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2023 Best school districts in the Chicago Area

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  1. #1 Best School Districts in Chicago Area.

    Adlai E. Stevenson High School District No. 125

    School District,

    LINCOLNSHIRE, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says As a former student for Stevenson, I recommend sending your child here! They have great resources and the teachers are always going to push your child to be the best. If I was falling behind, they...The only reason why I took off a star is because of the sports. I played volleyball and I felt like sometimes politics got involved and it affected playing time for some of the students. This created....

    Read 79 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 2,

    Students: 4,315,

  2. #6 Best School Districts in Chicago Area.

    Evanston Township High School District No. 202

    School District,

    EVANSTON, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says ETHS is a pillar of the Evanston community. It comprises 65 acres and about 3700 students. Its been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in their top national high school rank list and given the....

    Read 23 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 2,

    Students: 3,731,

  3. #7 Best School Districts in Chicago Area.

    Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86

    School District,

    HINSDALE, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says This school gets a lot of attention for the successes of its students and faculty. Rightly so, as sports teams routinely go to State and students are generally high-achieving and talented. It’s...As far as teachers, the physics department isn’t very good, but other than that, you will easily find very qualified and dedicated teachers who care a lot about their students and their learning. The students themselves are more diverse than you might originally expect in a white, wealthy district. Most are white and rather basic, but you’ll easily find your group of friends if you simply get....

    Read 41 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 3,

    Students: 3,976,

  4. #11 Best School Districts in Chicago Area.

    Indian Prairie Community Unit School District No. 204

    School District,

    AURORA, IL,

    86 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says Heya! I'm an AP/PA Still Middle School student!I've been in this district almost my entire life, and I love the district! To an extent. You see, the funding, clubs, and diversity is all great! But, there is a few things to mention. So, I'll do a...Pros-Easy to get into PA/AP classes. (Since they lowered the bar this year, they are allowing more children in these classes.)-Majority of the teachers are very kind-Friendly kids-No bullies-Cliques are small and welcoming-GSA clubs are now in ALL middle schools!-Girl scout + boy scout troops!-GREAT music programs Cons-Terrible substitutes-Terrible art teachers (They're rude most of the time, or it was just Gombert art teachers)-Barely anything for helping students' mental healthSo, the pros weigh out the cons! So I'd recommend the district to almost anyone..

    Read 86 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 33,

    Students: 26,091,

  5. #12 Best School Districts in Chicago Area.

    Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220

    Blue checkmark.

    School District,

    BARRINGTON, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Barrington school district is awesome, but still clings to its sports side, in my opinion. It is a great school district for athletes, I just wish they would appreciate academic excellence just as...What I love the most about our school district is that how flexible it is. The administration listens to parents and students, they do try to accommodate different needs and "wants". They handled the...We moved to Barrington from another district because of schools, and would do it again in a heartbeat!.

    Read 61 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 12,

    Students: 8,247,

  6. #18 Best School Districts in Chicago Area.

    Maine Township High School District No. 207

    School District,

    PARK RIDGE, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I attended Maine East High School which is a school in the 207 district. I am on the verge to graduate and move on to a college very shortly. My time at Maine East was quite excellent because the....

    Read 65 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 4,

    Students: 6,328,

  7. #20 Best School Districts in Chicago Area.

    Consolidated High School District No. 230

    Blue checkmark.

    School District,

    ORLAND PARK, IL,

    60 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says This is an amazing district and overall very inclusive. They always take into account the opinions of the students and try to connect with them to figure out ways to improve. With encouragement to....

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 3,

    Students: 7,565,

  8. #22 Best School Districts in Chicago Area.

    Community High School District No. 99

    Blue checkmark.

    School District,

    DOWNERS GROVE, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says What I've thoroughly enjoyed about my time at Downers Grove South (D99) are the connections I've made with students and teacher within the school community. I truly believe that there is a place for....

    Read 161 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 2,

    Students: 5,012,

  9. #23 Best School Districts in Chicago Area.

    Lake Zurich Community Unit School District No. 95

    Blue checkmark.

    School District,

    LAKE ZURICH, IL,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've attended D95 schools since Kindergarten, and before through the high school's Pre-K and Child Development program. I attended Isaac Fox for six years, Middle School South for three years, and....

    Read 37 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 8,

    Students: 5,523,

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