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2023 Best schools for STEM in the Chicago Area

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  1. #2 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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    Public School,

    AURORA, IL,

    10-12,

    349 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 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 349 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 629,

  2. #4 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I was a student at lab since preschool, and I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The lower grades especially had something special about them. Elementary classes were based on projects and exploration,....

    Read 131 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,051,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  3. #5 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    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,

  4. #7 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    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,

  5. #10 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    Hinsdale Central High School

    Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86, IL,

    9-12,

    377 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 377 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,613,

  6. #11 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    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,

  7. #12 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    Jones College Prep High School

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    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Coming from the far south side of Chicago, attending Jones College Prep was a unique experience for me. I met people of various backgrounds, which opened my mind to different perspectives. To get to....

    Read 720 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,915,

  8. #13 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    William Fremd High School

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    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,

  9. #17 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    Neuqua Valley High School

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

    9-12,

    1115 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 1115 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,403,

  10. #18 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    Francis W. Parker School

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I have had an awesome experience at Francis W Parker. Teachers at Parker are creative (and free to make their own curricula because of Parker's progressive philosophy) and teach students mind-blowing...However, the unavoidable smallness of each class makes some students too comfortable with one another - everyone knows everything about everyone. Additionally, many reputations stick from middle...Yet the education, especially in history and English classes, is great. Parker has, however, been trying to improve their STEM classes - they finally introduced higher-level math courses into middle...Recently, because the administration in the high school has been changing for around 5 years now, some students feel that they have less influence in school processes than they used to.Overall, though, definitely come to Parker!.

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 935,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  11. #19 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    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,

  12. #20 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    Barrington High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Barrington High School is a large high school in the heart of Barrington that offers its students a wide range of academic classes, activities, and clubs to participate in. What I personally enjoy....

    Read 484 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,872,

  13. #22 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    Lane Tech College Prep High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    3153 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 3153 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,369,

  14. #24 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    St. Ignatius College Prep

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Diversity has definitely improved since my freshmen year. The school has become more inclusive towards minorities and the LGBTQ+ community. Academics are tough. How hard your class is doesn’t depend....

    Read 382 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,512,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  15. #25 Best High Schools for STEM in Chicago Area.

    North Shore Country Day

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WINNETKA, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says North Shore is by no doubt an amazing school. While it is small and a bit sheltered, the school culture promotes independence and hard work in their students through rigorous courses and workloads.....

    Read 69 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 547,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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