Top 10 Best Illinois Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 228 blue ribbon public schools serving 140,660 students in Illinois.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Illinois are Northside College Preparatory High School, Payton College Preparatory High School and Jones College Prep High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Illinois blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 59% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 38% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Best Illinois Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Northside College Preparatory High School
Magnet School
Math: 94% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5501 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-3954
Grades: 9-12
| 1,061 students
Rank: #22.
Payton College Preparatory High School
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1034 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-0034
Grades: 9-12
| 1,073 students
Rank: #33.
Jones College Prep High School
Magnet School
Math: 92% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
700 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 534-8600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,861 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Decatur Classical Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
7030 N Sacramento Av
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 534-2201
Grades: K-6
| 281 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Magnet School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
4929 N Sawyer Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-0540
Grades: K-8
| 271 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Young Magnet High School
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
211 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7500
Grades: 7-12
| 2,157 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Skinner North Elementary School
Math: 93% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
640 W Scott St
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-8500
Grades: K-8
| 494 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Thurgood Marshall School
Math: 90% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4664 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 490-5400
Grades: 5-8
| 464 students
Rank: #99.
Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Magnet School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(3)
8101 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 535-0040
Grades: PK-8
| 284 students
Rank: #1010.
Lane Technical High School
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
2501 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 534-5400
Grades: 7-12
| 4,429 students
Rank: #1111.
Meadow Glens Elementary School
Math: 86% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1150 Muirhead Ave
Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 420-3200
Grades: K-5
| 475 students
Rank: #1212.
Daniel Wright Junior High School
Math: 83% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1370 N Riverwoods Rd
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 295-1560
Grades: 6-8
| 666 students
Rank: #1313.
Eisenhower Academy
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
406 Burke Dr
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 723-0233
Grades: 1-5
| 240 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Elm Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
15w201 60th St
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 861-4000
Grades: K-5
| 294 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Hickory Creek Middle School
Math: 79% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
22150 S Owens Rd
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-4474
Grades: 6-8
| 873 students
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Maple School
Math: 81% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2370 Shermer Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 400-8900
Grades: 6-8
| 384 students
Rank: #1717.
Butler Junior High School
Math: 78% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2801 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 573-2760
Grades: 6-8
| 194 students
Rank: #1818.
Highlands Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
525 S Brainard St
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6335
Grades: K-5
| 509 students
Rank: #1919.
Poe Elementary Classical School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10538 S Langley Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 535-5525
Grades: K-6
| 208 students
Rank: #2020.
New Trier Township H S Winnetka
Math: 80% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
385 Winnetka Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-7000
Grades: 10-12
| 2,934 students
Rank: #2121.
Prospect Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
130 N Prospect Ave
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 861-4400
Grades: K-5
| 397 students
Rank: #2222.
Braeside Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
150 Pierce Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035
(224) 765-3401
Grades: K-5
| 255 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Copeland Manor Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
801 7th Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 362-0240
Grades: K-5
| 400 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Lake Forest High School
Math: 76% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1285 N Mckinley Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,611 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Mcclure Junior High School
Math: 76% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4225 Wolf Rd
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-7590
Grades: 6-8
| 489 students
Rank: #2626.
Wood Oaks Junior High School
Math: 74% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
1250 Sanders Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 272-1900
Grades: 6-8
| 429 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Brook Forest Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
60 Regent Dr
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 325-6888
Grades: K-5
| 324 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Monroe Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
210 N Madison St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 861-4200
Grades: K-5
| 373 students
Rank: #2929.
South Park Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1421 Hackberry Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 945-5895
Grades: PK-5
| 439 students
Rank: #3030.
Twin Groves Middle School
Math: 73% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2600 N Buffalo Grv
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 821-8946
Grades: 6-8
| 582 students
Rank: #3131.
Prairie Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1530 Brandywyn Ln
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 634-3144
Grades: 1-5
| 423 students
Rank: #3232.
Hinsdale Central High School
Math: 79% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5500 S Grant St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 570-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,786 students
Rank: #3333.
Aviston Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
350 S Hull St
Aviston, IL 62216
(618) 228-7245
Grades: PK-8
| 392 students
Rank: #34 - 3634. - 36.
Charles J Caruso Middle School
Math: 75% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1801 Montgomery Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 945-8430
Grades: 6-8
| 529 students
Rank: #34 - 3634. - 36.
Kennedy Junior High School
Math: 74% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2929 Green Trails Dr
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 420-3220
Grades: 6-8
| 980 students
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