Top 10 Best Chicago Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 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 Northside College Preparatory High School, Payton College Preparatory High School and Jones College Prep 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 24% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 38% 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).

Best Chicago, IL Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Northside College Preparatory High School
Magnet School
Math: 94% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5501 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-3954
Grades: 9-12
| 1,061 students
Rank: #22.
Payton College Preparatory High School
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1034 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-0034
Grades: 9-12
| 1,073 students
Rank: #33.
Jones College Prep High School
Magnet School
Math: 92% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
700 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 534-8600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,861 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Decatur Classical Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
7030 N Sacramento Av
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 534-2201
Grades: K-6
| 281 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Magnet School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
4929 N Sawyer Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-0540
Grades: K-8
| 271 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Young Magnet High School
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
211 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7500
Grades: 7-12
| 2,157 students
Rank: #77.
Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
3020 W 108th St
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 535-2636
Grades: 1-8
| 242 students
Rank: #88.
Skinner North Elementary School
Math: 93% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
640 W Scott St
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-8500
Grades: K-8
| 494 students
Rank: #99.
Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Magnet School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(3)
8101 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 535-0040
Grades: PK-8
| 284 students
Rank: #1010.
Lane Technical High School
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
2501 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 534-5400
Grades: 7-12
| 4,429 students
Rank: #1111.
Mcdade Elementary Classical School
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8801 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 535-3669
Grades: K-6
| 195 students
Rank: #1212.
Poe Elementary Classical School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10538 S Langley Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 535-5525
Grades: K-6
| 208 students
Rank: #1313.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
615 W Kemper Pl
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-5720
Grades: K-8
| 897 students
Rank: #1414.
Skinner Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
111 S Throop St
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7790
Grades: PK-8
| 1,100 students
Rank: #1515.
Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy
Magnet School
Math: 75% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3319 N Clifton Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5550
Grades: K-8
| 567 students
Rank: #1616.
Stem Magnet Academy Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 68% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1522 W Fillmore St
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7300
Grades: K-8
| 435 students
Rank: #1717.
Burley Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1630 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5475
Grades: PK-8
| 533 students
Rank: #1818.
Mayer Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2250 N Clifton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-5535
Grades: PK-8
| 766 students
Rank: #1919.
Mount Greenwood Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10841 S Homan Ave
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 535-2786
Grades: K-8
| 1,124 students
Rank: #2020.
Coonley Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4046 N Leavitt St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 534-5140
Grades: K-8
| 1,008 students
Rank: #2121.
Ebinger Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7350 W Pratt Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 534-1070
Grades: K-8
| 831 students
Rank: #2222.
Edgebrook Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6525 N Hiawatha Ave
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 534-1194
Grades: K-8
| 512 students
Rank: #2323.
Sauganash Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
6040 N Kilpatrick Av
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 534-3470
Grades: K-8
| 605 students
Rank: #2424.
Alcott Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2625 N Orchard St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-5460
Grades: PK-8
| 630 students
Rank: #2525.
Blaine Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1420 W Grace St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 534-5750
Grades: PK-8
| 885 students
Rank: #2626.
Bell Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3730 N Oakley Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 534-5150
Grades: K-8
| 958 students
Rank: #2727.
Hancock College Preparatory High School
Magnet School
Math: 60% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4034 W 56th St
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 535-2410
Grades: 9-12
| 967 students
Rank: #2828.
Lasalle II Language Academy Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 54% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1148 N Honore St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 534-0490
Grades: PK-8
| 590 students
Rank: #2929.
Prescott Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1632 W Wrightwood Av
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-5505
Grades: PK-8
| 432 students
Rank: #3030.
Hamilton Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
1650 W Cornelia Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5484
Grades: PK-8
| 481 students
Rank: #3131.
Healy Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3010 S Parnell Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(773) 534-9190
Grades: PK-8
| 1,420 students
Rank: #3232.
Oriole Park Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5424 N Oketo Ave
Chicago, IL 60656
(773) 534-1201
Grades: PK-8
| 751 students
Rank: #3333.
Norwood Park Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
5900 N Nina Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 534-1198
Grades: PK-8
| 434 students
Rank: #3434.
Disney II Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3815 N Kedvale Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 534-3750
Grades: PK-6
| 431 students
Rank: #3535.
Beaubien Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5025 N Laramie Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 534-3500
Grades: PK-8
| 1,096 students
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Chicago, Illinois Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
730 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 534-6980
Grades: 9-12
| 488 students
3630 S Wells St
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 535-1660
Grades: K-8
| 95 students
4319 West Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 626-4200
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
1455 S Mich Ste 218
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 880-0261
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4655 South Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 535-8500
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1340 West 71st St
Chicago, IL 60636
(773) 535-3250
Grades: PK-8
| 437 students
4747 South Winchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 534-4276
Grades: 3-8
| n/a students
6315 S Claremont Av
Chicago, IL 60636
(773) 535-9070
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
900 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 534-2610
Grades: 8
| 36 students
5345 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 534-6365
Grades: 3-6
| 95 students
1855 N Sheffield Av
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-8586
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Aspira Charter Schools (Closed 2018)
Magnet School
Charter School
1711 N California
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-0970
Grades: 6-12
| 1,290 students
5055 S State St
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 535-1270
Grades: 2-8
| 133 students
231 N Pine Ave
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 534-6316
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
231 N Pine Ave
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 534-6300
Grades: 11-12
| 580 students
231 N Pine Ave
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 534-6300
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2945 North Sawyer Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 534-5244
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
6656 South Normal Blvd
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 535-3020
Grades: PK-8
| 331 students
2755 North Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 549-8070
Grades: 7-12
| 27 students
2330 East 99th St
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 356-9988
Grades: 9-12
| 241 students
2040 West Adams St
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 534-7610
Grades: 9-12
| 73 students
3030 West Arthington St
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 534-6890
Grades: PK-8
| 374 students
2710 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60616
(773) 534-9160
Grades: 11-12
| 47 students
4946 S Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 535-9219
Grades: 11-12
| 53 students
1241 West 58th St
Chicago, IL 60636
(773) 535-9175
Grades: PK-8
| 310 students
2710 East 89th St
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 535-6597
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
8 W Root St
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 535-1460
Grades: K-8
| 465 students
9207 South Phillips Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 535-6422
Grades: 2-8
| 35 students
6515 S Ashland Av
Chicago, IL 60636
(773) 535-9060
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
363 W Hill St
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-8430
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2833 West Adams St
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 534-6940
Grades: PK-8
| 312 students
8131 S May St
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 535-3500
Grades: 11-12
| 499 students
7877 S Coles Ave
Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 535-4773
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
4959 S Blackstone Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 535-1410
Grades: 8
| 96 students
1250 West Erie St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 534-7385
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
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