Top 10 High Schools in Illinois: U.S. News

Annual "Best High Schools in America" ranking puts Northside College Prep at No. 1 in Illinois, followed by Walter Payton and Jones College Prep. Who else makes the top 10?

U.S. News & World Report has released its top 400 high schools in America list. 

The rankings were based on evaluations of data from more than 19,000 schools across the United States. Data included information on state proficiency tests, how well minority students were performing compared to state averages, and the success of the school’s Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. U.S. News teamed up with the D.C.-based American Institutes for Research to analyze the data.


Herc April 24, 2014 at 01:19 PM
LOL @Geneva, I don't think Geneva's are much better.
rmc1171 April 25, 2014 at 11:29 AM
NCHS forever.... and I'll bet we're (NCHS) higher on the national average than number 848. We are better than that.
A parent April 26, 2014 at 10:02 AM
I couldn't help but to do some comparison between Stevenson and DHS as a resident in Deerfield, since district has put up the news on the website. Operational spending per student is $16,839 in Stevenson and $20,821 in DHS. STEM ranking, #37 for Stevenson and #145 for DHS. I have been very disappointed in science teaching in DHS. Now I believe that there is some truth in the rankings.
WLA May 01, 2014 at 08:18 AM
I don't think magnet schools should be included. All the other schools have to take all students in their district, magnet schools can pick and choose best students.


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