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2023 Best Schools in Illinois

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    133 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 133 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,051,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #4 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    1151 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 1151 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,121,

  3. #5 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    University of Illinois High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    URBANA, IL,

    7-12,

    176 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 176 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 314,

  4. #6 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    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,

  5. #7 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Jones College Prep High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

    727 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 727 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,915,

  6. #4 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    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,

  7. #8 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    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,

  8. #6 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    Roycemore School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    EVANSTON, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    152 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 152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 244,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  9. #9 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Lane Tech College Prep High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    3163 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 3163 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,369,

  10. #10 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    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,

  11. #11 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Neuqua Valley High School

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

    9-12,

    1121 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 1121 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,403,

  12. #12 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Glenbrook North High School

    Glenbrook High Schools District 225, IL,

    9-12,

    448 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 448 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,025,

  13. #13 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    William Fremd High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Township High School District No. 211, IL,

    9-12,

    629 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 629 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,650,

  14. #15 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    New Trier Township High School

    Blue checkmark.

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

    10-12,

    566 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 566 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,040,

  15. #7 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    Francis W. Parker School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    61 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 61 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 935,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  16. #17 Best Public High Schools in Illinois.

    Barrington High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220, IL,

    9-12,

    488 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 488 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,872,

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