Forget ranking the top and bottom schools, which school is smack-dab in the middle?

October 30, 2009

The Chicago Tribune has a database you can search to find how particular schools are performing based on test scores. They rank the schools and analyze the data to give you the top 50 and sometimes, the bottom 50. But what about those smack-dab in the middle? Well, in Chicago, that would be Pilsen Elementary Community Academy. It ranks 292nd. There are 583 schools in the database, but over 600 schools in Chicago. Average is good. No, wait, it's bad. Nah, I think it's just average. Congrats Pilsen Elementary! Or wait... While we're at it, here's the 50 worst performing schools from the database (by overall test score):
RankSchool
534Schurz High School
535World Language High School
536Farragut Career Academy Hs
537Foreman High School
538Roosevelt High School
539Urban Prep Academy Charter Hs
540Hancock College Preparatory Hs
541Sullivan High School
542Hyde Park Academy High School
543Senn High School
544Bronzeville Scholastic Hs
545Hope College Prep High School
546North-grand High School
547Kelvyn Park High School
548Richards Career Academy Hs
549Ace Technical Charter High School
550Crane Technical Prep High School
551Gage Park High School
552Multicultural Arts High School
553New Millenium Health High School
554Bogan High School
555School Of Technology High School
556Chicago Discovery Academy Hs
557Entrepreneurshp High School
558North Lawndale Charter Hs
559Orr Academy High School
560Raby High School
561Corliss High School
562Harper High School
563Wells Community Academy Hs
564Hirsch Metropolitan High School
565Clemente Community Academy Hs
566Julian High School
567Tilden Career Communty Academy Hs
568Manley Career Academy High School
569Douglass Academy High School
570Global Visions High School
571Fenger Academy High School
572Best Practice High School
573Bowen Environmental Studies Hs
574Marshall Metropolitan High School
575Dunbar Vocational Career Acad Hs
576Phillips Academy High School
577School Of The Arts High School
578Austin Bus & Entrepreneurship Hs
579Dyett High School
580Chicago Vocational Career Acad Hs
581Community Services West High Schl
582School Of Leadership High School
583Robeson High School
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