Top 10 Best Jackson County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 22 public schools serving 7,057 students in Jackson County, IL. Jackson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Jackson County, IL are Giant City Elementary School, Unity Point Elementary School and Elverado Junior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Jackson County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 38% statewide average). Schools in Jackson County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Best Jackson County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Giant City Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1062 Boskydell Rd
Carbondale, IL 62902
(618) 457-5391
Grades: PK-8
| 211 students
Rank: #22.
Unity Point Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4033 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62903
(618) 529-4151
Grades: PK-8
| 682 students
Rank: #33.
Elverado Junior High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 35
Vergennes, IL 62994
(618) 684-3527
Grades: 6-8
| 91 students
Rank: #44.
Carbondale Community High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(4)
1301 E Walnut St
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-3371
Grades: 9-12
| 990 students
Rank: #55.
Trico Junior High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 335
Campbell Hill, IL 62916
(618) 426-1111
Grades: 6-8
| 208 students
Rank: #66.
Elverado Intermediate School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 35
Vergennes, IL 62994
(618) 684-3527
Grades: 3-5
| 95 students
Rank: #77.
Elverado High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 217
Elkville, IL 62932
(618) 568-1104
Grades: 9-12
| 118 students
Rank: #88.
Murphysboro High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
50 Blackwood Dr
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 687-2336
Grades: 9-12
| 599 students
Rank: #99.
Trico Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 305
Campbell Hill, IL 62916
(618) 426-1111
Grades: PK-5
| 429 students
Rank: #1010.
Lewis School
Math: 18% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
801 S Lewis Ln
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-5393
Grades: 4-5
| 303 students
Rank: #1111.
Desoto Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
311 Hurst Rd
De Soto, IL 62924
(618) 867-2317
Grades: PK-8
| 225 students
Rank: #1212.
Trico Senior High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 336
Campbell Hill, IL 62916
(618) 426-1111
Grades: 9-12
| 313 students
Rank: #1313.
Carruthers Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
80 Candy Ln
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 687-3231
Grades: 3-5
| 460 students
Rank: #1414.
Thomas Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1025 N Wall St
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-6226
Grades: 2-3
| 328 students
Rank: #1515.
Carbondale Middle School
Math: 10% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1150 E Grand Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-2174
Grades: 6-8
| 427 students
Rank: #1616.
Murphysboro Middle School
Math: 15% | Reading: 11%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2125 Spruce St
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-3041
Grades: 6-8
| 438 students
Cope Alternative School
Alternative School
1725b Shomaker Dr
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-2913
Grades: 10
| 7 students
Po Box 130
Elkville, IL 62932
(618) 568-1321
Grades: PK-2
| 96 students
320 Watson Rd
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-4471
Grades: K-2
| 417 students
Mcelvain School
593 Ava Rd
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-3781
Grades: PK
| 100 students
121 N Parrish Ln
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-5781
Grades: PK-1
| 462 students
Tri-county Center
Special Education School
1725 Shomaker Dr
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-2109
Grades: Inquire with school
| 58 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Jackson County, IL

Jackson County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
636 Elza Brantley Dr
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-8500
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Po Box 968
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-6127
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
593 Ava Road
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-6273
Grades: K-5
| 161 students
504 2nd St
Grand Tower, IL 62942
(618) 565-2211
Grades: K-4
| 56 students
Tri-county-mcelvain (Closed 2013)
Special Education School
593 Ava Rd
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-8972
Grades: K-12
| n/a students

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