Top 10 Best Lee County Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 3,924 students in Lee County, IL (there are 4 private schools, serving 512 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Lee County, IL are educated in public schools compared to the IL state average of 88%.
The top ranked public schools in Lee County, IL are Amboy High School, Steward Elementary School and Madison School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lee County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 38% statewide average). Schools in Lee County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Lee County Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Amboy High School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11 E Hawley St
Amboy, IL 61310
(815) 857-3632
Grades: 9-12
| 209 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Steward Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 76
Steward, IL 60553
(815) 396-2413
Grades: K-8
| 51 students
Rank: #33.
Madison School
Math: 22% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
618 Division St
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 934-9662
Grades: 4-5
| 379 students
Rank: #44.
Dixon High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Lincoln Statue Dr
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 493-4966
Grades: 9-12
| 795 students
Rank: #55.
Amboy Central Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
30 E Provost St
Amboy, IL 61310
(815) 857-3619
Grades: PK-4
| 277 students
Rank: #66.
Ashton-franklin Center Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
217 S Elm St
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
(815) 456-2325
Grades: PK-6
| 248 students
Rank: #77.
Amboy Junior High School
Math: 17% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
140 S Appleton Ave
Amboy, IL 61310
(815) 857-3528
Grades: 5-8
| 237 students
Rank: #88.
Ashton-franklin Center High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
611 Western Ave
Ashton, IL 61006
(815) 453-7461
Grades: 7-12
| 225 students
Rank: #99.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
800 4th Ave
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 934-9661
Grades: 2-3
| 395 students
Rank: #1010.
Reagan Middle School
Math: 17% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
620 Division St
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 253-4966
Grades: 6-8
| 588 students
Rank: #1111.
Paw Paw Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Po Box 37
Paw Paw, IL 61353
(815) 627-2841
Grades: K-5
| 61 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lee City Sped-ece
Special Education School
703 E Morgan St
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 284-6651
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Lee City Sped-life Skills (2-5 Grade)
Special Education School
620 Division St
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 284-6651
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Lee City Sped-life Skills (9-12 Grades)
Special Education School
300 Lincoln Statue Dr
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 284-6651
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Lee City Sped-transitions
Special Education School
300 Lincoln Statue Dr
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 284-6651
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Po Box 37
Paw Paw, IL 61353
(815) 627-2841
Grades: 6-8
| 38 students
Rank: n/an/a
703 E Morgan St
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 934-9660
Grades: PK-1
| 421 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Lee County, IL

Lee County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
611 Western Ave
Ashton, IL 61006
(815) 453-7461
Grades: 9-12
| 118 students
318 E South St
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
(815) 456-2323
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2600 North Brinton Ave
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 288-5561
Grades: 12
| n/a students
Po Box 188
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
(815) 456-2323
Grades: 5-8
| 202 students
Po Box 55
Nachusa, IL 61057
(815) 284-7796
Grades: 9-11
| 9 students
P O Box 100
Nachusa, IL 61057
(815) 284-7796
Grades: 7-12
| 22 students
207 Pope St
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 251-4412
Grades: K-8
| 41 students
Po Box 37
Paw Paw, IL 61353
(815) 627-2841
Grades: 7-12
| 88 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Lee County, IL?

The top ranked public schools in Lee County, IL are Amboy High School, Steward Elementary School and Madison School.

How many public schools are location in Lee County, IL?

17 public schools are location in Lee County, IL.

What percentage of students in Lee County, IL go to public school?

88% of all K-12 students in Lee County, IL are educated in public schools compared to the IL state average of 88%.

What is the racial composition of students in Lee County, IL?

Lee County, IL minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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