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4200 West 115th Street
Chicago, IL 60655

(773) 881-5300
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November 08, 2014
Marist is okay. Just the honors teachers expect too much. I mean it is an honors class but that doesn't mean you can stop teaching. It is very very focused on sports. But I mean no one cares about the chess team or the debate team or anything. They just care about the football team and if they win or not. Af for the racial issue, I have seen some racism, but nothing too major. The teachers are usually approachable. They have an arc which is a great place to study, but it would help if the teachers stopped yelling at us to be quiet. They are louder and more distracting than the other students... But marist is a pretty good school. Most of the teachers are very kind and they teach you about God even if they aren't a religion teacher, so that's nice. ONE THING I HATE ABOUT MARIST: there are cliques, just like in the movies. I'm the only one from my grammar school who went to marist so it was hard to make friends because everyone already knew each other. They all had their groups and were reluctant to allow anyone else to join them. Hopefully I won't feel so lonely later. THE COACHES HAVE FAVORITES! if the coach doesn't know you, you probably won't make the team. Well that's marist

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2014
I am a 2012 graduate and have nothing but good things to say about the school. Great students, great faculty! Marist also made my transition from high school to college a breeze, and everything seems quite easy now! And no, Marist is not a racist school at ALL so please don't let that effect your decision to send your child there!

- submitted by a community member
July 28, 2014
Marist is such a horrible high school.They do not embrace anyone who is not into sports. They are very racist. The students are rude and make fun of other students. A bunch of bullies. They are not welcoming and do not care about the students. You can ask for help until you are blue in the face. They make all of those promises but when you go there you find out that it was all lies.There are about 50% good teachers, the rest are useless. I get good grades because of me not because of the bad 50%. If I ask for something to be re-explained I am told that either I was not listening or to read it in the book. I do listen and I do take notes but some teachers do not know how to teach and should not be there. I asked my parents to get a private tutor for those classes and they should get the credit. Not Marist. I hope that I am not going to be subjected to their ways of doing things for four years.

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2014
Lets face the facts, the majority of the school is white. But as an African American female student, I will say that I never was mistreated by any of my teachers or fellow classmates. In the begining, it was hard to make friends because I was shy and I came from an all Black Catholic grammar school. So coming into an all white environment, took some adjusting for me. By, my sophomore year, I had joined two sports, a club and made friends. I am now a junior and matained a 3.8 G.P.A.! I have been on the honor roll for four straight semesters. The classes here, are extremely challenging esp if you are in honir and A.P. classes. I would recommend this school to other minority students. The sports programs abd academic programs are strong. Additionally, graduates go on to the best top colleges in the U.S.

- submitted by a community member
December 27, 2013
Marist is great, I just wanted to address the "racism" issue. I have never seen any racism at marist, whatsoever. All my friends accept and like African Americans (I cannot speak for a whole school). In fact one sits at my lunch table every day and we tell jokes and there is nothing different. The reason why the majority is white is because roughly 85 percent of the area is white, so of course the majority of the school is white! Teachers are great, though some portions of the school are underfunded (Hockey team, band) it is overall a great school for everything.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2013
Some of the negative reviews below contain some of the most twisted lies I have ever seen. First, dealing with the issue of "racism" at Marist. Complaints below say that there is a lack of diversity in the school; I can't seem to wrap my head around it. Marist is a private school that accepts applications and testing from ANY student. So is the lack of diversity caused by racism? Or lack of interest by minorities? I would have to say it is the latter. I am a white male, and I never even considered race when I chose my friends (my best friend is black). Everyone is accepted and loved at Marist; students that are Hispanic, Black, artistic, athletic, smart, shy, outgoing are all part of the Marist community. I could bore you with statistics, but I know first-hand that our academics are second to none. The teachers are so helpful and always there to help, and, as cheesy as it sounds, they make learning fun. The Redhawk Athletic teams are always some of the best, and we the best student section in the world cheering them on. I truly love everything about this school. If you want to make the best of your high school years, please consider Marist. GO REDHAWKS!

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2013
I'm a graduate of 2013 and I hated everything about this school. I would have transferred if it weren't for the fact I was forced to go to a private school. If you're an athletic kid you'll fit in fine and think Marist is the best place on the earth, but if you're someone who takes the artistic path then don't go here. Basically, a bunch of rich athletes who care little to nothing up those who do not fit inside of their binary. Another problem I had with the school is that some of the teachers were completely worthless. It seems that the better teachers are only given to honors students. HOWEVER, I did have a few teachers that were very great that I have learned valuable lessons from. The only reason Marist does not fail on my book is because as much as I did not fit in, and as much as I hated the school and mostly the people, I did end up going to college prepared for the most part. The curriculum, when you apply yourself, will get you places. BUT, if you can apply yourself in any setting I recommend sticking to a public school where creativity is accepted and you won't live a miserable life trying to fit in.

