Below is a list of the 25 top scoring CPS high schools by their mean composite ACT scores in the 2011 Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). The numbers in parenthesis indicates the % of students that scored above a 20 on the ACT.
  1. NORTHSIDE 28.8 (100%)
  2. PAYTON 27.0 (95.9%)
  3. YOUNG 26.6 (96.8%)
  4. JONES 24.8 (92.6%)
  5. LANE TECH 23.5 (88.7%)
  6. LINDBLOM 22.3 (78.8%)
  7. LINCOLN PARK 21.6 (60.7%)
  8. BROOKS 21.5 (71.5%)
  9. NOBLE ST CHTR-UIC 21.2 (67.4%)
  10. NOBLE ST CHTR-PRITZKER 21.0 (62.8%)
  11. DEVRY 20.7 (64.0%)
  12. NOBLE ST CHTR-NOBLE 20.6 (57.1%)
  13. KING 20.5 (58.5%)
  14. CHICAGO AGRICULTURAL 20.4 (54.9%)
  15. VON STEUBEN 20.4 (53.4%)
  16. NOBLE ST CHTR-RAUNER 20.2 (56.0%)
  17. NOBLE ST CHTR-COMER 20.1 (50.5%)
  18. NOBLE ST CHTR-GOLDER 20.1 (56.4%)
  19. KENWOOD 19.2 (42.2%)
  20. CICS-NORTHTOWN 19.0 (39.0%)
  21. NOBLE ST CHTR-ROWE CLARK 18.9 (40.0%)
  22. RICKOVER 18.7 (34.5%)
  23. UNO CHTR - MAJOR HECTOR P.GARCIA 18.7 (41.7%)
  24. PHOENIX MILITARY 18.6 (30.4%)
  25. CHICAGO VIRTUAL CHTR CAMPUS 18.5 (40.0%)
For the full list of CPS high schools and their average composite ACT scores as well as % of students scoring above 20, see below: