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U.S. News and World Report Names Top 20 Illinois High Schools

Northside College Prep has been named the top public high school in the state by U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking.  Illinois has many schools ranked in 2015 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, including 17 gold medal schools, 69 silver medal schools and 91 bronze medal schools. Although the capital of Illinois is Springfield, the state’s biggest city is Chicago, home to the Chicago Public Schools.  The highest rated school is Northside Prep in Chicago — rated 15th best high school in the country.

 

 

 

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Northside College Prep, located in the North Park neighborhood, is a selective-enrollment school. The U.S. News and World Report highlighted the high school’s “in-depth study” of physics, constitutional law northside college prepand technology as well as its language classes, extracurricular activities and Advanced Placement classes. In the national ranking for magnet schools, Northside College Prep holds the No. 5 spot.

Walter Payton College Prep on the Near North Side also took a national ranking for magnet schools, coming in at No. 15. The report called out the high school’s study abroad opportunities in France, Brazil, China and South Africa as well as its “de-stressing seminars,” which include activities like horseback riding and Pilates, among its merits.

 

 

The area where Illinois schools ranked the lowest was in the “Best Charter Schools” category. Only one Illinois school made it in the top 100 — Uno Academy Charter Schools at No. 93.      Illinois also ranked a little lower in the “Best STEM Schools” category. Northside College Prep had the highest ranking at No. 29. The next closest was Adlai E. Stevenson High School at No. 46.

 

HERE IS THE ILLINOIS TOP 20

 

State Rank School Students / Teachers College Readiness Mathematics
(Avg. Proficiency)
Reading
(Avg. Proficiency)
#1
5501 NORTH KEDZIE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625

14:1
Near IL Avg

1,069 Students

74 Teachers

99.7
Above IL Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

3.5
Above IL Avg

98% Proficient

2% Not Proficient

3.7
Above IL Avg

100% Proficient

0% Not Proficient

#2
1034 NORTH WELLS ST
CHICAGO, IL 60610

13:1
Near IL Avg

856 Students

66 Teachers

86.8
Above IL Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

3.5
Above IL Avg

98% Proficient

2% Not Proficient

3.6
Above IL Avg

97% Proficient

3% Not Proficient

#3
606 SOUTH STATE ST
CHICAGO, IL 60605

13:1
Near IL Avg

882 Students

68 Teachers

80.0
Above IL Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

76% Passed (AP®)

3.2
Above IL Avg

99% Proficient

1% Not Proficient

3.4
Above IL Avg

96% Proficient

4% Not Proficient

#4
211 SOUTH LAFLIN ST
CHICAGO, IL 60607

16:1
Larger than IL Avg

2,196 Students

135 Teachers

77.3
Above IL Avg

87% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

3.4
Above IL Avg

98% Proficient

2% Not Proficient

3.4
Above IL Avg

97% Proficient

3% Not Proficient

#5
1 STEVENSON DR
LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069

11:1
Near IL Avg

3,856 Students

342 Teachers

69.2
Above IL Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

67% Passed (AP®)

3.3
Above IL Avg

90% Proficient

10% Not Proficient

3.2
Above IL Avg

87% Proficient

13% Not Proficient

#6
2501 WEST ADDISON ST
CHICAGO, IL 60618

15:1
Larger than IL Avg

4,238 Students

277 Teachers

66.5
Above IL Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

3.1
Above IL Avg

96% Proficient

4% Not Proficient

3.2
Above IL Avg

94% Proficient

6% Not Proficient

#7
1959 WAUKEGAN RD
DEERFIELD, IL 60015

10:1
Near IL Avg

1,677 Students

165 Teachers

64.1
Above IL Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

3.2
Above IL Avg

93% Proficient

7% Not Proficient

3.3
Above IL Avg

92% Proficient

8% Not Proficient

#8
433 VINE AVE
HIGHLAND PARK, IL 60035

11:1
Near IL Avg

2,037 Students

192 Teachers

60.2
Above IL Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

58% Passed (AP®)

