Glenbard High School District 87 May Eliminate Class Rank

A school district committee will discuss a proposal to eliminate class rank during a meeting Wednesday, May 7.

A Glenbard High School District 87 committee meets Wednesday, May 7, to discuss the possibility of eliminating class rank.

"Eliminating class rank would increase the post-secondary opportunities for more of our graduates by requiring colleges and universities to conduct a more holistic review of our students during the admission process," reads the district website.

"Most of the high schools that we compare ourselves to in the Chicago suburbs have already come to the conclusion that class rank does not help, and may hurt their students in the college admissions process. This conclusion prompted 16 local school districts to eliminate class rank policies over the last 10 to 15 years."

The Student Performance and Achievement Committee meets at 6 p.m. May 7 in the administration center, 596 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. Parents are invited to attend and share comments or ask questions.

For more information, download the PDF with "Fast Facts About Class Rank" from District 87.
Jaded Smaded May 06, 2014 at 06:07 PM
While we are at it let's shave their heads make them wear blue shirts w black pants and walk in a straight line. This forward thinking if you are a prison warden or a communist.
Jaded Smaded May 06, 2014 at 06:12 PM
And why doesn't Glenbard West have the Validictorian speak at graduation?
Lorriane May 07, 2014 at 08:31 AM
Colleges don't look at rank anymore. Schools like new trier, Stevenson, Naperville, hinsdale, Wheaton.....well all high ranking schools removed rank. It unfairly penalizes students for something they can't control , how other kids rank, and put it on what they can control, their GPA and test scores. Your rank can be significantly impacted by a tenth of a GPA difference in high achieving schools, all of which who have realized this in Illinois by now. As usual Glenbard is last to come around
Ike Hoagland May 07, 2014 at 02:38 PM
Lorriane without class rank it also unfairly helps the lazy. See kids can control it, it is competition. Sure one student may lose because they got a B in one of their classes, those are the breaks. Life is tough, to prepare for it we all need to know how to win, but we need to know how to lose as well and not crumble because of a loss. In losing comes knowledge that winning cannot teach.
Lorriane May 08, 2014 at 09:52 AM
It won't help the lazy because their GPA will reflect their lack of work ethic. However at a school where 70 percent of kids have a B average or higher it will have kids lose the stigma colleges see when you have a B average and are not in the top half of the class. When hundredths of a GPA difference can mean a 75 student difference in class rank it seems to be problematic. A 5.43 is pretty equivilant to a 5.41 in GPA but rank won't reflect that


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