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Lemont High School again ranks among the top schools in area, state


The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) officially released its 2011 Illinois School Report Cards for the state’s schools and school districts on Monday, October 31. Lemont High School once again ranks among the top schools - both in the Chicagoland area and across the state - according to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and data compiled by ISBE.

According to its Illinois School Report Card, 71.8 percent of members of Lemont High School’s Class of 2012 met or exceeded standards on last spring’s Prairie State Achievement exam (PSAE). By placing 50th of 666 high schools across the state in that category, Lemont High School ranks among the state’s top 7.5 percent of public high schools. This is the school’s second “top 50” PSAE state ranking in three years; it ranked No. 41 in 2009. The No. 50 ranking on the 2011 list is an improvement of 21 places from its No. 71 ranking in 2010.

The school’s report card also indicates that the Class of 2011’s average composite ACT score was 23.0, which was the best in school history. That average composite score also ties for 50th among the state’s high schools, which ranks Lemont High School in the state’s top 7.5 percent of schools in that category as well.

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2011 Lemont High School Illinois School Report Card Analysis

Both of Chicago's major daily newspapers - the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times - released the lists of their top schools in their October 31 issues.

For the fourth straight year, Lemont High School ranked among the Chicago Tribune’s “Top 50” schools, It ranked 41st of high schools in the six-county (Cook, DuPage, McHenry, Will, Lake, Kane) Chicagoland area, an improvement of eight spots from the 2010 list, when it tied for No. 49. That improvement tied for the sixth-largest jump of all schools that were included in the rankings in both 2010 and 2011.

The Chicago Sun-Times analyzes the “scale score” of each student’s Reading and Mathematics test statewide, then ranks schools based on the percentile of Illinois students who scored at or worse than the score of the school’s average student. For the second straight year, Lemont High School ranks No. 40 in the six-county Chicagoland area; 66.49 percent of Illinois students would score at or worse than the average PSAE scale score from Lemont High School’s Class of 2012. Lemont also ranks among the state’s best - 51st of 666 schools - in that category.

For more information, contact Director of School and Community Relations Tony Hamilton at (630) 243-3280.
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