Skip to Main Content

2022 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois

Best for athletes
  • Best schools
  • Most diverse
  • Best teachers
  • College prep
  • Largest
  • Niche standout schools
  • Best schools
  • Most diverse
  • Best teachers
  • College prep
  • Largest
  • Best for STEM
  • Niche standout schools
  • Best for the arts
  • Best for athletes
  • Best districts
loading indicator

Showing results 1 through 25 of 1,062

1 through 25 of 1,062 results

1,062 results

  1. #1 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Lincoln-Way East High School

    Lincoln-Way Community High School District No. 210, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says Quick disclaimer! I am not an alum, teacher, or resident. I was looking at the page to research the school when I noticed that the boundaries were wrong. In 2016, Lincoln-Way North closed and East...Other than that everything I have ever heard about East has been great! Great school, statistically the best in LW 210, great athletics, and according to students who I knew growing up a great school....

    Read 506 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 32,

  2. #4 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Loyola Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WILMETTE, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Loyola Academy is a great school as long as you can foot the bill and desire Jesuit values in education. Loyola’s strengths are its athletics and college readiness. Athletics are a huge part of the....

    Read 294 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 34,

  3. #5 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Montini Catholic High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LOMBARD, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Montini is an outstanding high school, with an excellent prinicipal who is vested in the success of all students. The teachers are largely caring and supportive of the students, the resources are....

    Read 112 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 22,

  4. #6 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Maine South High School

    Maine Township High School District No. 207, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Simply, a wonderful school. Much of the faculty cares for the students deeply, often being open to discuss a spectrum of matters, from subject topics to future prospects. In addition, a majority are...There are plenty of courses offered, from many AP ones to those that focus on certain fields specifically, like engineering. Finally, the students themselves are genuinely pleasant to be be around....

    Read 502 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 28,

  5. #9 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Naperville North High School

    Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Many clubs and sports opportunities are available. That's great! Needs more enthusiastic teachers! More interaction with various subjects other than studies is helpful and needed. Also would....

    Read 524 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 29,

  6. #11 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Naperville Central High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says As a junior who has been at Naperville Central for all three years of my learning career, I am excited to continue my senior year here! Naperville Central is a highly academic-focused high school....

    Read 587 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 29,

  7. #12 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Neuqua Valley High School

    Indian Prairie Community Unit School District No. 204, IL,

    9-12,

    1107 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I loved my time at Neuqua, because for the most part, I had excellent teachers who were excited and knowledgeable about the material they were teaching; if I ever struggled with classroom material,....

    Read 1107 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 31,

  8. #14 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Prairie Ridge High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Community High School District No. 155, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says As a soon to graduate student, my time at Prairie Ridge was enjoyable. Everyone has there highs and lows, but that didn’t stop me from not enjoying the opportunities this school had to offer. The best part about this high school was the teachers. They always understood students who had busy lives outside of education and put effort to get to know students. Yet, you always had that one...Ultimately, the only down fall to my experience was the online learning. It was clear teachers were not prepared for this. (Of course, no one really was) Yet, these great teachers seemed to struggle...Besides the downfall in teachers leadership for a crazy two years, my overall experience was great!.

    Read 359 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 22,

  9. #15 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Wheaton Warrenville South High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Community Unit School District No. 200, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says All in all, I think that Wheaton Warrenville South High School is a great school and I'm grateful to be a student here. Throughout my high school experience, all the teachers here have been helpful,....

    Read 533 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 25,

  10. #17 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Edwardsville High School

    Edwardsville Community Unit School District No. 7, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Edwardsville High School has great academic programs. The school provides AP classes and dual credit enrollment classes through Lewis and Clark Community College. However, most classes, especially....

    Read 418 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 27,

  11. #19 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Homewood-Flossmoor High School

    Public School,

    FLOSSMOOR, IL,

    9-12,

    1033 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says HF has a beautiful campus and a pretty great student body. Everyone is enthusiastic and involved in at least one activity. Additionally, this school spreads its funding out to all programs. Recently,....

    Read 1033 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 29,

  12. #22 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Batavia High School

    Batavia Public School District 101, IL,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Academically, they make it clear that they really care about the holistic student, especially with how they're changing to all evidence-based grading. Along with the really strong athletics, the wide....

    Read 475 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 23,

  13. #25 Best High Schools for Athletes in Illinois.

    Rochester High School

    Rochester Community Unit School District No. 3-A, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Rochester is the school where students thrive or become lost. For most students, by the end of their graduating year their peers have been with them since Kindergarten. With this comes advantages;....

    Read 88 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Total Number of Sports: 19,