Young Magnet High School in Chicago, IL - Niche

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Young Magnet High School is a public magnet school in Chicago, Illinois. It has 2,197 students in grades 7-12. According to state standards, 98% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 783 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

211 South Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7500

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 783 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are various clubs that I have seen around the school that go above and beyond. I love the war that every year, the school hosts a club fair for everybody to go and become part of activities. This school provides way for students to become involved in their passion.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My most memorable experience at the school is performing in the guitar showcase. They are always so lively and helps provide an environment for students to come together and play music from beloved bands and singers.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers I've had have thought me new ways on how to see life. They show me and demonstrated that I have the capacity to grow and challenge myself through new experiences.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The school itself, despite what recent news reports may conclude, is a generally safe environment.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There's a huge variety of clubs at Whitney Young, some even prestigious and award-winning. Clubs need moderate-level commitment, almost all students were active or at one point active in some club. Popular options included foreign-language clubs (i.e. French, Spanish, Chinese), Pom-Poms, Mathletes, Band, Choir, Art club, Baking club, Anime/Mange club....etc.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Benito Juarez Community Academy 2 mi. 1,658
4.33 Jones College Prep High School 2 mi. 1,124
2.66 Perspectives Charter Schools 2 mi. 2,161
3.66 Lincoln Park High School 3 mi. 2,227
3.33 Westinghouse College Prep 2 mi. 1,105

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


Female 56%
Male 43%

Student Diversity

Young Magnet High School United States Benito Juarez Community Academy Jones College Prep High School Lincoln Park High School Perspectives Charter Schools Westinghouse College Prep
White 30.0% 51.0% 1.0% 32.0% 28.0% 0% 2.0%
Hispanic 26.0% 25.0% 94.0% 31.0% 32.0% 5.0% 31.0%
African American 24.0% 15.0% 2.0% 21.0% 24.0% 91.0% 59.0%
Asian 14.0% 4.8% 1.0% 10.0% 10.0% 0% 5.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 0% 3.0% 4.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 7 5.6%
Grade 8 5.3%
Grade 9 21.4%
Grade 10 25.0%
Grade 11 22.2%
Grade 12 20.5%

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 112 responses

  • 93% Yes
  • 5% Not sure.
  • 2% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 95 responses

  • 20% Diversity
  • 19% Academics
  • 12% After school activities
  • 9% Students
  • 9% Location
  • 9% Social Community
  • 7% Sports
  • 6% FREE
  • 5% Theatre
  • 3% Teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 65 responses

  • 23% School lunch
  • 13% Some members of sports teams get let off easy
  • 9% The grading scale
  • 9% It uses more energy than the average school
  • 8% The A/C is always turned up
  • 7% It's mainly made out of glass
  • 6% School board
  • 6% Select handful of teachers that you never want
  • 5% Security
  • 5% The heating system doesn't feel like it's working
  • 3% Dress Code
  • 1% Elitist
  • 1% Desks are uncomfortable
  • 1% The lights are on a lot
  • 1% Disgusting bathrooms
  • 1% The taste is not good

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 98 responses

  • 37% Diversity
  • 23% Reputation
  • 16% The great teachers
  • 12% Intense school pride
  • 5% All of the above times 100
  • 3% Pride
  • 3% The helpful, fun and academically grueling classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 96 responses

  • 25% Melting Pot
  • 16% Excellent in academics and otherwise
  • 12% A melting pot of talented and smart people
  • 10% Creative
  • 10% Studious
  • 9% Welcoming
  • 9% The school of champions
  • 3% A lot of smart and active kids
  • 1% Diverse in culture, religion, and experiences
  • 1% Diverse
  • 1% The best school in America
  • 1% All of those phrases

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 71 responses

  • 37% All of the above
  • 30% Take advantage of the available opportunities
  • 15% Always do your hw, it will be your best friend
  • 8% Get to know your teachers
  • 6% You get the grade you deserve
  • 4% Stay organized

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 94 responses

  • 34% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 2% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.