School is back in session for some kids around the area. There are a few who already received a big honor by a weekly publication.

Newsweek listed the top 500 high schools in the nation that prepare kids the best to go to college. Twenty-four schools in Illinois were on that list. Here they are with the rank being first, name of the school, college readiness, graduation rate, college bound students and poverty

8 Northside College Preparatory High School IL 94.3 99.2 99.6 37.5
17 New Trier Township High School IL 91.1 99.7 96.3 3.5
34 Hinsdale Central High School IL 87.9 98.6 98.7 6.3
37 Lake Forest High School IL 87.0 99.0 91.9 3.4
73 Maine South High School IL 80.7 95.2 91.0 8.4
77 Whitney Young High School IL 84.1 99.4 92.9 40.5
103 Glenbrook South High School IL 83.6 96.6 98.0 26.6
138 Crystal Lake Central High School IL 76.1 91.9 90.4 23.4
154 Neuqua Valley High School IL 81.1 97.3 95.1 8.9
156 Barrington High School IL 81.0 95.9 96.0 19.3
176 District 211- William Fremd High School IL 79.1 97.9 84.3 12
186 York Community High School IL 79.9 97.2 94.9 16.5
204 Wheaton North High School IL 79.4 98.0 94.0 24.4
242 Cary-Grove High School IL 78.7 98.7 96.4 11.6
249 Deerfield High School IL 78.5 100.0 95.9 2.9
260 Waubonsie Valley High School IL 78.3 96.1 98.0 23.1
279 James B. Conant High School IL 78.0 97.8 97.9 21.2
349 Lincoln-Way West High School IL 76.3 99.7 93.5 11.7
424 Grayslake North High School IL 74.5 98.5 92.2 11
434 Lincoln-Way Central High School IL 73.0 97.9 81.0 10.4
449 Grayslake Central High School IL 73.3 97.8 85.6 13.1
452 Galena High School IL 74.4 98.1 96.1 22
454 Hinsdale South High School IL 73.9 92.2 96.0 28
467 Morton High School IL 72.4 97.7

Number one on the list was a high school in Virginia called Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology. There is another list called beating the odds 2016. You can view both lists here