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 2,985 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 391 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.9 from 391 reviews
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    • Recent Alumnus
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I went into high school with the typical incoming freshman fears, getting lost, the older kids, the work load, fitting in and making friends. Now 4 years later I look back at how lucky I was, regardless of the fears, little did I know I had the best four years of my life ahead of me. The best part of ETHS was the relationships I made. Not only did I have a family at school made up of staff members, but I also left with a close knit friend group, and complete support system of educators, coaches, friends, and mentors. ETHS was the foundation that will lead me into future success. Even though those freshman fears seemed big at the time, looking back I'd do anything to get to do it all again. Go kits!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: During my four years at Evanston Township High school, I made new friends, even with people that I thought I would never be friends with at one point. The teachers are the best, they are always there for you, no matter what. I learned that communication is the key with teachers. Evanston township is a very diverse high school, and has many resources for all the ethnicity.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It's always a great day to be a Wildkit. The only thing is that some teachers are hired for the sake of being alumni, not for being good teachers. Most of the alum teachers are great, but there are a few that are not so great. Also, there is high disrespect for those who teach classes that are "easier" than others, but the teachers were completely qualified to teach the classes; the students were just disrespectful.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: Junk food piled on more junk food. The school only recently added a salad bar; before the salad bar, it was fast food or PB&J.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The counselors are a great resource to use at any point during the four years of high school. They are very knowledgeable about high school policies and are very helpful with the college admission process. They are very easy to get ahold of. The detention policy is unreasonably strict; students may receive detentions for being even 30 seconds late to class or being in the main hallways without a written pass.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 New Trier Township High School 4 mi. 3,187
4.33 Niles North High School 3 mi. 2,196
2.66 Mather High School 4 mi. 1,694
2.00 Amundsen High School 5 mi. 1,390
3.33 Von Steuben Metro Science High School 5 mi. 1,650

Around Evanston Township High School

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


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Evanston Township High School United States Amundsen High School Mather High School New Trier Township High School Niles North High School Von Steuben Metro Science High School
White 44.0% 51.0% 9.0% 22.0% 84.0% 42.0% 20.0%
African American 30.0% 15.0% 10.0% 13.0% 0% 9.0% 14.0%
Hispanic 15.0% 25.0% 64.0% 37.0% 3.0% 12.0% 50.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 0% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 13.0% 24.0% 8.0% 33.0% 12.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 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 35 responses

  • 89% Yes
  • 9% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 19% Diversity
  • 19% Advanced Classes
  • 19% Clubs
  • 18% Teachers
  • 10% Sports
  • 10% Opportunities when curriculum becomes exhausted
  • 5% Scope of extracurricular opportunities

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 45% The focus is always on overachieving students
  • 17% Widespread cheating
  • 10% Too strict
  • 7% Bad/Expensive Lunch
  • 7% The pressure academically is very intense
  • 7% Frequent fights between students
  • 3% Students disrespect the teachers too often
  • 3% Poor guidance counselor and college counsel system

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 52% Our diversity
  • 30% Exposure to many different types of people
  • 19% It's partnership with Northwestern University

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 44% Diverse!
  • 20% If we say we are diverse, then we will be diverse.
  • 20% Promoting community engagement and awareness
  • 16% Swag

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 38% Take whatever classes YOU feel you can handle
  • 31% Get involved as soon as possible
  • 15% Take all of your required classes freshman year.
  • 8% ETHS has incredible English teachers
  • 8% Incredible teachers, good kids and annoying admins

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 23% I love everything about this school.
  • 77% 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.