Niche's New 2019 'Best' List Adds Some Schools, Snubs Others From Kane County

Niche’s New 2019 ‘Best’ List Adds Some Schools, Snubs Others From Kane County

Private school Elgin Academy is among Niche’s top 100 best schools in Illinois — regardless of grade level or public/private status.

Niche has come out with a new list of the top 100 schools in Illinois that ranks the “best” schools of any grade size or public/private status — and the results are continued accolades for several Kane County schools and snubs for others that made the top 100 public high schools list in August.

According to Niche’s list, the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy is still the No. 1 school in Illinois and the entire U.S. of Ajust as it was for Niche’s report in August.

Several Aurora high Schools remain on the top 100 list, as well. They include Neuqua Valley, Matea Valley, and Waubonsee Valley.

A few Kane County schools are new to the top 100.

  • Elgin Academy, which is No. 13 on the state best private schools list, is among the top 100.
  • Marmion Academy, which was No. 17 on the Illinois best private school list.

Because there are elementary and private schools on this new top 100 list, five Kane County public high schools were bumped out of the top 100:

According to Niche, the same methodology is used to produce the Overall Niche Grade for each ranked school as well as additional schools. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, as self-reported by the schools. Niche also collects data directly from schools via its school data update form.

Click here to read more about the methodology.

SOURCE: Niche 2019 Best Schools List

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