St. Charles North named to U.S. News' “Best High Schools” list
ST. CHARLES – St. Charles North High School has been placed in the “Silver Medal” category in the third annual rankings of America’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report magazine. St. Charles North is the only high school in Kane County to be awarded Silver Medal status or better, according to a release sent from the school.
There are 742 high schools in Illinois and St. Charles North was one of 37 schools that were awarded Silver Medal status or better. The data used by U.S. News & World Report to create the list of America’s Best High Schools was from the 2007-08 school year.
Other area high schools sharing Silver Medal status with St. Charles North include Barrington, Hinsdale Central, Naperville Central, Naperville North, New Trier and Stevenson.
A three-step process determined the best high schools. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all their students well, using state proficiency standards as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.
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Kane County Chronicle December 18, 2009