Top 10 Best Kankakee County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 41 public schools serving 16,694 students in Kankakee County, IL (there are 9 private schools, serving 1,868 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in Kankakee County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Kankakee County, IL are Kankakee Area Co-op Day School, Herscher Intermediate School and St George Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kankakee County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Kankakee County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Kankakee County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Kankakee Area Co-op Day School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Po Box 71
Saint Anne, IL 60964
(815) 939-3651
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students
Rank: #22.
Herscher Intermediate School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Po Box 504
Herscher, IL 60941
(815) 426-2242
Grades: 2-5
| 351 students
Rank: #33.
St George Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5200 E Center St
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
(815) 933-1503
Grades: PK-8
| 398 students
Rank: #44.
Herscher High School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
501 N Main St
Herscher, IL 60941
(815) 426-2103
Grades: 9-12
| 515 students
Rank: #55.
Manteno Middle School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
250 N Poplar St
Manteno, IL 60950
(815) 928-7151
Grades: 5-8
| 543 students
Rank: #66.
Manteno Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
555 W Cook St
Manteno, IL 60950
(815) 928-7200
Grades: PK-4
| 704 students
Rank: #77.
Alan B Shepard Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
325 N Convent St
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
(815) 929-4600
Grades: PK-3
| 466 students
Rank: #88.
Limestone Middle School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
963 N 5000w Rd
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-2243
Grades: 5-8
| 515 students
Rank: #99.
Shabbona Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
321 N Convent St
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
(815) 929-4700
Grades: K-3
| 267 students
Rank: #1010.
Liberty Intermediate School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1690 Career Center Rd
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
(815) 929-5000
Grades: 4-6
| 736 students
Rank: #1111.
Bonfield Grade School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
522 E Smith St
Bonfield, IL 60913
(815) 933-6995
Grades: PK-1
| 322 students
Rank: #1212.
Manteno High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
443 N Maple St
Manteno, IL 60950
(815) 928-7101
Grades: 8-12
| 663 students
Rank: #1313.
Grant Park High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 549
Grant Park, IL 60940
(815) 465-2181
Grades: 9-12
| 137 students
Rank: #1414.
Noel Levasseur Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
601 W Bethel Dr
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
(815) 929-4500
Grades: PK-3
| 322 students
Rank: #1515.
Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 W John Casey Rd
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
(815) 929-5200
Grades: 7-8
| 510 students
Rank: #1616.
Avis Huff Student Support Services Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
369 N 5th Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 802-7800
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1717.
Grant Park Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 549
Grant Park, IL 60940
(815) 465-2183
Grades: PK-8
| 298 students
Rank: #1818.
Bradley-bourbonnais C High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
700 W North St
Bradley, IL 60915
(815) 937-3707
Grades: 9-12
| 1,966 students
Rank: #1919.
Bradley West Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
200 W State St
Bradley, IL 60915
(815) 933-2216
Grades: 3-5
| 380 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Mark Twain Primary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2250 E Court St
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-0722
Grades: PK-3
| 201 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Taft Primary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1155 W Hawkins St
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 932-0811
Grades: K-3
| 369 students
Rank: #2222.
St Anne Comm High School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
650 W Guertin St
Saint Anne, IL 60964
(815) 427-8145
Grades: 9-12
| 193 students
Rank: #2323.
Lincoln Cltrl Ctr-montessori Elementary School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
240 Warren Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-0709
Grades: K-8
| 484 students
Rank: #2424.
Momence High School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
101 N Franklin St
Momence, IL 60954
(815) 472-6477
Grades: 9-12
| 327 students
Rank: #2525.
Momence Jr High School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
801 W 2nd St
Momence, IL 60954
(815) 472-4184
Grades: 5-8
| 338 students
Rank: #2626.
Salt School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
50 W Industrial Dr
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 935-7282
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Je-neir Elementary School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 W 2nd St
Momence, IL 60954
(815) 472-6646
Grades: K-4
| 301 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
St Anne Elementary School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 530
Saint Anne, IL 60964
(815) 427-8153
Grades: PK-8
| 290 students
Rank: #2929.
Steuben Elementary School
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
520 S Wildwood Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-7813
Grades: PK-3
| 237 students
Rank: #3030.
Bradley Central Middle School
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
260 N Wabash Ave
Bradley, IL 60915
(815) 939-3564
Grades: 6-8
| 455 students
Rank: #3131.
John Kennedy Middle Grade School
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1550 W Calista St
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-0764
Grades: 3-6
| 496 students
Rank: #3232.
Lorenzo R Smith Elementary School
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 546
Hopkins Park, IL 60944
(815) 944-5219
Grades: PK-8
| 187 students
Rank: #3333.
Kankakee Junior High School
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2250 E Crestwood St
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-0730
Grades: 7-8
| 627 students
Rank: #3434.
Kankakee High School
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 W Jeffery St
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-0740
Grades: 9-12
| 1,544 students
Rank: #3535.
King Middle Grade School
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1440 E Court St
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-0750
Grades: 3-6
| 372 students
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Kankakee County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Po Box 239
Aroma Park, IL 60910
(815) 937-1162
Grades: K-3
| 173 students
P O Box Af
Hopkins Park, IL 60944
(815) 944-8797
Grades: PK-K
| 92 students
50 W Industrial Dr
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-0771
Grades: 6-12
| 41 students
Indian Oaks Academy (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
101 Bramble Ln
Manteno, IL 60950
(815) 802-3753
Grades: 7-12
| 90 students
Jefferson School (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
381 S Fourth Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-0777
Grades: PK
| 96 students
37040 South State Route 102
Manteno, IL 60950
(815) 476-5201
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
369 N 5th Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-8116
Grades: K-3
| 197 students
251 North Maple St
Manteno, IL 60950
(815) 928-7051
Grades: PK-1
| 266 students
415 N Dixie Hwy
Momence, IL 60954
(815) 472-4045
Grades: PK-K
| 180 students
210 East Main St
Reddick, IL 60961
(815) 365-2375
Grades: 4-5
| 107 students
160 W River St
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
(815) 929-5300
Grades: PK-K
| 184 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Kankakee County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Kankakee County, IL include Kankakee Area Co-op Day School, Herscher Intermediate School and St George Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Kankakee County, IL?
41 public schools are located in Kankakee County, IL.
What percentage of students in Kankakee County, IL go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Kankakee County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Kankakee County, IL?
Kankakee County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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