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For the 2021 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 5,755 students in Jefferson County, IL. Jefferson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, IL are Farrington Elementary School, Summersville Grade School and Waltonville Grade School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Jefferson 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 29% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Jefferson County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Jefferson County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Farrington Elementary School Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    20941 E Divide Rd
    Bluford, IL 62814
    (618) 755-4414

    Grades: K-8 | 49 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Summersville Grade School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1118 Fairfield Rd
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-8079

    Grades: PK-8 | 282 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Waltonville Grade School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    802 W Knob St
    Waltonville, IL 62894
    (618) 279-7221

    Grades: PK-8 | 269 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Opdyke-belle Rive Grade School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Po Box 189
    Opdyke, IL 62872
    (618) 756-2492

    Grades: PK-8 | 155 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Mcclellan Elementary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    9475 N Il Hwy 148
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-8072

    Grades: K-8 | 56 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Field Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    21075 N Hails Ln
    Texico, IL 62889
    (618) 755-4611

    Grades: PK-8 | 265 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Grand Prairie Elementary School Math: 30-39% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    21462 N Richview Ln
    Centralia, IL 62801
    (618) 249-6289

    Grades: K-8 | 77 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Spring Garden Middle School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Po Box 129
    Ina, IL 62846
    (618) 437-5361

    Grades: 5-8 | 92 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Woodlawn Grade School Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    301 S Central St
    Woodlawn, IL 62898
    (618) 735-2661

    Grades: PK-8 | 345 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Bluford Grade School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    901 6th St
    Bluford, IL 62814
    (618) 732-8242

    Grades: PK-8 | 262 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Waltonville High School Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    804 W Knob St
    Waltonville, IL 62894
    (618) 279-7211

    Grades: 9-12 | 101 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Rome Community Consolidated Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    233 W South St
    Dix, IL 62830
    (618) 266-7214

    Grades: PK-8 | 378 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Bethel Grade School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1201 Bethel Rd
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-8095

    Grades: PK-8 | 188 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Woodlawn High School Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 N Central St
    Woodlawn, IL 62898
    (618) 735-2631

    Grades: 9-12 | 163 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Zadok Casey Middle School Math: 12% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1829 Broadway St
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-8060

    Grades: 6-8 | 399 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Mount Vernon High School Math: 14% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    11101 N Wells Bypass
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 246-1750

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,151 student
  • Rank: #1717.
    Dr Nick Osborne Primary Center Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    401 N 30th St
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-8068

    Grades: K-3 | 657 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Spring Garden Elementary School Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    14975 E Bakerville
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-8070

    Grades: K-4 | 135 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    J L Buford Intermediate Ed Center Math: 8% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    623 S 34th St
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-8064

    Grades: 4-5 | 217 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Webber High School Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Po Box 110
    Bluford, IL 62814
    (618) 732-8242

    Grades: 9-12 | 121 students
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.301 S 17th St
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-8087

    Grades: PK | 331 students
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    Mt Vernon Alternative School Alternative School
    2300 Benton Rd
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 316-7071

    Grades: 12 | 28 students
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    Oakland Education Center Special Education School
    1722 Oakland Ave
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 244-5720

    Grades: Inquire with school | 16 students
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    Safe School Program Alternative School
    2300 Benton Rd
    Mount Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 316-7071

    Grades: 10-11 | 18 students
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