- Illinois high school juniors take the Prairie State Achievement Examination, which assesses reading, math, and science skills. According to the Illinois State Board of Education, students may receive financial help through the Illinois General Assembly Scholarship. Each assembly member nominates a few eligible students from his or her district for a scholarship to a state-supported university, such as Illinois State University.Illinois has many schools ranked in 2012 among the U.S. NewsBest High Schools, including 20 gold medal schools, 51 silver medal schools, and 84 bronze medal schools. Although the capital of Illinois is Springfield, the state’s biggest city is Chicago, home to the Chicago Public Schools.
Top Ranked IL Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.#1Northside College Preparatory High School5501 NORTH KEDZIE AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60625#2Walter Payton College Preparatory High School1034 NORTH WELLS ST, CHICAGO, IL 60610#3Jones College Prep606 SOUTH STATE ST, CHICAGO, IL 60605#4Whitney M. Young Magnet High School211 SOUTH LAFLIN ST, CHICAGO, IL 60607#5Adlai E. Stevenson High School1 STEVENSON DR, LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069#6Hinsdale Central High School5500 SOUTH GRANT ST, HINSDALE, IL 60521#7Deerfield High School1959 WAUKEGAN RD, DEERFIELD, IL 60015#8Lincoln Park High School2001 NORTH ORCHARD ST, CHICAGO, IL 60614#9Lane Technical High School2501 WEST ADDISON ST, CHICAGO, IL 60618#10John Hersey High School1900 EAST THOMAS AVE, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL 60004