Stevenson High leads suburban schools on U.S. News rankings

Lincolnshire's Stevenson High School has again been named the top open-enrollment high school in Illinois, according to the latest high school rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

Three schools from Northwest Suburban High School District 214 placed in the top 20 in the rankings, which put Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago as Illinois' best high school.

Stevenson placed fifth overall in the state, behind four Chicago magnet schools. It had the same ranking last year. Nationally, Stevenson placed 166th in the magazine's rankings.

Stevenson spokesman Jim Conrey said the ranking is a testament to the school's teachers, students and parents.

"It's a great honor," Conrey said. "To be considered among the top schools in the state and the country is a wonderful thing."

Among the other suburban schools in the top 20 are Prospect High School (11th), John Hersey High School (12th) and Buffalo Grove High School (16th). All three are in District 214, which has its three other schools in the top 41.

"The fact that all six of our schools are ranked as the best high schools in the state by U.S. News and World Report supports and affirms that District 214 has world-class, highly-respected schools that challenge and prepare our students for an ever-changing global economy," said Superintendent David Schuler. "Our educators encourage every student to explore academic and co-curricular opportunities that inspire them to find their passion and reach their full potential."

Other Lake County schools in the top 20 are Deerfield High School (7th), Highland Park High School (17th) and Libertyville High School (18th).

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