Orrington Elementary School and Evanston Township High School made the cut for the top 50 elementary and high schools in Illinois, respectively, based on average scores on state achievement tests in 2012, according to rankings from the Chicago Sun-Times.
The newspaper ranked elementary schools in Illinois based on students’ scores in reading and math on the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests, and high schools based on juniors’ scores on the Prairie State Achievement Test. Those scores were recently released as part of the state’s report card for each school, which also includes information on the school’s socioeconomic makeup.
Orrington Elementary School ranked 34th on the Sun-Times list of top 50 elementary schools in Illinois, while Evanston Township High School ranked 45th on the list of high schools. To see all of the rankings and school report cards, visit the Sun-Times’ searchable database online.
The Chicago Tribune ranked only schools in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Will and McHenry counties based on the percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards on the state achievement tests. No Evanston schools appeared on the Tribune’s list of top 50 middle and elementary schools in Chicagoland or its list of top 50 high schools in Chicagoland.