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One McHenry Co. High School Named Among Most Challenging in State

One McHenry Co. High School Named Among Most Challenging in State
Cary-Grove High School has been named the 60th most challenging high school in Illinois in recently released rankings from the Washington Post. 

This is an improvement over 2012 and 2013 when the high school did not make the list, which includes fewer than 10 percent of high schools nationally.

Cary-Grove Community High School was the only McHenry County school to make the Washington Post's list, which includes only 65 high schools of the 682 public high schools and 146 non-public high schools in the state. 

College Prep School of America in Lombard was ranked as the most challenging high school in Illinois. 

The Washington Post list ranks schools through an index formula that uses the following ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June of that year.

In releasing the list, the Washington Post also notes the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence.


Some of the information in this articles comes from a Glenbard Township High School District 87 press release

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