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For the 2021 school year, there are 204 public schools serving 127,180 students in Lake County, IL. Lake County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Lake County, IL are Walden Elementary School, Daniel Wright Junior High School and South Park Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lake County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Lake County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Lake County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Walden Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    630 Essex Ct
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (847) 945-9660

    Grades: K-5 | 471 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Daniel Wright Junior High School Math: 81% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1370 N Riverwoods Rd
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    (847) 295-1560

    Grades: 6-8 | 666 students
  • Rank: #33.
    South Park Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1421 Hackberry Rd
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (847) 945-5895

    Grades: PK-5 | 439 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Adlai E Stevenson High School Math: 81% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1 Stevenson Dr
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    (847) 415-4000

    Grades: 9-12 | 4,185 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Alan B Shepard Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    440 Grove Ave
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (847) 948-0620

    Grades: 6-8 | 484 students
  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Libertyville High School Math: 75% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    708 W Park Ave
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847) 327-7001

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,917 student
  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Ravinia Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    763 Dean Ave
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    (224) 765-3700

    Grades: K-5 | 232 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Deerfield High School Math: 73% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1959 Waukegan Rd
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (224) 632-3000

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,622 student
  • Rank: #99.
    Copeland Manor Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    801 7th Ave
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847) 362-0240

    Grades: K-5 | 400 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Prairie Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1530 Brandywyn Ln
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 634-3144

    Grades: 1-5 | 423 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Half Day School Math: 76% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    239 Olde Half Day Rd
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069
    (847) 634-6463

    Grades: 3-5 | 611 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Charles J Caruso Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1801 Montgomery Rd
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (847) 945-8430

    Grades: 6-8 | 529 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Wilmot Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    795 Wilmot Rd
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (847) 945-1075

    Grades: K-5 | 510 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Braeside Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    150 Pierce Rd
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    (224) 765-3401

    Grades: K-5 | 255 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Rockland Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    160 W Rockland Rd
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847) 362-3134

    Grades: K-5 | 284 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Twin Groves Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2600 N Buffalo Grv
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 821-8946

    Grades: 6-8 | 582 students
  • Rank: #17-1917.- 19.
    Earl Pritchett School Math: 74% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    200 Horatio Blvd
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 353-5700

    Grades: PK-4 | 618 students
  • Rank: #17-1917.- 19.
    Kipling Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    700 Kipling Pl
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (847) 948-5151

    Grades: K-5 | 481 students
  • Rank: #17-1917.- 19.
    Woodlawn Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6362 Gilmer Rd
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (847) 353-8500

    Grades: 6-8 | 640 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Lake Bluff Middle School Math: 69% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    31 E Sheridan Pl
    Lake Bluff, IL 60044
    (847) 234-9407

    Grades: 6-8 | 326 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Kildeer Countryside Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3100 Old Mchenry Rd
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (847) 634-3243

    Grades: 1-5 | 466 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Vernon Hills High School Math: 73% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    145 Lakeview Pkwy
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061
    (847) 932-2000

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,400 student
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Aptakisic Junior High School Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1231 Weiland Rd
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 353-5500

    Grades: 7-8 | 507 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Lake Forest High School Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1285 N Mckinley Rd
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (847) 234-3600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,611 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Ivy Hall Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1072 Ivy Hall Ln
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 459-0022

    Grades: 1-5 | 438 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Lincoln Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    711 Lincoln Ave W
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    (224) 765-3551

    Grades: K-5 | 206 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Bannockburn School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2165 Telegraph Rd
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (847) 945-5900

    Grades: K-8 | 158 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Oak Grove Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1700 Oplaine Rd
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847) 367-4120

    Grades: K-8 | 916 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Cherokee Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    475 Cherokee Rd
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (847) 234-3805

    Grades: K-4 | 296 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    North Barrington Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    24175 N Grandview Dr
    Barrington, IL 60010
    (847) 381-4340

    Grades: K-5 | 454 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Meadowview School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    291 Lexington Ln
    Grayslake, IL 60030
    (847) 543-5809

    Grades: K-4 | 317 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Deer Path Middle School West Math: 69% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    155 W Deerpath
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (847) 604-7400

    Grades: 7-8 | 459 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Meridian Middle School Math: 66% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2195 Brandywyn Ln
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 955-3500

    Grades: 5-6 | 501 students
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Everett Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1111 Everett Sch Rd
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (847) 234-5713

    Grades: K-4 | 281 students
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Roslyn Road Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    224 Roslyn Rd
    Barrington, IL 60010
    (847) 381-4148

    Grades: K-5 | 414 students
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