The Top 10 High-Schools In Illinois – According To Newsweek

These are the top 10 high-schools in Illinois that Newsweek rated the best to send your kid to in 2016. These schools made the cut based on college readiness score, graduation rate, the percent of 12th grade students who enrolled in college and the percent of low-income students.

New Trier District BoundryThe problem is that critics complained that these schools were mainly college-focused and were poor with dealing with crucial aspects such as bullying or meeting special needs. Others pointed out that Newsweek singled out an elite population-either schools that were located in classier regions or were moneyed private schools. Still others repudiated the way Newsweek had selected those schools. Some of these critics – statisticians included – argued that Newsweek had included schools that clearly should not have made the cut whilst ignoring those that seem exceptional. ‘Newsweek’, they said, should be called ‘Newsweak’.

Here’s the list:

1. Payton College Preparatory High School (#10)
2. Northside College Preparatory High School (#12)
3. New Trier Township High School (#14)
4. Lake Forest High School (#34)
5. Jones College Prep High School (#46)
6. Naperville North High School (#58)
7. Adlai E. Stevenson High School (#82)
8. Glenbrook South High School (#90)
9. Naperville Central High School (#95)
10. William Fremd High School (#104)

Article by Leah Zitter, Writer