- Ranked a top public school in Illinois on the Washington Post Challenge Index for the last 2 years.
- Ranked #2, #3, or #4 in IHSA Class AA Music Sweepstakes for 8 consecutive years
- 55% Free and reduced lunch
- About 80% of Juniors and Seniors take at least 1 AP or IB class
- Students from about 80 feeder schools
- 15 All City Visual Artists in 2017
- Largest, longest running IB Diploma Programme in Illinois (since 1980)