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In New Rankings, OPRF Gets the Silver

U.S. News & World Report releases the fourth edition of its ranking of high schools around the country.

New rankings by U.S. News & World Report of nearly 22,000 American public high schools place at number 516 in the country, and the 22nd best high school in Illinois — earning the school "silver" status.

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The methodology to produce the rankings included test scores, state assessments and college-level coursework, such as Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, both of which include college-level courses. U.S. News & World explained its methodology here.

Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors.

Here's a look at the Illinois schools, and below is a look at some west suburban area rankings.

The first number tells where the school placed nationally; the second number tells where the school is on the state list. Each link will take you to the information in the report about that school.

Riverside Brookfield High School: No. 367 in the county; No. 14 in the state

Hinsdale Central High School: No. 235; No. 6

Oak Park-River Forest High School: No. 516; No. 22

St. Charles North High School: No. 591; No. 24

Glenbard West High School: No. 594, No. 25

Neuqua Valley High School: No. 646, No. 27

Wheaton Warrenville South High School: No. 670, No. 28

York Community High School: No. 726, No. 31

Wheaton North High School: No. 732, No. 32

Naperville North High School: No. 786, No. 34

St. Charles East High School: No. 805, No. 35

Downers Grove North High School: No. 867, No. 37

Lyons Township High School : No. 874, No. 38

Glenbard South High School: No. 1,114, No. 44

Naperville Central High School: No. 1,138, No. 47

Geneva Community High School: No. 1,475, No. 55

Downers Grove South High School: No. 1,530, No. 57

barbara May 10, 2012 at 05:05 PM
the medal awarded is silver, which is still great!
Casey Cora (Editor) May 10, 2012 at 05:22 PM
You're absolutely right, Barbara. Fixed now.
David May 11, 2012 at 02:46 PM
This review doesn't rank private schools. So really the best school choice in your area is likely the more exclusive private school.
David May 11, 2012 at 02:57 PM
With all of the recent problems with the middle schools in district 97 who knows if the scores that were reported are even accurate.

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