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H-F ‘proud’ of its places in national rankings

Updated: June 20, 2013 6:15AM



Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 was ranked No. 45 in Illinois and No. 1,527 in the country by the Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools report, which ranks the nation’s public high schools using a formula based on certain tests given at a school each year divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year.

“We are proud of our students and staff for their dedication and commitment that affords us this outstanding honor,” Supt. Von Mansfield said.

Newsweek/The Daily Beast released its 2013 America’s Best High Schools report, and H-F again was ranked one of the top high schools in the nation: No. 55 in Illinois and No. 1,126 in the country.

Both publications used figures based on the 2011-12 school year. Newsweek’s ranking was based on six categories: four-year, on-time graduation rate; percentage of graduates who were accepted to college; certain types of tests per student; average SAT and/or ACT score; average exam scores on advanced placement and certain other tests; and percentage of students enrolled in at least one advanced placement or certain other special courses.

“While the metrics are specific to each publication, the results are the same,” Mansfield said. “H-F is getting the job done. We compete and rank among the best schools in the nation.”

To view the complete Newsweek report, visit www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/features/2013/americas-best-high-schools.html and the Washington Post report at washingtonpost.com/highschoolchallenge.

H-F, 999 Kedzie Ave., Flossmoor, is a three-time National Blue Ribbon award-winning school.

For more information, call (708) 799-3000 or visit hfhighschool.org.

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