Highland Park High School in Moraine Township, IL - Niche

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Highland Park High School is a public school in Moraine Township, Illinois. It has 2,006 students in grades 9-12. There have been 161 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 161 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall high school experience has been okay. Some of the most identifiable things with Highland Park high school can be: the rude cafeteria staff, cockroach problem, and FOCUS on the arts. However, more often than not, the pros outweigh the cons. I have experienced both the pros and the cons to Highland Park. May I note, I experienced these pros and cons as someone who is not "visibly" a minority. Had I been a more noticeable minority, then I am sure the cons would had outweighed the pros.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Great things like FOCUS and the music program, but it's such a competitive environment.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Food: I really don't try to eat the food.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: They're harsh on things like parking when they should be cracking down on kids who skip class.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: I'm not an athlete but things are good.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Deerfield High School 3 mi. 1,645
4.33 Lake Forest High School 5 mi. 1,699
4.33 Glenbrook North High School 6 mi. 2,055
New Trier Township High School - Northfield Campus 7 mi. 1,076
4.33 Glenbrook South High School 8 mi. 2,636

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


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Highland Park High School United States Deerfield High School Glenbrook North High School Glenbrook South High School Lake Forest High School New Trier Township High School - Northfield Campus
White 76.0% 51.6% 91.0% 82.0% 69.0% 90.0% 83.0%
Hispanic 16.0% 24.5% 3.0% 2.0% 7.0% 2.0% 4.0%
African American 2.0% 15.2% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.6% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.7% 3.0% 12.0% 19.0% 4.0% 7.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.3%
Grade 10 25.0%
Grade 11 23.7%
Grade 12 25.1%

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 18 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 25% Challenging classes, extracurriculars
  • 22% Charity Drive/FOCUS on the arts
  • 18% Some really passionate teachers
  • 16% An emphasis on art, music, theatre, etc.
  • 15% A safe environment, for the most part
  • 2% Dance program
  • 2% Opportunities for everyone

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 25% Lunch food
  • 21% Physical structure of some parts of building
  • 21% The high expectations to do everything possible
  • 11% De facto segregation
  • 11% Some rooms have no A/C
  • 7% Very little diversity
  • 4% Opinions of teachers can affect how they teach

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% ALL from the above
  • 31% Charity drive
  • 19% Focus on the Arts every 2 years
  • 6% The strength of the fine arts department

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 62% Challenging
  • 12% Exciting
  • 12% Diverse
  • 6% Revolutionary
  • 6% Braking borders

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 35% Work hard
  • 29% Join a club/sport because you meet people
  • 18% Have an open mind, and don't judge
  • 12% Be confident and people will respect you
  • 6% Do what your teacher says

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 29% I love everything about this school.
  • 43% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.