New report reveals top 25 high schools in Illinois – NBC Chicago

Five schools from Chicago and several others in the suburbs are among the top high schools in Illinois, according to a new list.
The new list, from U.S. News and World Report, titled “2024 Best High School Rankings,” reviewed more than 24,000 public high schools in all 50 states, according to editors. Editors then categorized schools based on several factors including college readiness, state assessments, graduation rate, college curriculum breadth and underserved student performance, the report said.
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The results formed a ranking of more than 17,660 public high schools across the country. It also served to rank the top high schools in each state.
Across the country, 11.5% of the ranked public high schools were charter schools, and 4.4% were magnet schools. Both Florida and Arizona led the list, with 12 high schools in the top 100. California was next, with 11 schools in the top 100.
In Illinois, a total of 673 schools were ranked. The top five schools in the state — all selective enrollment or magnet schools — were in Chicago. Many others that made the top 25 were in the Chicago suburbs.
Walter Payton College Preparatory High School was ranked as the No. 1 high school in Illinois, followed by Northside College Preparatory High School at No. 2. Rounding out the top five were Young Magnet High School at No. 3, Jones College Prep High School at No. 4 and Lane Technical High School came in at No. 5.
The first suburban Chicago school to appear on the list is Adlai E Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, at No. 6. Of the top 25 schools in Illinois, 24 are in the Chicago area.
Here’s a glimpse into the top 25 high schools in Illinois, according to the report. The school’s nationwide ranking is in parenthesis:
Here’s a glimpse at the top 25 high schools in the nation, according to the report:
You can find the full report here.


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