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Suburban high school eliminates class rankings, valedictorians


In 2007, Hinsdale Central High School eliminated class rankings. Now, the affluent suburban Chicago high school, which has been consistently named one of the best schools in the state, decided to eliminate valedictorians as well, the Huffington Post reports. The Doings reports that the school’s principal said it was only natural to eliminate a position based on class rankings when the school was no longer ranking students. Instead, the school will recognize the top 2 percent of graduating classes, which would honor 13 or 14 students out of about 675 in a graduating class…

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