Top 10 Best Dekalb County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 42 public schools serving 16,257 students in Dekalb County, IL (there are 9 private schools, serving 648 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Dekalb County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Dekalb County, IL are Prairie View Elementary School, Somonauk Middle School and Indian Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dekalb County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Dekalb County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Dekalb County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Prairie View Elementary School
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1201 Castle St
Sandwich, IL 60548
(815) 786-8811
Grades: K-3
| 183 students
Rank: #22.
Somonauk Middle School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
510 W Lasalle St
Somonauk, IL 60552
(815) 498-1866
Grades: 5-8
| 225 students
Rank: #33.
Indian Creek Elementary School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 W Cherokee Ave
Shabbona, IL 60550
(815) 824-2122
Grades: PK-4
| 262 students
Rank: #44.
North Grove Elementary School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
850 Republic Ave
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8124
Grades: K-5
| 467 students
Rank: #55.
Lynn G Haskin Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
720 S Wells St
Sandwich, IL 60548
(815) 786-8812
Grades: PK-3
| 226 students
Rank: #66.
Hiawatha Elementary Sch Prek-5
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Po Box 428
Kirkland, IL 60146
(815) 522-3336
Grades: PK-5
| 191 students
Rank: #77.
Sycamore High School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
427 Spartan Trl
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8160
Grades: 9-12
| 1,180 students
Rank: #88.
Southeast Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
718 S Locust St
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8219
Grades: K-5
| 290 students
Rank: #99.
W W Woodbury Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
322 E 3rd St
Sandwich, IL 60548
(815) 786-6316
Grades: K-3
| 170 students
Rank: #1010.
Herman E Dummer
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
422 S Wells St
Sandwich, IL 60548
(815) 786-8498
Grades: 4-5
| 283 students
Rank: #1111.
North Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1680 Brickville Rd
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8209
Grades: K-5
| 273 students
Rank: #1212.
James R Wood Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
320 S Maple St
Somonauk, IL 60552
(815) 498-2338
Grades: PK-4
| 276 students
Rank: #1313.
Hinckley-big Rock High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
700 E Lincoln Ave
Hinckley, IL 60520
(815) 286-7501
Grades: 9-12
| 213 students
Rank: #1414.
Sandwich Community High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
515 Lions Rd
Sandwich, IL 60548
(815) 786-2157
Grades: 9-12
| 595 students
Rank: #1515.
Indian Creek High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
506 S Shabbona Rd
Shabbona, IL 60550
(815) 824-2197
Grades: 9-12
| 259 students
Rank: #1616.
Genoa-kingston Middle School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
941 W Main St
Genoa, IL 60135
(815) 784-5222
Grades: 6-8
| 324 students
Rank: #1717.
West Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
718 S Locust St
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8219
Grades: K-5
| 273 students
Rank: #1818.
Genoa Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
602 E Hill St
Genoa, IL 60135
(815) 784-3742
Grades: 3-5
| 328 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Hinckley-big Rock Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 W Lincoln Hwy
Hinckley, IL 60520
(815) 286-3400
Grades: PK-5
| 333 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
South Prairie Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
820 Borden Ave
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8299
Grades: PK-5
| 266 students
Rank: #2121.
Sandwich Middle School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 S Wells St
Sandwich, IL 60548
(815) 786-2138
Grades: 6-8
| 399 students
Rank: #2222.
Sycamore Middle School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
150 Maplewood Dr
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 899-8170
Grades: 6-8
| 850 students
Rank: #2323.
Kingston Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 20-24% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 37
Kingston, IL 60145
(815) 784-5246
Grades: PK-2
| 333 students
Rank: #2424.
Somonauk High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
501 W Market St
Somonauk, IL 60552
(815) 498-2314
Grades: 9-12
| 250 students
Rank: #2525.
Indian Creek Middle School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
335 E Garfield St
Waterman, IL 60556
(815) 264-3351
Grades: 5-8
| 215 students
Rank: #2626.
Genoa-kingston High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
980 Park Ave
Genoa, IL 60135
(815) 784-5111
Grades: 9-12
| 513 students
Rank: #2727.
Dekalb High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
501 W Dresser Rd
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,073 students
Rank: #2828.
Malta Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5068 Il Route 38
Malta, IL 60150
(815) 754-2970
Grades: K-5
| 287 students
Rank: #2929.
Jefferson Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
211 Mccormick Dr
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2263
Grades: K-5
| 317 students
Rank: #3030.
Huntley Middle School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1515 S 4th St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2241
Grades: 6-8
| 930 students
Rank: #3131.
Hiawatha Jr/sr High School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 428
Kirkland, IL 60146
(815) 522-3335
Grades: 6-12
| 229 students
Rank: #3232.
Clinton Rosette Middle School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
650 N 1st St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2226
Grades: 6-8
| 622 students
Rank: #3333.
Littlejohn Elementary School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1121 School St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2258
Grades: K-5
| 402 students
Rank: #3434.
Lincoln Elementary School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
220 E Sunset Pl
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2212
Grades: K-5
| 312 students
Rank: #3535.
Tyler Elementary School
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1021 Alden Circle
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2389
Grades: K-5
| 298 students
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Dekalb County 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
123 W 1st St
Genoa, IL 60135
(815) 784-2448
Grades: PK-1
| 239 students
600 Lions Rd
Sandwich, IL 60548
(815) 786-9873
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
21255 Malta Rd
Malta, IL 60150
(815) 825-2000
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
901 South 4th St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2400
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
5068 Il Route 38
Malta, IL 60150
(815) 825-2061
Grades: K-5
| 282 students
220 N Maple St
Waterman, IL 60556
(815) 264-3351
Grades: K-5
| 120 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Dekalb County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Dekalb County, IL include Prairie View Elementary School, Somonauk Middle School and Indian Creek Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Dekalb County, IL?
42 public schools are located in Dekalb County, IL.
What percentage of students in Dekalb County, IL go to public school?
96% of all K-12 students in Dekalb County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Dekalb County, IL?
Dekalb County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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