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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
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Prospect High School is a top rated, public school located in Mt Prospect, IL. It has 2,176 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
801 W Kensington Rd
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Telephone
(847) 718-5200

Prospect High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
167 responses
Average ACT
29
371 responses
AP Enrollment
54%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$71,925
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,039
National
$949
Median Home Value
$306,800
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
73%
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 177 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week!
    23%
  • Last week of school
    19%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Basketball MSL Championship week
    13%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,176
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$101,110
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$23,553/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses
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Prospect High School Reviews

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I loved Prospect High School! Throughout my past four years as a student there, I was given countless opportunities to thrive and succeed. The academics are rigorous and challenging, but manageable and enriching with the help of the beyond-qualified teachers. Prospect gave me a safe, supportive place to grow personally and intellectually. I feel fully prepared to move on to college, thanks to the incredible resources and knowledge I have been given.
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I have been lucky to have a great experience with PHS. It is a very positive atmosphere with a lot of kind students and faculty. We also have a therapy dog named Ringo that you can come and pet whenever you want/need which is amazing.
The teachers are very helpful and want to see you succeed. They are able to recognize when you are putting in effort, even if it does not show up on your grades. I have not yet had one bad teacher, and a lot of my past teachers have actually given me a lot of amazing life advice. I will definitely keep in touch with some of them after I graduate!
My experience at Prospect High School has been very beneficial to creating the person I am today. Prospect High School provides a rigorous curriculum, a large assortment of clubs, and great resources for each student so that they can thrive and become ready for their post-high school education. On the other hand, Prospect suffers from a diversity problem which is largely caused by the lack of diversity in the surrounding neighborhoods. This lack of adversity has even given it the nickname of "White Castle". In addition, the food served is overpriced for the average student and not greatly palatable, which drives many students to leave the campus for lunch. Teachers at Prospect have been largely very considerate and knowledgeable with exception of select few, but no more than at any other school I have attended. My hopes are that the school will continue on with it's great academic standing, but address some of the more reasonable demands of students.