Top 10 Best Illinois Charter Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 73 charter public high schools serving 32,141 students in Illinois.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public high schools in Illinois are Ace Amandla Charter School, Ybmc Charter School and Yccs West. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Illinois charter public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 10% (versus the Illinois public high school average of 28%), and reading proficiency score of 13% (versus the 32% statewide average).
Illinois charter public high school have a Graduation Rate of 75%, which is less than the Illinois average of 88%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Noble St Chtr-chicago Bulls Prep, with 96% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Illinois or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public high school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Illinois Charter Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 91. - 9.
Ace Amandla Charter School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6820 S Washtenaw Ave
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 535-7150
Grades: 9-12
| 126 students
Rank: #1 - 91. - 9.
Ybmc Charter School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
360 Wylie Dr Ste 305
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 454-3898
Grades: 11-12
| 18 students
Rank: #1 - 91. - 9.
Yccs West
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4909 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 261-0994
Grades: 9-12
| 109 students
Rank: #1 - 91. - 9.
Yccs- Mckinley-lakeside Leadership Academy
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2920 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-5010
Grades: 9-12
| 138 students
Rank: #1 - 91. - 9.
Yccs-austin Career Educational Cntr High School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5352 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 626-6988
Grades: 9-12
| 59 students
Rank: #1 - 91. - 9.
Yccs-community Youth Dev Inst High School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7836 S Union Ave
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 224-2273
Grades: 9-12
| 107 students
Rank: #1 - 91. - 9.
Yccs-innovations Of Arts Integr High School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
17 N State St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 999-9360
Grades: 9-12
| 421 students
Rank: #1 - 91. - 9.
Yccs-scholastic Achievement High School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4651 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 921-1315
Grades: 9-12
| 161 students
Rank: #1 - 91. - 9.
Yccs-truman Middle College High School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1145 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 907-4840
Grades: 9-12
| 198 students
Rank: #1010.
Southland College Prep Charter High School
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4601 Sauk Trl
Richton Park, IL 60471
(708) 748-0100
Grades: 9-12
| 579 students
Rank: #1111.
Cambridge Lakes Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
900 Wester Blvd
Hampshire, IL 60140
(847) 464-4300
Grades: K-12
| 660 students
Rank: #1212.
Chicago Math & Sci Elementary Charter
Charter School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7212 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 761-8960
Grades: 6-12
| 588 students
Rank: #1313.
Noble St Chtr-pritzker College Prep
Charter School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4131 W Cortland St
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 394-2848
Grades: 9-12
| 970 students
Rank: #14 - 2014. - 20.
Art In Motion Charter School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7415 S East End Ave
Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 820-9426
Grades: 7-10
| 388 students
Rank: #14 - 2014. - 20.
Siu Charter Sch Of East St Louis
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
601 James R Thompson Blvd
East Saint Louis, IL 62201
(618) 482-8391
Grades: 9-12
| 118 students
Rank: #14 - 2014. - 20.
Urban Prep West Charter School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
425 S Wabash Ave, Roosevelt Un
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 276-0259
Grades: 9-12
| 91 students
Rank: #14 - 2014. - 20.
Yccs-albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2739 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-8022
Grades: 9-12
| 135 students
Rank: #14 - 2014. - 20.
Yccs-cca High School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1231 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 762-2272
Grades: 9-12
| 142 students
Rank: #14 - 2014. - 20.
Yccs-olive Harvey Mid College High School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 291-6517
Grades: 9-12
| 105 students
Rank: #14 - 2014. - 20.
Yccs-progressive Leadership Academy
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6620 S Dr Martin L King Jr Dr
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 363-3837
Grades: 9-12
| 153 students
Rank: #2121.
Horizon Science Acad-mckinley Park Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2245 W Pershing Rd
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 247-8400
Grades: K-12
| 864 students
Rank: #2222.
Noble St Chtr Rauner College Prep
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1337 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 226-5345
Grades: 9-12
| 647 students
Rank: #2323.
Intrinsic Charter High School
Charter School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4540 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
(708) 887-2735
Grades: 7-12
| 1,036 students
Rank: #2424.
Noble St Chtr-muchin College Prep
Charter School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1 N State St
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 445-4680
Grades: 9-12
| 957 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Noble St Chtr-noble Campus
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1010 N Noble St
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 862-1449
Grades: 9-12
| 674 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Noble St Chtr-the Noble Academy
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1443 N Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 574-1527
Grades: 9-12
| 568 students
Rank: #2727.
Noble St Chtr-chicago Bulls Prep
Charter School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2040 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 534-7599
Grades: 9-12
| 1,172 students
Rank: #2828.
Noble St Chtr-uic College Prep
Charter School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1231 S Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 768-4858
Grades: 9-12
| 911 students
Rank: #2929.
Cics - Northtown Campus
Charter School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3900 W Peterson Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 478-3655
Grades: 9-12
| 900 students
Rank: #3030.
Noble St Chtr-itw Speer Academy
Charter School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5321 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 622-7484
Grades: 9-12
| 1,159 students
Rank: #3131.
Noble St Chtr - Mansueto
Charter School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 13%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2911 W 47th St
Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 349-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,072 students
Rank: #3232.
Noble St Chtr-golder College Prep
Charter School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1454 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 265-9925
Grades: 9-12
| 669 students
Rank: #33 - 4133. - 41.
Cics - Ralph Ellison Campus
Charter School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1817 W 80th St
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 478-4434
Grades: 9-12
| 164 students
Rank: #33 - 4133. - 41.
Legal Prep Charter High School
Charter School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4319 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 922-7800
Grades: 9-12
| 255 students
Rank: #33 - 4133. - 41.
Noble St Chtr-baker Campus
Charter School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2710 E 89th St
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 535-6460
Grades: 9-12
| 252 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked charter public high schools in Illinois?
The top ranked charter public high schools in Illinois include Ace Amandla Charter School, Ybmc Charter School and Yccs West.
How many charter public high schools are located in Illinois?
73 charter public high schools are located in Illinois.
What is the racial composition of students in Illinois?
Illinois charter public high schools minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public high schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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