HPHS Ranked 10th Best IL High School

The U.S. News and World Report list came out this week.

U.S. News and World Report has named Highland Park High School the 10th best high school in the state in its 2014 ranking, which was released this week.

Neighboring Deerfield High School was No. 6. Adlai E. Stevenson in Lincolnshire came in at No. 5. The top four schools are all Chicago selective enrollment high schools. You can view the full list here.

Nationally, HPHS was ranked No. 293.

The methodology, which was unchanged since last year, looks at three main factors to decide a school’s ranking: whether students are performing better than statistically expected for the average student in the state; whether disadvantaged students are performing better in math and reading than the state average for their peers; and the school’s “college-readiness” performance, based on AP or International Baccalaureate test data.

In Illinois, the Prairie State Achievement Examination is used to gauge student performance to determine the ranking.

You can read more about the methodology here.

Deerfield was the only other North Shore school to make it into the top 10. But local schools dominated the next 10 spots, with New Trier ranked No. 15, Glenbrook North No. 16, Vernon Hills No. 17, Buffalo Grove No. 18 and Glenbrook South No. 20.

Earlier this month, Highland Park High School was named the 19th most challenging high school in Illinois by the Washington Post.

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Walter White April 24, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Thanks for your confirmation that my post was accurate. Blowhole.
Stu Pidasso April 24, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Your welcome Moe!! Have a great day!!
Stu, thanks again! Threw that one around town tonight! Positive response across the board! Was the hit of the party. Let me know if you got any more highwood comedy! Love it brah!
Walter, is a blowhole the same as a gloryhole? Just wondering.
Stu Pidasso April 25, 2014 at 12:57 PM
blowhole= mouth, gloryhole= placing your blowhole against a hole cut out in a wall, then a willing participant places his pole in the hole and it being used as a sperm receptacle! I figure you already knew, but i was curious as to what a blowhole is! :)


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