- submitted by a student
July 15, 2013
Marist HS is one of the most racist schools in Chicago, think about it's location. The staff is friendly, but administration cares nothing about African-American students. Your child may be recruited for sports with big promises, DON"T BUY IT! If your are of a minority race, RUN; students are allowed to call others the N word and get away with it on a daily basis. My child came home everyday telling me of the racist incidents and how it was never addressed. My child now attends the local public school, and loves it. Why spend $$$$ for your child to be called out of their name. Parents, of minority students take my advice, find a different school!! All of the African American parents will tell you it's racists but they don't stand up and fight the school on this issue. In light of the Zimmerman case, Marist would embrace him and so would many of the families who live in Mt. Greenwood and surrounding areas. Don't buy that brothers and sisters for life, it doesn't apply to the African American students. The school gives you an excellent song & dance to recruit you, but it is totally opposite. RUN QUICKLY and find your child another school!!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
I love this school. This school is like my second home. I am going to be a sophomore in the fall of 2013. The teachers are ALWAYS there for help and support. My guidance counselor, T.F (his initials), is always there for me. Dean P. is always there to talk to. All the teachers here are approachable. The students NEVER exclude you. The academics are challenging, but it is challenging us for the future. Also, I love being challenged. There are SO many ways to be active throughout the school. I highly recommend this school to family, friends, neighbors, citizens, etc. I love Marist High School and I'm proud to be a part of the Marist Community. GO REDHAWKS!

- submitted by a student
May 25, 2013
My son graduated from here and wishes he went somewhere else. The school got too big. He got involved and was on some very good sports teams but didnt get much playing time. Academics were good, but not great. The one or two classes he didnt do that well in, he got very little support. I teach at a public school and sent my son to Marist to keep him away from trouble makers, which he did. But I wish (and so does he) that he would of went to a smaller private school. I feel that Marist is kind of like a diploma factory. The faculty and staff werent that friendly and the administrators were borderline arrogant. The principal doesnt care about individuals and will only speak to you if you are a big booster or an active alumni.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
I had a daughter who graduated in 2007 from Marist and she cannot stop talking about what a wonderful school and experience it was for her. She is part Mexican and did experience some derogatory name calling but she still enjoyed her time there. My son onthe other had doesn't not look as white as my daughter and was never accepted. I had to pull him out. Where I thought it was lacking was in religious Ed, the man running the program at the time was a very liberal cafeteria Catholic and has since been replaced, thank God. I know that there is a problem with students that are not Catholic that have expectations of public school ideals, sorry then this is not the school for you, remember, above all Marist is a CATHOLIC school, run by Catholics, shocking. So, if you want a public education this is not the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2012
Marist provides an excellent co-ed college-prep education for students. It's a well-rounded curriculum including both liberal arts and sciences, including an excellent computer science program.

- submitted by a community member
May 04, 2012
2 sons 5 nephews and 1 niece of mine have graduated from here between 2001-2011. Every single one of them say how they wish they could go back whenever the topic comes up. All of them excelled or are excelling in college. Great place for kids to prepare. When my sons graduated 100% of both their graduating classes were accepted to universities and there were 420+ kids in both.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2012
My son graduated in 2011 and is now in college and my daughter is currently a sophomore. I believe that this school prepares these kids well for college. I think last year 99% went on to college. As for the athletic issue, my son was not an athlete and my daughter is, both love(d) Marist and I don't think that is a social issue at all. As for the below comments regarding diversity, Marist is in an predominiately white area. What do you expect? In 2011, 83% percent of the school was white in a City neighborhood that is 96% white. Education, faith and discipline are all in well balance at this school. It is worth the money that I am spend(ing).

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
Marist H.S. truly is a marvelous place for children to learn and grow.This school believes in the teaching of self growth and to be proud of who and what you are and help them to take that belife with thru out life. All thoughts are always towards better educaton at all times.Any parent would be proud of a graduate from Marist H.S.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2010
Great School. 5 stars isn't enough. For private education in the Chicago Metro area probably 2nd only to St Ignatius. Sports strong but not the emphasis placed that gets academics/sports out of balance. Our family will have an enriched life-long relationship with the school. As far as the negative comments concerning diversity/unfair intolerance are concerned, we personally didn't see it. Academic bar set high and so is the behavioral bar. It's tough to meet the requirements and stay above the bar. Those who do not are given due process and dealt with fairly and consistently. Zero tolerance for violent acting out and lack of focus/accomplishment in the class room. If you're looking for a laissez faire , 'anything goes' approach Marist is not for you.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Excellent school!! I have had 2 kids graduate from there and they are excelling in college. I have 2 more kids there now. Expensive but worth every penny.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
The principal, Larry Tucker, and his staff make the students and their parents feel like a family.

