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The top 50 high schools in the Chicago area

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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Area Rank School City Percentile Statewide Rank
1Northside College PrepChicago 93.8991
2Payton College PrepChicago 89.1542
3Young Magnet Chicago 88.4843
4New Trier Winnetka Winnetka 84.8154
5Hinsdale Central Hinsdale 83.7775
6Deerfield Deerfield 82.3796
7Adlai E Stevenson Lincolnshire 82.3217
8Jones College Prep Chicago 80.3388
9Libertyville Libertyville 80.2509
10Glenbrook North Northbrook 79.85710
11Lake Forest Lake Forest 78.07611
12Vernon Hills Vernon Hills 76.44812
13Neuqua Valley Naperville 76.36013
14Naperville Central Naperville 76.30414
15Highland Park Highland Park 76.03115
16Glenbrook South Glenview 75.86816
17Naperville North Naperville 75.59518
18Lane Technical Chicago 75.36719
19Geneva Community Geneva 75.11220
20Prospect Mt Prospect 74.79021
21Fremd Palatine 74.32122
22John Hersey Arlington Heights73.90123
23Downers Grove North Downers Grove 73.51724
24Maine South Park Ridge 73.01226
25St Charles North St Charles 72.76627
26Barrington Barrington 72.00630
27Wheaton North Wheaton 71.47631
28York Elmhurst 71.23732
29Lyons Township La Grange 70.69934
30Metea Valley Aurora 70.57235
31Lake Zurich Lake Zurich 69.92337
32Oak Park & River ForestOak Park 69.40039
33Batavia Batavia 69.21940
34Hinsdale South Darien 68.63841
35St Charles East St Charles 68.57942
36Lincoln-Way East Frankfort 67.93044
37Evanston Evanston 67.59845
38Buffalo Grove Buffalo Grove 66.49449
39Conant Hoffman Estates 66.32450
40Glenbard South Glen Ellyn 66.26851
41Lincoln Way West New Lenox 66.16052
42Wheaton Warrenville SouthWheaton 66.01153
43Cary-Grove Cary 65.68254
44Carl Sandburg Orland Park 65.58455
45Downers Grove SouthDowners Grove 65.40057
46Proviso Math and Science Forest Park 64.94758
47Grayslake Central Grayslake 64.91159
48Prairie Ridge Crystal Lake 64.88660
49Central Burlington 64.79561
50Lindblom Math & ScienceChicago 64.74462


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