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2022 Best Public High Schools in Illinois

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Payton College Preparatory High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've been here for all four years and I love this school! Truly, the best part of the school is the teachers. Of course, you'll have a few that aren't your favorite, but I've found teachers I really....

    Read 403 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,220,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Northside College Preparatory High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Northside is very inclusive and lively. Students are involved in all parts of the school such as the production of a musical, the display of sculptural work, and even the spread of awareness for....

    Read 594 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,078,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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    Public School,

    AURORA, IL,

    10-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I truly enjoy the community and culture at IMSA. Students are like-minded and academically driven toward higher education and accomplishments. Staff and teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful,...If I could change anything about IMSA it would be to improve better inclusion of teacher preparation for student extended so that academic workload is better balanced. Additionally, I would like to....

    Read 344 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 631,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  4. #4 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Adlai E. Stevenson High School

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

    9-12,

    1234 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 1234 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,271,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  5. #5 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    1139 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 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 1139 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,198,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  6. #6 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Jones College Prep High School

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    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Jones was wonderful! Every teacher I had was passionate about their subject and advocated for their students. They did a great job at navigating what high school looks like during a....

    Read 712 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,968,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  7. #7 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Glenbrook North High School

    Glenbrook High Schools District 225, IL,

    9-12,

    445 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 445 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,040,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  8. #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: 2,682,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  9. #9 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    New Trier Township High School

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    New Trier Township High School District No. 203, IL,

    10-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says This is a top-tier high school in the Northern Chicagoland area. The facilities are up to date, with enthusiastic teachers and a well-throughout curriculum. Since I graduated, they have expanded the....

    Read 560 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,034,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  10. #10 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Glenbrook South High School

    Glenbrook High Schools District 225, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I just finished my third year at GBS and I am very sad knowing next year is my last one. Our school spirit is unmatched and the school has endless resources to help students. One source is the TLC,....

    Read 526 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,123,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  11. #11 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Vernon Hills High School

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    Community High School District 128, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Vernon Hills High School has been wonderful! I have grown to enjoy my academic studies, have had the ability to join clubs and athletics, and had the chance to grow amazing....

    Read 367 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,482,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  12. #12 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Neuqua Valley High School

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

    9-12,

    1110 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 1110 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,477,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  13. #13 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Lake Forest High School

    Public School,

    LAKE FOREST, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says This school is a very high-top type of school. The outside environment is beautiful! The teachers here are very well educated and want the best for your education and future. This school is very....

    Read 169 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,537,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  14. #14 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    William Fremd High School

    Township High School District No. 211, IL,

    9-12,

    621 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 621 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,599,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  15. #15 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    University of Illinois High School

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    Public School,

    URBANA, IL,

    7-12,

    174 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 174 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 306,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 306 to 1,

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  16. #16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Lane Tech College Prep High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    3141 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 3141 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,500,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  17. #17 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Deerfield High School

    Township High School District No. 113, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I honestly love the school, great teachers, amazing University level resources, great athletics, etc. However, there's a huge huge lack of diversity, and many of the students are truly bent on this....

    Read 309 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,588,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  18. #18 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Highland Park High School

    Township High School District No. 113, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Highland Park High School offers a great academic environment. Students have the opportunity to learn more than science and math but also get involved with fine arts. I had some of the greatest....

    Read 272 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,879,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  19. #19 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Glenbard West High School

    Glenbard Township High School District No. 87, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My children are currently the third generation to attend Glenbard West High School. This is not unusual, because families move to and stay in the community for the school. It is an amazing school....

    Read 355 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,360,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  20. #20 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Metea Valley High School

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

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Metea has a lot of resources for motivated students to succeed! Especially for students interested in the business field (there is the business professionals of America and DECA) and law/political....

    Read 678 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,917,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  21. #21 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    James B. Conant High School

    Township High School District No. 211, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I really liked the environment of Conant. I always felt very included and involved. However the general culture of Conant could be toxic. Sometimes the faculty and administration disregarded student....

    Read 541 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,355,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  22. #22 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Naperville Central High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203, IL,

    9-12,

    588 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 588 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,677,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  23. #23 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Naperville North High School

    Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203, IL,

    9-12,

    525 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 525 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,700,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  24. #24 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Evanston Township High School

    Evanston Township High School District No. 202, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says ETHS gives a lot of opportunities to help you explore not only your intrests and passions, but also your curiosities. They offer many opportunities for AP classes as well as almost any elective you....

    Read 696 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,602,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  25. #25 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Libertyville High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Community High School District 128, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I love Libertyville High School! There are so many different classes and clubs available so that you can focus on your interests, and there are multitudinous resources available before, during, and....

    Read 497 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,805,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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