Highland Park High School ranked 19 on a Washington Post list of the state’s most challenging high schools. Nationally it is ranked 736. Fewer than 10 percent of high schools nationally made the list.
Although that’s somewhat lower than it has ranked on the list in years past, it is ahead of all other North Shore high schools except for Evanston Township High School, which ranked No. 17. Deerfield High School was ranked No. 35.
The ranking uses the number of college-level tests given at the school divided by the number of graduates.
College Prep School of America in Lombard ranked No. 1 in the state but Chicago Public Schools dominated the top of the list, taking four of the top six spots; Walter Payton College Prep, Lincoln Park High School, Whitney M. Young Magnet and Jones College Prep were in the 2, 4, 5 and 6 spots. Adlai E. Stevenson in Lincolnshire ranked No. 3.
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