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Niles North High School

Public | 9-12 | 2178 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

this school is great with teachers and faicilities. The counselors and other staff member are very help. They have many activities and all students can particifate and explor thier high school life without limitation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2012

Great facilities, the improvement projects are top notch. The student spaces are well thought out and the environment is clean and comfortable. Tip-top academic environ.


Posted December 6, 2011

I am very impressed with the present movement to prepare all students for college readiness and helping students reach their maximum potential. All areas of the fine arts program is exceptional and the new science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) program and facililty is top-notch.They are also proactive regarding bullying and anti-bias issues. I would highly recommend this public school to get a well rounded, quality education in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

Its a good school and has many things for students in athletes and i would recommend that people should join this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

The teachers, staff, and advisors work very hard to support the students in their development. They have a highly recognized fine arts program, strong athletic program, and many extracurricular activity options for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Niles North has amazing teachers, classes and extra curricular activities for all of it's students. There are many opportunities to satisfy the students' interests. It's Fine Arts Department is one of the best in the country. My son is having a great experience there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

Many of the teachers play favorites and not everyone is pushed to their limits. I wanted to take a few AP classes and my teachers/counselor wouldn't let me into them, which was absurd because I had mostly As and Bs in my honors and regular level classes. Other students were not very accepting even though Niles North was diverse. People were extremely cliquey; if you weren't a certain way, you were pretty much unaccepted by your peers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2009

This is such a great school. No bullies, which is great because i went to a high school before i got to niles north where there were bullies and drug dealers. But when i came here it was heaven! loved all the people in the school. I was soo lucky to be there great after school activities. Very, very nice students and staff. I should be one of the best in illinois.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2009

The school is very well rounded and teach students how to be independent in the future and become intelligent young adults.


Posted August 7, 2008

I am glad to have graduated from Niles North High School. I currently live in San Diego, CA and the educational system here is horrible. Niles North takes you to your limits and tests your potential. To graduate with a 3.0 GPA like I did was par. The teachers are very knowledgeable and help you as much as they can. As for homework, it can be overwhelming at times, but a little homework never killed anyone. Niles North has one of the best track teams in IL and is very culturally diverse. Go Vikings!


Posted July 15, 2008

I agree with the amount of homework the students get. It's almost impossible for the children to have any fun time with their families and friends. Especially during the summer, when the teachers assign their future students a packet and reading to do. But the amount of diversity in this school is amazing! The teachers are highly qualified, and there's an abundance of classes offered for the different levels of every class you could think of!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2008

unity is shown throughout the whole school, other schools dont show that bond that shines in the halls of niles north
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2008

The teachers are lazy, uncaring, dislike parent involvement and don't know the answers. Tons of homework. Principal not involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

My son attended Niles North for one year. Academically it is first-rate; it rivals the very best public schools on Chicago's North Shore, and that's saying a lot. My only complaint is the workload; we and many other parents complained that our kids were doing hours of homework every night, on weekends, and even on holidays, and in my opinion that is not necessary for effective education. On the other hand, the kids do have every opportunity to focus on their education, because discipline problems are rare and resources abundant. The teachers are dedicated and arrange all kinds of opportunities for the kids outside of school, such as with local colleges, national competitions, etc. I recommend Niles North strongly but caution parents that in the advanced classes their children will likely be pushed to their limits, and not always in a good way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

as a former student, NNHS provides and excellent balance of eduction and extracurricular activities in preparation for college.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
Black14%
Asian70%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income42%
Non-low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners12%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Black27%
Asian62%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Low income44%
Non-low income66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female50%
Male65%
Black18%
Asian66%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income42%
Non-low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 51%
Asian 35% 4%
Hispanic 12% 23%
Black 8% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Dr. Ryan McTague

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Skokie, IL 60077
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