Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, IL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,069
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, Coed
  • Reviews
    422 3.9
  • Ranking

Northside College Preparatory High School is a public, magnet, coed school in Chicago, Illinois. It has 1,069 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 98% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 422 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5501 North Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-3954

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 422 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There is a variety of extracurriculars for students to choose from which is a good thing. They are well managed and grow every year.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: The experience this school offers is second to none. It not only offers an outstanding and challenging curriculum for the students but it also insures students a friendly environment that makes them feel independant and stress free.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers at northside college prep exceed in their teaching duties by doing the required work which is teach the class, help individual students if needed, and such. Apart from that they stay after school to help any student who needs it, they sponsor clubs, and get involved in the school as much as possible. They make sure their students are engaged and ocassionaly do fun things in an assembly or school event.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Academics: The scheduling process can get a little tricky, and it isn't unheard of that someone misses out on a classes due to computer error, but most classes are fun and engaging. With the exception of a few classes that are offered only one block (therefore causing scheduling conflicts), most classes are readily available for all students.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: I loved my time here, because practically everyone I knew was very open and accepting. I got along with people in my classes, lunch, and extracurriculars. I enjoyed my time with those around me thoroughly.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.66 Mather High School 1 mi. 1,576
2.00 Theodore Roosevelt High School 1 mi. 1,413
2.00 Amundsen High School 1 mi. 1,233
2.66 Senn High School 2 mi. 1,157
2.33 Sullivan High School 2 mi. 646

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

Gender

Gender
Female 57%
Male 42%

Student Diversity

Northside College Preparatory High School United States Illinois Amundsen High School Mather High School Senn High School Sullivan High School Theodore Roosevelt High School
White 40.0% 51.0% 48.4% 10.0% 20.0% 9.0% 3.0% 6.0%
Hispanic 25.0% 25.0% 25.3% 62.0% 37.0% 44.0% 37.0% 75.0%
Asian 17.0% 4.8% 4.5% 15.0% 26.0% 13.0% 13.0% 6.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 18.0% 10.0% 12.0% 28.0% 42.0% 10.0%
Multiracial 7.0% 2.8% 3.1% 0% 2.0% 3.0% 1.0% 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 24.9%
Grade 10 25.0%
Grade 11 26.0%
Grade 12 24.1%

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 63 responses

  • 78% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 51 responses

  • 30% You get a great education and reputation.
  • 25% Colloquium and extracurricular opportunities.
  • 24% Very accepting.
  • 14% Teachers that are always working to be better
  • 5% The quality of people here
  • 1% Staff and Faculty
  • 1% New and well-kept building with a garden

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 35% A lot of homework and stress and expectations.
  • 22% An environment of unnecessary anxiety
  • 20% Competitiveness
  • 11% Boring location
  • 11% Colloquium isn't as fun and useful as it was.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 52 responses

  • 42% We're really smart and nationally recognized.
  • 27% Very friendly and accepting
  • 19% Well-rounded people
  • 6% Smart, community, accepting, and athletic.
  • 4% A really unique school environment
  • 2% Extremely competitive environment, but friendly

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 51 responses

  • 27% Stress
  • 25% Good community
  • 25% Work hard, play hard.
  • 22% Amiable, friendly environment and very accepting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 62% Work hard, manage your time, and have fun.
  • 21% Be ready to apply yourself.
  • 12% Manage your time well.
  • 6% Take advantage of everything you can do there.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 50 responses

  • 34% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.