Top 10 Best Illinois Charter Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 142 charter public schools serving 64,925 students in Illinois.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public schools in Illinois are Prairie Crossing Charter School, Noble Street Chtr-uic College Prep and Noble Street Chtr-itw Speer Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Illinois charter public schools have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 22% (versus the 38% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Best Illinois Charter Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Prairie Crossing Charter School
Charter School
Math: 57% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1531 Jones Point Rd
Grayslake, IL 60030
(847) 543-9722
Grades: K-8
| 431 students
Rank: #22.
Noble Street Chtr-uic College Prep
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 57% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1231 S Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 768-4858
Grades: 9-12
| 939 students
Rank: #33.
Noble Street Chtr-itw Speer Academy
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2456 N Mango Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 278-6895
Grades: 9-12
| 1,014 students
Rank: #44.
Noble Street Chtr-pritzker Col Prep
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 56% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4131 W Cortland St
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 394-2848
Grades: 9-12
| 985 students
Rank: #55.
Noble Street Chtr-noble Campus
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1010 N Noble St
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 862-1449
Grades: 9-12
| 652 students
Rank: #66.
Horizon Science Acad-mckinley Pk
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 42% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2245 W Pershing Rd
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 247-8400
Grades: K-12
| 790 students
Rank: #77.
Cambridge Lakes Charter School
Charter School
Math: 36% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
900 Wester Blvd
Hampshire, IL 60140
(847) 464-4300
Grades: K-12
| 828 students
Rank: #88.
Learn Chtr School 6 N Chicago Campus
Charter School
Math: 32% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
601 D St Bldg 130h
Great Lakes, IL 60088
(847) 473-3845
Grades: K-8
| 486 students
Rank: #99.
Noble Street Chtr Rauner College Prep
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1337 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 226-5345
Grades: 9-12
| 633 students
Rank: #1010.
Noble Street Chtr-the Noble Academy
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1443 N Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 278-6895
Grades: 9-12
| 489 students
Rank: #1111.
Noble Street Chtr - Mansueto
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5101 S Keeler Ave
Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 349-8200
Grades: 9-10
| 525 students
Rank: #1212.
Noble Street Chtr-chicago Bulls Prep
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 48% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2040 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 850-0192
Grades: 9-12
| 1,136 students
Rank: #1313.
Learn Charter Excel Campus
Charter School
Math: 32% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3021 W Carroll Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 584-4300
Grades: K-5
| 450 students
Rank: #1414.
Locke A Elementary Charter Academy
Charter School
Math: 27% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(4)
3141 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 265-7232
Grades: PK-8
| 499 students
Rank: #1515.
Cics - Avalon/south Shore
Charter School
Math: 29% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1501 E 83rd Pl
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 721-0858
Grades: K-8
| 478 students
Rank: #1616.
Southland College Prep Chtr High School
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4601 Sauk Trl
Richton Park, IL 60471
(708) 747-0301
Grades: 9-12
| 531 students
Rank: #1717.
Noble Street Chtr-muchin College Prep
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 42% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1 N State St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 445-4680
Grades: 9-12
| 956 students
Rank: #1818.
Springfield Ball Charter School
Charter School
Math: 28% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2530 E Ash St
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 525-3275
Grades: K-8
| 398 students
Rank: #1919.
Acero Chtr - Rufino Tamayo Campus
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5135 S California
Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 434-6355
Grades: K-8
| 287 students
Rank: #2020.
Noble Street Chtr-golder College Prep
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1454 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 265-9925
Grades: 9-12
| 662 students
Rank: #2121.
Acero Chtr - Spc Zizumbo Campus
Charter School
Math: 28% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4248 W 47th St
Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 579-3470
Grades: K-8
| 625 students
Rank: #2222.
Cics - Washington Pk Campus
Charter School
Math: 22% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
110 E 61st St
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 347-0200
Grades: K-8
| 458 students
Rank: #2323.
Horizon Science Acad-belmont
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 26% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2456 N Mango Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 237-2702
Grades: K-8
| 516 students
Rank: #2424.
Cics - Basil Campus
Charter School
Math: 30% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1816 W Garfield Blvd
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 778-9455
Grades: K-8
| 736 students
Rank: #2525.
Cics - Irving Park Campus
Charter School
Math: 25% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
3820 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 433-5000
Grades: K-8
| 555 students
Rank: #2626.
Acero Chtr - Carlos Fuentes Cmpus
Charter School
Math: 28% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2845 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 279-9826
Grades: K-8
| 551 students
Rank: #2727.
Acero Chtr Network - Jovita Idar
Charter School
Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5050 S Homan Ave
Chicago, IL 60632
(312) 455-5450
Grades: K-8
| 571 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Acero Chtr - Esmera Santiago Cmps
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2510 W Cortez St
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 455-5410
Grades: K-8
| 283 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Univ Of Chicago Chtr-nth Kenwood
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1119 E 46th St
Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 536-2399
Grades: PK-5
| 354 students
Rank: #3030.
Learn Chtr - Hunter Perkins Camp
Charter School
Math: 23% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 W 83rd St
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 488-1634
Grades: K-8
| 502 students
Rank: #3131.
Chicago Math & Science Elementary Charter
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 31% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7212 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 761-8960
Grades: 6-12
| 596 students
Rank: #3232.
Acero Chtr-brighton Park Campus
Charter School
Math: 22% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4420 S Fairfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60632
(312) 455-5434
Grades: K-8
| 570 students
Rank: #3333.
Acero Chtr Network - Pfc Torress
Charter School
Math: 27% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4248 W 47th St
Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 579-3475
Grades: K-8
| 582 students
Rank: #3434.
Learn Chtr - South Chicago Campus
Charter School
Math: 24% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
8914 S Buffalo Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 722-8577
Grades: K-8
| 459 students
Rank: #35 - 3735. - 37.
Acero Chtr - Bartolome De Las
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1641 W 16th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 432-3224
Grades: K-8
| 279 students
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