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CORRECTION Chicago high school tops peers with 100% passing rate on annual tests


By LGIS Newsfeed | Nov 17, 2017

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Northside College Preparatory High School had the highest rate – 100 percent – of high school students who passed the annual state assessments this year, according a Prairie State Wire analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data for the 2016 school year.

Throughout the state, eight high schools saw all of their students fall below standards on the annual tests.

Statewide, 34 percent of students met or exceeded expectations. The remaining 66 percent did not meet, partially met or approached expectations.

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assesses a student’s aptitude in math and English language arts and is based on the Common Core State Standard principles. It included students in elementary to junior level of high school in 2016. Illinois is one of eight states participating in PARCC as a means to measure a student’s preparedness for higher education.

The scores – a composite derived from the combined results of the Math and English tests – reveals whether a student is or is not ready for the next level. Student scores either “did not meet,” “partially met,” “approach,” “met” or “exceeded” expectations. Any student who meets or exceeds expectations is considered ready for the next level.


Top 100 high schools in Illinois

SchoolCityEnrollmentPercent of students ready for the next level
Northside College Preparatory High SchoolChicago1039100
Payton College Preparatory High SchoolChicago86491
Young Magnet High SchoolChicago206790.8
Lane Technical High SchoolChicago398581.6
Mount Pulaski High SchoolMount Pulaski18077.2
Lexington High SchoolLexington14676.6
Jones College Prep High SchoolChicago161772.5
Proviso Math And Science AcademyForest Park74070.1
Vernon Hills High SchoolVernon Hills131269.7
Naperville Central High SchoolNaperville290869.5
Galena High SchoolGalena23068.2
Naperville North High SchoolNaperville282567.1
Adlai E Stevenson High SchoolLincolnshire397867
Geneva Community High SchoolGeneva196965
Central Comm High SchoolBreese56464.6
Mount Carmel High SchoolMount Carmel50764.3
Wesclin Sr High SchoolTrenton40063.6
Columbia High SchoolColumbia69861.9
Leroy High SchoolLe Roy24060.9
Somonauk High SchoolSomonauk27260.3
Libertyville High SchoolLibertyville203960
Neuqua Valley High SchoolNaperville383659.8
Lemont Twp High SchoolLemont138459.4
Morton High SchoolMorton92859.4
Westinghouse High SchoolChicago112759.4
Coulterville High SchoolCoulterville7259.1
Brooks College Prep Academy High SchoolChicago79859
Durand High SchoolDurand17158.2
Alden-Hebron High SchoolHebron11357.9
New Trier Township High School NorthfieldNorthfield96657.6
Hutsonville High SchoolHutsonville10757.5
Hancock College Preparatory High SchoolChicago92456.9
Carrollton High SchoolCarrollton22056.6
Donovan Sr High SchoolDonovan10656.5
Richwoods High SchoolPeoria134856.2
Edwards County High SchoolAlbion28255.9
Metea Valley High SchoolAurora291555.7
Wheaton North High SchoolWheaton213155.6
Newton Comm High SchoolNewton45955.1
River Ridge High SchoolHanover16353.5
Hinsdale Central High SchoolHinsdale283453.1
Leland High SchoolLeland8652.9
Southwestern High SchoolPiasa48752.2
Bement High SchoolBement11451.8
Lincoln Comm High SchoolLincoln84951.8
Stillman Valley High SchoolStillman Valley60551.7
Highland High SchoolHighland96651.7
Carlinville High SchoolCarlinville43251.7
Mahomet-Seymour High SchoolMahomet98551.4
Amos Alonzo Stagg High SchoolPalos Hills238351.2
O Fallon High SchoolO Fallon244150.5
Frankfort Community High SchoolWest Frankfort55850.4
Hononegah High SchoolRockton213150.2
Scales Mound High SchoolScales Mound5550
Cisne High SchoolCisne14350
Eureka High SchoolEureka49349.8
Wheaton Warrenville South High SchoolWheaton207149.6
Waubonsie Valley High SchoolAurora267549.5
Kenwood Academy High SchoolChicago176149.5
Cumberland High SchoolToledo28549.5
Belleville High School-EastBelleville252549.4
St. Joseph-Ogden High SchoolSaint Joseph47049.2
Alwood Middle/High SchoolWoodhull20549.1
Hinckley-Big Rock High SchoolHinckley22749.1
Dieterich Jr/Sr High SchoolDieterich18048.8
Prairie Central High SchoolFairbury60248.7
Stark County High SchoolToulon27548.6
Lake Zurich High SchoolLake Zurich198348.3
Lindblom Math & Science Academy High SchoolChicago120648.2
St. Charles North High SchoolSt Charles206748.1
Orion High SchoolOrion34647.8
Central A & M High SchoolMoweaqua27347.5
Dee-Mack High SchoolMackinaw33947.3
Mt Zion High SchoolMount Zion75147.2
Richmond-Burton High SchoolRichmond71547.1
Waterloo High SchoolWaterloo88647.1
Lincolnwood High SchoolRaymond14547
Belleville High School-WestBelleville229747
John Hersey High SchoolArlington Heights187946.7
Cambridge Lakes Charter SchoolPingree Grove86846.5
Victor J Andrew High SchoolOrland Hills206246.5
Lisle High SchoolLisle52446.4
Roanoke-Benson High SchoolRoanoke17746.3
Valmeyer High SchoolValmeyer14246.2
Byron High School 9-12Byron48946.1
Carmi-White County High SchoolCarmi37746.1
Carbondale Community High SchoolCarbondale103745.9
Eastland Jr/Sr High SchoolLanark28445.7
Hinsdale South High SchoolDarien155345.5
Newark Comm High SchoolNewark18245.5
York Comm High SchoolElmhurst268245.1
Okawville Jr/Sr High SchoolOkawville23145.1
Carl Sandburg High SchoolOrland Park317645.1
Tremont High SchoolTremont28244.4
Ogden Int High SchoolChicago69544.3
Lockport Township High School EastLockport367044.3
Elmwood High SchoolElmwood21043.9
Metamora High SchoolMetamora97743.7
Dunlap High SchoolDunlap128943.6
Maine South High SchoolPark Ridge239043.5


