Lake Forest High School was recently ranked 13th best among Chicagoland area high schools, with Deer Path Middle School East ranking 39th amongst area elementary and middle schools, according to the 2012 Illinois school report cards data compiled by the Chicago Tribune.
The rankings were based off of the percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards on the Prarie State Achievement Examination and Illinois Standard Achievement Test. Lake Forest High School had 82.7% of students meeting or exceeding state standards, with 98% of Deer Path Middle School East students meeting or exceeding standards.
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Although LFHS ranks among the best in the area, it still does not meet the standard of 85% of students meeting or exceeding state standards, as set by No Child Left Behind. (However, the school is in the majority - only nine schools in the top 50 meet the standards set by No Child Left Behind.)
Lake Forest High School ranks 1st among average administrator's salary, according to the Tribune, with an average of $175,375 per administrator. Homewood Flossmoor District 233 ranks second, with $167,237 per administrator on average.
Lake Forest High School also ranks as the 2nd among Chicagoland high schools on spending per student, with $22,003 per student. (Only Niles District 219 ranks ahead, with $22,003 per student.)
Counties in the rankings included Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Will and McHenry.