Newsweek: Hinsdale Central No. 177 on 'America's Best High Schools' List
The school is No. 6 in the Illinois rankings, and is behind only Stevenson and Deerfield among open-enrollment high schools.
Newsweek ranked Hinsdale Central No. 177 nationwide on its 2012 "America's Best High Schools" feature, which was released in May and judged the country's public high schools based on graduation rate, AP tests taken per student, and average ACT/SAT scores, among other things.
Hinsdale Central was No. 6 in the state of Illinois. The top three schools in the state were selective-enrollment schools located in Chicago: Northside College Prep, Walter Payton College Prep, and Whitney M. Young Magnet. Stevenson High School and Deerfield High School were Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.
The school's ranking will be recognized during next Monday's District 86 Board of Education meeting.
Among Hinsdale Central's stats were:
- Graduation rate: 97 percent
- College matriculation rate: 97 percent
- AP tests taken per student: .7
- Average SAT/ACT scores: 1839/27.2
- Average AP score: 3.9
District 86's other high school, Hinsdale South, was ranked No. 21 in Illinois and No. 444 in the country.
Among Hinsdale South's stats were:
- Graduation rate: 93 percent
- College matriculation rate: 98 percent
- AP tests taken per student: .6
- Average SAT/ACT scores: 1883/22.4
- Average AP score: 3.3