Top 10 Best Franklin County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 5,640 students in Franklin County, IL (there are 4 private schools, serving 165 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Franklin County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Franklin County, IL are Akin Comm Cons Elementary School, Ewing-northern Elementary School and Sesser-valier Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Franklin County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 15% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 23% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Franklin County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Franklin County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Akin Comm Cons Elementary School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
21962 Akin Blacktop
Thompsonville, IL 62890
(618) 627-2180
Grades: PK-8
| 94 students
Rank: #22.
Ewing-northern Elementary School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
51 N Main St
Ewing, IL 62836
(618) 629-2181
Grades: PK-8
| 217 students
Rank: #33.
Sesser-valier Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4626 State Highway 154
Sesser, IL 62884
(618) 625-5105
Grades: PK-5
| 268 students
Rank: #44.
Sesser-valier High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4626 State Highway 154
Sesser, IL 62884
(618) 625-5105
Grades: 9-12
| 189 students
Rank: #55.
Benton Grade Sch K-4
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 E Mckenzie St
Benton, IL 62812
(618) 438-7181
Grades: PK-4
| 620 students
Rank: #66.
Sesser-valier Jr High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4626 State Highway 154
Sesser, IL 62884
(618) 625-5105
Grades: 6-8
| 150 students
Rank: #77.
Thompsonville High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
21191 Shawneetown Rd
Thompsonville, IL 62890
(618) 627-2446
Grades: 9-12
| 99 students
Rank: #88.
Christopher Elementary School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
501 S Snider St
Christopher, IL 62822
(618) 724-7604
Grades: PK-8
| 466 students
Rank: #99.
Benton Cons High School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
511 E Main St
Benton, IL 62812
(618) 439-3103
Grades: 9-12
| 588 students
Rank: #1010.
Frankfort Community High School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
601 E Main St
West Frankfort, IL 62896
(618) 932-3126
Grades: 9-12
| 429 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Thompsonville Grade School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
21191 Shawneetown Rd
Thompsonville, IL 62890
(618) 627-2446
Grades: PK-8
| 214 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Zeigler-royalton Jr High School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 87
Zeigler, IL 62999
(618) 596-2121
Grades: 6-8
| 114 students
Rank: #1313.
Benton Grade Sch 5-8
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Forrest St
Benton, IL 62812
(618) 438-4011
Grades: 5-8
| 471 students
Rank: #1414.
Central Jr High School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 E 9th St
West Frankfort, IL 62896
(618) 937-2444
Grades: 7-8
| 248 students
Rank: #1515.
Zeigler-royalton High School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 38
Zeigler, IL 62999
(618) 596-5841
Grades: 9-12
| 146 students
Rank: #1616.
Christopher High School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Bearcat Dr
Christopher, IL 62822
(618) 724-9461
Grades: 9-12
| 236 students
Rank: #1717.
Frankfort Intermediate School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
800 N Cherry St
West Frankfort, IL 62896
(618) 937-1412
Grades: 3-6
| 396 students
Rank: #1818.
Zeigler-royalton Elementary School
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 87
Zeigler, IL 62999
(618) 596-2121
Grades: PK-5
| 254 students
Rank: n/an/a
1401 W 6th St
West Frankfort, IL 62896
(618) 937-2464
Grades: PK-2
| 441 students
Rank: n/an/a
Echo Juvenile Detention Ctr Program
Alternative School
409 E Washington St
Benton, IL 62812
(618) 983-6628
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Franklin Co Detention Center 6-8
Alternative School
409 E Washington St
Benton, IL 62812
(618) 438-2222
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Franklin Co Detention Center 9-12
Alternative School
409 E Washington St
Benton, IL 62812
(618) 438-2222
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Franklin-jefferson Sped Social Emotional Success (Ses)
Special Education School
4989 State Highway 148
Mulkeytown, IL 62865
(618) 663-5279
Grades: K-4
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Starquest Rssp North
Alternative School
901 Public Sq
Benton, IL 62812
(618) 983-6628
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Franklin County, IL

Franklin County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
501 S Snider St
Christopher, IL 62822
(618) 724-7604
Grades: 6-8
| 159 students
1000 Forrest St
Benton, IL 62812
(618) 438-4011
Grades: 5-8
| 495 students
6612 1st East St
Logan, IL 62856
(618) 439-4163
Grades: K-8
| 41 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Franklin County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Franklin County, IL include Akin Comm Cons Elementary School, Ewing-northern Elementary School and Sesser-valier Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Franklin County, IL?
24 public schools are located in Franklin County, IL.
What percentage of students in Franklin County, IL go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in Franklin County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Franklin County, IL?
Franklin County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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