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Old 11-26-2006, 04:16 PM
 
Location: santa cruz
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District 211 in chicago's northwest suburbs. Specifically Fremd High school. Which along with schools like New Trier, and Barrington H.S. boast some of the best test scores, highest paid teachers, etc. I went to Fremd Highschool, and as much as I hated it, the things i was taught there enabled me to go to school in california, and jump start a career.
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:21 PM
 
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I grew up in Deerfield, and would consider Deerfield HS and Highland Park HS, probably also Lake Forest HS, to be top suburban schools. For what it's worth, my siblings and I all went to Ivy League schools from DHS.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:36 PM
 
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What are the best private and public high schools outside of Chicago? I'd like to find a highly ranked school but still be within an hours commute or so of Chicago.
I thought New Trier Winnetka and Hinsdale Central were Nos 1 and 2, without the bias of these other threads.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Hollywood/Brookfield, IL
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I thought New Trier Winnetka and Hinsdale Central were Nos 1 and 2, without the bias of these other threads.
That's true. Ranked by PSAE scores, the top 5 high schools outside of Chicago are New Trier, Hinsdale Central, Stevenson, Glenbrook North, and Deerfield.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Don't believe Newsweek's ranking, they rank by how many students TAKE the AP exams or IB exams. Chicago sun times ranks by actual scores (percentiles).
For example Newsweek ranked LIncoln park high schol in chicago as the 31st best in the nation. It it NOT even in the top 50 in ILLInois in the SUn times ranking.

Top 30 high school in illinois (including chicago)
1 87.70 Northside College Preparatory Hs Chicago City Of Chicago Sd 299 Cook
2 84.49 Payton College Preparatory Hs Chicago City Of Chicago Sd 299 Cook
3 82.77 Young Magnet High School Chicago City Of Chicago Sd 299 Cook
4 82.51 New Trier Township H S Winnetka Winnetka New Trier Twp Hsd 203 Cook
5 79.10 Hinsdale Central High School Hinsdale Hinsdale Twp Hsd 86 Dupage
6 78.08 Adlai E Stevenson High School Lincolnshire Adlai E Stevenson Hsd 125 Lake
7 77.04 Naperville North High School Naperville Naperville Cusd 203 Dupage
8 76.73 Glenbrook North High School Northbrook Northfield Twp Hsd 225 Cook
9 76.42 Naperville Central High School Naperville Naperville Cusd 203 Dupage
10 75.80 Highland Park High School Highland Park Twp Hsd 113 Lake
10 75.80 Deerfield High School Deerfield Twp Hsd 113 Lake
12 74.54 Lake Forest High School Lake Forest Lake Forest Chsd 115 Lake
13 74.22 Vernon Hills High School Vernon Hills Chsd 128 Lake
14 74.05 Prospect High School Mount Prospect Township Hsd 214 Cook
15 73.57 Glenbrook South High School Glenview Northfield Twp Hsd 225 Cook
16 71.90 Libertyville High School Libertyville Chsd 128 Lake
17 71.23 Wm Fremd High School Palatine Township Hsd 211 Cook
17 71.23 Buffalo Grove High School Buffalo Grove Township Hsd 214 Cook
19 70.54 Maine South High School Park Ridge Maine Township Hsd 207 Cook
20 70.19 Lyons Twp High Sch La Grange Lyons Twp Hsd 204 Cook
21 70.02 Wheaton North High School Wheaton Cusd 200 Dupage
22 69.67 Barrington High School Barrington Barrington Cusd 220 Lake
22 69.67 John Hersey High School Arlington Heights Township Hsd 214 Cook
24 68.97 Glenbard South High School Glen Ellyn Glenbard Twp Hsd 87 Dupage
24 68.97 Wheaton Warrenville South H S Wheaton Cusd 200 Dupage
24 68.97 Oak Park & River Forest High Sch Oak Park Oak Park - River Forest Sd 200 Cook
27 68.44 Neuqua Valley High School Naperville Indian Prairie Cusd 204 Dupage
28 68.26 Dunlap High School Dunlap Dunlap Cusd 323 Peoria
29 67.72 Jones College Prep High School Chicago City Of Chicago Sd 299 Cook
30 67.54 Lexington High School Lexington Lexington Cusd 7 Mclean



Heres the link for the rest of high schools (or elementary) from the Chicago SUn times. (2006)

http://www.suntimes.com/pcds/html/stng/hs/isat/top50hs.html (broken link)
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Hollywood/Brookfield, IL
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Be careful with the Sun-Times's rankings. They are only looking at reading and math scores - the PSAE tests on reading, math, and science. They also are basing their rankings on average scores, not on the percent of students meeting state standards. This means the schools are ranked relative to each other instead of by how well each school is teaching students what they are supposed to be learning.
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:25 AM
 
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The Sun-Times rankings aren't perfect, but I do think they provide a pretty good overview since those schools pass the "smell test" of what would be considered the best high schools. You should note that the Chicago schools listed at the top are all magnet schools (students have to apply for admission similar to college), so they are taking the top of the city's high school population.
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Evanston
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Public:
Hinsdale Central - Hinsdale
Stevenson - Lincolnshire
New Trier - Winnetka
Highland Park - Highland Park
Glenbrook North - Northbrook
Oak Park/River Forest - Oak Park
Hinsdale South - Darien
John Hersey - Arlington Heights
Evanston - Evanston
Barrington - Barrington
Homewood/Flossmoor - Flossmoor
Neuqua Valley - Naperville
Riverside/Brookfield - Riverside 2nd in Illinois


Private:

Roycemore School - Evanston
Fox River Country Day School - Elgin
Lake Forest Academy - Lake Forest
Baker Demonstration - Evanston
Solomon Schecter - Skokie/Northbrook

Source: Newsweek

Last edited by homewifeev; 07-29-2007 at 03:16 AM.. Reason: Added Source
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Evanston
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I am looking for a high school so check out my threads!
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:30 AM
 
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I would give a two thumbs up to schools in district 230 which are Carl Sandburg in Orland Park, Victor J Andrew in Tinley Park and Amos Alonzo Stagg in Palos Hills. District 230 All are great schools in my opinion.

Ranking of High Schools in Illinois
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