Homewood-Flossmoor High School Ranked Among Most Challenging in State

Fewer than 10 percent of high schools nationally make the list.

Homewood-Flossmoor High School has been named one of the top 65 most challenging high school in Illinois in recently released rankings from the Washington Post. 

Out of approximately 682 public high schools and 146 non-public high schools in Illinois, 65 Illinois high schools were named to the Washington Post’s list. Fewer than 10 percent of high schools nationally make the list.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School was ranked 55th. 

The Washington Post list ranks schools through an index formula that uses the following ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June of that year.

In releasing the list, the Washington Post also notes the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence.

See the full list  and get more information on local school rankings on the Washington Post website. 
JMAN April 08, 2014 at 03:45 PM
Congratulations also to Marian Catholic which was ranked 30th!
Genvieve LaChappele April 08, 2014 at 04:14 PM
I wonder if Marian catholic still has the lowest A at 92 % like it used to? HF was that way also. I believe the lowest A is now 90%.
Patrick Dunne April 08, 2014 at 05:54 PM
"tests given" ? How many passed?
Bobby Johnson April 08, 2014 at 10:21 PM
HF is more concerned with their ranking in football and basketball rather than their academics. That's why we decided to drop 22 million on a sports complex.
Lisa Shipman April 24, 2014 at 08:27 AM
Exactly Patrick Dunne. tests given. nothing at all about the grades on the tests... It's just how many tests were 'given'. Big deal. the methodology used for this 'ranking' is bogus.


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