New Trier High School is among the top open-enrollment public high schools once again for ACT achievement. Students in the Class of 2013 had an average composite score of 27.5. (In comparison, the average score for 2013 in Illinois was 20.6 and the average score nationally was 20.9) There were 1,023 NTHS students that took the exam.
"While test scores are just one measure of a school's success in educating its students, I am proud of the achievement of New Trier's Class of 2013," said Superintendent Linda Yonke in a press release from the school. "These remarkable results show that all New Trier students receive a world-class education, regardless of level placement or necessary accommodations."
Over half of the students received ACT composite scores that placed them in the top 9 percent in the country, and over 80 percent of NTHS students placed in the top quarter of scores nationally.
Students had high scores in all sections of the exam, with an average of 27.8 in the English section, 27.4 in Mathematics, 27.8 in Reading and 26.3 in Science.
The study also found that students who have never taken an Advance Placement (AP) course in English or math at New Trier still outperformed high school peers around the state and country.
All Illinois juniors take the ACT as a standardized test.
For more news from New Trier, 'like' Patch on Facebook and sign up for our free daily newsletters here.