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2023 Best Schools in the Chicago Area

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Chicago Area.

    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. #4 Best Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    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. #5 Best Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Adlai E. Stevenson High School

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

    9-12,

    1235 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 1235 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,315,

  4. #6 Best Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Jones College Prep High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

    732 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 732 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,915,

  5. #4 Best Private High Schools in Chicago Area.

    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,

  6. #7 Best Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Hinsdale Central High School

    Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86, IL,

    9-12,

    379 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 379 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,613,

  7. #6 Best Private High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Roycemore School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    EVANSTON, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    154 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 154 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 244,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  8. #8 Best Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Lane Tech College Prep High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    3172 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 3172 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,369,

  9. #9 Best Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    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,

  10. #10 Best Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Neuqua Valley High School

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

    9-12,

    1127 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 1127 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,403,

  11. #11 Best Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    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,

  12. #12 Best Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    William Fremd High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Township High School District No. 211, IL,

    9-12,

    630 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 630 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,650,

  13. #14 Best Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    New Trier Township High School

    Blue checkmark.

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

    10-12,

    569 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 569 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,040,

  14. #7 Best Private High Schools in Chicago Area.

    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,

  15. #16 Best Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Barrington High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220, IL,

    9-12,

    490 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 490 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,872,

  16. #8 Best Private High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LAKE FOREST, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I am not going to sugar coat this. I was skeptical of Woodlands at first. It is small, tucked away in Lake Forest, and single gender. Maybe this was an environment that was too protected,...The school is diverse and composed of students from the City, the burbs, and international locations that span the socio-economic spectrum. The academics are great and exceed expectation. If a student seeks challenge, the answer is always yes! If a student tries to back away from their potential, a teacher is on it. Students...Girls learn to advocate & take pride in their accomplishments. Upon graduation they leave WA self-sufficient & confident women. They are ready to define their unique place in society.Despite school size, college placement is amazing! Deserves all the accolades!.

    Read 71 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 131,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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