Below is a list of the 25 top scoring CPS high schools by their mean composite ACT scores in the 2012 Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). The numbers in parenthesis indicates the % of students that scored above a 20 on the ACT.
  1. NORTHSIDE PREP HS 29.6 (100%)
  2. PAYTON HS 27.8 (98.0%)
  3. YOUNG HS 27.1 (97.0%)
  4. JONES HS 25.1 (96.5%)
  5. LANE HS 23.9 (90.0%)
  6. LINCOLN PARK HS 22.3 (67.6%)
  7. LINDBLOM HS 22.1 (77.4%)
  8. NOBLE ST CHTR-UIC 21.9 (69.9%)
  9. BROOKS HS 21.8 (76.9%)
  10. NOBLE ST CHTR-PRITZKER 21.5 (67.3%)
  11. DEVRY HS 21.1 (65.2%)
  12. NOBLE ST CHTR-RAUNER 21.0 (64.1%)
  13. KING HS 20.9 (63.7%)
  14. NOBLE ST CHTR-MUCHIN 20.9 (57.7%)
  15. NOBLE ST CHTR-CHGO BULLS 20.7 (57.7%)
  16. CHGO AGR HS 20.2 (50.8%)
  17. VON STEUBEN HS 20.2 (54.0%)
  18. NOBLE ST CHTR-GOLDER 20.1 (52.0%)
  19. NOBLE ST CHTR-NOBLE 20.1 (49.6%)
  20. GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE HS 20.0 (52.7%)
  21. CHGO ARTS CONTR HS 19.7 (45.9%)
  22. NOBLE ST CHTR-ROWE CLARK 19.7 (47.5%)
  23. CICS-NORTHTOWN 19.6 (44.0%)
  24. CHGO ACAD HS 19.3 (43.4%)
  25. KENWOOD HS 19.3 (42.2%)
For the full list of CPS high schools and their average composite ACT scores as well as % of students scoring above 20, see below: