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District 113 Boasts Higher Test Scores Than State, Nation

Deerfield and Highland Park High School students test higher than state and national averages.

and students are averaging higher scores on state tests than students throughout Illinois, according to a report recently released by the Illinois State Board of Education.

As Patch reported , Deerfield High School has the highest composite score on the ACT in Lake County for the second year in a row with a score of 27.1 out of 36. Highland Park High School's score is 26. Those figures are well above state and national averages, 20.9 and 21.1 respectively.

"Though the unprecedented number of brilliant students created a very competitive atmosphere for my peers and I---and always set test curves way too high---I'm honored to have graduated in such an overachieving class," said former Patch columnist , who recently began school at the .

Pioneer Press reports that a dozen District 113 students have gotten perfect scores on the ACT, according to District 113 Director of Communication . Patch highlighted one such student, , in August.

“I started screaming,” Glass said when she saw her score. She said her dad called out to her to find out what was wrong. “It took a couple of seconds to register."

School officials say Deerfield and Highland Park’s outstanding reputations factor into college admission officers' calculations when making their final decisions and notable test scores, like those recorded by the class of 2011, can only help.

“We have over 200 colleges that visit our school each fall,” said Highland Park High School college counselor Aliza Gilbert. “Colleges want our students to attend their schools.”

See more about how District 113 schools compare to other schools throughout the state by taking a look at this interactive report card.

Daniel Krudop November 15, 2011 at 10:55 PM
"Though the unprecedented number of brilliant students created a very competitive atmosphere for my peers and I---and always set test curves way too high---I'm honored to have graduated in such an overachieving class," said former Patch columnist Andy Devries, who recently began school at the University of Wisconsin. Too bad they don't teach grammar to those brilliant overachieving students. "created a very competitive atmosphere for my peers and ME-" A very easy way to avoid this mistake is to drop all but the first person. One would not say "created a very competitive atmosphere for I."
Stuart Senescu November 16, 2011 at 03:42 PM
Just as in Lake Woebegone, all the students in D113 are above average, even those that cross the cheddar line.
william brown November 16, 2011 at 03:50 PM
This was big news In 1887.....when HPHS began on the corner of Central & 2nd Thanks for the breaking news!

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