Rolling Meadows High School Gets Silver Medal Rank


U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) has released their latest Best High Schools Report, and Rolling Meadows High School is among the top in Illinois. This annual list provides national and statewide rankings of high schools based on how well students are prepared for college. Following a rigorous formula to rank each school, USNWR has awarded the top ranked schools as gold, silver or bronze medal winners.

Rolling Meadows High School has been awarded a silver medal, as the 21st top school in Illinois. This ranking is due in large part to their 91% graduation rate, alongside 78% of students passing annual AP testing exams for college preparedness. The school’s college readiness score is 48.4, which garnered the silver medal ranking.

There is a four-step methodology used by USNWR to determine which schools are eligible for ranking. The first step looked at how each school’s students performed compared to the state overall. For those schools which ranked better than state average, a second review was done focusing on how well lower-advantaged students performed, reflecting how well served these populations were in each institution.

Next, each school needed to pass the graduation rate test in order to be considered a top performing school. If all three of these methods were passed, the final, 4th step was reviewed. College preparedness was ranked with a College Readiness Index (CRI). The CRI maximum score was 100, with the median score for the nation being 20.91. Schools with a CRI above this median, were then eligible for either a gold, silver or bronze ranking.

School rankings such as the Best High Schools Report by U.S. News & World Report, can help families determine the best school for their kids. This is especially so if you are planning a move; getting insight on school performance can help you decide which township or village you want to live in.

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