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2023 Best Schools in Cook County

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Cook County.

    University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    134 Niche users give it an average review of 4 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 134 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,051,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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

    Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    1158 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Whitney Young is a great school with great academics and athletics. There are hundreds of clubs to choose from. The school prepares kids for academic success and college readiness. The teachers are....

    Read 1158 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,121,

  3. #4 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Jones College Prep High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

    734 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 734 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,915,

  4. #3 Best Private High Schools in Cook County.

    North Shore Country Day

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WINNETKA, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    70 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 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 70 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 547,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  5. #5 Best Private High Schools in Cook County.

    Roycemore School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    EVANSTON, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    155 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our family came to Roycemore in 8th grade from another independent school in the Chicagoland area. We chose Roycemore because of the small, individual attention each student receives. When my....

    Read 155 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 244,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  6. #5 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Lane Tech College Prep High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    3174 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 3174 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,369,

  7. #6 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Glenbrook South High School

    Glenbrook High Schools District 225, IL,

    9-12,

    537 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 537 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,139,

  8. #7 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    Glenbrook North High School

    Glenbrook High Schools District 225, IL,

    9-12,

    451 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 451 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,025,

  9. #8 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    William Fremd High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Township High School District No. 211, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says As a senior, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on my high school journey. I am proud to say that I have attended William Fremd for the past four years. Known as one of the most rigorous public....

    Read 632 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,650,

  10. #9 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    New Trier Township High School

    Blue checkmark.

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

    10-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I never went to New Trier. I attended Loyola. And for the most part, we didn't like New Trier kids: rich, arrogant, brash. Fast forward 30 years and now I have a son who goes to New Trier. All the...This is a wonderful school. Yes it's big. Yes it lacks diversity. But that being said, its facilities and faculty are nothing less than excellent. You have tutors on standby for every subject. There...The athletics are on a different level. And I'm not talking about the competition. There is plenty of that. I am referring to the infrastructure: turf fields, training programs, physical trainers....

    Read 570 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,040,

  11. #6 Best Private High Schools in Cook County.

    Francis W. Parker School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says As a former black student at Parker, I’ll try an give as unbiased a review as possible. My experience was from 7th grade until sophomore year between the years of 2002-2006. I was fortunate enough to....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 935,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  12. #7 Best Private High Schools in Cook County.

    Lycée Français de Chicago

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says It's a small school. Everyone knows each other. It's very much a community of foreigners in Chicago. However, there are Americans. Students always come out of my school as bilingual in French and....

    Read 20 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 746,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  13. #9 Best Private High Schools in Cook County.

    St. Ignatius College Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

  14. #10 Best Private High Schools in Cook County.

    Beacon Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    EVANSTON, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I wasn't sure what to expect when I heard there was a Montessori inspired high school. The more I learn, I realize that Montessori goes hand-in-hand with International Baccalaureate and Real-life...The students have a lot of choice in their course selection, and within courses the students who have a burning desire to dive deeper are given that runway. My teen happens to be fairly aggressive in...Honestly the students are thriving because their teachers are amazing - they bring creativity, joy, authenticity AND rigor to the classroom. Thank you Beacon for recruiting, hiring, and retaining...I haven't seen anything like Beacon and wholeheartedly I support this model of educating students..

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 213,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  15. #12 Best Public High Schools in Cook County.

    John Hersey High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Township High School District No. 214, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I’m a junior at Hersey High School and my experience so far has been great. The faculty is intelligent and professional in what they do, the athletics are some of the best in the district, and there....

    Read 350 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,980,

  16. #11 Best Private High Schools in Cook County.

    Northridge Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NILES, IL,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Northridge was a once in a lifetime experience for me. I walked in the halls as a young boy not knowing what to expect and came out as a man. That includes knowing my goals in life, learning my...-Jack Figliuolo.

    Read 69 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 330,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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