Payton College Prep tops 2018 list of Illinois' best high schools

10 May, 2018, 00:32 | Author: Rachel Logan
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City Honors School in Buffalo has been named the top performing public high school in all of Upstate New York, according to new rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

Check out the list below to see the 23 New Jersey school that made the top 500 and browse the full rankings here.

Schools were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals.

Examining whether each school's relative performance in its state reading and mathematics assessments exceeded expectations, factoring in the proportion of its student body that is economically disadvantaged and projected to score lower. Schools which outperformed their state averages were selected.

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To determine the rankings, U.S. News and World Report teamed with RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm based in North Carolina. Tiebreakers determined the ranks of schools achieving the same CRI. Each school's national rank is in parentheses.

Prairie Grove High School placed fourth in the state, and Bentonville High School ranked at No. 5. Northside College Prep came in second and Lane Tech High School took the third spot.

Boston Latin School and the Advanced Math and Science Academy finished first and second past year, too, but Hopkinton High School-which was ranked third in 2017-fell to fifth place in 2018 behind Mystic Valley and Lenox Memorial High School. Gautier's 90 percent graduation rate topped Ocean Springs' 87 percent, but Gautier only received a 13.4 CRI.

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