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
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
5501 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Telephone
(773) 534-3954

Northside College Preparatory High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1370
119 responses
Average ACT
31
364 responses
AP Enrollment
57%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.57 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.57 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 211 responses
Report
  • I-Day
    21%
  • Colloquium
    18%
  • Cubby Walk
    12%
  • Off-Campus Lunch
    9%
  • Sports Senior Days
    9%
  • Dance Show
    7%
  • Pep Rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,047
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.65 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.65 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.65 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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Northside College Preparatory High School Reviews

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Northside is an interesting school. It is one of Top Schools in the US, which makes it infamous for it being academically challenging and difficult. Tales of despair and struggling make every 8th grader scared to join this small school. However when I entered it I was smacked with the truth, it is a visually intriguing school. The shape is very strange and the inside is even stranger, with art hanging everywhere and colors splashed on every wall. But the best part is the people; the students, teachers, and staff are amazing people! They are open with whatever you believe in and everyone shares their interests and make stereotypical high schools (High School Musical, Mean Girls, the whole gag) look like lies. It is an awesome school, and I'm glad that I am academically challenged for I get to meet people who changed my life.
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Academically, the school has met and exceeded my expectations. The teachers are amazingly dedicated and the coursework challenging, which has enhanced my personal and intellectual growth. The main goal of classes taught at Northside are not only to help increase a student's preparedness for college but to foster more socially aware and critical citizens. And this is really valuable, especially in today's complex world.
Socially, the kids are generally nice, even though some aspects of the attitude of Northsiders are worrisome- including the lack of social awareness or willingness to talk about what is going on outside Northside. While the classes ENCOURAGE social activism, the kids themselves are enclosed in their own little bubble. As driven students, it is worrisome that kids aiming to be scientists, politicians, and athletes wouldn't take the time to familiarize themselves with what's going on outside their school.
Overall, my experience has been excellent.
Northside College Prep is extremely diverse and prepares you for a good college experience. There are some people in the administration who can put the image of the school over the overall well being of it's students, but in general the school is still a great place to go. There are many opportunities that you will be able to get here that you can't really get at other schools. The education is great and when you graduate, you will feel prepared for college!