Two Chicago schools have been named among the top 100 high schools in the country.
U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of the best high schools in the country, rating more than 21,000 public high schools in the country based on their performance on state assessments, graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.
Northside College Preparatory High School was the highest ranking school in Illinois, coming at no. 39 on the list. Payton College Preparatory High School followed closely at no. 41.
Also among some of the highest ranked Illinois schools were Young Magnet High School and Jones College Prep High School in Chicago, which ranked at no. 120 and no. 130 respectively.
The first suburban school to make the list was Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, which ranked at no. 166 nationally.
In total, 97 Illinois schools ranked nationally on the list.
The top school in the country was the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Texas. BASIS Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona; BASIS Tuscon in Tuscon, Arizona; School of Science and Engineering in Dallas; and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia rounded out the top five.
The top 20 schools in Illinois were:
- Northside College Preparatory High School, Chicago, no. 39
- Payton College Preparatory High School, Chicago, no. 41
- Young Magnet High School, Chicago, no. 120
- Jones College Prep High School, Chicago, no. 130
- Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, no. 166
- Lane Technical High School, Chicago, no. 172
- Deerfield High School, Deerfield, no. 229
- Phoenix Military Academy High School, Chicago, no. 234
- Lindblom Math and Science Acad High School, Chicago, no. 272
- Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, no. 356
- Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, no. 362
- John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, no. 444
- Evanston Township High School, Evanston, no. 452
- Lincoln Park High School, Chicago, no. 455
- Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, no. 478
- Buffalo Grove High School, Buffalo Grove, no. 531
- Highland Park High School, Highland Park, no. 548
- Libertyville High School, Libertyville, no. 554
- Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, no. 580
- Brooks College Prep Academy High School, Chicago, no. 585
See the full list of Illinois schools and national schools here.