Top 10 Best Cook County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 1374 public schools serving 765,731 students in Cook County, IL. Cook County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Cook County, 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.
Cook County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 38% statewide average). Schools in Cook County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Best Cook County 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.
Maple School
Math: 81% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2370 Shermer Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 400-8900
Grades: 6-8
| 384 students
Rank: #1313.
Greeley Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
275 Fairview Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-6060
Grades: K-4
| 274 students
Rank: #1414.
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: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Carleton W Washburne School
Math: 80% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
515 Hibbard Rd
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-5892
Grades: 7-8
| 414 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
New Trier Township H S Winnetka
Math: 80% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
385 Winnetka Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-7000
Grades: 10-12
| 2,934 students
Rank: #1717.
Mcclure Junior High School
Math: 76% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4225 Wolf Rd
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-7590
Grades: 6-8
| 489 students
Rank: #1818.
Wood Oaks Junior High School
Math: 74% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
1250 Sanders Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 272-1900
Grades: 6-8
| 429 students
Rank: #1919.
Marie Murphy School
Math: 75% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2921 Illinois Rd
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 251-3617
Grades: 6-8
| 284 students
Rank: #2020.
Wescott Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1820 Western Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 272-4660
Grades: 1-5
| 421 students
Rank: #2121.
Forest Hills Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5020 Central Ave
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-7678
Grades: PK-5
| 271 students
Rank: #2222.
Shabonee School
Math: 74% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1000 Pfingsten Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-4970
Grades: 3-5
| 430 students
Rank: #2323.
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: #2424.
Romona Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
600 Romona Rd
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256-0211
Grades: PK-4
| 551 students
Rank: #2525.
Avoca West Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
235 Beech Dr
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 724-6800
Grades: K-5
| 452 students
Rank: #2626.
Grove Avenue Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
900 S Grove Ave
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-1888
Grades: K-5
| 553 students
Rank: #2727.
The Joseph Sears School
Math: 74% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
542 Abbotsford Rd
Kenilworth, IL 60043
(847) 256-5006
Grades: PK-8
| 451 students
Rank: #2828.
Glenbrook North High School
Math: 74% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2300 Shermer Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 272-6400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,988 students
Rank: #2929.
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: #3030.
Spring Ave Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
1001 S Spring Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 482-2710
Grades: K-6
| 320 students
Rank: #3131.
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: #3232.
Sunset Ridge Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
525 Sunset Ridge Rd
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 881-9459
Grades: 4-8
| 272 students
Rank: #3333.
Meadowbrook Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1600 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-7940
Grades: K-5
| 403 students
Rank: #3434.
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: #3535.
John Laidlaw Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4072 Forest Ave
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-7673
Grades: K-5
| 395 students
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Cook County 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
Academy For Learning (Closed 2008)
Special Education School
13813 Western Ave
Blue Island, IL 60406
(708) 597-8862
Grades: 9-12
| 218 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
8901 South 52nd Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 499-7688
Grades: PK-K
| 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
16100 Seton Road
South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 210-2380
Grades: PK-K
| 275 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
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