IMSA Ranks as a Best STEM School by Newsweek | Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

IMSA Ranks as a Best STEM School by Newsweek

On the heels of its 2020 #1 Public High School in Illinois and #2 US ranking by, IMSA made the short list of Newsweek’s Best STEM Schools in America at #12.

According to Nancy Cooper, Global Editor and Chief, “Newsweek, with its long history of reporting on scientific breakthroughs, technological revolutions and societal challenges, partnered with to rank America’s Best STEM High Schools.”

“We found schools in every region of the country that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.” said Cooper.

The top 5,000 STEM High Schools are listed on and the Top 500 STEM High Schools will be featured in Newsweek Magazine.

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois in its advanced residential college preparatory program. Notable technology alumni include YouTube Co-Founder Steve Chen, PayPal Co-Creator Yu Pan, Yelp Co-Founder Russell Simmons, SparkNotes and OkCupid Co-Founder Sam Yagan, and Hearsay Social Founder, Clara Shih. IMSA is proud to have been named among the top 40 public and private college preparatory institutions in the world by The Wall Street Journal.

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