Top 10 Best Dekalb Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 6,060 students in Dekalb, IL (there are 3 private schools, serving 225 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Dekalb, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Dekalb, IL are Dekalb High School, Huntley Middle School and Jefferson Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dekalb, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 12% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 16% (versus the 31% statewide average). Schools in Dekalb have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Dekalb, IL Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dekalb High School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
501 W Dresser Rd
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,073 students
Rank: #22.
Huntley Middle School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1515 S 4th St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2241
Grades: 6-8
| 930 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Jefferson Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
211 Mccormick Dr
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2263
Grades: K-5
| 317 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
220 E Sunset Pl
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2212
Grades: K-5
| 312 students
Rank: #55.
Clinton Rosette Middle School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
650 N 1st St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2226
Grades: 6-8
| 622 students
Rank: #66.
Tyler Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1021 Alden Circle
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2389
Grades: K-5
| 298 students
Rank: #77.
Littlejohn Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1121 School St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2258
Grades: K-5
| 402 students
Rank: #88.
Founders Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
821 S 7th St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-3800
Grades: K-5
| 591 students
Rank: #99.
Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3225 Sangamon Dr
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-9936
Grades: K-5
| 338 students
1515 S 4th St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2999
Grades: PK
| 177 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Dekalb, Illinois

Dekalb, Illinois Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
900 East Garden St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2320
Grades: K-5
| 281 students
650 N 1st St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2324
Grades: 6-8
| 547 students
901 South 4th St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2400
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Dekalb, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Dekalb, IL include Dekalb High School, Huntley Middle School and Jefferson Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Dekalb, IL?
10 public schools are located in Dekalb, IL.
What percentage of students in Dekalb, IL go to public school?
96% of all K-12 students in Dekalb, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Dekalb, IL?
Dekalb, IL public schools minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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