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2024 ‘Best’ High School List: Where Does John Hersey Rank?

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — In all, 673 Illinois public high schools ranked as among the best in the country for quality education, according to a report released Tuesday from U.S. News & World Report. John Hersey High School made it into the top 100 high schools in the state.

According to the list, Hersey is the No. 17 best high school in Illinois, and ranked 450 in the United States.

Here are a few other notes :

  • AP participation rate is 59 percent
  • Total minority enrollment is 29 percent
  • Student to teacher ratio is 19:1
  • Graduation rate is 95 percent
  • Mathematics proficiency is 61 percent
  • Reading proficiency is 64 percent
  • Science proficiency is 82 percent

In the list, Illinois ranks 24th among U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Among the 673 of ranked schools, 37 are in the top 5 percent nationally, 159 were in the top 25 percent.

State-by-state performance is based solely on which states have the largest proportion of schools in the top 25 percent.