Seven Evanston schools make top 100 list

Evanston Township High School and six District 65 schools scored in the top 100 statewide in a new newspaper ranking.

The analysis by the Chicago Sun-Times of state achievement test results showed four Evanston elementary schools in the top 100 — Orrington at 22, Willard at 35, Rhodes at 79 and Dewey at 99 among 2,192 elementary schools ranked statewide.

The district's other elementary schools were ranked as follows: Lincolnwood at 173, Kingsley at 208, King Lab at 282, Lincoln at 317, Walker at 398, Washington at 414, Dawes at 627 and Oakton at 1,027.

Among middle schools, two in Evanston were among the top 100 — Haven at 34 and Nichols at 93 among 1,395 middle schools ranked statewide.

The district's third middle school and the middle school grades at its two lab schools were ranked as follows: Rhodes Lab at 133, King Lab at 165 and Chute at 235.

Evanston Township high School was ranked 93rd among 669 ranked high schools across the state.

The newspaper analysis of state test score results creates a standardized score for each school that can be compared with results for other schools.

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