Naperville North High School


Student Enrollment
Best High School in Illinois
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Naperville CUSD 203
Type Public
 Phone (630)420-6484
 Location 899 N Mill St
Naperville, IL 60563
Charter School No

Naperville North High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Illinois high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 1st in the best public high schools in Illinois.



The Naperville North High School student body is primarily White with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific16.7%483
Native American Indian0.2%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%4
Two or more races3.5%101

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 7.8%

15.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Illinois high school median of 42.4%. By this measure, Naperville North High School students are largely wealthy and rank 53rd in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students



Graduation Rate

10 out of 10

Rank: 5th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students98%
Illinois Median87%
White99% or more*
Black80% to 89%*
Hispanic95% or more*
Asian Pacific95% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races80% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged90% to 94%*
Limited English Proficiency80% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 9th in Illinois

Students at Naperville North High School scored an average 68% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Illinois State Board of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 24% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 2.3% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls65% to 69%*81%
Boys55% to 59%*68%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 89%*85% to 89%*
Black20% to 29%*30% to 39%*
Hispanic40% to 44%*50% to 54%*
Multiracial40% to 59%*80% or more*
With Disabilites10% to 14%*20% to 29%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score

The average ACT score for Naperville North High School students in 2017 was 25.1. This indicates that the average student scores in the 78th percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 34th in Illinois

1,063 out of 1,473 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (72%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Illinois median rate of 53% and in the top 6% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 17th in Illinois

Naperville North High School offers 22 AP courses. 28 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 81% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Naperville North High School had 550 taking AP exams with a 513 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the state median of 57 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 93% 57%
Students enrolled in an AP class 28% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 19%
AP Courses Offered 22

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.1%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.1%2
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.5%76


Naperville North High School
899 N Mill St
Naperville, IL

10 out of 10 1


Naperville CUSD 203
Naperville, IL