Now that the new school year has arrived in the Chicago area, you may be wondering where your child’s school ranks among others in the state. But did you know that even if you don’t have kids, you should still pay attention to school ratings as a Chicago area homebuyer? School ratings can affect your home’s value when you go to sell. The higher your school ranks, the better!
Harty Realty Group is here to share the latest school district rankings from Niche.com for the 2017/2018 school year. Here is an overview of the five highest ranked school districts in the state:
- New Trier Township High School District No. 203 in Northfield, IL, with a grade of A+. This district includes two schools and 4,099 students.
- High School District No. 128 in Vernon Hills, IL, with a grade of A+. This district includes two schools and 3,325 students.
- Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203 in Naperville, IL, with a grade of A+. This district includes 22 schools and 16,917 students.
- Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220 in Barrington, IL, with a grade of A+. This district includes 12 schools and 8,910 students.
- Glenbrook High School District 225 in Glenview, IL, with a grade of A+. This district includes four schools and 4,965 students.
Arlington Heights Township High School District No. 214 came in at #12, Palatine Township High School District No. 211 came in at #13, Highland Park Township High School District No. 113 came in at #14, and Lake Zurich Community Unit School District No. 95 came in at #15. The North Shore and Northwest Suburbs were both well represented in the list!
Niche looks at data from the U.S. Department of Education, test scores, college data and ratings from Niche users to compile the rankings. They study numerous categories, such as college preparation at high schools, diversity, health and safety, academics, teachers, clubs and activities, and so on.
Walter Payton College Prep was listed as the best high school in the state, followed by Northside College Preparatory High School as second best, both in Chicago. These two high schools were also rated as first and second best high schools in the whole country! Five out of the top six high schools in the nation are all located in Illinois.
Four out of the top five elementary schools in Illinois are located in Chicago, with #3 located in Winnetka. Same goes for middle schools. You can search all of the schools and school districts and their ratings on the Niche website.
Are you interested in learning the school ratings for the Chicago area community that you’re house hunting in? Do you have other questions about Chicago real estate market conditions and stats? Harty Realty Group is made up of Exclusive Buyer Agents, and we can help supply you with the information you’re looking for as a Chicago area homebuyer.
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