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The top 50 high schools in Illinois

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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Statewide Rank School City Percentile
1Northside College PrepChicago 93.899
2Payton College Prep Chicago 89.154
3Young Magnet Chicago 88.484
4New Trier Winnetka Winnetka 84.815
5Hinsdale Central Hinsdale 83.777
6Deerfield Deerfield 82.379
7Adlai E Stevenson Lincolnshire 82.321
8Jones College Prep Chicago 80.338
9Libertyville Libertyville 80.250
10Glenbrook North Northbrook 79.857
11Lake Forest Lake Forest 78.076
12Vernon Hills Vernon Hills 76.448
13Neuqua Valley Naperville 76.360
14Naperville Central Naperville 76.304
15Highland Park Highland Park 76.031
16Glenbrook South Glenview 75.868
17Dunlap Dunlap 75.736
18Naperville North Naperville 75.595
19Lane Technical Chicago 75.367
20Geneva Community Geneva 75.112
21Prospect Mt Prospect 74.790
22Fremd Palatine 74.321
23John Hersey Arlington Heights73.901
24Downers Grove North Downers Grove 73.517
25Morton Morton 73.485
26Maine South Park Ridge 73.012
27St Charles North St Charles 72.766
28Tri-Valley Downs 72.512
29Carterville Carterville 72.477
30Barrington Barrington 72.006
31Wheaton North Wheaton 71.476
32York Elmhurst 71.237
33River Ridge Hanover 70.855
34Lyons Township La Grange 70.699
35Metea Valley Aurora 70.572
36Mahomet-Seymour Mahomet 70.465
37Lake Zurich Lake Zurich 69.923
38O'Fallon O Fallon 69.799
39Oak Park & River ForestOak Park 69.400
40Batavia Batavia 69.219
41Hinsdale South Darien 68.638
42St Charles East St Charles 68.579
43Edwardsville Edwardsville 68.527
44Lincoln-Way East Frankfort 67.930
45Evanston Evanston 67.598
46Annawan Annawan 67.492
47Hononegah Rockton 66.694
48Lebanon Lebanon 66.671
49Buffalo Grove Buffalo Grove 66.494
50Conant Hoffman Estates 66.324


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