H-F High Is Included Among The Top High Schools By U.S. News & World Report

  • 11-September-2023

Homewood-Flossmoor Secondary School has been positioned among the best secondary schools in America by U.S. News and World Report for its presentation on state-required tests, graduation rates and how well H-F gets ready understudies for school.

The rankings were reported by the H-F organization on Sept. 11. According to the rankings, H-F is among the nation's top 40 high schools. H-F is ranked 173rd in the Chicago region and 213th in Illinois.

H-F qualified for the list of the best high schools in the following ways:

The school ranks 74th in Illinois for graduation rates.

H-F's college curriculum's breadth placed it 124th.

The students' level of college readiness is 148th.

"This Best Secondary Schools positioning is a demonstration of the devotion of our staff, understudies, families and local area," Region 233 Director Scott Wakeley said. " Every day Vikings' obligation to planning understudies for life after secondary school is obvious in homerooms, corridors and workplaces, through athletic and action fields, and in the manner in which H-F fosters the capabilities of the Profile of a Viking in all that we do."

78% of H-F graduates intend to continue their education. They far exceed the 63% national average. What's more, H-F understudies are totally ready when they arrive. The latest school tirelessness pace of 87% means H-F graduates return for their sophomore year of school. The public normal is 75%, as indicated by a Public Understudy Clearinghouse report. This shows that H-F understudies chasing after advanced education are good to go for their post-secondary school plans, Wakeley said.

"Looking toward nonstop development, H-F's essential arranging endeavors remember a concentration for guidelines based figuring out how to finely tune the connection between satisfied principles, evaluations and guidance," as per Jen Hester, overseer of educational plan. " This work is supposed to increment scholarly development as well as increment execution on state sanctioned test estimates like the School Board's SAT."

She added that classroom instruction also focuses on developing five skills that will help students succeed in college, in their careers, and in life. The area is centered around adjusting courses to school and profession pathways that give more open doors to early school growth opportunities, industry certifications and work-based growth opportunities.

Hester said these endeavors are pointed toward planning understudies for the way they pick after secondary school, and as a side-effect will help H-F to keep on further developing its positioning by outside associations like U.S. News and World Report.

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