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Hinsdale Central ranks eighth best in Illinois

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:14 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:59 p.m. CST

HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central High School ranks No. 8 on the newest Best High Schools in Illinois list put out by U.S. News and World Report.

The ranking not only places Hinsdale Central in the top 10, but also ahead of other schools usually credited for their superior academics, such as New Trier Township and Lane Technical high schools.

Hinsdale Central provides students with the opportunity to take Advanced Placement courses and exams. More than half of the 2,723 students take advantage of these programs, with a 58-percent participation rate, according to the report.

U.S. News and World Report ranks schools based on criteria including test score data and student-to-teacher ratios.

Hinsdale Central’s state test performance index of 111.1 was one factor considered when awarding the school one of 19 gold-medal rankings in the state.

Nationally, Hinsdale Central ranks 289th on the Best High Schools list. For the full list, visit

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