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Chicagoland Jewish High School

Private | PK-12 | 170 students

 
 

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Posted September 18, 2013

CJHS has been an amazing, amazing experience for me. I have made so many new friends and have improved immensely in many areas including my studies (Judaic and secular), time management skills, and ability to take what I learn and apply it to everyday life. The teachers and staff are some of the friendliest you will find in a school, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to help you succeed. The sports are incredible, the campus itself is gorgeous and top notch, with lots of room for both learning and socializing, and the student life is rich and thriving. In fact, many of the clubs are mainly or fully student run. CJ provides a daily opportunity to expand your knowledge on what it means to be Jewish, and is so accepting of everyone who goes there, no matter what sect of Judaism is observed in your home. Additionally, due to the small size of the school, CJHS almost feels like more of an tightly interwoven community than a student body - you get to know so many people on a personal level, not only those in your grade. There is truly no place I'd rather attend than Chicagoland Jewish High School!


Posted May 22, 2011

CJHS has been a fabulous experience for my daughter. Her intellectual development was fed and nurtured. Her social consciousness was expanded, and she was given tools to put it to use. The active, professional college counseling was extraordinarily helpful to us. She leaves CJ with a strong Jewish identity and a clear sense of the complexity of Judaism and of the world she lives in.
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Posted February 24, 2011

Chicagoland Jewish Highschool was the worst experience of my life. Teachers were very rude, very misunderstanding, and very helpless. The religion is taught opposite and against the Jewish bible!! The students are all very rude, selfish, and forced Jewish Reform practices. Overall, the enviornment was horrible. Studies were very stressful and taught too fast, although the students outside of classes act as if they dont have brains!! Too many sex stories and ignorant drug information going around, also too much innapropriate content being shared among the school and too much gossip that is not normal. If you have a brain and you are Jewish, do NOT go to Chicagoland Jewish Highschool. They teach everything wrong and you will get influenced the wrong way. In terms of studies you are better off at ICJA or any public school, you will definatly learn more there then you will ever try learning from the horrible experience and education at CJHS. Please, for the sake of yourself of your own child, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! Do not go to CJHS.


Posted December 3, 2009

Wonderfull school with a great enviroment! all the teachers and students are friendly and a wonderfull school overall.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 51%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Solomon Schechter Day School
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Univeristy of Indiana
University of Michigan
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Foreign languages spoken by school staff Russian
Spanish
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Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Bruce Scher
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Jewish
Associations
  • SSDSA
Fax number
  • (847) 324-3701

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • train option
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Bowling, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Poms, Ultimate Frisbee, Badminton
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

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  • Gardening
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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  • CJHS prides itself on its dynamic, distinguished, involved faculty and selects educators who are among the finest in their respective fields. As full partners in the learning process, teachers and students communicate regularly inside and outside the classroom. The CJHS faculty cares about the emotional and academic success of every student, and the school creates an environment that facilitates teacher growth and professional development. CJHS welcomes students and families from all streams of Judaism with a wide range of Jewish backgrounds, practices and beliefs. The curriculum includes courses designed to stimulate and challenge the full range of Jewish learners: from students with no prior formal Jewish education to day school graduates.
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Students typically come from these schools
Solomon Schechter Day School

What does it cost?

Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Northwestern University
Brandeis University
Yale University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
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1095 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
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Phone: (847) 470-6700

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