Top 10 Best Illinois Public Schools (2022)

Illinois is the #5 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,988,252 students across the 4,228 public schools for the 2022 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Illinois is 32%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 38%.
Minority enrollment is 52% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 15:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(IL) School Average
Asian
5%
Hispanic
26%
Black
17%
White
48%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Illinois (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Northside College Preparatory High School
Magnet School
Math: 94% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
5501 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-3954
Rank: #22.
Payton College Preparatory High School
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 93% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1034 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-0034
Rank: #33.
Jones College Prep High School
Magnet School
Math: 92% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
700 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 534-8600
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Decatur Classical Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-6
7030 N Sacramento Av
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 534-2201
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Magnet School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
4929 N Sawyer Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-0540
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Young Magnet High School
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
Math: 93% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
211 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7500
Rank: #77.
Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 1-8
3020 W 108th St
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 535-2636
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Skinner North Elementary School
Math: 93% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
Math: 93% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
640 W Scott St
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-8500
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Thurgood Marshall School
Math: 90% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-8
4664 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 490-5400
Rank: #1010.
Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Magnet School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(3)
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-8
8101 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 535-0040

Best Illinois Public Schools by County (2022)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
20
7,877
15%
8
2,260
11%
19
9,643
44%
25
5,128
22%
10
2,228
11%
8
2,308
46%
61
25,084
48%
9
2,587
5%
8
2,361
5%
17
6,618
13%
1,374
765,731
75%
40
16,455
31%
11
3,005
16%
260
148,164
47%
16
3,003
5%
9
2,633
10%
25
5,650
5%
25
11,984
23%
27
8,308
15%
24
4,305
18%
22
7,057
37%
150
93,251
57%
40
17,726
43%
48
29,332
41%
22
6,911
28%
204
127,180
53%
47
15,595
25%
15
4,150
15%
14
3,635
10%
45
15,677
39%
79
38,087
26%
27
6,415
14%
9
2,339
4%
9
2,293
17%
85
54,211
29%
57
25,651
32%
13
5,152
5%
27
4,912
21%
29
8,857
23%
74
27,775
49%
11
2,825
12%
13
3,019
6%
12
2,521
3%
15
4,086
12%
15
4,108
14%
74
29,860
33%
14
2,793
3%
93
42,895
52%
57
20,402
10%
14
2,637
13%
37
12,647
34%
11
2,664
29%
12
2,477
4%
14
2,508
4%
187
122,976
49%
88
43,802
51%

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