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May 28, 2009
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March 12, 2009
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January 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 07, 2008
I think Marist is a very good school. The curriculum is just right and the athletics are wonderful. I went there for 4 years and loved it. The school spirit is amazing and I think it is a wonderful school. I am proud to say I went to Marist! GO REDHAWKS!

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2008
I thought I was the only one who thought racism was a huge issue here. When I talked to the administration about it, they said they never heard such a thing. I'm glad to see others felt the same way I did and my daughter is white. Thank goodness she graduated from a very diverse public school , which was a wonderful experience especially as far as diversity goes. It was a great shock to her to see how awful the other students treated the African American students. How sad to see that there were only a quarter of the African Americans that started freshman year, graduated with this same class. Athletics and politics were also a huge issue. I would never recommend this school to anyone. Notice that almost all of the parent reviews are below average. The above average reviews come from former students who don't know any better.

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July 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2008
What a horrible school Marist High School is. I am ashamed that my kid has to say he graduated from there! Horrible administration who dont care about the average student, only the athletes and student council

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
Marist is an absolutely excellent school. I graduated in 2007, making my class the second co-ed class. I feel that Marist prepared me wonderfully for the university level. I am thankful for the discipline provided from teachers, deans, and even our wonderful Marist Brothers. I feel that Marist is a family I will always belong to. I can not say enough about this wonderful institution. My only advice to those skeptical about Marist is to get involved. It is a very student run school, getting involved will make the whole experience only that much better. Our teachers are young, well qualified, and ready for the commitment of high school teaching. They are available at practically all hours and truly care. My brothers and I do not have a negative thing to say. Our Athletics really kept the Redhawk pride alive through the halls.

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March 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
I am very sorry I sent my child to Marist. The school has too much emphasis on sports and not enough on academics. Furthermore, the teachers at the honors level are not carefully monitored and as a result, they get away with sub-par teaching. Terribly disappointed.

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February 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 20, 2008
Marist is a place where effort is rewarded. I am far from a genius, but I worked hard at Marist and, as a result, achieved great success there. The academics/faculty are outstanding. Academic support is widely available, putting the path to successes into the students hands. Multiple athletic, social, and academic extra-curricular programs exist, offering something for all. Participation is the key; by taking advantage of these programs, an unconfident/awkward freshman quickly transforms into a mature/focused upperclassman. At Marquette University, I noticed that I was better prepared than many of my peers. Additionally, I noticed that I was much prepared than my peers from other Chicagoland schools. Since graduating, and working for an international accounting firm, I have reflected on my academic experiences. I give Marist the primary credit for my professional and personal development. I look back on my days at Marist with great fondness.

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December 07, 2007
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November 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
My child is a freshman. The environment is academically challenging. The teachers are committed. There is a learning specialist to help meet the needs of the students with learning disabilities. Edline allows parents to track student grades (all teachers should be required to use it regularly.) Unfortunately the student body is not very diverse.

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January 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2006
Excellent school with a focus on academics as well as respect for your elders and fellow students. I was surprised when the dean of discipline contacted my parents when I was disrepectful towards my teacher - thus allowing my parents to add to the detention already administered at school. Frankly I was a lazy adolescent, however the Marist Brothers were quick to note this and were able to extract more from me. I have no doubt that my successes later in life have a great deal to do with the tutelage I received while attending Marist.

- submitted by a former student
February 19, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 19, 2004
Marist's band is horrible. To the post below, the band can't even march. They look good and sound good becuase they can't do anything than stand and play. Also if you call a band good who performs at the football championships think again.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
A great school with wonderful and caring instructors-my son has made terrific friends here also!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2004
As a parent of two graduates, 2000 and 2004, and one daugther, the first coed class of 2006, we have been very pleased with the educational environment/curriculum at Marist H.S. It is a wonderful learning community which seeks to bring out the best in their students. As their motto states, they 'educate young men and women in mind, body and spirit.' It is a Catholic high school but has students of other faiths who come to Marist for a strong college prep program particularly in math and science. Marist does a fine job in preparing students for a successful rigorous college experience. It has an excellent band program which has been recognized by their participation in the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Gator Bowl in recent years. Their Jazz Band has also received high ratings. They have added equal sports activities for the girls with great success. Two thumbs up for Marist!

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August 02, 2004
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- submitted by a student
July 06, 2004
Wonderful school! The Marist Brothers are TRUE educators. I wish we could have a Brother for the principal, as I feel he would give the necessary religious presence we currently lack.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I love Marist! There extracurricular activies are so much fun and there is so much involvement. This year I joined many clubs and I think they are the best! I feel like I am part of Marist and have changed me this year. I feel very comfortable especially around all my friends, teachers, and other students. I couldn't think of anything better to be than home, which is Marist.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
The school went coed in 2002 A really fine school that will prepare your child for college.

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August 26, 2003
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Marist High School
4200 West 115th Street, Chicago, IL  60655
(773) 881-5300
Last modified Marist High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Marist High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top