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2024 Best U.S. High Schools Report: Mahomet-Seymour High School Analysis

The latest rankings from the U.S. News Best High Schools have been released, providing insights into nearly 25,000 public high schools across the United States. This extensive study, in collaboration with RTI International, highlights how well schools are preparing students for college, based on a comprehensive analysis of state assessments and other important factors.

The data used was derived from the 2021-2022 school year.

Mahomet-Seymour High School ranked #1,970 nationally and holds the 78th spot within Illinois. This represents a significant change from previous years, where it reached as high as #32 in 2018. Since then, Mahomet-Seymour High School has fallen in the rankings each year. Mahomet-Seymour Junior High ranked #274 out of 968 schools ranked in Illinois.

Mahomet-Seymour High School

Key Metrics for Mahomet-Seymour High School:

  • National Ranking: #1,970 (##1,751 in 2023)
  • State Ranking (Illinois): #78 (#68 in 2023)
  • Metro Area Ranking (Champaign, IL): #1 (same in 2023)
  • STEM High Schools Ranking: #340
  • Scorecard Performance (based on 2021-2022 data):
    • AP® Exam Participation: 36% (34% in 2020-21)
    • AP® Exam Passing Rate: 29% (same in 2020-21)
    • Mathematics Proficiency: 54% (same in 2020-21)
    • Reading Proficiency: 50% (same in 2020-21)
    • Science Proficiency: 59%
    • Graduation Rate: 91% (89% in 2020-21)

The criteria used for the 2024 rankings included six key factors:

  1. College Readiness (30%): Focuses on the proportion of 12th graders who took and passed at least one AP or IB exam.
  2. State Assessment Proficiency (20%): Measures aggregated scores on state-mandated assessments.
  3. State Assessment Performance (20%): Compares school performance to expectations based on demographic factors.
  4. Underserved Student Performance (10%): Evaluates how well students who are Black, Hispanic, and from low-income households perform compared to state averages.
  5. College Curriculum Breadth (10%): Assesses the range of AP and IB exams taken and passed by students.
  6. Graduation Rate (10%): The percentage of students who graduate in four years.