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2023 Best College Prep Public High Schools in the Chicago Area

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  1. #1 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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    Public School,

    AURORA, IL,

    10-12,

    350 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 350 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1440,

    Average ACT: 33,

  2. #2 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Payton College Preparatory High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've been here for all four years and I love this school! Truly, the best part of the school is the teachers. Of course, you'll have a few that aren't your favorite, but I've found teachers I really....

    Read 405 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1410,

    Average ACT: 31,

  3. #4 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

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    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    1146 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 1146 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1340,

    Average ACT: 30,

  4. #5 Best College Prep Public High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1360,

    Average ACT: 31,

  5. #6 Best College Prep Public High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1320,

    Average ACT: 29,

  6. #7 Best College Prep Public High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1360,

    Average ACT: 31,

  7. #8 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    William Fremd High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Township High School District No. 211, IL,

    9-12,

    625 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 625 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1340,

    Average ACT: 30,

  8. #9 Best College Prep Public High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1340,

    Average ACT: 30,

  9. #10 Best College Prep Public High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 29,

  10. #11 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    New Trier Township High School

    Blue checkmark.

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

    10-12,

    565 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 565 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1350,

    Average ACT: 30,

  11. #12 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Barrington High School

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    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+,

    Average SAT: 1310,

    Average ACT: 30,

  12. #13 Best College Prep Public High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1320,

    Average ACT: 30,

  13. #19 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Naperville North High School

    Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Many clubs and sports opportunities are available. That's great! Needs more enthusiastic teachers! More interaction with various subjects other than studies is helpful and needed. Also would....

    Read 529 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1310,

    Average ACT: 29,

  14. #20 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Lane Tech College Prep High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    3155 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1280,

    Average ACT: 28,

  15. #21 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Naperville Central High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says As a junior who has been at Naperville Central for all three years of my learning career, I am excited to continue my senior year here! Naperville Central is a highly academic-focused high school....

    Read 591 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 30,

  16. #23 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Waubonsie Valley High School

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

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I'm currently a senior and I honestly really like the school. Most of the teachers I've had impacted me in not only my academic life but my outside life. I've learned many new writing skills from my....

    Read 586 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1290,

    Average ACT: 29,

  17. #24 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Chicago Area.

    John Hersey High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Township High School District No. 214, IL,

    9-12,

    345 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 345 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1300,

    Average ACT: 29,

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