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York Ranked 17th by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked York Community High School 17th within Illinois, awarding it a silver medal. Last year, York was ranked 18th in the state in this listing. Nationally, YCHS is ranked 703. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® (AP) course work and exams. The AP participation rate at York High School is 56 percent, with a 90% participant pass rate. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 25 percent. York Community High School is the only high school in Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205.

On May 9, U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings and civic journalism, released the 2018 edition of Best High Schools. The rankings evaluate more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide to identify schools that best serve all of their students – including historically underserved populations – and assess the degree to which students are prepared for college-level coursework.

"I am very proud of the work of our people at York High School and also across the entire District,” said Superintendent Dr. David Moyer. “This designation is a culmination of hard work by teachers at all grade levels and demonstrates a commitment to strong public education by the community of Elmhurst. The support of our parents and the residents of District 205 is unparalleled.”

Dr. Moyer noted “There have been many instructional improvements in this District in recent years, such as the 1:1 personalized mobile learning implementation and the addition of instructional coaches at all of our schools. The Board of Education has demonstrated incredible support for these forward-looking enhancements. All rankings are somewhat arbitrary and don't ever tell the entire story, but I am proud that we moved up a spot relative to last year, especially considering that nine of the schools ranked ahead of us are highly-selective magnet or private schools."

Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students. The Best High Schools rankings feature data on a number of factors, including enrollment, graduation rates, diversity, participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs and the results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test data.

Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Published:5/13/18
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