U.S. News & World Report released its "Best High Schools" rankings for 2020, placing Evanston Township High School (ETHS) at 37 in Illinois and 773 in the nation. Overall, ETHS received a score of 95.66 out of 100 on the national rankings scorecard. 

The U.S. News Best High Schools report ranks nearly 18,000 public high schools, out of a review of more than 24,000 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to the U.S. News website, the top-ranked public high schools around the country include a mix of traditional, charter and magnet schools. The highest-ranked schools are those whose students excelled on state tests and performed beyond expectations; participated in and passed a variety of college-level exams; and graduated in high proportions.

“I am greatly impressed with our students and staff. We are not a magnet school nor a selective enrollment school and, yet, this high school ranks at the top 3% of high schools in the nation for which data was even considered,” said ETHS District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon. “Our Wildkits are proudly keeping up the strong tradition of excellence at ETHS.”

Six indicators were used on a weighted scale to produce this year’s ranking: College Readiness (30% of the ranking); Math and Reading proficiency (20%); Math and Reading performance (20%); Underserved Student Performance (10%); College Curriculum Breadth (10%); and Graduation rate (10%).

Collecting data from third-party sources, this is the second year the high school rankings have been calculated using its current methodology. As a result, only rankings from the 2020 and 2019 editions are comparable to each other. For the most detailed explanation of the methodology, read the Best High Schools Technical Appendix.

To view ETHS’ complete ranking profile, visit: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/illinois/districts/evanston-twp-hsd-202/evanston-twp-high-school-6729 

To learn more about the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best High Schools” rankings, visit: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools