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For the 2021 school year, there are 4 public schools in Hamilton County, IL, serving 1,229 students. Hamilton County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
Hamilton County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Hamilton County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Illinois public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Hamilton County, IL are Dahlgren Elementary School, East Side Elementary School and Hamilton County Jr/sr High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the Illinois public school average of 15:1.

Top Hamilton County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Dahlgren Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Po Box 70
    Dahlgren, IL 62828
    (618) 736-2316

    Grades: K-6 | 154 students
  • East Side Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    501 E Randolph St
    Mc Leansboro, IL 62859
    (618) 643-2328

    Grades: K-6 | 436 students
  • Hamilton County Jr/sr High School Math: 25% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1 Fox Ln
    Mc Leansboro, IL 62859
    (618) 643-2328

    Grades: 7-12 | 564 students
  • Hamilton County Preschool Center
    204 W Cherry St
    Mc Leansboro, IL 62859
    (618) 643-2328

    Grades: PK | 75 students
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