Glenbrook North '11 grads, pat yourself on the back. You can tell future employers that you graduated from one of the top five high schools in Illinois, according to Newsweek's annual rankings.
In this year's list, released Saturday, was ranked No. 97 in the country out of more than 1,000 schools, and No. 5 in Illinois. Topping the state charts were Northside College Prep in Chicago, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale and Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, respectively.
Revamped for 2011, Newsweek's methodology weights graduation rate, college matriculation rate and AP tests taken per graduate at 25 percent each; average SAT or ACT scores at 10 percent; average AP or IB scores at 10 percent; and AP courses offered per graduate at 5 percent.