Highland Park High School in Highland Park, IL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,052
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    185 3.8
  • Ranking

Highland Park High School is a public coed school in Highland Park, Illinois. It has 2,052 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 78% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 185 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

433 Vine Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
(224) 765-2000

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 185 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Out of 2500 students I think it is fair to say that most parents are relatively involved in their child's life at school, but there are always a few outliers and those people do not detract from the impact that the positive input parents have at the school
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Our teachers put in a great deal of work to be available, approachable, and personal in order to develop and help students flourish throughout their time at highland park high school.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: The school is very concerned with the health and safety of the students.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Extracurriculars are tailored to a wide variety of students.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers are very accommodating and helpful, however, some are more interested in themselves than the students. Overall excellent staff.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Deerfield High School 3 mi. 1,642
4.33 Lake Forest High School 5 mi. 1,667
4.33 Glenbrook North High School 6 mi. 2,074
4.33 Glenbrook South High School 8 mi. 2,661
4.33 Niles North High School 10 mi. 2,157

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

Gender

Gender
Female 46%
Male 53%

Student Diversity

Highland Park High School United States Illinois Deerfield High School Glenbrook North High School Glenbrook South High School Lake Forest High School Niles North High School
White 73.0% 51.0% 48.4% 90.0% 79.0% 67.0% 90.0% 40.0%
Hispanic 19.0% 25.0% 25.3% 4.0% 3.0% 10.0% 2.0% 14.0%
African American 2.0% 15.0% 18.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 9.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.1% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 4.5% 2.0% 14.0% 18.0% 3.0% 32.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.0%
Grade 10 24.4%
Grade 11 25.8%
Grade 12 24.8%

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 28 responses

  • 82% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 7% No

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

  • 22% Challenging classes, extracurriculars
  • 21% Charity Drive/FOCUS on the arts
  • 16% Some really passionate teachers
  • 16% An emphasis on art, music, theatre, etc.
  • 12% A safe environment, for the most part
  • 7% Opportunities for everyone
  • 3% HPHS goes above and beyond the standard.
  • 1% Nothing
  • 1% Dance program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 22% The high expectations to do everything possible
  • 20% Physical structure of some parts of building
  • 17% Lunch food
  • 13% Some rooms have no A/C
  • 11% De facto segregation
  • 11% Very little diversity
  • 7% Opinions of teachers can affect how they teach

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 25 responses

  • 60% ALL from the above
  • 20% Charity drive
  • 16% Focus on the Arts every 2 years
  • 4% The strength of the fine arts department

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 54% Challenging
  • 12% Exciting
  • 12% Competitive
  • 8% Diverse
  • 4% None of the above
  • 4% Revolutionary
  • 4% Braking borders
  • 4% Excellence

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 33% Work hard
  • 33% Join a club/sport because you meet people
  • 14% Have an open mind, and don't judge
  • 10% Be confident and people will respect you
  • 5% Do what your teacher says
  • 5% Connect with your teachers

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 29% I love everything about this school.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 18% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.