiring and helpful teachers here. I rekindled my passion for math and computers at this school thanks to a number of amazing math teachers and computer science teachers to help me.
Going to Jones College Prep was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend attending if doing so is possible!
Jones is a decent school. There are many resources available for the students. The diversity in the student population is better than in other schools. There have been some modern social issues within the school, but some Jones students know how to speak up and are not afraid to do so. There are many strong people in Jones and many supporting teachers too.
I like that my teachers are very involved and conscious of their students and that the academic and arts programs are both very well-formed and rigorous. Jones is a beautiful school and the many opportunities it offers create a very unique and intensive high school experience.
Jones College Prep High School is an excellent school academically. I just finished my first year of college, and I felt prepared and equipped thanks to my high school. However, the school spirit is non-existent, the teaching staff lacks diversity, and it is not a happy place for minority students, specifically Black students. There were multiple instances of microaggressions against Black students there, and the staff did not support the Black students. I would not recommend Jones to inquiring Black students. Not because the school is bad, but because there are better options out there for Black students to flourish, feel appreciated, and have the resources they need. Overall, I enjoyed my high school experience there as a Black student, but I would definitely choose another high school if I could have a do-over.
It is a great school and I have had a pretty good experience there. There's lots of different classes and activities that pretty much allow students to pursue whatever they wish to pursue, and it's location in downtown Chicago and connections allow for even more student freedom and choice. Most everyone who I, personally, have connected with at Jones are excellent people, and I feel I have been academically challenged where I wanted to be.
Overall Jones was a pretty good experience. It was a school that offered opportunities and challenged me as far as academics that I would not receive at my neighborhood school. The amount of resources the school offers are average they won’t really go above and beyond. The school is relatively diverse,however, there are a lot of racial incidents and the students tend to stay within their own groups.
Jones gave me the drive and tools I needed for success. Going into jones, I was an average class clown who did not get much work done and slacked off a lot. But being alongside students who were motivated to get perfect grades and great test scores, I began to want the same, and began to study hard and work harder, and am now going to one of the top colleges in the country for my major.
JONES COLLEGE PREP delivers their name. The classes are set up on a model similar to college classes and the teachers promote independence and group skills in their courses. I feel that graduates will be well prepared for college.
Jones college prep is one of the most diverse schools. The amount of people who come from different racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities is one of the features that make the school what it is. Not only is the school good educationally, but I also learned so many life lessons from other students that will completely change how I am as a person.
Jones will prepare you for college but be prepared for a decently heavy workload year-round. Academics are very good, admin not so much.
Jones' location in downtown Chicago is essential to immerse students in an independent high school experience to prepare them for college life. The teachers are readily available to assist students. The school lacks a bit of school spirit, but still puts on a lot of events. I believe Jones needs to do a better job of addressing BIPOC students' needs to make the school a safe space for all.
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.