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Top 100 Chicago-area high schools

Updated: June 22, 2011 2:18PM



The Chicago Sun-Times bases its exclusive rankings of schools on average scores on state achievement tests. How we ranked the schools.

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Chicago Area Rank School District City Percentile Statewide Rank
1 Northside* Chicago SD 299 Chicago 91.54 1
2 Payton* Chicago SD 299 Chicago 88.59 2
3 New Trier Twp New Trier Twp D 203 Winnetka 84.97 3
4 Young* Chicago SD 299 Chicago 84.38 4
5 Deerfield TwpD 113 Deerfield 83.02 5
6 Hinsdale Central Hinsdale TwpD 86 Hinsdale 81.33 6
7 Glenbrook North Northfield TwpD 225 Northbrook 80.92 7
8 Adlai E Stevenson Adlai E StevensonD 125 Lincolnshire 78.38 9
8 Highland Park TwpD 113 Highland Park 78.38 9
10 Lake Forest Lake Forest CHSD 115 Lake Forest 78.23 11
11 Jones* Chicago SD 299 Chicago 76.73 12
12 Naperville North Naperville CUSD 203 Naperville 75.33 13
13 Neuqua Valley Indian Prairie CUSD 204 Naperville 75.17 14
13 Libertyville CHSD 128 Libertyville 75.17 14
15 Prospect TownshipD 214 Mt Prospect 74.54 16
16 Vernon Hills CHSD 128 Vernon Hills 74.22 17
17 Comm Dist 99 - North CHSD 99 Downers Grove 73.40 18
18 Maine South Maine TownshipD 207 Park Ridge 73.24 19
19 Glenbrook South Northfield TwpD 225 Glenview 73.07 20
20 Barrington Barrington CUSD 220 Barrington 72.07 22
21 John Hersey TownshipD 214 Arlington Heights 71.90 23
21 Naperville Central Naperville CUSD 203 Naperville 71.90 23
23 Glenbard South Glenbard Twp D 87 Glen Ellyn 71.06 25
24 Geneva Community Geneva CUSD 304 Geneva 70.71 26
25 St Charles North St Charles CUSD 303 St Charles 70.54 27
25 Wm Fremd TownshipD 211 Palatine 70.54 27
25 Lyons Twp Sch Lyons TwpD 204 La Grange 70.54 27
28 Lake Zurich Lake Zurich CUSD 95 Lake Zurich 70.19 30
29 Wheaton North CUSD 200 Wheaton 69.85 31
29 Wheaton Warrenville South CUSD 200 Wheaton 69.85 31
31 Lane Technical* Chicago SD 299 Chicago 69.67 33
32 Lincoln-Way East Lincoln Way CHSD 210 Frankfort 68.79 34
33 York Comm Elmhurst SD 205 Elmhurst 66.82 39
34 Glenbard West Glenbard Twp D 87 Glen Ellyn 66.28 40
35 Waubonsie Valley Indian Prairie CUSD 204 Aurora 65.73 44
35 Batavia Sr Batavia USD 101 Batavia 65.73 44
37 St Charles East St Charles CUSD 303 St Charles 65.54 47
38 Oak Park & River Forest Oak Park - River Forest SD 200 Oak Park 65.17 48
39 Comm Dist 99 - South CHSD 99 Downers Grove 64.99 49
40 Lemont Twp Lemont TwpD 210 Lemont 64.80 50
40 Buffalo Grove TownshipD 214 Buffalo Grove 64.80 50
40 Riverside Brookfield Twp Riverside-Brookfield Twp SD 208 Riverside 64.80 50
43 Lincoln-Way Central Lincoln Way CHSD 210 New Lenox 64.06 56
44 Lincoln Way West Lincoln Way CHSD 210 New Lenox 63.87 57
44 Prairie Ridge CHSD 155 Crystal Lake 63.87 57
46 Hinsdale South Hinsdale TwpD 86 Darien 63.31 60
46 Carl Sandburg ConsD 230 Orland Park 63.31 60
