Top 10 Best Champaign County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 63 public schools serving 24,671 students in Champaign County, IL (there are 27 private schools, serving 3,805 private students). 87% of all K-12 students in Champaign County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Champaign County, IL are Mahomet-seymour High School, Prairieview-ogden Jr High School and St Joseph Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Champaign County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Champaign County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Champaign County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mahomet-seymour High School
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
302 W State St
Mahomet, IL 61853
(217) 586-4962
Grades: 9-12
| 1,028 students
Rank: #22.
Prairieview-ogden Jr High School
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2499 County Road 2100 E
Thomasboro, IL 61878
(217) 694-4122
Grades: 7-8
| 44 students
Rank: #33.
St Joseph Elementary School
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Po Box 409
Saint Joseph, IL 61873
(217) 469-2291
Grades: PK-4
| 437 students
Rank: #44.
St Joseph Middle School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Po Box 409
Saint Joseph, IL 61873
(217) 469-2334
Grades: 5-8
| 367 students
Rank: #55.
Carrie Busey Elementary School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
304 Prairie Rose Ln
Savoy, IL 61874
(217) 351-3811
Grades: K-5
| 477 students
Rank: #66.
Prairieview-ogden North Elementary School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Po Box 27
Royal, IL 61871
(217) 583-3300
Grades: PK-4
| 105 students
Rank: #77.
St Joseph-ogden High School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Po Box 890
Saint Joseph, IL 61873
(217) 469-2332
Grades: 9-12
| 441 students
Rank: #88.
Unity High School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1127 County Road 800 N
Tolono, IL 61880
(217) 485-6230
Grades: 9-12
| 517 students
Rank: #99.
Mahomet-seymour Jr High School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
201 W State St
Mahomet, IL 61853
(217) 586-4415
Grades: 6-8
| 765 students
Rank: #1010.
Unity East
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1638 County Road 1000 N
Philo, IL 61864
(217) 684-5218
Grades: PK-5
| 250 students
Rank: #1111.
Lincoln Trail Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
102 E State St
Mahomet, IL 61853
(217) 586-2811
Grades: 3-5
| 756 students
Rank: #1212.
Central High School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
610 W University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 351-3914
Grades: 9-12
| 1,555 students
Rank: #1313.
Kenwood Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1001 Stratford Dr
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 351-3815
Grades: K-5
| 343 students
Rank: #1414.
Bottenfield Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1801 S Prospect Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 351-3807
Grades: K-5
| 446 students
Rank: #1515.
Gifford Grade School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 70
Gifford, IL 61847
(217) 568-7733
Grades: K-8
| 181 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Heritage Jr High And Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
512 W 1st St
Homer, IL 61849
(217) 896-2421
Grades: PK-8
| 258 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Vernon L Barkstall Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2201 Hallbeck Dr
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 373-5580
Grades: K-5
| 417 students
Rank: #1818.
Unity Jr High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1121 County Road 800 N
Tolono, IL 61880
(217) 485-6735
Grades: 6-8
| 348 students
Rank: #1919.
Dr Howard Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
110 N. James
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 351-3866
Grades: K-5
| 389 students
Rank: #2020.
Robeson Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2501 Southmoor Dr
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 351-3884
Grades: K-5
| 447 students
Rank: #2121.
Fisher Jr/sr High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
111 W Division St
Fisher, IL 61843
(217) 897-1225
Grades: 7-12
| 273 students
Rank: #2222.
Centennial High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
913 Crescent Dr
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 351-3954
Grades: 9-12
| 1,453 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Fisher Grade School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
801 S 5th St
Fisher, IL 61843
(217) 897-1133
Grades: K-6
| 313 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
South Side Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
715 S New St
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 351-3890
Grades: K-5
| 289 students
Rank: #2525.
Unity West
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1035 County Road 600 N
Tolono, IL 61880
(217) 485-3918
Grades: K-5
| 420 students
Rank: #2626.
Prairieview-ogden South Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
304 N Market St
Ogden, IL 61859
(217) 582-2725
Grades: K-6
| 121 students
Rank: #2727.
Heritage High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 260
Broadlands, IL 61816
(217) 834-3393
Grades: 9-12
| 130 students
Rank: #2828.
Edison Middle School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
306 W Green St
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 351-3771
Grades: 6-8
| 737 students
Rank: #2929.
Urbana High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1002 S Race St
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 384-3505
Grades: 9-12
| 1,176 students
Rank: #3030.
Washington Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
606 E Grove St
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 351-3901
Grades: K-5
| 335 students
Rank: #3131.
Leal Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
312 W Oregon St
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 384-3618
Grades: K-5
| 381 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Novak Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
815 N Randolph St
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 352-4328
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
R E A D Y Program
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
45 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 239-0322
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #3434.
Franklin Middle School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
817 N Harris Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 351-3819
Grades: 6-8
| 698 students
Rank: #3535.
International Prep Academy
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1605 W Kirby Ave
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 351-3995
Grades: K-7
| 510 students
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Champaign County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
200 South Century Blvd
Rantoul, IL 61866
(217) 892-8877
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
3 Henson Place
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 355-1382
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
512 West 1st St
Homer, IL 61849
(217) 896-2421
Grades: 6-8
| 114 students
Po Box 99
Ogden, IL 61859
(217) 582-2725
Grades: K-8
| 139 students
512 W Church Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 239-0322
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Po Box 409
Saint Joseph, IL 61873
(217) 469-2291
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
Po Box 198
Mahomet, IL 61853
(217) 586-4583
Grades: 1-2
| 453 students
200 South Century Blvd
Rantoul, IL 61866
(217) 834-3559
Grades: PK
| n/a students
201 S Sheldon St
Rantoul, IL 61866
(217) 893-4171
Grades: 6-8
| 37 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Champaign County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Champaign County, IL include Mahomet-seymour High School, Prairieview-ogden Jr High School and St Joseph Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Champaign County, IL?
63 public schools are located in Champaign County, IL.
What percentage of students in Champaign County, IL go to public school?
87% of all K-12 students in Champaign County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Champaign County, IL?
Champaign County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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