North Cook Schools Among Top in U.S.

Updated 9/23/2021 9:05 AM

Niche released its 2022 Best Schools List on September 20, 2021, and North Cook schools and school districts are well represented in the Chicago area and across the country.

In the category of Best Public High Schools in the Chicago Area, 13 North Cook high schools fall into the Top 50. The ratings are based on academics (60%), culture and diversity (10%), teachers (10%) and parent/student surveys (10%) as well as other factors.


The North Cook ISC high schools considered the best in the Chicago area are:

#7 Glenbrook North High School (D225)

#9 New Trier High School (Winnetka - D203)

#10 Glenbrook South High School (D225)

#14 William Fremd High School (D211)

#20 James B. Conant High School (D211)

#23 Evanston Township (D202)

#26 John Hersey High School (D214)

#27 Prospect High School (D214)

#30 Niles North High School (D219)

#31 Niles West High School (D219)

#33 Buffalo Grove High School (D214)

#35 Rolling Meadows High School (D214)

#37 Maine South High School (D207)

Six of our seven high school districts are listed among the Top 100 Best High School Districts in America. Rankings are based on academics (50%), teachers (15%), culture and diversity (10%) and parent/student surveys (10%), and others.

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The best U.S. high school districts from the North Cook region are:

Glenbrook District 225 (#2)

New Trier District 203 (#6)

Evanston Township District 202 (#23)

Niles Township District 219 (#31)

Township High School District 211 (#44)

Township High School District 214 (#94)

This year marks the eighth annual version of the Niche ratings. Across the country, Niche ranked 94,491 public schools and 11,846 school districts to come up with its lists and rankings.

Congratulations to all North Cook schools and districts that made the list!

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