The results are in showing how well students in Illinois fared on standardized tests. When you compare actual scores, as opposed to the percentage of students meeting or exceeding state requirements, Naperville School District 203's Kennedy Junior High in Lisle had the state's highest-ranking middle school outside of Chicago. (No. 7 overall.)
Madison Junior High also cracked the top 50, according to the Sun-Times criteria. Among elementary schools, Highlands in 203 was No. 13 and Clow in Indian Prairie School District 204 was No. 41.
Three Naperville High Schools made the top 50: Central at No. 12, North at No. 18 and Neuqua Valley at No. 24.
Naperville takes pride in all its schools. Did the number of schools ranked in the top 50 meet your expectations? Do you wish more schools were ranked, and ranked higher? Or do these rankings validate the excellence of Naperville schools? Do rankings like this matter much at all, anyway?