D211 Post: U.S. News and World Report Ranks 211 Schools Among Top 100 in Illinois

Students in a Freshman English class listen to discussions about Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at Hoffman Estates High School.

            U.S. News and World Report has released its annual Best High Schools list.  In the list, the publication ranked nearly 18,000 public high schools from across the country.  In the most recent rankings, all District schools were ranked in the top 100 in Illinois, with four schools ranking among the top 10% nationally. 

            Fremd High School ranked the highest this year coming in at 13th in the state and 315th nationally.  Conant joined Fremd in the state’s top 50, ranking 42nd while being listed 882nd nationally.  Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates and Palatine followed close on the list, ranking 60th, 75th, and 93rd respectively. 

            For information about U.S. News and World Report’s ranking and to see where area schools ranked, visit https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/illinois/rankings.

D211 Post: District 211 Schools among the Top in U.S. News and World Report

            U.S. News and World Report released its annual Top Schools Report on April 21.  Township High School District 211 was well represented with all five schools placing among the top 15 percent of schools both within the state of Illinois, as well as nationally.

            Leading District 211 schools was Fremd High School which ranked 19th in Illinois.  Conant and Schaumburg High Schools were very close, coming in at 46th and 50th in the state, respectively.  Hoffman Estates came in next at 76th in Illinois, with Palatine rounding out the District 211 schools at 104th in the state.

            In creating the ranking, the publication looked at a variety of criteria including a school’s math and reading proficiency, college curriculum breadth, and college readiness.

         District 211 Superintendent Dr. Dan Cates said the high performance of the District reflects the District’s caring staff members and extraordinary opportunities for any student.

            “Our staff members are exceptional in their ability to engage students in learning, both in and out of the classroom,” he said.  “By offering countless activities, clubs and athletics, every student has an opportunity to connect with our staff and with the school community.  Connections always make the difference.”