Top 10 Best Aurora Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 53 public schools serving 36,207 students in Aurora, IL (there are 25 private schools, serving 4,301 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in Aurora, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Aurora, IL are Metea Valley High School, Waubonsie Valley High School and Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Aurora, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 31% statewide average). Schools in Aurora have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Aurora, IL Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Metea Valley High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1801 N Eola Rd
Aurora, IL 60502
(630) 375-5900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,996 students
Rank: #22.
Waubonsie Valley High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2590 Ogden Ave
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 375-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 2,546 students
Rank: #33.
Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2700 Stonebridge Blvd
Aurora, IL 60502
(630) 375-3200
Grades: K-5
| 560 students
Rank: #44.
Francis Granger Middle School
Math: 51% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2721 Stonebridge Blvd
Aurora, IL 60502
(630) 375-1010
Grades: 6-8
| 1,042 students
Rank: #55.
Homestead Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2830 Hillsboro Blvd
Aurora, IL 60503
(630) 636-3489
Grades: K-5
| 487 students
Rank: #66.
John C Dunham Stem Partnership School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
405 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 947-1240
Grades: 3-8
| 0 students
Rank: #77.
The Wheatlands Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2290 Barrington Dr
Aurora, IL 60503
(630) 636-3489
Grades: K-5
| 519 students
Rank: #88.
Wolfs Crossing Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3015 Heggs Rd
Aurora, IL 60503
(630) 636-3489
Grades: K-5
| 399 students
Rank: #99.
Reba O Steck Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
460 Inverness Dr
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 375-3500
Grades: K-5
| 650 students
Rank: #1010.
Nancy Young Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
800 Asbury Dr
Aurora, IL 60502
(630) 375-3800
Grades: K-5
| 603 students
Rank: #1111.
Still Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
787 Meadowridge Dr
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 375-3900
Grades: 6-8
| 748 students
Rank: #1212.
Bednarcik Junior High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3025 Heggs Rd
Aurora, IL 60503
(630) 636-3489
Grades: 6-8
| 579 students
Rank: #1313.
Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
157 N Root St
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 299-7175
Grades: 4-8
| 271 students
Rank: #1414.
Fischer Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1305 Long Grove Dr
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 375-3100
Grades: 6-8
| 821 students
Rank: #1515.
Peter M Gombert Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2707 Ridge Rd
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 375-3700
Grades: K-5
| 338 students
Rank: #1616.
West Aurora High School
Math: 19% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1201 W New York St
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 3,877 students
Rank: #1717.
Success Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1870 W Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5050
Grades: 6-12
| 0 students
Rank: #1818.
Washington Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
231 S Constitution Dr
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5017
Grades: 6-8
| 658 students
Rank: #1919.
Freeman Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
153 S Randall Rd
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5002
Grades: PK-5
| 526 students
Rank: #2020.
Herget Middle School
Math: 13% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1550 Deerpath Rd
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5006
Grades: 6-8
| 628 students
Rank: #2121.
C I Johnson Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1934 Liberty St
Aurora, IL 60502
(630) 299-5400
Grades: K-5
| 424 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Georgetown Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
995 Long Grove Dr
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 375-3456
Grades: K-5
| 471 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Mccleery Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1002 W Illinois Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5012
Grades: PK-5
| 550 students
Rank: #2424.
Mccarty Elementary School
Math: 11% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3000 Village Green Dr
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 375-3400
Grades: K-5
| 519 students
Rank: #2525.
Jefferson Middle School
Math: 10% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1151 Plum St
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5009
Grades: 6-8
| 623 students
Rank: #2626.
Greenman Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
729 W Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5004
Grades: PK-5
| 528 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Oak Park Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 Front St
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 299-8250
Grades: PK-5
| 325 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
W S Beaupre Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
954 E Benton St
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 299-5390
Grades: PK-5
| 208 students
Rank: #2929.
Smith Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1332 Robinwood Dr
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5015
Grades: PK-5
| 400 students
Rank: #3030.
East High School
Math: 8% | Reading: 12%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Tomcat Ln
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 299-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 4,193 students
Rank: #3131.
Hall Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2001 Heather Dr
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5005
Grades: PK-5
| 528 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Edna Rollins Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
950 Kane St
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 299-5480
Grades: PK-5
| 500 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Hope D Wall Tmh Child Dev Center
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
449 New Indian Trl Ct
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 301-5008
Grades: PK-12
| 8 students
Rank: #32 - 3432. - 34.
Rose E Krug Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
240 Melrose Ave
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 299-5280
Grades: PK-5
| 292 students
Rank: #3535.
John Gates Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
800 7th Ave
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 299-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 444 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Aurora, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Aurora, IL include Metea Valley High School, Waubonsie Valley High School and Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Aurora, IL?
54 public schools are located in Aurora, IL.
What percentage of students in Aurora, IL go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Aurora, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Aurora, IL?
Aurora, IL public schools minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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