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2022 Best Charter Schools in Illinois

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  1. #1 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    ITW David Speer Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    46 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Uniform really does help if you really don't want to keep on deciding what to wear each weekday. But also the teachers are great especially the opportunities that we have. For example we have summer....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,018,

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  2. #1 Best Charter Elementary Schools in Illinois.

    Prairie Crossing Charter School

    Public School,

    GRAYSLAKE, IL,

    K-8,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 3.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Great infrastructure such that if you get a good teacher, they are given the freedom to give an expansive, personal, innovative, and enjoyable education..

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 432,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    The Noble Academy

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    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    30 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I'm a proud mom to a The Noble Academy graduate from three years ago who now attends Northwestern University and another happy boy, currently a soon-to-graduate senior student. The TNA teachers/administrators are dedicated and laser-focused on making sure the children are taking advantage of available sources to get them to great colleges. I've been comparing TNA with other parents I know well. Parents whose kids were and are currently at top public and private Chicago schools. They have complained about not getting the support their...I still have one more child heading to High School, and there are no qualms on where she will be going..

    Read 30 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 484,

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  4. #4 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Rowe Clark Math & Science Academy

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    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Works Here says Rowe Clark is truly a college prep school. The teachers in the building are immensely invested in making sure students are prepared for a bright future, beginning freshmen year and continuing all the....

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 416,

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  5. #5 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Muchin College Prep

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    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    52 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at MCP has been very good and it went by so fast. A lot of people think that Noble charter schools are strict but speaking from experience, theyŕe no different than any other high....

    Read 52 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 972,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  6. #6 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Rauner College Prep

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    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    39 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says The teachers are amazing. I transferred to Rauner my last two years of highschool and have recently since graduated from there. I’ve never felt more cared about on an individual level or more....

    Read 39 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 622,

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  7. #7 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Chicago Bulls College Prep

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    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    8-12,

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience in chicago bulls college prep was amazing because the teachers and staff help make me prepared for college life, while we study and push ourselves to become more successful than we can....

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,167,

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  8. #8 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Noble Street College Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

    501 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Works Here says Noble has exceptionally strong teachers who are deeply dedicated to empowering students, through both love and high expectations, with the skills they need to succeed in college and lead exemplary....

    Read 501 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 692,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  9. #9 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Pritzker College Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    42 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I am a senior at PCP, and it has been an experience I would never have in another high school. I have met many new people and made friends. I also came to love a new sport, I have been playing....

    Read 42 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 976,

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  10. #10 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    K-12,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience with Horizon Science Academy-McKinley has been a fantastic experience for my last two years of attending high school. As a student who has attended other high schools moving from state....

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 817,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  11. #12 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    UIC College Prep

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    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    54 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The UIC College Prep (UICCP) experience will remain pleasant and unforgettable. However, movie high school expectations were quite different. The dream of wearing various clothes caved to tight...Engagement in activities and clubs created channels to unique experiences I would not have gotten elsewhere. The teachers genuinely care about the students' future. They prepared students for life,...Thanks to our college counselors for preparing and supporting each senior through the college application process. Indeed, UICCP lives to its mission by instilling discipline, building unique....

    Read 54 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 959,

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  12. #13 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Baker College Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    31 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Baker College Prep is a college bound school, with rigorous classes and high expectations that while at times seem unneeded, later become very useful in college. Teachers will make appointments to....

    Read 31 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 200,

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  13. #14 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Southland College Prep School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    RICHTON PARK, IL,

    9-12,

    239 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I honestly love Southland. They provide such a level of rigor and compassion so they expect nothing less than excellence. I don't blame them. The teachers are more than teachers; they are like school....

    Read 239 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 557,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  14. #15 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Golder College Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says For the majority of my time at Golder College Prep, things have been pretty rigorous, but office hours can help anything. This school network has a history of ridiculously strict rules, but they....

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 640,

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  15. #16 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Gary Comer College Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    6-12,

    36 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I had a great experience attending Gary Comer. What I liked about it the most was the support of the administration. Teachers and staff were always there to assist the students in whatever they....

    Read 36 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,151,

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  16. #19 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Johnson College Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    28 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Nothing, the school is very productive and have excellent learning experiences. Some of the students in the school can be extra, but everyone is equal to one another..

    Read 28 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 630,

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  17. #20 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Chicago Math & Science Academy High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    6-12,

    92 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I'll summarize my experience by saying, "If you're looking for a quality education, try your luck at this school." Nowadays, education is not about teachers or parents, but about each student's....

    Read 92 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 597,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  18. #21 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Acero Charter - Sor Juana Ines De La

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    K-12,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I really like how the school is in general. Very diverse. They try their best to make parent and student understand. For example is a parent only understands Spanish, they help translate or write it....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 591,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  19. #22 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Butler College Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    61 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I am a graduating student, and while my school isn't the best in Chicago, it is to me. My superb high school molded me into the young back woman I am now. I'm not going to lie and say I liked it....

    Read 61 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 623,

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  20. #23 Best Charter High Schools in Illinois.

    Cambridge Lakes Charter School

    Blue checkmark.

    Community Unit School District No. 300, IL,

    K-12,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says The accomplishments over the first decade have been exceptional. Students consistently experience challenging subject material. They experience individualized learning. Language, the arts, and drama...The Cambridge Lakes Academy high school's achievement in five years, to be rated 77 among Illinois public high schools speaks well for the value of Belnded e-Learning..

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 827,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  21. CICS - Northtown Campus

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

    13 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I went here from 2015 to 2019 - Northtown is one of the better charter schools in the Chicagoland area I believe. All the staff is respectful, classes ensure that you will learn a concept or idea to...Every teacher obviously has their own methodology when it comes to assigning work, but from my 4 years here, the teachers are fair and respectful as long as you give them back that same attitude.... Every teacher here is compassionate and tries to ensure that everyone has values instilled upon them that prepare them for the real world..

    Read 13 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 904,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 348 to 1,

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  22. CICS - Avalon/South Shore

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    K-8,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says I went there 6-8 coming from a different school and they were very welcoming. Their ELA classes are great, top notch..

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 446,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  23. CICS - Irving Park Campus

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    K-8,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I can't say enough good things about this school. The sense of community is huge. The teachers and staff know all the kids and the families and kids have a nice community. I would definitely....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 538,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  24. DRW College Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says The teaching curriculum was my favorite. Monthly ACT tests set me up for success. The teachers were more seen as more than educators who really cared about students' education. I would definitely....

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 284,

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  25. Horizon Science Academy Belmont

    Public School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    K-8,

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 551,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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