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Five Chicago High Schools Named To Daily Beast's Top 1000

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    The news site The Daily Beast ranked 5 Chicago public schools in its top-100 in the country.

    What was Mayor Rahm Emanuel thinking? The mayor is spending tens of thousands of dollars sending his three children to the University of Chicago Laboratory School (where tuition is around $25,000 a year), when he could be sending them to much better schools for free.

    The Daily Beast came out with its list of the 1,000 best high schools in America this week, and four Chicago Public Schools made it:

        28.   Northside College Prep
        53.   Walter Payton College Preparatory
        123. Whitney M. Young Magnet
        247. William Jones College Prep
        687. Lincoln Park High School

    Lab is not on the list, possibly because you don’t learn much by attending school only with other children from your socio-economic background.

    Northside’s statistics included a 100 percent graduation rate, a 29.2 average ACT score, and a 3.8 average AP score. 

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