Carrollton ranks among top high schools in Illinois

By Ryne Turke on December 28, 2015 at 7:04am

A new study has ranked a Greene County High School as one of the best in the state.

Each year the website SchoolDigger.com releases an updated ranking of test scores from around the nation. Each school is ranked by calculating the average Stand Score from grades K-12.

Carrollton High School, which was the 120th best high school in the state for 2014, jumped up the ranking to finish 12th in 2015.

The study reported that Carrollton has a 12.8 student to teacher ratio and an average standard score of 97.96.

Test scores come from the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education and Illinois State Board of Education. The study includes statistics from PARCC, English Language Arts and PARCC Mathematics.

The top five schools in the state, according to SchoolDigger, are located in Chicago and Naperville.

When comparing Illinois to the rest of the country, the Land of Lincoln falls in the middle of the pack. As of October 1st, Illinois was ranked 27th in the county in School Satisfaction, a statistic which looks at school ratings submitted by parents, teachers and students.

The top ranked states include South Dakota, Mississippi and Rhode Island.