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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 421

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5900 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

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(773) 534-2890
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February 12, 2014
This school has lots of bullying going on. Lots of students who go here are either transferring or getting kicked out. It isn't the same as when my older son was at Rickover. My youngest son goes here, and doesn't like it one bit. He didn't want go come to that school in the first place, but I knew it was a great school for him, guess not.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2013
This school gave me so many amazing, fun, and unique opportunities that no other school could have given me or any of their students. If students made the best of the uniform wearing, drilling, and whatever else, they would find that the opportunities available to them are really very fun. You can get invited on trips to different Naval, Air Force, and Army bases to explore, camps where you can meet a ton of different students from other schools, and even learn to sail a yacht. On top of that, the teachers always stayed after school into the late hours of the afternoon (and even early nighttime) to help students with homework and future tests and quizzes. I really loved going to this school and I am glad that I made the best of it!

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
This used to be a great school, but they have completely lost their direction and allowed standards to slide. These days, Senn is the better school with a real commitment to education and safety. Rickover's administration is only concerned with looking good even if that means not punishing kids who pose a threat to others. This includes fights in the neighborhood between large numbers of students, endangering the community, yet the students are not punished.

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2013
Rickover Is one of the best schools in Chicago. It teaches not only Military discipline but also physical education and the regular High School curriculum. The teachers are always there to help you with your work no matter the subject. As I am currently enrolled I do recommend this school to other students looking into high schools. Putting on the Naval Service uniform everyday to school is an honor.

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2011
As a graduate of Rickover I can say that this school changed my life. Growing up in Chicago may not be the safest place especially being a teenager. However, going to Rickover gave me the tools I needed to succeed in life and to make the right decisions for my future. It made me a person of integrity and honor. Now I am very proud to say that I went to a military school and that I will be joining the United States Navy to serve our country.

- submitted by a student
November 24, 2010
Rickover academy is one of the best schools on the north side the amount of love and respect you receive from staff and students are incredible i would recommend this school to all future highschoolers especially those who are told they cant become or they cant do.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 07, 2009
Rickover is a great school to send your kids to if they need structure and guidence for the future. As our teenagers mature they should have positive rolemodels influencing them and giving them advice on future endeavors. I fully believe Rickover has these qualites and I will pray that God uses RNA to positively infulence our kids in a time they need it as they are very vaunerable even though they feel they are all grown up and know everything. Thank you RNA for being a positive in a world full of negative. Keep it real stay true to your mission.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2009
this is a good school to spend time aftter school and learn extra things with teachers

- submitted by a community member
December 20, 2008
This school as changed my perspective on life, this school has made me want to do something with my life. Rickover Naval Academy has taught me no matter how bad my life is outside of school that I have a family at school that will help me pick myself up and not quit.

- submitted by a student
June 10, 2008
Rickover naval academy has been nothing short of fabulous. My son wants to go to school. For the first time he is excited about learning. His self esteem and self respect has improved so much. The teachers are very approachable and are honestly there for the kids. The entire staff is excited about being a part of rickover.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2008
Rickover is a wonderful school and the teachers are awesome. I went for the interview and i loved it. its friendly and challenging. Better than northside.

- submitted by a student
August 22, 2007
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Rickover Naval Academy High School
5900 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL  60660
(773) 534-2890
Last modified Rickover Naval Academy High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rickover Naval Academy High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top