Top 10 Best Illinois Magnet Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 149 magnet public schools serving 85,401 students in Illinois.
Learn more about how magnet schools work. The top ranked magnet public schools in Illinois are Northside College Preparatory High School, Payton College Preparatory High School and Jones College Prep 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 32% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 38% 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).

Best Illinois Magnet Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Northside College Preparatory High School
Magnet School
Math: 94% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5501 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-3954
Grades: 9-12
| 1,061 students
Rank: #22.
Payton College Preparatory High School
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1034 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-0034
Grades: 9-12
| 1,073 students
Rank: #33.
Jones College Prep High School
Magnet School
Math: 92% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
700 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 534-8600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,861 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Decatur Classical Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(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: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
4929 N Sawyer Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-0540
Grades: K-8
| 271 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Young Magnet High School
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
211 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7500
Grades: 7-12
| 2,157 students
Rank: #77.
Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
3020 W 108th St
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 535-2636
Grades: 1-8
| 242 students
Rank: #88.
Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
Magnet School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(3)
8101 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 535-0040
Grades: PK-8
| 284 students
Rank: #99.
Lane Technical High School
Magnet School
Math: 90% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
2501 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 534-5400
Grades: 7-12
| 4,429 students
Rank: #1010.
Iles Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 89% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1700 S 15th St
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 525-3226
Grades: 1-8
| 393 students
Rank: #1111.
Mcdade Elementary Classical School
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8801 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 535-3669
Grades: K-6
| 195 students
Rank: #1212.
Poe Elementary Classical School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10538 S Langley Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 535-5525
Grades: K-6
| 208 students
Rank: #1313.
Washington Gifted School
Magnet School
Math: 88% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3706 N Grand Blvd
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 672-6563
Grades: 5-8
| 299 students
Rank: #1414.
Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy
Magnet School
Math: 75% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3319 N Clifton Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5550
Grades: K-8
| 567 students
Rank: #1515.
Stem Magnet Academy Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 68% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1522 W Fillmore St
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7300
Grades: K-8
| 435 students
Rank: #1616.
Proviso Math And Science Academy
Magnet School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8601 Roosevelt Rd
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 338-4100
Grades: 9-12
| 792 students
Rank: #1717.
Hancock College Preparatory High School
Magnet School
Math: 60% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4034 W 56th St
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 535-2410
Grades: 9-12
| 967 students
Rank: #1818.
Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy
Magnet School
Math: 57% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
157 N Root St
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 299-7175
Grades: 3-8
| 449 students
Rank: #1919.
Hoover Math And Science Academy
Magnet School
Math: 60% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
315 N Springinsguth
Schaumburg, IL 60194
(847) 357-5800
Grades: K-6
| 703 students
Rank: #2020.
Lasalle II Language Academy Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 54% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1148 N Honore St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 534-0490
Grades: PK-8
| 590 students
Rank: #2121.
Stone Elementary Scholastic Academy
Magnet School
Math: 51% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6239 N Leavitt St
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 534-2045
Grades: K-8
| 627 students
Rank: #2222.
Brooks College Prep Academy High School
Magnet School
Math: 47% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
250 E 111th St
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 535-9930
Grades: 7-12
| 962 students
Rank: #2323.
Disney Elementary Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 48% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4140 N Marine Dr
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 534-5840
Grades: PK-8
| 1,572 students
Rank: #2424.
Sheridan Elementary Math & Science Academy
Magnet School
Math: 59% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
533 W 27th St
Chicago, IL 60616
(773) 534-9120
Grades: K-8
| 560 students
Rank: #2525.
Lincoln Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 42% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 S 11th St
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 525-3236
Grades: 6-8
| 314 students
Rank: #2626.
Galileo Elementary Math & Science Schol Acd
Magnet School
Math: 45% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
820 S Carpenter St
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7070
Grades: K-8
| 571 students
Rank: #2727.
Noble Street Chtr-uic College Prep
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 57% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1231 S Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 768-4858
Grades: 9-12
| 939 students
Rank: #2828.
Von Steuben Metro Science High School
Magnet School
Math: 50% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5039 N Kimball Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,726 students
Rank: #2929.
Noble Street Chtr-pritzker Col Prep
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 56% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4131 W Cortland St
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 394-2848
Grades: 9-12
| 985 students
Rank: #3030.
Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center
Magnet School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
225 W Evergreen Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-8510
Grades: K-8
| 373 students
Rank: #3131.
Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School
Magnet School
Math: 46% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6130 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60636
(773) 535-9300
Grades: 7-12
| 1,325 students
Rank: #3232.
Jackson A Elementary Language Academy
Magnet School
Math: 37% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
1340 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7000
Grades: K-8
| 550 students
Rank: #3333.
Lasalle Elementary Language Academy
Magnet School
Math: 40% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
1734 N Orleans St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-8470
Grades: K-8
| 560 students
Rank: #3434.
Horizon Science Acad-mckinley Pk
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 42% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2245 W Pershing Rd
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 247-8400
Grades: K-12
| 790 students
Rank: #3535.
Turner-drew Elementary Language Academy
Magnet School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9300 S Princeton Ave
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 535-5720
Grades: K-8
| 248 students
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