Bottom 100 high schools in Illinois

SchoolCityEnrollmentPercent of students ready for the next level
Tilden Career Communty Academy High School Chicago4060
Douglass Academy High SchoolChicago3920
Austin College And Career Academy High SchoolChicago1890
Springfield Learning AcademySpringfield1190
Chicago Excel Academy High School Chicago1850
Team Englewood Community Academy High School Chicago2620
Urban Prep Charter Academy Englewood High School Chicago4370
Edinburg High SchoolEdinburg930
Manley Career Academy High SchoolChicago5820.8
Amandla Charter SchoolChicago3090.9
Cairo Jr/Sr High SchoolCairo2041
HirSchoolMetropolitan High SchoolChicago3601
Ace Technical Charter High SchoolChicago4331.1
Urban Prep Chtr Acad West Campus High School Chicago3401.1
Collins Academy High SchoolChicago3361.2
Robeson High SchoolChicago4481.4
Corliss High SchoolChicago5361.7
Hyde Park Academy High SchoolChicago9961.7
Orr Academy High SchoolChicago6532.2
Putnam County High SchoolGranville2932.2
Harper High SchoolChicago3892.3
Richards Career Academy High School Chicago3832.6
Proviso East High SchoolMaywood18142.7
Eisenhower High SchoolDecatur11173.1
Phillips Academy High SchoolChicago8133.2
Bronzeville Scholastic High School Chicago4353.7
Dunbar Vocational Career Acad High School Chicago7263.8
Elverado High SchoolElkville1493.9
Urban Prep Chtr Acad Bronzeville High School Chicago4164
Clark Academy Prep Magnet High SchoolChicago5114.1
East St Louis Senior High SchoolEast St. Louis15974.2
Raby High SchoolChicago4264.3
Julian High SchoolChicago7424.3
Schurz High SchoolChicago21744.6
Bloom High SchoolChicago Heights16644.6
Beecher High SchoolBeecher3414.9
Uplift Community High SchoolChicago2704.9
Bowen High SchoolChicago5145.1
Proviso West High SchoolHillside20605.3
Wells Community Academy High School Chicago5455.4
Wayne City High SchoolWayne City1615.4
Chicago Vocational Career Academy High School Chicago11335.4
J Sterling Morton West High SchoolBerwyn36185.5
Young Womens Leadership Charter High School Chicago3355.5
Kelvyn Park High SchoolChicago7995.5
Gage Park High SchoolChicago5915.7
North Chicago Community High SchoolNorth Chicago8705.8
Macarthur High SchoolDecatur11225.8
Elgin High SchoolElgin26715.9
Cahokia High SchoolCahokia9775.9
Momence High SchoolMomence3615.9
Hope College Prep High SchoolChicago2636
Foreman High SchoolChicago11716
Farragut Career Academy High School Chicago10536
Fenger Academy High SchoolChicago4356.1
Multicultural Acad Of Scholarshp High School Chicago3466.2
Epic Academy High SchoolChicago4356.4
Meridian High SchoolMacon3106.4
Beardstown Jr/Sr High SchoolBeardstown8916.5
Harlan Community Academy High School Chicago7966.6
Quest Charter School AcademyPeoria5686.6
J Sterling Morton East High SchoolCicero33976.7
Roosevelt High SchoolChicago12756.8
Madison Senior High SchoolMadison1456.8
Stockton Sr High SchoolStockton1857
Kelly High SchoolChicago23277
North-Grand High SchoolChicago9837
Legal Prep Academy Charter High School Chicago2867.2
Rich South Campus High SchoolRichton Park10247.2
Westville High SchoolWestville3967.5
Ramsey High SchoolRamsey1317.6
Greenview Jr/Sr High SchoolGreenview1167.7
Lanphier High SchoolSpringfield12417.7
Cowden-Herrick Jr/Sr High SchoolCowden2297.8
Kankakee High SchoolKankakee12627.8
Simeon Career Academy High SchoolChicago13308.2
Steinmetz College Prep High School Chicago16998.2
Lovejoy Technology AcademyLovejoy268.3
Kewanee High SchoolKewanee5458.4
Thornridge High SchoolDolton12878.4
Rich Central Campus High SchoolOlympia Fields11538.5
Washington G High SchoolChicago14708.6
Spry Community Links High SchoolChicago1758.6
Bogan High SchoolChicago9608.7
Unity High SchoolMendon2348.8
Sparta High SchoolSparta3758.9
Danville High SchoolDanville16009
Manual AcademyPeoria7409.1
Erie High SchoolErie2189.4
Sterling High SchoolSterling10879.5
Villa Grove High SchoolVilla Grove1909.6
Waukegan High SchoolWaukegan46729.7
Rock Island High SchoolRock Island18339.7
Isca Charter High SchoolChicago7629.8
Hillcrest High School

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*Source: Illinois State Board of Education


Editor's note: The original version of this story incorrectly listed schools whose 2016 assessment data was unavailable among schools with a 100 percent failure rate. That list has been corrected.

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