A Chicago Public School has ranked in the Top 10 public schools in the country. Walter Payton College Prepatory High School, located in the Old Town neighborhood on the Near North side is ranked number 9 in the country according to U.S. News.
Walter Payton College Prep is a 4-year selective enrollment magnet school and has approximately 1,076 students and the ratio of students to teachers is 18 to 1. U.S. News reviewed more than 23,000 public schools across the country based on performance, including state tests and graduation rates.
Here is a list of the Top 10 public high schools in the country:
- Academic Magnet High School
- Maine School of Science and Mathematics
- BASIS Scottsdale
- Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
- Central Magnet School
- Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
- Haas Hall Academy
- International Academy of Macomb
- Payton College Preparatory High School
- Signature School