Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago has just been named the second most diverse school in the nation.
The school, located on Chicago’s west side, has more than 2,000 students from 7 through 12th grade.
Whitney is being honored for their diversity – approximately 29% caucasian students, 26% African American students, 22% Hispanic, 17% Asian and 4% unlisted or multiracial.
Most schools have about 50% or more students that are white.
Even more impressive is Whitney’s academic records – they have a 98% graduation rate, a 99 percent math proficiency rate and a 97 percent reading proficiency rate, which all exceed the national average.
The first spot went to Central High School in Philadelphia.
Other IL schools on the list include Jones College Prep High School (15th place) and Lane Tech College Prep (23rd place).
The 2016 Most Diverse Public High Schools ranking takes into account key factors such as the ethnic composition of the student body, the proportion of students that receive free or reduced lunches, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the cultural diversity of the school.