America's Top High Schools - 2015




Congrats to the following Illinois High Schools that ranked in the top 500!

They are:

# 10 - Payton College Prep                        # 161 - Barrington                     380 - Maine South

   12 - Northside College                                175 - Lake                               382 - JB Conant

   14 - New Trier Township-Winnetka            250 - John Hersey                  387 - St Charles North

   34 - Lake                                                    251 - Prairie Ridge                  388 - Wheaton North

   46 - Jones College Prep                            262 - Graslake Central          393 - Waubonsie Valley

   58 - Naperville North                                 263 - Highland Park               415 - Hinsdale South

   82 - Adlair E. Stevenson                           323 - Cary-Grove Comm        442 - Buffalo Grove

   90 - Glenbrook South                                346 - Prospect                        467 - Dunlap

   95 - Naperville Central                              349 - Minooka Community      470 - Monticello

  104 - William Fremd                                  364 - Morton                            497 - Metea Valley

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Newsweek Names 2 Naperville Schools Among Country's Best

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And on that list are two Naperville schools. Naperville North High School came in at No. 58 and Naperville Central High School came in at No. 98. Neither school made the list in 2014, but in 2013 North was listed at 285 and Central placed at 260.

Naperville North High School Principal Stephanie Posey did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment, nor did Naperville Central HS Principal Bill Wiesbrook.

The rankings were compiled using several metrics, including graduation rate, college enrollment rate, SAT and ACT scores, AP and IB scores and participation, teacher-student ratio and dropout rates.

“Some factors are more important, especially since our rankings focus on college readiness,” Jim Impoco, editor in chief of Newsweek, told Patch via email. “We place emphasis on criteria like college enrollment and graduation rate since we know that those are some of the biggest indicators of whether students are prepared for college.”

This year’s rankings were weighted by:

  • Enrollment Rate—25 percent
  • Graduation Rate—20 percent
  • Weighted AP/IB/Dual Enrollment composite—17.5 percent
  • Weighted SAT/ACT composite—17.5 percent
  • Change in student enrollment between 9th-12th grades, to control for dropout rates—10 percent
  • Counselor-to-Student Ratio—10 percent


“The top 20 schools on the ‘America’s Top High Schools’ are neck and neck. They all have perfect or near-perfect college enrollment and graduation rates,” Impoco said. “You start to see more variation as you look further down the list and also when you look at the factors that have less weight, like test scores.”

There are almost 30,000 public high schools in the United States.


Here are the top 10 high schools in the United States, according to Newsweek:

  1. Thomas Jefferson High (Alexandria, VA)
  2. High Technology High School (Lincroft, NJ)
  3. Academy for Mathematics Science and Engineering (Rockaway, NJ)
  4. Union County Magnet High School (Scotch Plains, NJ)
  5. Bergen County Academies (Hackensack, NJ)
  6. Gretchen Whitney High (Cerritos, CA)
  7. Middlesex County Academy for Math Science & Engineering (Edison, NJ)
  8. International Academy (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  9. Academy of Allied Health and Science (Neptune, NJ)
  10. Walter Payton College Preparatory HS (Chicago, IL)

New Jersey has six of the top 10 public high schools in the country, while Virginia, Michigan, California and Illinois had one each. The list includes 500 schools.

See the full rankings here.

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