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For the 2021 school year, there are 148 magnet public schools serving 85,103 students in Illinois.
Learn more about how magnet schools work. The top ranked magnet public schools in Illinois are Payton College Preparatory High School, Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School and Northside College Preparatory High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Illinois magnet 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 37% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Illinois Magnet Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Payton College Preparatory High School Magnet School
    Math: 97% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1034 N Wells St
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (773) 534-0034

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,073 student
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3020 W 108th St
    Chicago, IL 60655
    (773) 535-2636

    Grades: 1-8 | 242 students
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Northside College Preparatory High School Magnet School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 97%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5501 N Kedzie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 534-3954

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,061 student
  • Rank: #4-64.-6.
    Decatur Classical Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    7030 N Sacramento Av
    Chicago, IL 60645
    (773) 534-2201

    Grades: K-6 | 281 students
  • Rank: #4-64.-6.
    Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4929 N Sawyer Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 534-0540

    Grades: K-8 | 271 students
  • Rank: #4-64.-6.
    Mcdade Elementary Classical School Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8801 S Indiana Ave
    Chicago, IL 60619
    (773) 535-3669

    Grades: K-6 | 195 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Young Magnet High School Magnet School
    Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    211 S Laflin St
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (773) 534-7500

    Grades: 7-12 | 2,157 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Jones College Prep High School Magnet School
    Math: 90% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    700 S State St
    Chicago, IL 60605
    (773) 534-8600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,861 student
  • Rank: #99.
    Iles Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1700 S 15th St
    Springfield, IL 62703
    (217) 525-3226

    Grades: 1-8 | 393 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8101 S La Salle St
    Chicago, IL 60620
    (773) 535-0040

    Grades: PK-8 | 284 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Lane Technical High School Magnet School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2501 W Addison St
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 534-5400

    Grades: 7-12 | 4,429 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Washington Gifted School Magnet School
    Math: 83% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3706 N Grand Blvd
    Peoria, IL 61614
    (309) 672-6563

    Grades: 5-8 | 299 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy Magnet School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3319 N Clifton Ave
    Chicago, IL 60657
    (773) 534-5550

    Grades: K-8 | 567 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Poe Elementary Classical School Magnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10538 S Langley Ave
    Chicago, IL 60628
    (773) 535-5525

    Grades: K-6 | 208 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Proviso Math And Science Academy Magnet School
    Math: 73% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8601 Roosevelt Rd
    Forest Park, IL 60130
    (708) 338-4100

    Grades: 9-12 | 792 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Hoover Math And Science Academy Magnet School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    315 N Springinsguth
    Schaumburg, IL 60194
    (847) 357-5800

    Grades: K-6 | 703 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Stem Magnet Academy Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1522 W Fillmore St
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (773) 534-7300

    Grades: K-8 | 435 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy Magnet School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    157 N Root St
    Aurora, IL 60505
    (630) 299-7175

    Grades: 3-8 | 449 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Lasalle II Language Academy Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 55% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1148 N Honore St
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (773) 534-0490

    Grades: PK-8 | 590 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Stone Elementary Scholastic Academy Magnet School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6239 N Leavitt St
    Chicago, IL 60659
    (773) 534-2045

    Grades: K-8 | 627 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Hancock College Preparatory High School Magnet School
    Math: 52% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4034 W 56th St
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 535-2410

    Grades: 9-12 | 967 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School Magnet School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6130 S Wolcott Ave
    Chicago, IL 60636
    (773) 535-9300

    Grades: 7-12 | 1,325 student
  • Rank: #2323.
    Galileo Elementary Math & Science Schol Acd Magnet School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    820 S Carpenter St
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (773) 534-7070

    Grades: K-8 | 571 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Lincoln Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 39% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    300 S 11th St
    Springfield, IL 62703
    (217) 525-3236

    Grades: 6-8 | 314 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Noble Street Chtr-pritzker Col Prep Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 56% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4131 W Cortland St
    Chicago, IL 60639
    (773) 394-2848

    Grades: 9-12 | 985 students
  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    Disney Elementary Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 46% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4140 N Marine Dr
    Chicago, IL 60613
    (773) 534-5840

    Grades: PK-8 | 1,572 student
  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    Lasalle Elementary Language Academy Magnet School
    Math: 46% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1734 N Orleans St
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 534-8470

    Grades: K-8 | 560 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Hope College Prep High School Magnet School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5515 S Lowe Ave
    Chicago, IL 60621
    (773) 535-3160

    Grades: 9-12 | 96 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Sheridan Elementary Math & Science Academy Magnet School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    533 W 27th St
    Chicago, IL 60616
    (773) 534-9120

    Grades: K-8 | 560 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Brooks College Prep Academy High School Magnet School
    Math: 45% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    250 E 111th St
    Chicago, IL 60628
    (773) 535-9930

    Grades: 7-12 | 962 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Jackson A Elementary Language Academy Magnet School
    Math: 38% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1340 W Harrison St
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (773) 534-7000

    Grades: K-8 | 550 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Noble Street Chtr-muchin College Prep Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1 N State St
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (312) 445-4680

    Grades: 9-12 | 956 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Southland College Prep Chtr High School Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4601 Sauk Trl
    Richton Park, IL 60471
    (708) 747-0301

    Grades: 9-12 | 531 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Noble Street Chtr-uic College Prep Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1231 S Damen Ave
    Chicago, IL 60608
    (312) 768-4858

    Grades: 9-12 | 939 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Chicago High School For Agricult Sciences Magnet School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    3857 W 111th St
    Chicago, IL 60655
    (773) 535-2500

    Grades: 9-12 | 718 students
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