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Newsweek Ranks Glenbrook North Among Top 5 Illinois High Schools

Newsweek released its annual list of the top U.S. high schools Saturday.

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. 

Read the full article on Newsweek.com.

Scott Nelson June 23, 2011 at 04:58 PM
The link attached to the article has GBN ranket 856 in the country and 22 in the state.
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) June 23, 2011 at 08:18 PM
Hi Scott. Thanks for your comment. I checked both links and if you search by "Illinois" in the 2011 list you'll see that Glenbrook North was ranked No. 5 in Illinois and 97 in the country. Perhaps you're looking at an old list? Unfortunately, I can't link directly to the Illinois rankings.
Scott Nelson June 24, 2011 at 02:56 AM
http://www.newsweek.com/content/newsweek/feature/2010/americas-best-high-schools/list.html
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) June 24, 2011 at 03:48 AM
That's the 2010 list. Here's the link to 2011: http://www.newsweek.com/content/newsweek/feature/2011/americas-best-high-schools.html

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