4 Kane County Schools Make U.S. News 'Best' List

4 Kane County Schools Make U.S. News ‘Best’ List

Four Kane County high schools are among the best in Illinois, according to U.S. News’ 2018 rankings.

badgeSt. Charles North once again won honors as the top-ranked high school in Kane County, ranked No. 18 in the state of Illinois and 782nd nationally. STC North moved up four slots this year, from 22nd in the state in 2017.

Kane County’s other top-ranked high schools in the state are:

  • St. Charles East, which catapulted up the list this year to No. 23 in Illinois. STC East was unranked a year ago.
  • Geneva Community High School, which is also up. GHS ranks 44th this year after ranking 65th in 2017.
  • Hinckley Big-Rock, which rounds out Kane County’s top-ranked high schools, finishing at No. 61 this year. HBR was ranked 48th in the state last year.

Batavia High School and Dundee-Crown High School, which were among the top 100 a year ago, are unranked this year.

Want to Know How Your School Did?

Included below are U.S. News rankings, statistics, links and comments on Kane County high schools. Be sure to click on the links for more information about your school.

Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about how U.S. News ranks the Best High Schools.

Overview

To graduate, Illinois high school students must take four years of language arts, three years of math and one year of art, music, foreign language or vocational education, among other requirements. In 11th grade, students are assessed via the SAT college entrance exam. Learn more from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Illinois has many schools ranked in 2018 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, including 13 gold medal schools, 54 silver medal schools and 115 bronze medal schools.

#18 — St Charles North High School

255 Red Gate Rd, St Charles, Illinois 60175 | (331) 228-4400

#782 in National Rankings

St Charles North High School is ranked 18th within Illinois. The AP® participation rate at St Charles North High School is 57 percent. The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 14 percent. St Charles North High School is 1 of 2 high schools in the St Charles CUSD 303.

#23 — St. Charles East High School

1020 Dunham Rd, St Charles, Illinois 60174 | (331) 228-4000

#1132 in National Rankings

#44 — Geneva Community High School

416 Mckinley Ave, Geneva, Illinois 60134 | (630) 463-3800

#1612 in National Rankings

Geneva Community High School is ranked 44th within Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Geneva Community High School is 39 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 13 percent. Geneva Community High School is the only high school in the Geneva CUSD 304.

#61 — Hinckley-Big Rock High School

Hinckley, IL | Hinckley Big Rock CUSD 429

#61 in Illinois Rankings | #2429 in National Rankings

Hinckley-Big Rock High School is ranked 61st within Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Hinckley-Big Rock High School is 40 percent. The student body makeup is 55 percent male and 45 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 11 percent. Hinckley-Big Rock High School is the only high school in the Hinckley Big Rock CUSD 429.

UNRANKED

Click the links in the headers below for detailed information about your high school. U.S. News includes scorecards for each school, rating college readiness, AP testing, mathematics and reading proficiency, total enrollment and much more.

Batavia Sr High School

1201 Main St, Batavia, Illinois 60510 | (630) 937-8600

The AP® participation rate at Batavia Sr High School is 37 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 18 percent. Batavia Sr High School is the only high school in the Batavia Usd 101.

Bartlett High School

701 W Schick Rd, Bartlett, Illinois 60103 | (630) 372-4700

The AP® participation rate at Bartlett High School is 37 percent. The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 53 percent. Bartlett High School is 1 of 5 high schools in the Sd U-46.

Central High School (Burlington)

Po Box 68, Burlington, Illinois 60109 | (847) 464-6030

The AP® participation rate at Central High School is 31 percent. The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 32 percent. Central High School is the only high school in the Central CUSD 301.

Dundee-Crown High School

1500 Kings Rd, Carpentersville, Illinois 60110 | (224) 484-5000

The AP® participation rate at Dundee-Crown High School is 32 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 64 percent. Dundee-Crown High School is 1 of 3 high schools in the Cusd 300.

East Aurora High School

500 Tomcat Ln, Aurora, Illinois 60505 | (630) 299-8000

The AP® participation rate at East High School is 28 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 97 percent. East High School is the only high school in the Aurora East Usd 131.

Elgin High School

1200 Maroon Dr, Elgin, Illinois 60120 | (847) 888-5100

The AP® participation rate at Elgin High School is 23 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 88 percent. Elgin High School is 1 of 5 high schools in the Sd U-46.

Hampshire High School

1600 Big Timber Rd, Hampshire, Illinois 60140 | (847) 792-3500

The AP® participation rate at Hampshire High School is 35 percent. The student body makeup is 54 percent male and 46 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 33 percent. Hampshire High School is 1 of 3 high schools in the Cusd 300.

Kaneland Senior High School

47w326 Keslinger Rd, Maple Park, Illinois 60151 | (630) 365-5100

The AP® participation rate at Kaneland Senior High School is 27 percent. The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 21 percent. Kaneland Senior High School is the only high school in the Kaneland CUSD 302.

Larkin High School

1475 Larkin Ave, Elgin, Illinois 60123 | (847) 888-5200

The AP® participation rate at Larkin High School is 35 percent. The student body makeup is 49 percent male and 51 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 83 percent. Larkin High School is 1 of 5 high schools in the Sd U-46.

Streamwood High School

701 W Schaumburg Rd, Streamwood, Illinois 60107 | (630) 213-5500

The AP® participation rate at Streamwood High School is 33 percent. The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 74 percent. Streamwood High School is 1 of 5 high schools in the Sd U-46.

South Elgin High School

760 E Main St, South Elgin, Illinois 60177 | (847) 289-3760The AP® participation rate at South Elgin High School is 42 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 48 percent. South Elgin High School is 1 of 5 high schools in the Sd U-46.

West Aurora High School

1201 W New York St, Aurora, Illinois 60506 | (630) 301-5600

The AP® participation rate at West Aurora High School is 19 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 72 percent. West Aurora High School is the only high school in the Aurora West Usd 129.

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