Morgan Park Academy ranks No. 4 among all private high schools in Illinois, according to a report from the rankings and reviews website Niche.com.
The report ranks schools based on a combination of school data and parent and student surveys, weighting academics at 60 percent of a school’s overall grade, student culture and diversity at 30 percent, and survey responses at 10 percent.
MPA received an overall grade of A, and also ranked in the top 150 among all private high schools in the nation.
“A high ranking,” the report said, “indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly.”
“Statistics and rankings aren’t everything,” Head of School Mercedes Z. Sheppard said. “As an independent school, our mission focuses first on educating the whole child and preparing our students to be independent thinkers and and global leaders.
“But certainly, it’s wonderful for our amazing teachers and our school community as a whole to receive this outside validation, and especially, to see such positive feedback from MPA families.”
More information on the report’s methodology is available here.