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For the 2021 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 Carbondale Community 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 21% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Jackson County have an average ranking of 2/10, 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).

Top Jackson County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Giant City Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1062 Boskydell Rd
    Carbondale, IL 62902
    (618) 457-5391

    Grades: PK-8 | 211 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Unity Point Elementary School Math: 32% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4033 S Illinois Ave
    Carbondale, IL 62903
    (618) 529-4151

    Grades: PK-8 | 682 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Carbondale Community High School Math: 42% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1301 E Walnut St
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    (618) 457-3371

    Grades: 9-12 | 990 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Elverado Intermediate School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Po Box 35
    Vergennes, IL 62994
    (618) 684-3527

    Grades: 3-5 | 95 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Elverado Junior High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Po Box 35
    Vergennes, IL 62994
    (618) 684-3527

    Grades: 6-8 | 91 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Murphysboro High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    50 Blackwood Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 687-2336

    Grades: 9-12 | 599 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Trico Junior High School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Po Box 335
    Campbell Hill, IL 62916
    (618) 426-1111

    Grades: 6-8 | 208 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Elverado High School Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Po Box 217
    Elkville, IL 62932
    (618) 568-1104

    Grades: 9-12 | 118 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Desoto Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    311 Hurst Rd
    De Soto, IL 62924
    (618) 867-2317

    Grades: PK-8 | 225 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Carruthers Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    80 Candy Ln
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 687-3231

    Grades: 3-5 | 460 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Thomas Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1025 N Wall St
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    (618) 457-6226

    Grades: 2-3 | 328 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Lewis School Math: 15% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    801 S Lewis Ln
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    (618) 457-5393

    Grades: 4-5 | 303 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Trico Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Po Box 305
    Campbell Hill, IL 62916
    (618) 426-1111

    Grades: PK-5 | 429 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Trico Senior High School Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Po Box 336
    Campbell Hill, IL 62916
    (618) 426-1111

    Grades: 9-12 | 313 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Murphysboro Middle School Math: 14% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2125 Spruce St
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-3041

    Grades: 6-8 | 438 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Carbondale Middle School Math: 8% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1150 E Grand Ave
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    (618) 457-2174

    Grades: 6-8 | 427 students
  • Rank: #17-2217.- 22.
    Cope Alternative School Alternative School
    1725b Shomaker Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-2913

    Grades: 10 | 7 students
  • Rank: #17-2217.- 22.Po Box 130
    Elkville, IL 62932
    (618) 568-1321

    Grades: PK-2 | 96 students
  • Rank: #17-2217.- 22.320 Watson Rd
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-4471

    Grades: K-2 | 417 students
  • Rank: #17-2217.- 22.
    Mcelvain School
    593 Ava Rd
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-3781

    Grades: PK | 100 students
  • Rank: #17-2217.- 22.121 N Parrish Ln
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    (618) 457-5781

    Grades: PK-1 | 462 students
  • Rank: #17-2217.- 22.
    Tri-county Center Special Education School
    1725 Shomaker Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-2109

    Grades: Inquire with school | 58 students
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