D228 named among Best High Schools list 2022

Bremen High School D228 ranks among U.S. News 2022 Best High Schools

All Bremen High School District 228 schools are among thousands of public high schools in the country to rank in the 2022 U.S. News Best Public High Schools list, according to a release from U.S. News. District schools include Bremen High School, Hillcrest High School, Tinley Park High School and Oak Forest High School. 

U.S. News reviewed nearly 24,000 schools, with 673 among the rank in Illinois. Here is where D228 stands: 

- Tinley Park High School ranked at 214 in Illinois, and 6,382 in National Rankings. 

- Oak Forest High School ranked at 233 in Illinois, and 6,941 in National Rankings. 
Bremen High School ranked at 438-673rd within Illinois, and 13,383-17,843 nationally. 
Hillcrest High School ranked at 438-673rd within Illinois, and 13,383-17,843 in National Rankings. 

According to U.S. News, schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about how U.S. News ranks the Best High Schools

“This is the second year in a row that our district schools have been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report 'Best High Schools' ranking. It is an honor to be mentioned alongside the many outstanding high schools in our area,” said Superintendent of Bremen High School District 228 Dr. Brad Sikora. 

“This recognition is a symbol of the excellent service we strive to provide to all of our students within Bremen High School District 228. I congratulate the leadership of each school for their efforts and pursuit of educational excellence,” Dr. Sikora said. 

Graduation rates and college readiness are key metrics within the 2022 Best High Schools rankings, released Tuesday. U.S. News ranked about 18,000 out of nearly 24,000 reviewed public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, U.S. News said.

According to the release, working with RTI International, a nonprofit research firm, U.S. News assessed schools on the following six factors:

College readiness, based on the proportion of 12th grade students who took and earned a qualifying score on at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam (30% of ranking).

State assessment proficiency, based on aggregated scores on state assessments that students may be required to pass for graduation (20%).
State assessment performance, based on whether performance on state assessments exceeded expectations given the school's proportion of underserved students (20%).

Underserved student performance, based on how Black, Hispanic and low-income students performed on state assessments compared with those who are not underserved in the state (10%).
College curriculum breadth, based on proportions of 12th grade students who took and earned a qualifying score on AP and/or IB exams in multiple content areas (10%).

Graduation rate, based on the proportion of students who entered ninth grade in 2016-2017 and graduated four years later (10%).

About Bremen High School District 228

Bremen High School District 228 is located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and serves the communities of Midlothian, Posen, Tinley Park, Markham, Hazel Crest, Country Club Hills and Oak Forest. District 228 serves over 5,000 students and employs 800 full and part-time staff members. Bremen High School, in Midlothian, opened its doors to students in September of 1953. Since then, District 228 opened three additional schools. Tinley Park High School opened in 1961; Hillcrest High School, in Country Club Hills, opened in 1967; and Oak Forest High School opened in 1970. For more information, please visit https://www.bhsd228.com/