The Proviso Math and Science Academy ranks among the top 50 high schools in the state of Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune.
PMSA’s ranking is based on its 2008 PSAE test results. Out of the top 50, PMSA ranks number 34 in the Chicagoland area, and number 40 in the state of Illinois.
PTHS 209 Superintendent Dr. Nettie Collins Hart said, “I am proud of our students and staff. This exemplifies the type of academic excellence that Proviso Township High Schools stands for.”
The majority of PMSA student test scores meet or exceed state standards. Out of 100 percent of students who were tested in reading and math at PMSA, 77 percent of students met or exceeded state testing standards in reading and 66 percent met or exceeded the state standards in math. In a time where most Illinois schools are struggling to improve test scores, PMSA scores rank among the best.
“I am extremely proud of the efforts of our students and staff that have helped us to accomplish this ranking,” said PMSA Principal Ed Moyer. “I see this as a strong indicator of the effectiveness of our program, and the dedication of our students and faculty. This is the result of all of our hard work over the past five years. I know our students will continue to improve. I am looking forward to moving PMSA up in the ranking each year.”
PTHS 209 Board President Chris Welch says, the PTHS 209 Board of Education is also proud of PMSA’s accomplishment.
“This is exciting news for our district and community,” said PTHS 209 Board President Chris Welch. “It validates the hard work of the board and our administrators and we are committed to this type of success for all of our students in each of our schools.”