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21 best Illinois high schools that are "beating the odds"

Andie PopovaReboot Illinois

Aug 19, 2015

Newsweek released its annual list of the 500 best U.S. high schools for 2015, which determines the high schools that best prepare its students for college. In conjunction with this list, however, Newsweek also released a list of high schools that are “beating the odds.

This term “beating the odds” describes high schools that prepare their students for college while at the same time overcoming obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage.

The following 21 Illinois schools are among the top 500 high schools in the nation labeled as “beating the odds” (their national ranks are labeled in parenthesis)….

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