Hats off to the Dukes! York High School was recently named one of Newsweek’s Top High Schools 2016.
 
York was ranked 186 out of 500 schools nationwide and the 12th best high school in Illinois. The last time York made the list was in 2013 when it was ranked 449.

Only six schools in the western suburbs were included on the list: Hinsdale Central (#34), Nequa Valley in Naperville (#154), York (#186), Wheaton North (#204), Waubonsie Valley in Aurora (#260), and Hinsdale South in Darien (#454).
 
The top-rated school in Illinois was Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, which came in at eighth place. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., was named the top school in America for 2016.  
 
Newsweek looked at six measurements and weighted them to achieve a “college readiness index.” Those factors included test scores, college acceptance and enrollment, AP participants, and graduation rates.
 
York has a student retention rate of 96% and a SAT/ACT composite of 53.2. The school’s average test scores are:  SAT—1819, ACT — 24, and AP —89. Students at York have a graduation rate of 97.2% and a college bound rate of 94.9%.
 
Of the nation’s 15, 819 public high schools, 6,477 of them met Newsweek’s criteria to be considered in the rankings.