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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  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-
North High School is a top rated, public school located in Downers Grove, IL. It has 2,207 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
4436 Main St
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Telephone
(630) 795-8400
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North High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1240
187 responses
Average ACT
28
363 responses
AP Enrollment
32%

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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
$85,546
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,217
National
$949
Median Home Value
$340,200
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Football games
    31%
  • Homecoming olmpics
    21%
  • School Dances
    15%
  • Mosaic week
    9%
  • Class Spirit week
    7%
  • Homecoming assembly
    6%
  • Veterans Day Assembly
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,207
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,942
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$21,148/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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As a parent of two students (one graduated in 18, the other 2020, I am so glad that we moved into the DGN territory. They totally excelled not only mentally but also emotionally and physically. We moved from a very small town south of I80 where the schools are emotionally damaging and fall way below standards on the intelligence scale. That is why we moved. My kids have met and excelled here at DGN. We are so glad we moved. I now have a Sophomore in college achieving a 4.0 and a Senior with over a 4.0 GPA. That wouldn't have happened if we stayed in the south of I80 school where they push football and nothing else. Thanks DGN you keep doing a great job!
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I am very happy with North High School. I have had very thoughtful nuturing teachers that I have learned a lot from. I am involved in the Sports Program and had a great experience with that. The school offers many different activities of all interests so all can be involved in something. They only thing that I would change, would be a way to have parents involve themselves more to help with activities or athletics to set the teams apart from other schools. For example, team activities, tailgates, team moms, improved senior recognition days. It just takes a little organization from the teacher and coaches with the parents.
I had a great school year! The teachers were super helpful and my peers were kind! I was in sports and had a great experience with my football, baseball, and bowling team. We were more like a family. They always showed poise and great character. North High School cares about your education and makes your a priority. If I had to go all over again, I would definitely go back to North!