Top 5 Best Machesney Park Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 4,034 students in Machesney Park, IL. Machesney Park has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Machesney Park, IL are Olson Park Elementary School, Ralston Elementary School and Machesney Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Machesney Park, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 38% statewide average). Schools in Machesney Park have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Best Machesney Park, IL Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Olson Park Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(3)
1414 Minahan Dr
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4504
Grades: 1-6
| 295 students
Rank: #22.
Ralston Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
710 Ralston Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4505
Grades: 1-6
| 344 students
Rank: #33.
Machesney Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8615 N 2nd St
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4509
Grades: 4-6
| 406 students
Rank: #44.
Marquette Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8500 Victory Ln
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4503
Grades: 1-3
| 310 students
Rank: #55.
Harlem High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
9229 N Alpine Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4511
Grades: 10-12
| 1,529 students
808 Harlem Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-4559
Grades: PK-K
| 593 students
1102 Evans Ave
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 654-5484
Grades: 9
| 557 students

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