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The Power of Good Advice

  • Writer's pictureEleanor Kelner

2022 Illinois School Ranking just released its 2022 rankings of the best public high schools in the country, and Illinois is well represented among the top.

The list of Illinois' best school districts and individual schools for 2022 has just been released. It is curated by NICHE through the analysis of both academic and student life data via the U.S. Department of Education. The factors used to determine a district's rating include its academics, teachers, culture and diversity, a parent/student survey on the overall experience, health and safety, resources and facilities, clubs and activities, and sports. There were Illinois public schools that made it into the top 100 best schools in the nation. Many more were listed among the best in Illinois.

Here are the top schools in Illinois for 2022:

1. Payton College Prep, Chicago (6th nationally)

2. Northside College Prep, Chicago (7th)

3. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora (13th)

4. Adlai E. Stevenson (18th)

5. Whitney Young Magnet High School, Chicago (23rd)

6. Jones College Prep, Chicago (41st)

7. Glenbrook North High School (48th)

8. Hinsdale Central High School (60th)

9. New Trier Township High School (61st)

10. Glenbrook South High School (63rd)

11. Vernon Hills High School (83rd)

12. Neuqua Valley High School (91st)

13. Lake Forest High School

14. William Fremd High School

15. University of Illinois High School

16. Lane Tech College Prep High School

17. Deerfield High School

18. Highland Park High School

19. Glenbard West High School

20. Metea Valley High School

It is important to remember that every school on this list receives either an A+ or an A for an overall score from Niche. Niche's methodology is based on an analysis of academic and student-life data from the US Department of Education along with test scores, and feedback from users.

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