(Chicago, IL) — Chicago’s Northside College Prep is being called the best high school in Illinois. The school was ranked number one in the state by “U.S. News and World Report.” Six other Chicago high schools were among the top ten including Payton College Prep, Jones College Prep, Whitney Young, Lane Tech and Brooks College Prep Academy. Carterville was the highest of downstate schools on the list, coming in at #43. Other downstate schools in the top 100 were Highland at #91 and Belleville West at #100.