So you have researched and poured over a gazillion pages of pre-school and elementary school paperwork, but have you thought as far ahead to High School?
There are definitely some dud High Schools, however there are a lot of top ranked high schools right in our back yard! I too fell into the misconception that I can handle city elementary school, but would have to do something else when High School approached, and that meant heading to the burbs or going private, however I would like to be able to afford college for my children, so private is out. After a lot of research and digging on my own I can now say that I would feel perfectly comfortable sending my children to one of the several top ranked high schools that are right here in the city, that’s right several!
I think we automatically assume all high schools in the city are, in one word, bad, however have you check the school ranking website lately? You will be amazed to find that out of the top 10 ranked schools in all of Illinois, the city of Chicago has 5 on the list where the top 1-4 spots are right here in the city, pretty amazing if you ask me!
I have posted a screen shot from http://www.schooldigger.com so you can see for yourself.
The tricky part is navigating on how to actually get in to one of these fabulous schools. On my next post I will be focusing on the infamous Tier system and selective enrollment process that CPS has developed. However, the list below should get your pre-planning juices flowing so you can also think about buying your 30 year home right here in the city!
Illinois High School Rankings
PSAE Reading & PSAE Math
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