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2022 Best public high schools in Cook County

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  1. #3 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    1145 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Whitney Young is a good school, but isn't anything too stellar. The teachers try and interact with students and make sure everyone is up to speed with whatever it is that we may be doing in the class...TLDR: The educational experience at the school and the ability to make friends that come from different backgrounds are great aspect of WY, but the other things that make a school are pretty average..

    Read 1145 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,121,

  2. #5 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Glenbrook North High School

    Glenbrook High Schools District 225, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says In general, Glenbrook North High school offers one of the best education program and curriculum in Illinois! Our school provides many educational opportunities and challenges for each and every....

    Read 447 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,025,

  3. #7 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Glenbrook South High School

    Glenbrook High Schools District 225, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Great School! A lot of resources available to students to guarantee success, but it all depends on the student's intent. Advising could definitely be better in terms of a more thorough pipeline....

    Read 530 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,139,

  4. #8 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    William Fremd High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Township High School District No. 211, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I love Fremd high school, it is like a second home to me. This school does so much for its students, both in academics and extracurriculars. The course options are incredible with unique classes like....

    Read 624 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,650,

  5. #9 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Lane Tech College Prep High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    3151 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Lane Tech is an amazing school where the students are diverse and the resources are numerous. Students have access to well-qualified teachers and aid. Lane Tech excels in all areas: the sports teams....

    Read 3151 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,369,

  6. #12 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    John Hersey High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Township High School District No. 214, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I’m a junior at Hersey High School and my experience so far has been great. The faculty is intelligent and professional in what they do, the athletics are some of the best in the district, and there....

    Read 345 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,980,

  7. #14 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Lyons Township High School

    Public School,

    LA GRANGE, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I transferred to LT during my sophomore year and I wasn't expecting to join such a wonderful community. My teachers were very caring and helpful in accommodating me during this transition. LT has....

    Read 745 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,037,

  8. #16 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Niles West High School

    Niles Township Community High School District No. 219, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I love the community Niles West has! I have been involved in academics and extracurricular activities throughout my four years at Niles West. I am a National Honor Society member, a Literacy Center....

    Read 508 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,562,

  9. #18 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Oak Park & River Forest High School

    Public School,

    OAK PARK, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am a sophomore at OPRF High School and with the time I've been here, things have been pretty good overall. The teachers and students are overall helpful and friendly, despite the occasional teacher who could answer their emails more often or be more understanding of all the things the students have to do...They have handeld Covid in an okay way, although i think hybrid could've been done better. By this I mean they couldv'e given more in person days as right now its only 2 days every 6 days. However, I...Overall I would say my experience at OPRF so far has been very good!.

    Read 726 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,427,

  10. #19 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Rolling Meadows High School

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    Township High School District No. 214, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says TEACHERS: mix of passionate and Fun teachers and them there are a couple of teachers that "Try" to seem like they care about their job and then the rest just hates everyone. STUDENT SERVICES: Their are also really great programs this schools offers and student services can be really helpful.COUNSELORS: Many great and caring counselors in this school that are willing to go far to help students in need.FOOD: 80% of the food in this school is disgusting and alternative options are very over priced!STUDENTS: Most student in all 4 years are comparable to other stereotypical highschools. Pretty diverse, Smart kids, idiots, and both laid-back and active.CLASSES: Students like many other schools have a set requirements of courses in order to graduate at the end of senior year. This school also has many variety of elective classes and many college...OVERALL SCORE: 9/10.

    Read 457 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,055,

  11. #21 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Lemont Township High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    LEMONT, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My time at Lemont High School is one that could never be forgotten! The teachers and staff are always there to help students get ahead during their time there. The different tools offered such as;....

    Read 329 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,405,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  12. #24 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    ITW David Speer Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

    49 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 49 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,124,

  13. #25 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Schaumburg High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Township High School District No. 211, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says So far, great! I’ve had awesome experiences so far with the teachers! Wonderful educators who are willing to go the extra mile to help you out, but of course you are the one to take initiative....These are my two cents. MY EXPERIENCE SO FAR. So I can only speak for myself..

    Read 501 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,259,

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