These Are the 20 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, Ranking Says
Aug 7, 2018
Published Aug 7, 2018 at 1:27 PM | Updated at 1:28 PM CDT on Aug 7, 2018
A new ranking gives Illinois schools high marks. Niche, a website that provides reviews of schools across the country, released its annual list of the best public high schools in America that showed several Chicago and suburban districts are earning honors.
Fourteen of the best schools in Illinois ranked among the top 100 nationwide, with Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in west suburban Aurora claiming the title of best public high school in the entire country.
The 2019 report was generated based on "rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users," the site said.
Factors considered include academics - weighted at 60 percent and including state assessment proficiency, SAT/ACT scores and more - as well as culture and diversity, parent and student surveys, health and safety, and more.
Here are the top 20 public high schools in Illinois in order, according to Niche: