Top Chicago Public High Schools | The Chicago School Reviews

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School #1: Northside College Preparatory High School
National Rank: 33
Students Enrolled: 1,088

Located at 5501 North Kedzie Ave in Chicago, Illinois, Northside College Preparatory High School offers in-depth curriculums that focus on technology, constitutional law, and physics. Other popular courses include web design, advanced data structures, and computer science. The majority of classes taken here are either advanced placement or honors courses. Students can even participate in “study abroad” programs that will help further their learning.


School #2: Walter Payton College Preparatory High School
National Rank: 45
Students Enrolled: 895

Located at 1032 North Wells Street in Chicago, Illinois, Walter Payton College Preparatory High School is centered on advanced placement and honors courses in language, humanities, math, science, and many other subjects. Supplementing the learning curve for students, the school offers exchange study programs that take place in various parts of the world including South Africa, China, Brazil, and France. “De-Stress” seminars (which take place periodically throughout the year) like Pilates and horseback riding are also provided.

School #3: Jones College Prep
National Rank: 85
Students Enrolled: 848

Located 606 South State Street in Chicago, Illinois, Jones College Prep is ranked third within the state. Their advanced placement course work is well-recognized, and their AP participation rate is approximately 92%. The school is made up of about 57% female and 43% male students. Jones College Prep is 1 out of more than 100 public high schools in the Chicago Public School system.

School #4: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
National Rank: 126
Students Enrolled: 2,177

Located at 211 South Laflin Street in Chicago, Illinois, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School is ranked fourth within the state. Students here are provided with the opportunity to take advanced placement course work and exams in a variety of subjects. The AP participation rate at this established high school is approximately 82% while the student body is made up of 56% female and 44% male students. Advanced placement courses here include U.S. history, human geography, economics, English composition, humanities, music theory, and many languages (including Spanish, Latin, Japanese, Italian, French, and Chinese).

School #5: Lincoln Park High School
National Rank: 309
Students Enrolled: 2,231

Located at 2001 North Orchard Street in Chicago, Illinois, Lincoln Park High School is a college preparatory establishment committed to helping students excel in a variety of subjects. There are three Magnet programs available at the school, including International Baccalaureate, Double Honors or Advanced Placement, and performing arts (which includes vocal music, drama, or instrumental music). Honors and advancement places courses are also available for students who qualify by their test scores.