Top 10 Best Elgin Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 31 public schools serving 17,733 students in Elgin, IL (there are 23 private schools, serving 2,688 private students). 87% of all K-12 students in Elgin, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Elgin, IL are Central School Program, New Beginnings Regional Safe Schools Program and Prairie Knolls Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Elgin, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 18% (versus the 31% statewide average). Schools in Elgin have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Elgin, IL Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Central School Program
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
355 E Chicago St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5340
Grades: 7-12
| 0 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
New Beginnings Regional Safe Schools Program
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
46 S Gifford St
Elgin, IL 60120
(630) 232-5963
Grades: 6-12
| 0 students
Rank: #33.
Prairie Knolls Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
225 Nesler Rd
Elgin, IL 60124
(847) 717-8100
Grades: 6-7
| 768 students
Rank: #44.
Prairie View Grade School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10n630 Nesler Rd
Elgin, IL 60124
(847) 464-6014
Grades: PK-5
| 607 students
Rank: #55.
Hilltop Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1855 Rohrson Rd
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 289-6655
Grades: PK-6
| 556 students
Rank: #66.
Larsen Middle School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
665 Dundee Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5250
Grades: 7-8
| 673 students
Rank: #77.
Country Trails Elementary School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3701 Highland Woods Blvd
Elgin, IL 60124
(847) 717-8000
Grades: PK-5
| 631 students
Rank: #88.
Elgin Math And Science Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1600 Dundee Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
(630) 883-5013
Grades: K-6
| 361 students
Rank: #99.
Otter Creek Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2701 Hopps Rd
Elgin, IL 60124
(847) 888-6995
Grades: K-6
| 407 students
Rank: #1010.
Abbott Middle School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
949 Van St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-5160
Grades: 7-8
| 639 students
Rank: #1111.
Elgin High School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 Maroon Dr
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,834 students
Rank: #12 - 1612. - 16.
Century Oaks Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1235 Braeburn Dr
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-5180
Grades: K-6
| 549 students
Rank: #12 - 1612. - 16.
Garfield Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
420 May St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5192
Grades: PK-6
| 335 students
Rank: #12 - 1612. - 16.
Hillcrest Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
80 N Airlite St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-5282
Grades: K-6
| 504 students
Rank: #12 - 1612. - 16.
Lords Park Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
323 Waverly Dr
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5360
Grades: PK-6
| 644 students
Rank: #12 - 1612. - 16.
Mckinley Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
258 Lovell St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5262
Grades: K-6
| 384 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Ellis Middle School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
225 S Liberty St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5151
Grades: 7-8
| 614 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Kimball Middle School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
451 N Mclean Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-5290
Grades: 7-8
| 561 students
Rank: #1919.
Larkin High School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 13%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1475 Larkin Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-5200
Grades: 9-12
| 2,250 students
Rank: #2020.
Creekside Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
655 N Airlite St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 289-6270
Grades: PK-6
| 474 students
Rank: #2121.
Coleman Elementary School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 8%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1220 Dundee Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5190
Grades: K-6
| 683 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Channing Memorial Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
63 S Channing St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5185
Grades: K-6
| 364 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Washington Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
819 W Chicago St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-5270
Grades: PK-6
| 417 students
Rank: #24 - 2724. - 27.
Harriet Gifford Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
240 S Clifton Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-5195
Grades: PK-6
| 439 students
Rank: #24 - 2724. - 27.
Highland Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
190 N Melrose Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-5280
Grades: K-6
| 594 students
Rank: #24 - 2724. - 27.
Lowrie Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
264 Oak St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-5260
Grades: K-6
| 435 students
Rank: #24 - 2724. - 27.
Ronald D O Neal
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
510 Franklin Blvd
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5266
Grades: PK-6
| 493 students
Rank: #2828.
Huff Elementary School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 3%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Hastings St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5285
Grades: PK-6
| 517 students
Rank: n/an/a
Dream Academy
Alternative School
46 S Gifford St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5000
Grades: 7-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
1350 Wing St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 289-6041
Grades: PK
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Phoenix
Alternative School
46 S Gifford St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Elgin, Illinois

Elgin, Illinois Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Dream Academy (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
46 S Gifford St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5000
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Elgin, IL?
How many public schools are located in Elgin, IL?
31 public schools are located in Elgin, IL.
What percentage of students in Elgin, IL go to public school?
87% of all K-12 students in Elgin, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Elgin, IL?
Elgin, IL public schools minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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