3.0
Above IL Avg

77% Proficient

23% Not Proficient

3.0
Above IL Avg

78% Proficient

22% Not Proficient

#9
801 WEST KENSINGTON RD
MT PROSPECT, IL 60056

17:1
Larger than IL Avg

2,087 Students

124 Teachers

59.8
Above IL Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

58% Passed (AP®)

3.0
Above IL Avg

82% Proficient

18% Not Proficient

3.1
Above IL Avg

80% Proficient

20% Not Proficient

#10
2001 NORTH ORCHARD ST
CHICAGO, IL 60614

15:1
Larger than IL Avg

2,214 Students

144 Teachers

58.2
Above IL Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

2.7
Above IL Avg

70% Proficient

30% Not Proficient

2.9
Above IL Avg

72% Proficient

28% Not Proficient

#11
5500 SOUTH GRANT ST
HINSDALE, IL 60521

10:1
Near IL Avg

2,828 Students

277 Teachers

56.6
Above IL Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

55% Passed (AP®)

3.3
Above IL Avg

89% Proficient

11% Not Proficient

3.3
Above IL Avg

89% Proficient

11% Not Proficient

#12
2317 WEST 23RD PLACE
CHICAGO, IL 60608

65:1
Larger than IL Avg

6,518 Students

100 Teachers

56.3
Above IL Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

2.3
Near IL Avg

42% Proficient

58% Not Proficient

2.3
Below IL Avg

36% Proficient

64% Not Proficient

#13
708 WEST PARK AVE
LIBERTYVILLE, IL 60048

13:1
Near IL Avg

1,985 Students

150 Teachers

55.9
Above IL Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

55% Passed (AP®)

3.1
Above IL Avg

84% Proficient

16% Not Proficient

3.1
Above IL Avg

84% Proficient

16% Not Proficient

#14
1900 EAST THOMAS ST
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL 60004

18:1
Larger than IL Avg

2,039 Students

111 Teachers

55.0
Above IL Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

3.1
Above IL Avg

84% Proficient

16% Not Proficient

3.0
Above IL Avg

75% Proficient

25% Not Proficient

#15
1600 DODGE AVE
EVANSTON, IL 60201

17:1
Larger than IL Avg

2,985 Students

179 Teachers

53.9
Above IL Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

2.8
Above IL Avg

66% Proficient

34% Not Proficient

2.9
Above IL Avg

67% Proficient

33% Not Proficient

#16
250 EAST 111TH ST
CHICAGO, IL 60628

15:1
Larger than IL Avg

745 Students

50 Teachers

53.4
Above IL Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

2.7
Above IL Avg

68% Proficient

32% Not Proficient

3.0
Above IL Avg

89% Proficient

11% Not Proficient

#17
6130 SOUTH WOLCOTT AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60636

15:1
Larger than IL Avg

1,033 Students

68 Teachers

52.9
Above IL Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

3.0
Above IL Avg

89% Proficient

11% Not Proficient

3.0
Above IL Avg

90% Proficient

10% Not Proficient

#18
1100 WEST DUNDEE RD
BUFFALO GROVE, IL 60089

18:1
Larger than IL Avg

2,023 Students

113 Teachers

52.2
Above IL Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

2.9
Above IL Avg

72% Proficient

28% Not Proficient

2.8
Above IL Avg

65% Proficient

35% Not Proficient

#19
145 LAKEVIEW PARKWAY
VERNON HILLS, IL 60061

12:1
Near IL Avg

1,300 Students

105 Teachers

51.7
Above IL Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

3.1
Above IL Avg

85% Proficient

15% Not Proficient

3.0
Above IL Avg

80% Proficient

20% Not Proficient

#20
670 CRESCENT BLVD
GLEN ELLYN, IL 60137

11:1
Near IL Avg

2,222 Students

208 Teachers

51.6
Above IL Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

2.8
Above IL Avg

68% Proficient

32% Not Proficient

2.9
Above IL Avg

72% Proficient

28% Not Proficient

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