Best Public High Schools in Chicago

Where do some of the Chicago Public Schools' high schools rank in the list?

When it comes to high school for Chicago students, the process can be stressful through the Chicago Public Schools application process.

Niche, a data-analyzing website focused on schools, has graded some of the best high schools in Chicago. The results stem from U.S. Department of Education data, student and parent surveys, test scores and other categories.

Where do some of the Chicago Public Schools’ high schools rank in the list? Below are the top 25 public high schools in Chicago, according to Niche:

  1. Payton College Preparatory High School (A+)
  2. Northside College Preparatory High School (A+)
  3. Whitney M. Young Magnet High School (A+)
  4. Jones College Prep High School (A+)
  5. Lane Tech College Prep High School (A+)
  6. Lincoln Park High School (A)
  7. Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School (A)
  8. Westinghouse College Prep (A)
  9. DeVry University Advantage Academy High School (A)
  10. Brooks College Prep Academy High School (A)
  11. Von Steuben Metro Science High School (A-)
  12. Taft High School (A-)
  13. Kenwood Academy High School (A-)
  14. Chicago High School for the Arts (B+)
  15. Hancock College Preparatory High School (B+)
  16. Disney II Magnet High School (B+)
  17. Senn High School (B+)
  18. Solorio Academy High School (B+)
  19. Amundsen High School (B+)
  20. Phoenix Military Academy (B)
  21. Mather High School (B)
  22. Back of the Yards IB High School (B)
  23. Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (B)
  24. Rickover Naval Academy (B)
  25. Ogden International West Campus (B)

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