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Glenview Schools Ranked Among Top 50 in State

The 'Chicago Tribune' and 'Sun-Times' ranked Glenbrook South and Avoca West among the top 50 Illinois schools based on standardized test performance.

Glenbrook South High School is the 17th best performing public high school in the Chicago area, based on the number students who met or exceeded standards on the Prairie State Achievement Examination, Chicago Tribune reports.

According to the Tribune, 79.6 percent of students met the state's PSAE standards, a 4.6 percent increase over the previous year. The report also found that GBS fell short of federal education standards, based on the No Child Left Behind act.

The Chicago Sun-Times, which ranked schools based on average test scores, ranked GBS the 16th best school in the state

Only Avoca West was ranked among the top 50 elementary and middle schools in the state, by the Tribune, based on the Illinois Standard Achievement Test. It was in 49th place.

The elementary schools met federal education standards, according to the Tribune.

On the other hand, the Sun-Times put Avoca in 33rd place, among the 50 best performing elementary schools in state. The Sun-Times also added Willowbrook in 46th place to their rankings.

Glenview did not have any middle schools in the Chicago Sun-Times' list of top middle school in Illinois.

Earlier this year, Chicago Magazine ranked Glenbrook South the 4th best suburban Cook County high school. They also ranked Avoca the 11th best in Cook County suburbs, followed by Willowbrook in 13th.

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