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    Public, Magnet
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Young Magnet High School is a public magnet school in Chicago, Illinois. It has 2,162 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 589 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 589 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: I have always felt safe and comfortable at that school, as have most of the people I interacted with.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: I did not eat school lunch for my entire time at Whitney Young. I almost always brought food from home.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: I did not interact personally with administration but they were always available if I needed to.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Most of the attention and funding of sports went to basketball.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at this school remember students even after they leave their class. They are interested in what they teach and truly want the students to improve and learn, not just pass a test.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.33 Juarez Community Academy High School Public
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2.33 Columbus Elementary School Public
St. Ann Elementary School Private, Religious
1.66 Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Private, Religious
2.66 Rowe Elementary School Public, Charter
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2.66 Dodge Elementary School Public
2.66 Walsh Elementary School Public
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2.33 King Elementary School Public
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2.66 Skinner North Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Juarez Community Academy High School 2 mi. 1,666
2.00 Perspectives Charter High School 2 mi. 2,322
3.66 Lincoln Park High School 3 mi. 2,328
3.00 Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy 3 mi. 1,305
3.33 Healy Elementary School 3 mi. 1,373

Around Young Magnet High School

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


Male 43%
Female 56%


Grade 7 5.2%
Grade 8 5.3%
Grade 9 23.6%
Grade 10 21.0%
Grade 11 22.7%
Grade 12 22.2%

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 55 responses

  • 91% Yes
  • 7% Not sure.
  • 2% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 22% Diversity
  • 21% Academics
  • 13% After school activities
  • 9% Location
  • 8% Social Community
  • 7% Students
  • 7% Sports
  • 7% Theatre
  • 6% FREE

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 25% School lunch
  • 17% The grading scale
  • 11% Some members of sports teams get let off easy
  • 8% Security
  • 8% School board
  • 8% It uses more energy than the average school
  • 7% The heating system doesn't feel like it's working
  • 6% The A/C is always turned up
  • 5% It's mainly made out of glass
  • 4% Dress Code

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 39 responses

  • 33% Diversity
  • 26% Reputation
  • 23% The great teachers
  • 10% Intense school pride
  • 8% Pride

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 35% Melting Pot
  • 27% Creative
  • 22% Studious
  • 8% Welcoming
  • 5% Excellent in academics and otherwise
  • 3% A lot of smart and active kids

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 32% Take advantage of the available opportunities
  • 24% Always do your hw, it will be your best friend
  • 18% All of the above
  • 11% Get to know your teachers
  • 11% You get the grade you deserve
  • 5% Stay organized

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 28% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 3% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.