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Plano High named one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools

Plano High School on Abe Street in Plano has earned national recognition for its academic programs from the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report.
Plano High School on Abe Street in Plano has earned national recognition for its academic programs from the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report.

Plano High School recently received recognition for its academic program by two national publications, according to information provided by Plano Community Unit School District 88.

The Washington Post recognized Plano High last month as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, ranking it 45th in Illinois. 

This is the third year in a row the school has earned this recognition from the Post.

This year, the high school moved up 608 slots on the Post’s national ranking to 997.  

The U.S. News and World Report recognized the high school for the first time with its Bronze Recognition award, and ranked PHS 89th among high schools in Illinois.

In a statement, the high school administration commended “all of the PHS students and staff for their tremendous efforts to improve the academic climate and culture at Plano High School. These two prestigious recognitions represent the challenge that PHS students continue to accept when they enroll in honors and Advanced Placement classes. We celebrate our current and past successes, while always moving forward to meet higher goals and greater academic accomplishments.”

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