Top 10 Best 62521 Illinois Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 4,308 students in 62521, IL (there are 3 private schools, serving 377 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in 62521, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in 62521, IL are Johns Hill Magnet School, Montessori For Peace and Eisenhower High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in zipcode 62521 have an average math proficiency score of 4% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 6% (versus the 31% statewide average). Schools in 62521, IL have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best 62521, IL Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Johns Hill Magnet School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 12%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1025 E Johns Ave
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3350
Grades: K-8
| 576 students
Rank: #22.
Montessori For Peace
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 8%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4735 E Cantrell St
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3390
Grades: PK-8
| 683 students
Rank: #33.
Eisenhower High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 S 16th St
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,046 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Michael E Baum Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
801 S Lake Ridge Ave
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3521
Grades: K-6
| 334 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Muffley Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
88 S Country Club Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3341
Grades: K-6
| 384 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
South Shores Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2500 S Franklin Street Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3321
Grades: K-6
| 334 students
Rank: #77.
American Dreamer Stem Academy
(Math: 2% | Reading: 2%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2115 S Taylor Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3380
Grades: K-8
| 401 students
Rank: #88.
Hope Academy
(Math: ≤1% | Reading: 2%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
955 N Illinois St
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3280
Grades: K-8
| 550 students
Rank: n/an/a
300 Meadow Terrace Pl
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3275
Grades: PK
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Heartland Technical Academy
Vocational School
1 College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 872-4050
Grades: 11-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
St Marys Adolescent Educational Program
Alternative School
1800 E Lake Shore Dr
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 464-5000
Grades: 1-11
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in 62521 Illinois

62521, Illinois Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
575 North Brush College Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 424-3184
Grades: K-6
| 169 students
2115 S Taylor Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3390
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
1 College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 875-7211
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2610 Salem Sch Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 864-2615
Grades: K-3
| 90 students
4735 E Cantrell St
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3201
Grades: 7-8
| 482 students
400 S Maffit St
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 424-3205
Grades: PK-6
| 331 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in 62521, IL?
The top ranked public schools in 62521, IL include Johns Hill Magnet School, Montessori For Peace and Eisenhower High School.
How many public schools are located in 62521, IL?
11 public schools are located in 62521, IL.
What percentage of students in 62521, IL go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in 62521, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in 62521, IL?
62521, IL public schools minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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