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William Fremd Ranked Among Top High Schools in Illinois By U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of top high schools in the nation this week.

Written by Emily Stone and Jennifer Fisher.

William Fremd High School ranked No. 32 on an annual list of the top high schools in Illinois released by U.S. News & World Report this week.

Palatine High School was unranked. 

The methodology, which was unchanged since last year, looks at three main factors to decide a school’s ranking: whether students are performing better than statistically expected for the average student in the state; whether disadvantaged students are performing better in math and reading than the state average for their peers; and the school’s “college-readiness” performance, based on AP or International Baccalaureate test data.

In Illinois, the Prairie State Achievement Examination is used to gauge student performance to determine the ranking.

You can read more about the methodology here.

The top four schools are all Chicago selective enrollment high schools. The highest-ranked suburban school was Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire at No. 5, followed by Deerfield High School and Hinsdale Central High School. You can view the full list here.
matt April 24, 2014 at 07:23 AM
What does that second paragraph have to do with the article! Congrats FHs but to mention Palatine didn't, what a joke. My two daughters attend Palatine High School by choice. The Patch is a nice local online read but you guys pull this crap way to much.
upton April 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Matt you are correct that three was no need to mention PHS in that manor. But to me the most disturbing aspect of the article is that FHS and PHS were both out performed by a number of area D214 schools that FHS people maintain provide lesser educations.
da Chief April 24, 2014 at 02:44 PM
They are both good "schools" considering that they are run by overpaid administrators, overpaid teachers and force the politically correct agenda of diversity and non-critical thinking upon our children! other than that I am pretty satisfied. case in point, The "journalist" of this story is most likely a product of a FHS education!

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