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Thursday, May 31, 2007

R-B #2 in Illinois according to Newsweek

Riverside/Brookfield Landmark (Bob Skolnik) reports on Newsweek magazine ranking Riverside-Brookfield High School the second best in Illinois. The system used divides the number of students taking AP exams by the number of graduating seniors.

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  • At least one school in this area can accomplish something

    By Anonymous byebye209, at 1:25 PM, June 01, 2007  

  • The ranking looks at the number of students who are signed up to take AP courses. Of course, if all Proviso juniors and seniors signed up for AP courses, District 209 would rank high (THAT would make me laugh!)

    Don't crow too much

    By Anonymous Keeping It Real, at 9:07 PM, June 01, 2007  

  • In this day and age, when AP requirements are being lowered and lowered to prevent ANYONE from feeling "badly" about themselves, looking at the number of students taking AP exams does not necessarily paint a picture of a wonderful, successful school where all kids are learning. Look, we have schools that are doing away with an honor roll or having 10 "Valedictorians" at graduation so everyone is equal - not everyone is!! To truly look at what makes a school "great," look at the dedication (and quality) of its teachers, and how well grads do post-high school. A C student who works and strives for his grade is much more successful than the A student who gets the exact same grade as everyone in his class. Truth be told, those prestigious schools where the average GPA is above 3.5 are probably the least successful of them all. Kids won't learn anything - including good character - if they never have to work for anything or never have to feel "less" than someone else becuase they didn't make honor roll or an AP roster. Push the kids to do THEIR best - that's what makes a school great.

    By Anonymous Former TeacherWhoCared, at 8:29 AM, June 05, 2007  

  • This is clearly and example of you have Teachers, Parents and the Village working and comming together. The communities understand that an education is the most important life skill that can be given. They are focused on striving for excellence and they BELIEVE that their children are worth educating. They synergise the resources of the community to promote and educated student body. Kudos to residents for making the sacrifices in time and money. Perhaps they can share the pattern of success so other school districts can improve and excell.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:59 PM, June 05, 2007  

  • Anon 7:59:

    You OBVIOUSLY do not come from anywhere near that school, based on you hilarious errors. Whew.

    By Anonymous keeping it real, at 9:37 PM, June 06, 2007  

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