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2022 Best public high schools in Illinois

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  1. #3 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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    Public School,

    AURORA, IL,

    10-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says IMSA has great potential with the motto the claim to follow. "To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition." They do offer a challenging education for....

    Read 346 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 629,

  2. #4 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Adlai E. Stevenson High School

    Adlai E. Stevenson High School District No. 125, IL,

    9-12,

    1233 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience at SHS was pretty good this year as a freshman! Having this be my first year, I was pretty scared and a bit hesitant to continue the next 4 years at this huge school. But Stevenson is a....

    Read 1233 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,315,

  3. #5 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    1142 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says WY is heavily involved in student life. Either offering or creating offers to accommodate all. A primary example is student sports. However, some sports receive more support than others. But, even....

    Read 1142 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,121,

  4. #8 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Hinsdale Central High School

    Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says My experience prepared me well for college and provided a number of opportunities for academic competition. I especially enjoyed participating on the Math Team and Scholastic Bowl team. Competition...The teachers were of high caliber. They cared about our success and challenged us. Some of the toughest classes were also some of the most enjoyable because of the quality instruction.One area for improvement would be better integration with the program for the hearing-impaired. A few deaf students attended normal classes with the help of a sign-language interpreter, but it would....

    Read 376 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,613,

  5. #10 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    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,

  6. #12 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Neuqua Valley High School

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

    9-12,

    1113 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I am going to be a senior at Neuqua Valley this upcoming school year. There is great diversity throughout all the grade levels and minority groups have tripled in size throughout all my 3 years. The....

    Read 1113 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,403,

  7. #14 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    William Fremd High School

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    Township High School District No. 211, IL,

    9-12,

    622 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 622 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,650,

  8. #15 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    University of Illinois High School

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    Public School,

    URBANA, IL,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall, I’ve had a really good experience at Uni! Academics are mostly really good. I’ve had some less than stellar teachers—many of whom are knowledgeable in their subject areas, but struggle teaching them at a beginner level—but others have been...There’s a diversity of personalities in the student body, but kids are generally passionate and motivated, and mostly very friendly. There’s some competition in academics and extracurriculars...I’d say the biggest advantage of Uni is the breadth of opportunities offered by our connection with the U of I, from enrolling in college classes to working with professors to attending undergrad....

    Read 175 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 314,

  9. #16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Lane Tech College Prep High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    3147 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 3147 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,369,

  10. #22 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Naperville Central High School

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    Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203, IL,

    9-12,

    591 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 591 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,640,

  11. #23 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Naperville North High School

    Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203, IL,

    9-12,

    528 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 528 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,713,

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