Keith Country Day School ranked in top 25 in the state of Illinois for private schools

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ROCKFORD, Ill. – Keith Country School has ranked 24th out of a field of 3,880 private high schools in the state of Illinois as part of the Niche Private School High School rankings. Keith was the only private high school in Winnebago County to land in the top 25.

The 2017 Best Private High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly.

Keith High School is ranked 13 out of 91 ranked private high schools in the state of Illinois for diversity. Niche explores the most diverse private high schools based on statistics, student and parent reviews, and expert insights. Niche Ranking is also based on ethnic and gender diversity statistics and student and parent reviews of ethnic, economic, and cultural diversity.

Keith High School is ranked 28 out of 119 ranked private high schools in the state of Illinois for college readiness. Niche reviews the private high schools that best prepare their students for college success. Niche Ranking is also based on SAT/ACT scores, 4-year matriculation rate, the quality of colleges that students consider, and student and parent ratings of college readiness.

A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly. An Overall High Ranking indicates:

Students are happy with their experiences in all aspects including academics, teachers, health, safety, resources, facilities, extracurricular, sports and fitness; the school is an exceptional academic institution in terms of teachers, students, resources for learning and student outcomes; the school is made up of a diverse population and fosters an accepting, positive school culture; students are actively involved in a variety of extracurricular and sports the school offers.

Dr. Deb Dimke, Head of School, Keith Country Day shared that, “The strength of Keith School is in our dedicated faculty, motivated students and parents who are committed to a college preparatory program. We are grateful to have such a strong ranking and will continue to develop our rigorous academic curriculum and student-centered extracurricular activities to ensure that our students excel in their personal, collegiate and community life.”

Celebrating 100 years of educating children, Keith Country Day School proudly stands as the premier college-preparatory school in the northern Illinois region. Keith has a rich tradition of preparing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 in academic rigor, character development, philanthropy and leadership skills. Keith’s mission is to prepare children for lives of meaning and purpose.