RBHS Rankings

Riverside Brookfield High School District 208 is ranked 15th out of 71 Illinois schools and 524th out of 2,333 schools nationally that made the recently released Washington Post’s 2016 Most Challenging High Schools. Of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools, just more than 10 percent made the America’s Most Challenging High Schools list.
The rankings were based on a “Challenge Index,” which is created by taking the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and dividing that by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. The schools are then ranked based on their “Challenge Index” ratios, and only those with a ratio of at least 1.00--that is a school with as many tests as graduates--make the national list.
Riverside Brookfield also made the US News and World Report’s list of 2016 Best High Schools. This year, Riverside Brookfield High School was ranked 24th out of 94 ranked Illinois schools and 661st out of 2,673 national schools that made the list of Best High Schools. These rankings were based on a four-step process that can be found on the US News website.
Principal Kristin Smetana said, “These national rankings demonstrate our philosophy at Riverside Brookfield High School. By establishing high expectations for all students and allowing open access to rigorous curriculum taught by outstanding teachers, students can reach their full potential."
For more information on how these rankings were tabulated and for the full list of all schools, go to the Washington Post and the US News website; it is searchable by school, city or state.
You can read the full press release below.

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