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For the 2021 school year, there are 659 public schools serving 371,169 students in Chicago, IL. Chicago has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Chicago, IL are Payton College Preparatory High School, Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School and Northside College Preparatory High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Chicago, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Chicago have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Chicago, IL Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Payton College Preparatory High School Magnet School
    Math: 97% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1034 N Wells St
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (773) 534-0034

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,073 student
  • Rank: #2-42.-4.
    Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3020 W 108th St
    Chicago, IL 60655
    (773) 535-2636

    Grades: 1-8 | 242 students
  • Rank: #2-42.-4.
    Northside College Preparatory High School Magnet School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 97%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5501 N Kedzie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 534-3954

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,061 student
  • Rank: #2-42.-4.
    Skinner North Elementary School Math: 95% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    640 W Scott St
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (773) 534-8500

    Grades: K-8 | 494 students
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Decatur Classical Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    7030 N Sacramento Av
    Chicago, IL 60645
    (773) 534-2201

    Grades: K-6 | 281 students
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4929 N Sawyer Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 534-0540

    Grades: K-8 | 271 students
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Mcdade Elementary Classical School Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8801 S Indiana Ave
    Chicago, IL 60619
    (773) 535-3669

    Grades: K-6 | 195 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Young Magnet High School Magnet School
    Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    211 S Laflin St
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (773) 534-7500

    Grades: 7-12 | 2,157 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Jones College Prep High School Magnet School
    Math: 90% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    700 S State St
    Chicago, IL 60605
    (773) 534-8600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,861 student
  • Rank: #1010.
    Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8101 S La Salle St
    Chicago, IL 60620
    (773) 535-0040

    Grades: PK-8 | 284 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Lane Technical High School Magnet School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2501 W Addison St
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 534-5400

    Grades: 7-12 | 4,429 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Lincoln Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    615 W Kemper Pl
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 534-5720

    Grades: K-8 | 897 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy Magnet School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3319 N Clifton Ave
    Chicago, IL 60657
    (773) 534-5550

    Grades: K-8 | 567 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Poe Elementary Classical School Magnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10538 S Langley Ave
    Chicago, IL 60628
    (773) 535-5525

    Grades: K-6 | 208 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Skinner Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    111 S Throop St
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (773) 534-7790

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,100 student
  • Rank: #1616.
    Edgebrook Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6525 N Hiawatha Ave
    Chicago, IL 60646
    (773) 534-1194

    Grades: K-8 | 512 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Alcott Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2625 N Orchard St
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 534-5460

    Grades: PK-8 | 630 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Stem Magnet Academy Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1522 W Fillmore St
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (773) 534-7300

    Grades: K-8 | 435 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Bell Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3730 N Oakley Ave
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 534-5150

    Grades: K-8 | 958 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Mayer Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2250 N Clifton Ave
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 534-5535

    Grades: PK-8 | 766 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Blaine Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1420 W Grace St
    Chicago, IL 60613
    (773) 534-5750

    Grades: PK-8 | 885 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Mount Greenwood Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    10841 S Homan Ave
    Chicago, IL 60655
    (773) 535-2786

    Grades: K-8 | 1,124 student
  • Rank: #2323.
    Ebinger Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7350 W Pratt Ave
    Chicago, IL 60631
    (773) 534-1070

    Grades: K-8 | 831 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Prescott Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1632 W Wrightwood Av
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 534-5505

    Grades: PK-8 | 432 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Oriole Park Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5424 N Oketo Ave
    Chicago, IL 60656
    (773) 534-1201

    Grades: PK-8 | 751 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Haines Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    247 W 23rd Pl
    Chicago, IL 60616
    (773) 534-9200

    Grades: PK-8 | 687 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Coonley Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4046 N Leavitt St
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 534-5140

    Grades: K-8 | 1,008 student
  • Rank: #2828.
    Burley Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1630 W Barry Ave
    Chicago, IL 60657
    (773) 534-5475

    Grades: PK-8 | 533 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Drummond Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1845 W Cortland St
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (773) 534-4120

    Grades: PK-8 | 349 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Beaubien Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5025 N Laramie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60630
    (773) 534-3500

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,096 student
  • Rank: #3131.
    Wildwood Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6950 N Hiawatha Ave
    Chicago, IL 60646
    (773) 534-1188

    Grades: K-8 | 494 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Sauganash Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6040 N Kilpatrick Av
    Chicago, IL 60646
    (773) 534-3470

    Grades: K-8 | 605 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Lasalle II Language Academy Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 55% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1148 N Honore St
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (773) 534-0490

    Grades: PK-8 | 590 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Healy Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3010 S Parnell Ave
    Chicago, IL 60616
    (773) 534-9190

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,420 student
  • Rank: #3535.
    Stone Elementary Scholastic Academy Magnet School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6239 N Leavitt St
    Chicago, IL 60659
    (773) 534-2045

    Grades: K-8 | 627 students
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