Illinois Public Schools

Illinois is the #4 largest school system in the United States, serving 603 across 4,334public schools.
Minority enrollment is 50% (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(IL) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
4%
Hispanic
23%
Black
19%
White
50%
Unknown
4%
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Did You Know?
Illinois public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.30, which is higher than the national average of 0.3. The most diverse school district in Illinois is Kane Roe School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or national school diversity statistics.