Evanston Township High School ranked 15th in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report


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Evanston Township High School received a gold medal ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools 2015 list. ETHS’ state ranking improved by 6, from 21 to 15, and by 129 on the national level, from 585 to 456.

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

Evanston Township High School on Tuesday was ranked 15th in the state and 456th in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best High Schools list.

ETHS rose on the list from 21st in the state and 585th out of 21,150 schools in the nation last year, the school’s communications office announced.

U.S. News and World Report’s ranking is determined by how a school stacks up against state proficiency standards, as well as college readiness among students.

District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon said the improved ranking is due largely to ETHS students exceeding performance expectations.

“This is an outstanding school that keeps making needed improvements,” Witherspoon said in a news release. “We are committed to equity and excellence for all students, and that work is resulting in higher student achievement and increased national recognition for ETHS.”

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