The Hechinger Report recently released the data for the graduation rates for nearly every school district in the U.S. The data, which draws from the 2013 graduating class, broke down the numbers past the typical statewide average.
We took a closer look at the graduation rates for the Chicagoland area, and found the 10 school districts with the highest graduation rates, along with the communities they cover:
- Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 (Aurora, Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Naperville) – 98.5 percent
- Community High School District 94 (West Chicago) – 98.1 percent
- New Trier Township High School District 203 (Glenview and Wilmette) – 98 percent
- Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 (Elburn and Kaneville) – 97.7 percent
- Northfield Township High School District 225 (Glenview and Northbrook) – 97.4 percent
- Geneva Community Unit School District 304 (Geneva) – 96.2 percent
- Grayslake Community High School District 127 (Grayslake) – 96.1 percent
- Naperville Community Unit School District 203 (Naperville) – 95.9 percent
- Hinsdale Township High School District 86 (Hinsdale) – 95.8 percent
- Lemont Township High School District 210 (Lemont) – 95.8 percent
As Chicago Agent previously reported, the quality of schools is one of the most important things consumers consider when buying a home, even if it means buying a more expensive home. In 2013, Redfin conducted a survey which found that the median price for a home in a top school district in the Chicagoland area was $257,500, compared to $162,250 for a the price of a home in an average school district.