Evanston Township High School comes in 17th place for top Illinois high schools, according to U.S. News & World Report. The rankings were released as part of the Best High School rankings, now in its fourth edition according to the Huffington Post.
The rankings were drawn from a pool of 22,000 public high schools in 49 states as well as the District of Columbia, and methodology included test scores, state assessments and college-level coursework, such as AP or IB programs.
For student/teacher ratio, scored 13:1. For college readiness, the report noted that Evanston Township is above the Illinois average, with 57 percent of students taking AP tests and 44 percent passing AP tests.
However, the ranking also highlighted the disparity in achievement at ETHS, as the school was one of only two listed in the top 20 Illinois high schools to also have more than 35 percent of students deemed "not proficient" in reading and math.
In Illinois, Northside College Preparatory High School took the top spot, followed by Walter Payton College Preparatory High School and Jones College Prep. Nearby Deerfield High School was ranked No. 7; Highland Park was ranked No. 12; New Trier High School was ranked No. 13; Lake Forest High School was ranked No. 15; and Glenbrook North High School was ranked No. 19.
What do you think? Is that a fair ranking for ETHS? Do you think it should it have been higher or lower?