17 Best High Schools in Chicago


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Illinois’s Chicago Public Schools contains 116 high schools. Every child is unique with different educational needs and interests. That’s why Chicago Public Schools offers a wide variety of choices for high school students.

17. Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL

Evanston Township High School is a public school in Evanston, Illinois. It has 2,985 students in grades 9-12.
ETHS has a very strong academic program and pushes for scholastic excellence and overall diversity.

The teachers genuinely care about the well-being of their students academically as well as emotionally. Teachers here encourage the students to go above and beyond, but there is a balance in the classroom so that every student feels like they are succeeding in their academic endeavors.

Clubs and organizations at this school are widely advertised and easy to find and join. There is a wide range of activities for students for any and every interest a student could possibly have. Students are also allowed to organize their own clubs and gain leadership experience.

The scope of clubs offered is huge, from Classic Film Club to Student Engineering Clubs to Gender Equality Club, etc. In addition, there are opportunities to pursue sports on a highly competitive and intramural level. The times available for clubs to meet are wide spread, which is very convenient for over-booked people.

ETHS is a melting pot where everyone comes together, no matter economic or ethnic background. Everyone seems to be accepted and embraced no matter where they come from.

Sports at Evanston are a huge part of school culture. The programs all get taken care of and are run efficiently. And the fans cheer hard.

  • Evanston Township High School graduation rate is 87%. National average is 82.2%.
  • 66% students of Evanston Township High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test.
  • 67% students of Evanston Township High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test.