Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, IL - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    405 3.9
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Northside College Preparatory High School is a public magnet 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 405 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 405 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Academics: Academics are the school strength. Very strong and competitive.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I believe the teachers are very much involved in the well being of their students.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Great education, super competitive. Can be incredibly stressful, but you know its worth it.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There is a wide variety of after-school activities, primarily student-led. Most work to improve the quality of our students, community, and school. Tutoring is available from teachers and fellow students, and everyone is committed to cooperation.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Teachers: Teachers are highly educated and very involved in making sure students are college ready. They are willing to help every individual as long as the student puts in effort. The majority are a gift to this world and even those who are less popular can convey information well enough for students to get decent grades and pass tests.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.66 Peterson Elementary School Public
Icc Full Time School Private, Religious
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Bais Yaakov High School Private, Religious, All-Girls
2.33 William G. Hibbard Elementary School Public
Telshe High School Private, Religious, All-Boys
2.66 Budlong Elementary School Public
Stuart G. Ferst School Private, Special Education
Northside Learning Center Public
Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov Elementary School Private, Religious
Lawrence Hall Youth Services Private, Special Education
Bnos Rabbeinu High School Private, Religious, All-Girls
Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi Private, Religious, All-Boys
2.33 Clinton Elementary School Public
Lubavitch Girls High School Private, Religious, All-Girls
St. Philip Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.33 Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov High School Private, Religious, All-Girls
2.00 Theodore Roosevelt High School Public
2.33 North River Elementary School Public
2.33 Volta Elementary School Public
Gateway to Learning Private, Special Education
Yeshivas Meor Hatorah of Chicago Private, Religious, All-Boys
Chicagoland Montessori Academy Private, Religious, Montessori
3.33 Solomon Elementary School Public
2.33 West Ridge Elementary School Public
St. Matthias School Private, Religious
2.66 Waters Elementary School Public
2.00 Haugan Elementary School Public
Jewish Children's Bureau School Private, Religious, Special Education
2.33 Bateman Elementary School Public
2.33 Henry Elementary School Public
2.66 Boone Elementary School Public
4.00 Ida Crown Jewish Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Eliza Chappell Elementary School Public
Queen of Angels Elementary School Private, Religious
Lubavitch Mesivta of Chicago Private, Religious, All-Boys
3.00 Stone Scholastic Academy Public, Magnet
2.00 Amundsen High School Public
3.33 Decatur Classical School Public, Magnet
Bethesda Lutheran School Private, Religious
Misericordia School Private, Religious, Special Education
2.33 Grover Cleveland Elementary School Public
3.33 Rutledge Hall Elementary School Public
Park View Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.33 Thurgood Marshall Middle School Public
Disney II Magnet High School Public
3.33 Lincoln Hall Middle School Public
2.66 Palmer Elementary School Public
Todd Hall Elementary School Public
2.33 James B. McPherson Elementary School Public
Rogers Park Montessori School Private, Montessori
2.33 John B. Murphy Elementary Public
Ravenswood Baptist Christian School Private, Religious
Yeshiva Shearis Yisroel Private, Religious, All-Boys
North Park Elementary School Private
2.66 Belding Elementary School Public
Thresholds High School Private, Special Education
3.33 Coonley Elementary School Public
St. Edward School Private, Religious
2.33 Gordon Tech High School Private, Religious
2.66 Philip Rogers Elementary School Public
2.66 St. Gregory High School Private, Religious
2.33 Passages Charter School Public, Charter
Pilgrim Lutheran School Private, Religious
St. Benedict Elementary School Private, Religious
2.66 George B. Armstrong International Studies Elementary School Public
2.66 St. Benedict Preparatory School Private, Religious
3.33 Bell Elementary School Public
3.00 Disney II Magnet School Public
St. Margaret Mary Elementary School Private, Religious
Lake Shore School Private
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Lydia Urban Academy Private, Alternative, Religious
3.00 Sauganash Elementary School Public
2.00 Reilly Elementary School Public
2.66 Carl Von Linne Elementary School Public
2.66 Stephen K. Hayt Public
Pathways In Education - Avondale Campus Public
2.66 Peirce School of International Studies Public
2.66 Ravenswood Elementary School Public
St. Viator Elementary School Private, Religious
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3.00 Courtenay Language Arts Center Public
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2.66 New Field Primary School Public
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2.33 Sullivan High School Public
3.00 Audubon Elementary School Public
2.00 Lorca Elementary School Public
2.33 Joyce Kilmer Elementary School Public
2.33 Chicago Math and Science Academy Public, Charter
3.00 Dawes Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
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


Female 57%
Male 42%

Student Diversity

Northside College Preparatory High School United States Amundsen High School Mather High School Senn High School Sullivan High School Theodore Roosevelt High School
White 40.0% 51.0% 10.0% 20.0% 9.0% 3.0% 6.0%
Hispanic 25.0% 25.0% 62.0% 37.0% 44.0% 37.0% 75.0%
Asian 17.0% 4.8% 15.0% 26.0% 13.0% 13.0% 6.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 10.0% 12.0% 28.0% 42.0% 10.0%
Multiracial 7.0% 2.8% 0% 2.0% 3.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 60 responses

  • 78% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 31% You get a great education and reputation.
  • 25% Colloquium and extracurricular opportunities.
  • 25% Very accepting.
  • 14% Teachers that are always working to be better
  • 4% The quality of people here
  • 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 49 responses

  • 43% We're really smart and nationally recognized.
  • 27% Very friendly and accepting
  • 20% Well-rounded people
  • 6% Smart, community, accepting, and athletic.
  • 2% A really unique school environment
  • 2% Extremely competitive environment, but friendly

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 27% Work hard, play hard.
  • 27% Stress
  • 25% Good community
  • 21% 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 47 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.