Top 10 Best Jefferson County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 26 public schools serving 5,396 students in Jefferson County, IL (there are 3 private schools, serving 161 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Jefferson County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, IL are Franklin-jefferson Sped-int-k-12, Oakland Education Center and Summersville 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 16% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 21% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Jefferson County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Jefferson County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Franklin-jefferson Sped-int-k-12
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1118 Fairfield Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 439-7231
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Oakland Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
320 S 7th St
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-5720
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #33.
Summersville Grade School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1118 Fairfield Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8079
Grades: PK-8
| 264 students
Rank: #44.
Farrington Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
20941 E Divide Rd
Bluford, IL 62814
(618) 755-4414
Grades: K-8
| 52 students
Rank: #55.
Mcclellan Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9475 N Il Highway 148
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8072
Grades: K-8
| 56 students
Rank: #66.
Spring Garden Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
14975 E Bakerville Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8070
Grades: K-4
| 129 students
Rank: #77.
Woodlawn Grade School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 S Central St
Woodlawn, IL 62898
(618) 735-2661
Grades: PK-8
| 314 students
Rank: #88.
Waltonville High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
804 W Knob St
Waltonville, IL 62894
(618) 279-7211
Grades: 9-12
| 96 students
Rank: #99.
Bethel Grade School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1201 Bethel Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8095
Grades: PK-8
| 158 students
Rank: #1010.
Opdyke-belle Rive Grade School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 189
Opdyke, IL 62872
(618) 756-2492
Grades: PK-8
| 142 students
Rank: #1111.
Bluford Grade School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
901 6th St
Bluford, IL 62814
(618) 732-8242
Grades: PK-8
| 242 students
Rank: #1212.
Waltonville Grade School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
802 W Knob St
Waltonville, IL 62894
(618) 279-7221
Grades: PK-8
| 200 students
Rank: #1313.
Webber High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
901 6th St
Bluford, IL 62814
(618) 732-6121
Grades: 9-12
| 115 students
Rank: #1414.
Rome Comm Cons Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
233 W South St
Dix, IL 62830
(618) 266-7214
Grades: PK-8
| 361 students
Rank: #1515.
Woodlawn High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 N Central St
Woodlawn, IL 62898
(618) 735-2631
Grades: 9-12
| 179 students
Rank: #1616.
Field Elementary School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
21075 N Hails Ln
Texico, IL 62889
(618) 755-4611
Grades: PK-8
| 243 students
Rank: #1717.
Mount Vernon High School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
11101 N Wells Bypass Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 246-1750
Grades: 9-12
| 1,188 students
Rank: #1818.
Spring Garden Middle School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
511 S Elm St
Ina, IL 62846
(618) 437-5361
Grades: 5-8
| 99 students
Rank: #1919.
J L Buford Intermediate Educational Center
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
623 S 34th St
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8064
Grades: 4-5
| 261 students
Rank: #2020.
Zadok Casey Middle School
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1829 Broadway St
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8060
Grades: 6-8
| 429 students
Rank: #2121.
Dr Nick Osborne Primary Center
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
401 N 30th St
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8068
Grades: K-3
| 627 students
Rank: n/an/a
Clnton/mrn/wshngtn Pre-kind Prog
Alternative School
1710 Broadway St
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8040
Grades: PK
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
301 S 17th St
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8087
Grades: PK
| 241 students
Rank: n/an/a
Mt Vernon Alternative School
Alternative School
2300 Benton Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 316-7071
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Mt Vernon Area Career Center
Vocational School
11101 N Wells Bypass Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-3700
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Safe School Program
Alternative School
2300 Benton Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 316-7071
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Jefferson County, IL

Jefferson County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
601 South Gum St
Belle Rive, IL 62810
(618) 756-2486
Grades: PK-4
| 105 students
251 North Illinois Hwy 37
Ina, IL 62846
(618) 437-5300
Grades: 12
| n/a students
901 6th St
Bluford, IL 62814
(618) 732-8242
Grades: PK-8
| 284 students
14975 E Bakerville Rd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8070
Grades: K-8
| 133 students
511 S Elm St
Ina, IL 62846
(618) 437-5361
Grades: PK-8
| 105 students
320 South 7th St
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 246-5602
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
320 S 7th Street
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-3700
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
310 S Elm St
Bluford, IL 62814
(618) 732-6121
Grades: 9-12
| 131 students
300 N Central St
Woodlawn, IL 62898
(618) 735-2631
Grades: 9-12
| 158 students
301 S Central St
Woodlawn, IL 62898
(618) 735-2661
Grades: PK-8
| 356 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, IL include Franklin-jefferson Sped-int-k-12, Oakland Education Center and Summersville Grade School.
How many public schools are located in Jefferson County, IL?
26 public schools are located in Jefferson County, IL.
What percentage of students in Jefferson County, IL go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in Jefferson County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Jefferson County, IL?
Jefferson County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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