Illinois Math and Science Academy best public school in U.S., takes other honors

IMSA in Aurora receives a new sign on campus and recently was named best public school in the U.S.. Jason Crane/The Voice
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The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora has been named the No. 1 Public High School in America in’s 2019 rankings.
“IMSA’s focus on ‘igniting and nurturing creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition’ through inquiry and problem-solving, instills curiosity and creativity in our students,” stated Dr. José Torres, IMSA president. “Our faculty challenges our students to explore, discover, and apply knowledge to solve real-world problems and arrive at solutions that demonstrate risk-taking, innovation, and entrepreneurship.”
In addition to being ranked as the No. 1 public high school in America out of 18,841 schools, IMSA received top rankings in Best Public High School Teachers in Illinois, Best High Schools for STEM in Illinois, and Most Diverse Public High School in Kane County, among many other accolades. IMSA received an overall Niche grade of A+.
Niche’s annual K-12 rankings combine rigorous analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education for factors such as academics, teachers, culture and diversity and more with millions of reviews from students and parents about their schools. (See photo on page 8.)
—Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

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