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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.

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Area Rank SchoolCity Percentile Statewide Rank
1 Northside Prep*Chicago 92.49 1
2 Young Magnet*Chicago 87.51 2
3 Payton Prep*Chicago 87.41 3
4 New TrierWinnetka 85.50 4
5 Hinsdale CentralHinsdale 84.00 5
6 DeerfieldDeerfield 82.26 6
7 StevensonLincolnshire 82.23 7
8 Glenbrook NorthNorthbrook 82.12 8
9 Jones Prep*Chicago 79.43 9
10 Lake ForestLake Forest 78.68 10
11 Vernon HillsVernon Hills 78.24 11
12 Naperville CentralNaperville 76.49 12
13 Neuqua ValleyNaperville 76.42 13
14 LibertyvilleLibertyville 76.37 14
15 Highland ParkHighland Park 75.70 15
16 BarringtonBarrington 74.91 17
17 ProspectMt Prospect 74.71 18
18 Naperville NorthNaperville 74.68 19
19 Lane Technical*Chicago 73.97 20
20 Downers Grove NorthDowners Grove 73.32 21
21 FremdPalatine 73.19 22
22 HerseyArlington Heights 72.71 23
23 Maine SouthPark Ridge 72.15 24
24 Glenbrook SouthGlenview 72.11 25
25 Oak Park/River ForestOak Park 71.08 28
26 Lake ZurichLake Zurich 70.84 29
27 Wheaton NorthWheaton 70.83 30
28 Lyons TwpLa Grange 70.79 31
29 Geneva CommunityGeneva 70.17 32
30 Lincoln-Way EastFrankfort 69.87 33
31 St Charles NorthSt Charles 69.53 35
32 Batavia SrBatavia 68.34 37
33 York CommElmhurst 68.31 38
34 Riverside BrookfieldRiverside 68.31 39
35 Cary-Grove CommunityCary 68.22 41
36 Metea ValleyAurora 68.07 42
37 St Charles EastSt Charles 67.59 43
38 LindblomChicago 67.54 45
39 J B ConantHoffman Estates 67.25 46
40 Wheaton Warrenville SouthWheaton 67.13 47
41 LemontLemont 66.51 52
42 Lincoln-Way CentralNew Lenox 66.35 53
43 Prairie RidgeCrystal Lake 66.28 55
44 Lincoln Way WestNew Lenox 66.00 56
45 CentralBurlington 65.82 57
46 Waubonsie ValleyAurora 65.74 59
47 Proviso Math and Science Acad.Forest Park 65.58 60
48 Carl SandburgOrland Park 65.20 63
49 Glenbard SouthGlen Ellyn 65.14 64
50 LisleLisle 64.56 67

* Tests used to select all students



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