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For the 2021 school year, there are 215 blue ribbon public schools serving 130,465 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 Payton College Preparatory High School, Northside College Preparatory High School and Skinner North Elementary 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 60% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 37% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Illinois Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    Payton College Preparatory High School Magnet School
    Math: 97% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1034 N Wells St
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (773) 534-0034

    1,073 student
    Year: 2008, 2014
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Northside College Preparatory High School Magnet School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 97%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5501 N Kedzie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 534-3954

    1,061 student
    Year: 2011, 2020
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Skinner North Elementary School Math: 95% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    640 W Scott St
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (773) 534-8500

    494 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #44.
    Thurgood Marshall School Math: 89% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4664 N Rockton Ave
    Rockford, IL 61103
    (815) 490-5400

    464 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Decatur Classical Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    7030 N Sacramento Av
    Chicago, IL 60645
    (773) 534-2201

    281 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4929 N Sawyer Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 534-0540

    271 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #77.
    Young Magnet High School Magnet School
    Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    211 S Laflin St
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (773) 534-7500

    2,157 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #88.
    Jones College Prep High School Magnet School
    Math: 90% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    700 S State St
    Chicago, IL 60605
    (773) 534-8600

    1,861 student
    Year: 2006, 2012, 2020
  • Rank: #99.
    Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8101 S La Salle St
    Chicago, IL 60620
    (773) 535-0040

    284 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #1010.
    Lane Technical High School Magnet School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2501 W Addison St
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 534-5400

    4,429 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #1111.
    Meadow Glens Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1150 Muirhead Ave
    Naperville, IL 60565
    (630) 420-3200

    475 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #1212.
    Daniel Wright Junior High School Math: 81% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1370 N Riverwoods Rd
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    (847) 295-1560

    666 students
    Year: 2010, 2016
  • Rank: #1313.
    Thomas Dooley Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    622 Norwood Ln
    Schaumburg, IL 60193
    (847) 357-6250

    470 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1414.
    Hickory Creek Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    22150 S Owens Rd
    Frankfort, IL 60423
    (815) 469-4474

    873 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1515.
    South Park Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1421 Hackberry Rd
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (847) 945-5895

    439 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1616.
    Eisenhower Academy Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    406 Burke Dr
    Joliet, IL 60433
    (815) 723-0233

    240 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #1717.
    Butler Junior High School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2801 York Rd
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    (630) 573-2760

    194 students
    Year: 2006, 2015
  • Rank: #1818.
    Kennedy Junior High School Math: 76% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2929 Green Trails Dr
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (630) 420-3220

    980 students
    Year: 2008, 2016
  • Rank: #1919.
    Adlai E Stevenson High School Math: 81% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1 Stevenson Dr
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    (847) 415-4000

    4,185 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #2020.
    Highlands Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    525 S Brainard St
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 420-6335

    509 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #2121.
    Madison Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    611 S Madison St
    Hinsdale, IL 60521
    (630) 861-4100

    433 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #2222.
    Alan B Shepard Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    440 Grove Ave
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (847) 948-0620

    484 students
    Year: 2008, 2016
  • Rank: #2323.
    Grove Avenue Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    900 S Grove Ave
    Barrington, IL 60010
    (847) 381-1888

    553 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #2424.
    Poe Elementary Classical School Magnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10538 S Langley Ave
    Chicago, IL 60628
    (773) 535-5525

    208 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #2525.
    New Trier Township H S Winnetka Math: 76% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    385 Winnetka Ave
    Winnetka, IL 60093
    (847) 446-7000

    2,934 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #2626.
    Proviso Math And Science Academy Magnet School
    Math: 73% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8601 Roosevelt Rd
    Forest Park, IL 60130
    (708) 338-4100

    792 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #27-3227.- 32.
    Barbara B Rose Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    61 W Penny Rd
    Barrington, IL 60010
    (847) 844-1200

    411 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #27-3227.- 32.
    Brook Forest Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    60 Regent Dr
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    (630) 325-6888

    324 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #27-3227.- 32.
    Elm Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    15w201 60th St
    Willowbrook, IL 60527
    (630) 861-4000

    294 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #27-3227.- 32.
    The Lane Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    500 N Elm St
    Hinsdale, IL 60521
    (630) 861-4500

    330 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #27-3227.- 32.
    Libertyville High School Math: 75% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    708 W Park Ave
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847) 327-7001

    1,917 student
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #27-3227.- 32.
    Longfellow Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    311 W Seminary Ave
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    (630) 682-2080

    382 students
    Year: 2007, 2015
  • Rank: #3333.
    Deerfield High School Math: 73% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1959 Waukegan Rd
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (224) 632-3000

    1,622 student
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #3434.
    Copeland Manor Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    801 7th Ave
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847) 362-0240

    400 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #3535.
    Prairie Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1530 Brandywyn Ln
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 634-3144

    423 students
    Year: 2017
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