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Proviso Probe

Sunday, September 16, 2007

National Merit Scholar semifinalists

Sun-Times has a list of National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists.
How did Proviso high schools do?

Nazareth Academy-1
Proviso East-0
Proviso West-0
St. Joe's-0
Walther Lutheran-1

PMSA doesn't have students who would normally be taking the test, right?

Other area schools:

Elmwood Park-0
Fenwick-9
Leyden-0
Morton East-0
Morton West-0
OPRF-21
York-8

This makes me sad. I rail against Proviso Township High Schools not living up to their potential because people in power are subverting them for political and personal agendas.

But the distribution pattern suggests that if one wants to provide a quality education for one's child, there are two public schools in the area worth considering and maybe three private schools. If you combine Cicero, Berwyn, Proviso and Leyden there isn't one student attending public school who would score in the top twenty at OPRF. Realize that there may be another 20 or more OPRF students who didn't qualify as National Merit Scholar semifinalists who still outscore all the public school students in Proviso, Cicero, Berwyn and Leyden.

[UPDATE: Lyons Township High School has 22 National Merit Scholar semifinalists. I apologize for overlooking LT.]

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2 Comments:

  • I think the National Merit Scholarships are based on the PSAT scores, Carl.

    The tests are administrated to juniors, Carl.

    The Math and Science Academy just started its first year with a junior class.

    We would not know any results of PMSA until this time next year.

    By Blogger Isis, at 6:16 PM, September 17, 2007  

  • RB has three students named.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 5:10 PM, September 21, 2007  

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