When evaluating and comparing public high schools in the United States, one trend becomes obvious when we are talking about Midwest. Namely, while there is only one Midwest high school in the top ten, the number of high schools from this part of the US that are in the top 100 high schools in America is actually very high. In short, Midwestern high schools may not be the best in the country, but on average, they are quite great.
Just to remind you, the evaluation and comparison took into consideration graduation and college acceptance rates, as well as college-level exams and courses, as well as ACT and SAT scores. The best 5 high schools in Midwest, according to these factors are:
Signature School in Evansville, Indiana is actually ranked 6th out of all the public high schools in the US. They are a charter school with 100% graduation and college-bound rates. Their average SAT score is 1822 and their average ACT score is 27.6
International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan is the second best high school in the Midwest, ranked 17th nationwide. It also boasts 100% graduation and college-bound rates. Their SAT average is at 1946 while their ACT average is at 29.9.
Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois is the third best Midwestern high school and 52nd in the US. Their graduation rate is 99.7% and 97% of their students are college-bound. Their average SAT scores are 1940 and their average ACT scores are 25.9.
Edina High School in Edina Minnesota is the next best high school in the Midwest, 53rd in the nation. They boast a graduation rate of 99.4% and 96% of their students are college bound. Their average SAT score is 1873 and ACT 26.2.
The fifth best high school in the Midwest is Ottawa Hills High School in Ottawa Hills, Ohio and it is 58th on the US list. They have 100% graduation and college bound rates. Their SAT average is 1765 and their ACT average is 26.3.