48 J B Conant TownshipD 211 Hoffman Estates 62.93 65
49 Evanston Twp Evanston TwpD 202 Evanston 62.17 71
50 Plainfield North Plainfield SD 202 Plainfield 61.98 73
50 Lincoln-Way North Lincoln Way CHSD 210 Frankfort 61.98 73
52 Victor J Andrew ConsD 230 Orland Hills 61.41 77
53 Lisle Lisle CUSD 202 Lisle 61.03 80
54 Cary-Grove Community CHSD 155 Cary 60.83 82
55 Oak Forest Bremen CHSD 228 Oak Forest 60.45 87
56 Willowbrook DuPageD 88 Villa Park 60.26 88
57 Warren Township Warren TwpD 121 Gurnee 60.06 91
58 Homewood-Flossmoor Homewood Flossmoor CHSD 233 Flossmoor 59.68 97
58 Lake Park Lake Park CHSD 108 Roselle 59.68 97
60 Beecher Beecher CUSD 200U Beecher 59.29 100
60 Central Central CUSD 301 Burlington 59.29 100
62 Plainfield Plainfield SD 202 Plainfield 59.10 103
62 Brooks* Chicago SD 299 Chicago 59.10 103
62 Westmont CUSD 201 Westmont 59.10 103
65 Lindblom* Chicago SD 299 Chicago 58.90 107
65 Richmond-Burton Richmond-Burton CHSD 157 Richmond 58.90 107
67 Crystal Lake Central CHSD 155 Crystal Lake 58.51 115
68 Elk Grove TownshipD 214 Elk Grove Village 58.32 118
68 Crystal Lake South CHSD 155 Crystal Lake 58.32 118
70 Wheeling TownshipD 214 Wheeling 57.93 125
71 Grayslake Central Grayslake CHSD 127 Grayslake 57.73 127
72 Lincoln Park Chicago SD 299 Chicago 57.34 130
72 Schaumburg TownshipD 211 Schaumburg 57.34 130
74 Palatine TownshipD 211 Palatine 57.14 134
75 Proviso Math and Science Proviso TwpD 209 Forest Park 56.95 138
75 Lockport Twp East Lockport TwpD 205 Lockport 56.95 138
77 Niles North Niles Twp CHSD 219 Skokie 56.75 141
78 Bartlett SD U-46 Bartlett 56.16 147
78 Rolling Meadows TownshipD 214 Rolling Meadows 56.16 147
80 Huntley Cons SD 158 Huntley 55.96 151
81 Addison Trail DuPageD 88 Addison 55.76 157
82 Grayslake North Grayslake CHSD 127 Grayslake 55.57 159
83 Evergreen Park Evergreen Park CHSD 231 Evergreen Park 55.37 162
83 Wauconda Comm Wauconda CUSD 118 Wauconda 55.37 162
83 Plainfield South Plainfield SD 202 Plainfield 55.37 162
86 Niles West Niles Twp CHSD 219 Skokie 55.17 166
87 Harry D Jacobs CUSD 300 Algonquin 54.58 175
87 Hoffman Estates TownshipD 211 Hoffman Estates 54.58 175
89 Wilmington Wilmington CUSD 209U Wilmington 54.38 181
90 Marengo Marengo CHSD 154 Marengo 54.18 182
90 Alden-Hebron Alden Hebron SD 19 Hebron 54.18 182
90 Reavis Reavis TwpD 220 Burbank 54.18 182
93 Woodstock Woodstock CUSD 200 Woodstock 53.98 188
94 Johnsburg Johnsburg CUSD 12 Johnsburg 53.78 192
94 Glenbard North Glenbard TwpD 87 Carol Stream 53.78 192
96 Amos Alonzo Stagg ConsD 230 Palos Hills 53.59 194
97 Tinley Park Bremen CHSD 228 Tinley Park 53.39 201
98 Antioch Comm CHSD 117 Antioch 52.99 208
99 McHenry-West Campus McHenry CHSD 156 McHenry 52.59 214
100 Woodstock North Woodstock CUSD 200 Woodstock 52.19 222

*Schools that use college prep admission exam to select all students



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