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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
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Naperville Central High School is a top rated, public school located in Naperville, IL. It has 2,810 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

Naperville Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1330
374 responses
Average ACT
30
611 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$118,187
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,462
National
$949
Median Home Value
$410,800
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.60 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.60 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 243 responses
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  • Mr. NCHS
    18%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Multicultural Show
    12%
  • Senior party
    12%
  • Assemblies
    11%
  • Drumshow
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,810
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.64 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.64 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.64 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,952
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.82 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.82 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.82 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,189/ year
National
$12,239
99%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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Naperville Central High School Reviews

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Naperville Central has great faculty and overall just an amazing community! Everyone is super high achieving and it motivates you to want to do better in your own studies. The student population is more diverse now and has become more inclusive with everyone's preferences. However, the teacher population is not so diverse and the students can also be very cliquey and segregated.
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I absolutely love going to Naperville Central High School! The staff and students are all so helpful and caring, which makes it such a great atmosphere to be around. The school has provided me with so many opportunities for my future. There are so many clubs, sports and activities you can get involved in. One day I hope my kids will have the opportunity to go here.
Naperville Central High School is a community full of driven students and outstanding teachers that are eager to watch every student succeed. In the past four years our school has dealt three different hate crimes incidents against different races, all of which made the news. Instead of hiding what happened, our administrators addressed what happened and made it into a lesson learned. I have experienced the everlasting impact a racial comment has on a student body, and how quickly they can defend one individual who is a minority. As a senior, Naperville Central has not only prepared me for college, but the reality of society as well.