Rejoice Grizzlies! For the first time in our 13 year history, Payton has been ranked number one in the state. The Chicago Sun-Times recently did a report of schools’ performance for the previous academic year, showing Payton as the top performing school in the state. The school’s rankings surpassed Northside College Prep’s, who were number 1 for the past 12 years, by a slim margin of .06 points. Whitney Young ranked third, about four points removed. Payton had been ranked second pretty consistently in the past, always trailing Northside. Let’s keep up the hard work!