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2023 Best Public High Schools in McHenry County

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  1. Cary-Grove Community High School

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    Community High School District No. 155, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Cary-Grove Community High School has made its name known through state and country, tragedy and victory. Memorials for students lost in the past and plaques of students who carried their school to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,591,

  2. #1 Best Public High Schools in McHenry County.

    Prairie Ridge High School

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    Community High School District No. 155, IL,

    9-12,

    372 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!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,201,

  3. #2 Best Public High Schools in McHenry County.

    Crystal Lake Central High School

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    Community High School District No. 155, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Crystal Lake Central High School feels more like a family rather than a school. Yes everyone is coming there to learn and receive a good education. But the support and relationships that you create....

    Read 251 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,486,

  4. #7 Best Public High Schools in McHenry County.

    Harry D. Jacobs High School

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    Community Unit School District No. 300, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Jacobs High school has provided me with incredible academic opportunities, such as a Spanish for Spanish-speakers program, a great staff, an AVID program, and even gave me the chance to go to Elgin....

    Read 598 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,075,

  5. #8 Best Public High Schools in McHenry County.

    Woodstock North High School

    Woodstock Community Unit School District No. 200, IL,

    8-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says If I ever lived in the Northwest suburbs again, I guarantee you that this is the only high school I would send my children to. The dual language program is incredible, their program for students with...I have never been very fond of the upper-administration at the high school, but the teachers here are great! There are so many clubs, organizations, and programs offered that provide students with....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 932,

  6. #11 Best Public High Schools in McHenry County.

    McHenry High School - West Campus

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    McHenry Community High School District No. 156, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The teachers were amazing. I played basketball and baseball, and their coaches will always be important to me. I went through some tough times with my family during high school. The teachers and...I also have a great group of friends. I hope these friends will keep in touch with me for the rest of our lives. The education was good too. They offer a lot of classes and options. I think the kids going there in the next few years will have so many new opportunities. They are building a huge addition and...It was a really great school and I am going to miss it!.

    Read 265 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,537,

  7. #13 Best Public High Schools in McHenry County.

    Johnsburg High School

    Johnsburg Community Unit School District No. 12, IL,

    9-12,

    153 Niche users give it an average review of 3.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Johnsburg is a small town in northern Illinois. I attended the only school district the town has. I had a memorable experience with the district, especially during my last four years of high school.....

    Read 153 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 597,

  8. Harvard High School

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    Harvard Community Unit School District 50, IL,

    9-12,

    55 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says As a current student of Harvard High School (Junior), I believe that my school has changed my life in a positive way. While attending my school, I've noticed that I've grown so much. The great....

    Read 55 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Students: 777,

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