Top 10 Best Illinois Charter Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 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-pritzker Col Prep and Noble Street Chtr-the Noble 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 23% (versus the 37% 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).

Top Illinois Charter Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Prairie Crossing Charter School Charter School
    Math: 56% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1531 Jones Point Rd
    Grayslake, IL 60030
    (847) 543-9722

    Grades: K-8 | 431 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Noble Street Chtr-pritzker Col Prep Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 56% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4131 W Cortland St
    Chicago, IL 60639
    (773) 394-2848

    Grades: 9-12 | 985 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Noble Street Chtr-the Noble Academy Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1443 N Ogden Ave
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (773) 278-6895

    Grades: 9-12 | 489 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Noble Street Chtr-muchin College Prep Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1 N State St
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (312) 445-4680

    Grades: 9-12 | 956 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Locke A Elementary Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 35% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3141 W Jackson Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (773) 265-7232

    Grades: PK-8 | 499 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Cics - Avalon/south Shore Charter School
    Math: 39% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1501 E 83rd Pl
    Chicago, IL 60619
    (773) 721-0858

    Grades: K-8 | 478 students
  • Rank: #77.
    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: #88.
    Southland College Prep Chtr High School Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4601 Sauk Trl
    Richton Park, IL 60471
    (708) 747-0301

    Grades: 9-12 | 531 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Noble Street Chtr-uic College Prep Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1231 S Damen Ave
    Chicago, IL 60608
    (312) 768-4858

    Grades: 9-12 | 939 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Noble Street Chtr-itw Speer Academy Charter School
    Math: 52% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2456 N Mango Ave
    Chicago, IL 60639
    (773) 278-6895

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,014 student
  • Rank: #1111.
    Horizon Science Acad-mckinley Pk Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 37% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2245 W Pershing Rd
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 247-8400

    Grades: K-12 | 790 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Great Lakes Academy Charter Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    8401 S Saginaw Ave
    Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 530-3040

    Grades: K-4 | 294 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Cambridge Lakes Charter School Charter School
    Math: 35% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    900 Wester Blvd
    Hampshire, IL 60140
    (847) 464-4300

    Grades: K-12 | 828 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Learn Chtr School 6 N Chicago Campus Charter School
    Math: 36% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    601 D St Bldg 130h
    Great Lakes, IL 60088
    (847) 473-3845

    Grades: K-8 | 486 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Christopher House Chrt Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5235 W Belden St
    Chicago, IL 60639
    (773) 922-7542

    Grades: K-5 | 341 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Noble Street Chtr Rauner College Prep Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1337 W Ohio St
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 226-5345

    Grades: 9-12 | 633 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Noble Street Chtr-golder College Prep Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1454 W Superior St
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 265-9925

    Grades: 9-12 | 662 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Acero Chtr Network - Jovita Idar Charter School
    Math: 28% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5050 S Homan Ave
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (312) 455-5450

    Grades: K-8 | 571 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Noble Street Chtr-chicago Bulls Prep Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 44% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2040 W Adams St
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 850-0192

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,136 student
  • Rank: #2020.
    Acero Chtr - Esmera Santiago Cmps Charter School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2510 W Cortez St
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (312) 455-5410

    Grades: K-8 | 283 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Acero Chtr - Spc Zizumbo Campus Charter School
    Math: 27% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4248 W 47th St
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 579-3470

    Grades: K-8 | 625 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Learn Charter Excel Campus Charter School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3021 W Carroll Ave
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (773) 584-4300

    Grades: K-5 | 450 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Cics - Irving Park Campus Charter School
    Math: 24% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3820 N Spaulding Ave
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 433-5000

    Grades: K-8 | 555 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Cics - Basil Campus Charter School
    Math: 26% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1816 W Garfield Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 778-9455

    Grades: K-8 | 736 students
  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Acero Chtr - Bartolome De Las Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1641 W 16th St
    Chicago, IL 60608
    (312) 432-3224

    Grades: K-8 | 279 students
  • Rank: #25-2625.- 26.
    Acero Chtr - Rufino Tamayo Campus Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5135 S California
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 434-6355

    Grades: K-8 | 287 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Springfield Ball Charter School Charter School
    Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2530 E Ash St
    Springfield, IL 62703
    (217) 525-3275

    Grades: K-8 | 398 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Acero Chtr - Carlos Fuentes Cmpus Charter School
    Math: 27% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2845 W Barry Ave
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 279-9826

    Grades: K-8 | 551 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Chicago Math & Science Elementary Charter Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7212 N Clark St
    Chicago, IL 60626
    (773) 761-8960

    Grades: 6-12 | 596 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Acero Chtr Network - Pfc Torress Charter School
    Math: 29% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4248 W 47th St
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 579-3475

    Grades: K-8 | 582 students
  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Cics - Washington Pk Campus Charter School
    Math: 22% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    110 E 61st St
    Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 347-0200

    Grades: K-8 | 458 students
  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Univ Of Chicago Chtr-nth Kenwood Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1119 E 46th St
    Chicago, IL 60653
    (773) 536-2399

    Grades: PK-5 | 354 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Rowe Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 24% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1424 N Cleaver St
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 799-5870

    Grades: K-8 | 1,012 student
  • Rank: #3434.
    Acero Chtr - Sandra Cisneros Cmps Charter School
    Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2744 W Pershing Rd
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 376-8830

    Grades: K-8 | 536 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Asian Human Srvcs-passage Chrtr Charter School
    Math: 23% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1643 W Bryn Mawr Ave
    Chicago, IL 60660
    (773) 433-3530

    Grades: PK-8 | 452 students
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