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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    A+
Niles North High School is a top rated, public school located in Skokie, IL. It has 2,029 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
9800 Lawler Ave
Skokie, IL 60077
Telephone
(847) 626-2011

Niles North High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1220
172 responses
Average ACT
28
287 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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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
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$70,544
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,184
National
$949
Median Home Value
$291,200
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 131 responses
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  • Pep assemblies
    23%
  • Rivalry games
    18%
  • Fundraising events through DM an Relay for Life
    15%
  • School dances
    15%
  • International Night
    8%
  • Empty walls event.
    7%
  • Theatrical preformances
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,029
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$92,435
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$33,456/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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I absolutely loved Niles North! As a musician, it was a wonderful place that helped me hone my skills. Being a public school, I think Niles North could measure up to any performing arts high school. The faculty is very knowledgable and is always willing to help you with whatever you need, whether it be music or just to talk about anything. Niles North is also a very diverse school. I felt there was a good amount of representation of all races and because of that, I've always felt safe as a minority in school. I've never had to deal with any sort of bullying or rude behavior throughout my experience at Niles North.
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A very diverse school that prides itself as "the United Nations of high schools". Clubs like Dance Marathon show the very best in this school, with students taking initiative to run the club and raise over $80,000 each year for a charity. Dance groups, sports teams, and language/heritage clubs are only some of the extracurriculars offered. AP courses are offered from Freshmen year onwards, and there are a variety of language classes offered. The teachers care about their students successes. It is also very college-focused, offering opportunities for students to explore their college options as early as Freshmen year with college counselors and College night.
I came to Niles North with both Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and worried about what would people think of me based on the way I speak and how I act. However, I was freely welcomed by my teachers even though I have a mental disability. This was the first step to being part of the school community and getting comfortable with the high school environment which was one of the major factors to my success in my academics that also motivated me to gain more supporters who were teachers and counselors that helped me a lot to help me be successful and get into the top civil engineering school in the country, which is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.