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For the 2021 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 2,596 students in Charleston, IL. Charleston has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Charleston, IL are Charleston High School, Charleston Middle School and Carl Sandburg Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Charleston, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Charleston have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Charleston, IL Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Charleston High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1615 Lincoln Ave
    Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 639-5000

    Grades: 9-12 | 803 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Charleston Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    920 Smith Dr
    Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 639-6000

    Grades: 7-8 | 405 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Carl Sandburg Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1924 Reynolds Dr
    Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 639-4000

    Grades: 1-3 | 516 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Jefferson Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    801 Jefferson Ave
    Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 639-7000

    Grades: 4-6 | 673 students
  • Rank: #55.1021 13th St
    Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 639-8000

    Grades: PK-K | 199 students
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