Newsweek announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2019, honoring excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Lisle High School was named #1300.
Newsweek partnered with STEM.org to rank America's Best STEM High Schools. The list includes schools in every region of the country that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.
The top 5,000 schools were curated from STEM.org Educational ResearchTM (SER) using a proprietary scoring logic that took into consideration a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs collected from Q2 2015–Q3 2019. The purpose was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer students experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)—as defined by the Congressional Research Service—while preparing them for post-secondary outcomes. Additional factors, including affluence and median household income, were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings.
"Lisle High School is very excited to be listed as one of the top STEM schools in the country by Newsweek Magazine," said Jeff Howard, Lisle High School Principal. "A large percentage of our student body is enrolled in both Math and Science courses for four years. We are proud to be recognized for providing these significant STEM opportunities to the students of Lisle."
Over the past several years, Lisle 202 has expanded the STEM offerings across the District. At Lisle High School, the STEM course offerings have been further developed to include a quality engineering program and continued the solid partnership with the Technology Center of DuPage. Students have the opportunity to select from a variety of courses to explore and build their skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
"We are very proud of our students and staff for this national recognition. The District's STEM programs foster ingenuity, teamwork and creative problem solving. These skills are critical in preparing our students for their future after high school," said Keith Filipiak, Superintendent.
Newsweek's November 15 special double issue is available on newsstands now and includes the top 500 STEM high schools. The full list of 5,000 top STEM high schools will be available on Newsweek.com on National STEM Day, November 8.