If you are searching for a new place to settle down and academics are top of your priority list, look no further than Chicago and surrounding suburbs. According to the 2016 U.S. News and World Report, Illinois’ top ten public high schools are all nationally ranked. With the school systems being an important factor, these leading schools give you multiple choices for top notch academics.
The rankings are based on how a school serves all their students using there performance on the reading and math parts of each states proficiency tests and the graduation rates. A final step is implemented to assess how well the schools prepare the students for college level work. Illinois high school students are evaluated in math and English language arts through the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers or PARCC assessments.
The top ten Illinois Schools are:
- Northside College Preparatory High School
- Payton College Preparatory High School
- Young Magnet High School
- Jones College Prep High School
- Adlai E. Stevenson High School
- Lane Technical High School
- Deerfield High School
- Phoenix Military Academy High School
- Lindblom Math and Science Acad High School
- Hinsdale Central High School
Multiple schools on this list, including Northside College Preparatory High School, ranked 39 nationally by the U.S. News and World Report; are considered selective enrollment public schools within the Chicago Public School system and students must apply in order to attend. Schools such as Adlai E. Stevenson, Deerfield and Hinsdale are all public schools which means that students who live within those school district boundaries are automatically lined up to attend those school.
Regardless if these schools are classified as a neighborhood or selective enrollment school, these top ten Chicagoland schools continually offer students exceptional educational opportunities. Students get ample time with teachers since the student to teacher ratio is as low as 14 to 1.
Due to the wealth of great Chicago schools and their locations within the city and surrounding areas, parents who want to move to one of these locations and have their children attend one of these schools, there is a wide variety of housing options. Whether you are looking to purchase a gorgeous condo, a suburban single family home or cost-effective apartment, you are sure to find your family’s dream home along with sending your children to one of the top schools in the state.
If you would like to review the U.S. News and World Report’s list, go to top Illinois public high schools and see a brief description of each school, a breakdown of their scores along with other top ranked public schools in Chicago that made the list.
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