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Evanston Township High School is a public school in Evanston, Illinois. It has 2,976 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 386 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.9 from 386 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 4
    Resources & Facilities: The school is very large, well-kept, with plenty of lockers--students do not need to share lockers. parents are not especially involved although they participate in fund-raising events for their children. Bussing is not provided by the school, but students may purchase discount passes for local buses.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I would absolutely send my student to ETHS again if she could do it all over. We might make a few course changes but no radical changes. Classes and extracurriculars have often been remarkable and challenging. The students, on the whole, are great kids.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Teachers: There are a few bad apples (teachers) at ETHS, which currently has 3100 students, but it also has some of the best teachers in the country. The math department recently received a national award for the excellence of its teaching. It is very difficult to determine if a teacher is consistent in grading. Teachers are very well paid at the school and the school looks for the best when hiring. There are more African-American teachers here than may be found in many schools. My student thinks that of the 62 credit hours she took, only 1 year-long course (2 credits) and 3 semester-long courses (3 credits) were weak.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Health & Safety: ETHS has both a nurse's office for students who feel sick during the day, and a Health Center with a doctor where they can receive checkups and other health care. There are security guards at each unlocked entrance of the school and guards also stand in the hallways and direct students who may be wandering. Bullying is unpopular, but happens on occasion. The school has counselors to deal with students' emotional issues. Health and wellness are also taught in a Wellness course in sophomore year. Illinois mandates that all high school students receive 7 semesters of Physical Education and 1 semester of Wellness instruction, and ETHS does a good job with P.E. courses. Upper classmen have interesting offerings in P.E. The school also offers dance classes and there is a weekly extracurricular yoga class that anyone can join. I think the school is safe for all students and the administration appears to be genuine in its concern for all students.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Plenty if clubs and sports

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 New Trier Township High School 3 mi. 3,134
4.33 Niles North High School 3 mi. 2,102
2.66 Mather High School 4 mi. 1,647
2.00 Amundsen High School 5 mi. 1,528
4.33 Niles West High School 4 mi. 2,565

Around Evanston Township High School

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Evanston Township High School United States Amundsen High School Mather High School New Trier Township High School Niles North High School Niles West High School
White 45.0% 51.6% 9.0% 21.0% 84.0% 43.0% 47.0%
African American 30.0% 15.2% 11.0% 14.0% 0% 9.0% 6.0%
Hispanic 16.0% 24.5% 65.0% 36.0% 3.0% 11.0% 12.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.6% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 0% 4.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.7% 12.0% 24.0% 8.0% 33.0% 28.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.5%
Grade 10 25.5%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 23.5%

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 31 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 20% Diversity
  • 20% Advanced Classes
  • 20% Clubs
  • 17% Teachers
  • 12% Sports
  • 10% Opportunities when curriculum becomes exhausted
  • 2% Scope of extracurricular opportunities

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 52% The focus is always on overachieving students
  • 22% Widespread cheating
  • 13% Too strict
  • 9% Bad/Expensive Lunch
  • 4% Students disrespect the teachers too often
  • 0% The pressure academically is very intense

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 22 responses

  • 50% Our diversity
  • 27% Exposure to many different types of people
  • 23% It's partnership with Northwestern University

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 40% Diverse!
  • 25% If we say we are diverse, then we will be diverse.
  • 20% Swag
  • 15% Promoting community engagement and awareness

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 36% Take whatever classes YOU feel you can handle
  • 36% Get involved as soon as possible
  • 14% Take all of your required classes freshman year.
  • 9% Incredible teachers, good kids and annoying admins
  • 5% ETHS has incredible English teachers

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 24% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% 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.