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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Chicago, IL. It has 2,153 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
About Whitney M. Young Magnet High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
211 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Telephone
(773) 534-7500
Website

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1340
357 responses
Average ACT
30
804 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$111,419
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,849
National
$949
Median Home Value
$351,691
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.106 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.106 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 494 responses
Report
  • Taste of WY
    17%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • WY theatre productions
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • The BLACKOUT
    11%
  • Art Fair
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,153
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.123 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.123 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.123 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,932
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.165 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.165 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.165 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.164 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.164 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.164 responses
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Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Reviews

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Whitney Young is amazing at most aspects! You learn so much here academically and about the world in general. There are plenty of opportunities to join sports and clubs that build relationships which can last a lifetime. Most of all my teachers were amazing and care about their jobs, you do get those teachers that are lazier but they not common at all at least for me. Also, they are making improvements in the athletics facilities at our school like a new track, football field, baseball/softball field which was something that was needed. Overall Whitney is a great school with some lows but some amazing highs I would recommend to any other prospective students thinking of coming here.
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It’s decent. It’s a really chill environment. Im currently a senior and can honestly say that going here has been amazing! The teachers are very helpful and supportive, not all of them, but a majority. Our school isn't perfect (but hat school is?), but I believe we are one of the top schools in the country and the top school in the city! If you go here you are guaranteed to graduate a very educated and well rounded person. I played soccer here too(varsity) and I can honestly say it was a great experience
Whitney M. Young did a great job preparing me for college. The amount of classes offered really catered to each student's interests and passions (from photography to AP Econ etc). Not to mention that Whitney was the only Chicago high school to offer Italian to students! (Grazie mille per l'opportunita`)! This is a place anyone can thrive, given their ambition, and many great alumns have graduated from this school, paving pathways in fields like politics (ex. Michelle Obama) or athletics (ex. Jahlil Okafor).