Top 10 Best Adams County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 23 public schools serving 9,134 students in Adams County, IL (there are 10 private schools, serving 1,880 private students). 83% of all K-12 students in Adams County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Adams County, IL are Adams County Rssp, Liberty Elementary School and Liberty High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Adams County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 24% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Adams County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Adams County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Adams County Rssp
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1416 Maine St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 228-7175
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: #22.
Liberty Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
505 N Park St
Liberty, IL 62347
(217) 645-3481
Grades: PK-6
| 343 students
Rank: #33.
Liberty High School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
505 N Park St
Liberty, IL 62347
(217) 645-3433
Grades: 7-12
| 278 students
Rank: #44.
Unity Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
136 W Washington St
Mendon, IL 62351
(217) 936-2512
Grades: PK-4
| 281 students
Rank: #55.
Lincoln-douglas Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3211 Payson Rd
Quincy, IL 62305
(217) 223-8871
Grades: K-5
| 558 students
Rank: #66.
Central High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2110 Highway 94 N
Camp Point, IL 62320
(217) 593-7731
Grades: 9-12
| 250 students
Rank: #77.
Dr. Abby Fox Rooney Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4900 Columbus Rd
Quincy, IL 62305
(217) 228-7117
Grades: K-5
| 489 students
Rank: #88.
Colonel George Iles Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3111 N 12th St
Quincy, IL 62305
(217) 222-4059
Grades: K-5
| 555 students
Rank: #99.
Quincy Jr High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
100 S 14th St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-3073
Grades: 6-8
| 1,369 students
Rank: #1010.
Thomas S Baldwin Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3000 Maine St, Thomas S Baldwi
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 223-0003
Grades: K-5
| 573 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Quincy Sr High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3322 Maine St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 224-3770
Grades: 9-12
| 2,019 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Sarah Atwater Denman Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4100 Harrison Street
Quincy, IL 62305
(217) 222-2530
Grades: K-5
| 553 students
Rank: #1313.
Central 3-4 Middle School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 219
Golden, IL 62339
(217) 696-4652
Grades: 3-4
| 106 students
Rank: #1414.
Unity Middle School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 200
Mendon, IL 62351
(217) 936-2727
Grades: 5-8
| 208 students
Rank: #1515.
Central Junior High School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2110 Highway 94 N
Camp Point, IL 62320
(217) 593-7741
Grades: 5-8
| 253 students
Rank: #1616.
Seymour High School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
420 W Brainard St
Payson, IL 62360
(217) 656-3355
Grades: 7-12
| 236 students
Rank: #1717.
Unity High School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 200
Mendon, IL 62351
(217) 936-2116
Grades: 9-12
| 178 students
Rank: #1818.
Seymour Elementary School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
404 W State St
Payson, IL 62360
(217) 656-3323
Grades: PK-6
| 251 students
Rank: n/an/a
Academic Behavior&community Academy
Alternative School
1416 Maine St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 228-7175
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Adams Co Juvenile Detention Cntr
Alternative School
200 N 52nd St
Quincy, IL 62305
(217) 223-8700
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Po Box 379
Camp Point, IL 62320
(217) 593-7795
Grades: PK-2
| 206 students
Rank: n/an/a
Early Childhood
401 S 8th St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 228-7121
Grades: PK-K
| 428 students
Rank: n/an/a
Quincy Area Voc Center
Vocational School
219 Baldwin Dr
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 224-3775
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Adams County, IL

Adams County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
200 North 52nd St
Quincy, IL 62305
(217) 277-2233
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
3000 Maine St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 223-0003
Grades: 4-5
| 951 students
12th & Hampshire
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 224-0376
Grades: 7-12
| 44 students
1125 Hampshire
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 592-0353
Grades: 7-12
| 46 students
Chaddock School (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
205 S 24th St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-0034
Grades: 5-12
| 40 students
2397 Highway 96 N
Ursa, IL 62376
(217) 964-2200
Grades: 2-4
| 143 students
Headstart School (Closed 2008)
Special Education School
401 S 8th St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 228-7121
Grades: PK
| 336 students
307 North Main St
Loraine, IL 62349
(217) 938-4400
Grades: PK-K
| 94 students
700 Maine
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 223-0585
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
205 S 24th St
Quincy, IL 62301
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
219 Baldwin Dr
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 224-3775
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
1327 S 8th St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 228-7691
Grades: K-1
| 143 students
3001 Lindell Ave
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-5697
Grades: K-2
| 270 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Adams County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Adams County, IL include Adams County Rssp, Liberty Elementary School and Liberty High School.
How many public schools are located in Adams County, IL?
23 public schools are located in Adams County, IL.
What percentage of students in Adams County, IL go to public school?
83% of all K-12 students in Adams County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Adams County, IL?
Adams County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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