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5 Chicagoland School Districts Among Nation’s Top 25

by Peter Thomas Ricci

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Five districts in the Chicagoland area are among the top 25 in the country, according to a new ranking from analytics website Niche.

The New Trier Township High School District No. 203 in New Trier Township was the highest ranked at No. 4, followed by Glenbrook High School District No. 225 in Northfield Township (No. 10), Community High School District No. 128 in Libertyville Township (No. 17), Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86 in Downers Grove Township (No. 23) and Township High School District No. 113 in Highland Park (No. 25).

Here is the full ranking:

  1. Tredyffrin-Easttown School District – Tredyffrin Township, PA
  2. Eanes Independent School District – Austin, TX
  3. Jericho Union Free School District – Oyster Bay Town, NY
  4. New Trier Township High School District No. 203 – New Trier Township, IL
  5. Princeton Public Schools – Princeton, NJ
  6. Highland Park Independent School District (Dallas) – Northeast Dallas Township, TX
  7. North Allegheny School District – McCandless Township, PA
  8. Rye City School District – Rye, NY
  9. Indian Hill Exempted Village School District – The Village of Indian Hill, OH
  10. Glenbrook High Schools District No. 225 – Northfield Township, IL
  11. Palo Alto Unified School District – Palo Alto, CA
  12. Westport School District – Westport, CT
  13. Bloomfield Hills Schools – Bloomfield Charter Township, MI
  14. Millburn Township Schools – Millburn Township, NJ
  15. Lexington Public Schools – Lexington, MA
  16. New Canaan School District – New Canaan Town, CT
  17. Community High School District No. 128 – Libertyville Township, IL
  18. San Marino Unified School District – San Marino, CA
  19. SAU 70 – Hanover Town, NH
  20. Radnor Township School District – Radnor Township, PA
  21. Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District – Lexington Hills Township, CA
  22. Lower Merion School District – Lower Merion Township, PA
  23. Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86 – Downers Grove Township, IL
  24. Aspen School District – Aspen Township, CO
  25. Township High School District No. 113 – Highland Park, IL

Niche’s rankings derive from several categories, including: the “Academics Grade,” which incorporates statistics and surveys from students, alumni and parents; the “Overall Experience Grade,” which considers all aspects of the wider district, including academics, teachers, health, safety, and facilities; the “Teachers Grade,” which incorporates stats and surveys about teachers; and the “Student Culture and Diversity Grade,” which utilizes surveys and stats on the school’s culture and diversity.

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