Highland Park High School in Highland Park, IL - Niche

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Highland Park High School is a public 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 176 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.8 from 176 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I"ve had a great experience at Highland Park High School both academically and socially. I have had some teachers that have been awesome and will remember them as my favorite teachers. I had so much fun during homecomings, formals, sporting events, plays & dances. Being part of the baseball team and student senate-I've really tried to be a part of as much as I can. There is so much to get involved in at this school and it helps make these years memorable.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers that I have had these last four years, for the most part, have been very knowledgeable of the subject being taught, approachable and willing to be of help when needed. The teachers have websites set up for each class to view daily homework, assignments and their availability each day to meet for help. I feel that the teachers want us to succeed and are enthusiastic about new technology they can use in the classroom.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I learned how to be humble when I accomplished great things, and I learned how use failures to gain knowledge. Highland Park was so adverse that everyday offer a new task to better prepare me for life.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: Greatest experience of my life.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: Teachers here are of higher quality than most.

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


Female 46%
Male 53%

Student Diversity

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


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 25 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 23% Challenging classes, extracurriculars
  • 21% Charity Drive/FOCUS on the arts
  • 17% Some really passionate teachers
  • 17% An emphasis on art, music, theatre, etc.
  • 13% A safe environment, for the most part
  • 6% Opportunities for everyone
  • 1% Nothing
  • 1% Dance program
  • 1% HPHS goes above and beyond the standard.

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 23 responses

  • 57% ALL from the above
  • 22% Charity drive
  • 17% 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 24 responses

  • 58% Challenging
  • 8% Exciting
  • 8% Diverse
  • 8% Competitive
  • 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 15 responses

  • 27% I love everything about this school.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.