The top 5 public high schools in America in 2018

Most parents in America prefer taking their children to public schools because they are much cheaper and will often expose their children to more diversity in terms of student enrolment and co-curricular activities. If you are a parent in search of a good public school to enroll your child then you’re in luck because this article is going to look at some of the best ranked schools based on a number of factors such as test scores, graduation rates, college preparedness, as well as teacher quality.

Here are the top 5 public high schools in America.

1 Walter Payton College Prep

Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago, Illinois tops the list this year. The school with a total high school population of about 887 students between grades 9 and 12 boasts of an impressive teacher to student ratio of 1:16. The most recent data from state test scores indicates that 95 per cent of the students here are proficient in math with a further 92 per cent proficient in reading.

2 Northside College Preparatory High School

Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Illinois is second on the list. The school with a total high school population of about 1,056 students between grades 9 and 12 boasts of an impressive teacher to student ratio of 1:17. The most recent data from state test scores indicates that 98 per cent of the students here are proficient in math with a further 90 per cent proficient in reading.

3 Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois is third on the list. The school with a total high school population of about 3,932 students between grades 9 and 12 boasts of an impressive teacher to student ratio of 1:14. The most recent data from state test scores indicates that 45 per cent of the students here are proficient in math with a further 74 per cent proficient in reading.

4 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology in Alexandria, Virginia is fourth on the list. The school with a total high school population of about 1,823 students between grades 9 and 12 boasts of an impressive teacher to student ratio of 1:17. The most recent data from state test scores indicates that 95 per cent of the student here are proficient in math with a further 99 per cent proficient in reading.

5 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, Illinois is fifth on the list. The school with a total high school population of 2,153 students between grades 7 and 12 boasts of an impressive teacher to student ratio of 1:18. The most recent data from state test scores indicates that 92 per cent of the students here are proficient in math with a further 82 per cent proficient in reading.

From the data, we can conclude that the State of Illinois is home to a majority of the top 5 public high schools in America in 2018.

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