Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL - Niche

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Evanston Township High School is a public school in Evanston, Illinois. It has 2,959 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 66% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 419 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1600 Dodge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 424-7200

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3.9 from 419 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Overall, the security guards (Safety) do their jobs well. Sometimes though they go overboard. For example, many security guards will stop students in the hall and give them a dentention, even though they are on their free period. Although they do go overboard, they keep the school safe.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are numerous clubs and activities available at ETHS. For most of them, there are no prerequisites needed to join and if there are, they are usually very little and/or easily attainable. Some clubs include SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism), Best Buddies and Gay-Straight Alliance. Creating a club is relatively easy too. All you have to do is talk to the Activity Director and get a sponsor.
    • High School Freshman
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I love this school. Everything about this school is great from the academics to the diversity. There are so many great opportunities for students and I wouldn't choose any other school to go to
    • High School Freshman
    • 4
    Teachers: The large majority of the teachers at Evanston Township High School are amazing. They are helpful and just great teachers over all. There are only a small fraction of teachers at ETHS that don't have very efficient teaching methods
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Overall, my experience at ETHS has been good. It is an unique environment in the sense that it puts an extremely diverse amount of individuals in one place. I have learned many things about life and people that I wouldn't have the opportunity to anywhere else.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 New Trier Township High School 4 mi. 3,131
4.33 Niles North High School 3 mi. 2,157
2.66 Mather High School 4 mi. 1,576
3.33 Von Steuben Metro Science High School 5 mi. 1,663
4.33 Niles West High School 4 mi. 2,564

Around Evanston Township High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Evanston Township High School United States Mather High School New Trier Township High School Niles North High School Niles West High School Von Steuben Metro Science High School
White 44.0% 51.0% 20.0% 83.0% 40.0% 47.0% 18.0%
African American 29.0% 15.0% 12.0% 0% 9.0% 5.0% 11.0%
Hispanic 17.0% 25.0% 37.0% 4.0% 14.0% 13.0% 53.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 26.0% 8.0% 32.0% 29.0% 13.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.8%
Grade 10 25.3%
Grade 11 24.4%
Grade 12 22.5%

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 49 responses

  • 84% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 18% Diversity
  • 18% Advanced Classes
  • 18% Clubs
  • 17% Teachers
  • 10% Sports
  • 8% Scope of extracurricular opportunities
  • 8% Opportunities when curriculum becomes exhausted
  • 3% Diverse

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 32% The focus is always on overachieving students
  • 14% Bad/Expensive Lunch
  • 12% Widespread cheating
  • 12% Too strict
  • 10% The pressure academically is very intense
  • 8% Frequent fights between students
  • 6% Students disrespect the teachers too often
  • 6% Poor guidance counselor and college counsel system

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 38 responses

  • 47% Our diversity
  • 32% Exposure to many different types of people
  • 16% It's partnership with Northwestern University
  • 5% All of the above

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 39% Diverse!
  • 19% Promoting community engagement and awareness
  • 14% If we say we are diverse, then we will be diverse.
  • 11% Swag
  • 11% So many possibilities
  • 6% Amazing school but not so amazing students

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 42% Take whatever classes YOU feel you can handle
  • 36% Get involved as soon as possible
  • 11% Take all of your required classes freshman year.
  • 6% Incredible teachers, good kids and annoying admins
  • 6% ETHS has incredible English teachers

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 18% I love everything about this school.
  • 82% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.