Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL - Niche

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Adlai E. Stevenson High School is a public school in Lincolnshire, Illinois. It has 3,856 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 89% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 666 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1 Stevenson Dr
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 415-4000

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4.2 from 666 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The opportunities at Stevenson are incredible and success is very important to the mission of the school.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school accelerates immensely in both academics and athletics. It deserves all the national and local awards it's given and each student is proud of it. We have won multiple state championships in our most popular sports with athletes who are well known all over the country. Our academics are recognized and praised everywhere. It offers so many different clubs and opportunities that aren't available anywhere else which is why each student feels beyond lucky to have spent their high school career here.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school isn't perfect, but I think it's the closest to being perfect that any school can be. It excels in every program it offers, and there are plenty of programs to choose from! This school has high expectations for its students, which can cause a bit of pressure, but I think the students become greater people because of that. I think I would join more sports if I could re-do everything, but I am still very proud of the work I did in theater. The theater community there is so welcoming and gave each student a myriad of opportunities. I only hope that the upcoming students take up all the opportunities they are given there.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I came to Stevenson High School as a transfer student in December 2015. I just moved to the USA from Ukraine and had such a stressful time. All teachers were very welcoming and understanding, they helped me to assimilate better and made sure I was known by other students who than helped me to get used to this huge school.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Nationally ranked. Definitely prepares you for college.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Buffalo Grove High School 5 mi. 2,023
4.33 John Hersey High School 7 mi. 2,039
4.00 Palatine High School 6 mi. 2,706
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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Adlai E. Stevenson High School United States Buffalo Grove High School John Hersey High School Mundelein Consolidated High School Palatine High School Prospect High School
White 69.0% 51.0% 67.0% 74.0% 47.0% 50.0% 80.0%
Asian 19.0% 4.8% 7.0% 8.0% 4.0% 8.0% 6.0%
Hispanic 6.0% 25.0% 21.0% 12.0% 42.0% 33.0% 8.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 5.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 23.9%
Grade 10 23.5%
Grade 11 25.8%
Grade 12 26.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 66 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 52 responses

  • 21% Teachers
  • 17% Friends
  • 16% Clubs
  • 15% Classes
  • 14% Sports
  • 11% Activities
  • 6% Students

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 52 responses

  • 46% Stress
  • 20% Testing center
  • 15% Sheltered
  • 15% Pressure
  • 4% Homogenized

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 53 responses

  • 28% Hard-working teachers, huge school, sport champs
  • 23% High preparation for the ACT,SAT and college.
  • 17% All of the above
  • 13% Huge
  • 9% Rigorous learning, expected for academic success
  • 8% Quality education and lots of resources
  • 2% The students.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 54 responses

  • 31% Large
  • 24% Diverse
  • 19% Filled with opportunity
  • 9% Diverse, Large
  • 7% Arrogant
  • 4% White
  • 4% Stressed
  • 2% Intense

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 55 responses

  • 42% Be yourself and work hard
  • 16% Do not be intimidated because everyone is
  • 13% Do everything you can; there's a LOT of stuff
  • 11% Get a map!
  • 9% Stay true to yourself and work pragmatically
  • 5% Don't take it too seriously
  • 2% Don't try to take on the world- it's high school.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 35% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.