Top 10 Best Marion County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 31 public schools serving 6,373 students in Marion County, IL (there are 5 private schools, serving 509 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Marion County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Marion County, IL are Hoyleton Education Center, Safe School Program Centralia and Iuka Comm Cons School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Marion County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Marion County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Marion County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Hoyleton Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
226 Chicago Ave
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 545-0126
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Safe School Program Centralia
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
501 N Elm St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 918-2733
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: #33.
Iuka Comm Cons School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
405 S Main St
Iuka, IL 62849
(618) 323-6233
Grades: PK-8
| 209 students
Rank: #44.
Franklin Park Middle School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1325 Bobcat Cir
Salem, IL 62881
(618) 740-0963
Grades: 4-8
| 543 students
Rank: #55.
Odin Attendance Center 9-12
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
102 S Merritt St
Odin, IL 62870
(618) 775-8266
Grades: 9-12
| 80 students
Rank: #66.
Patoka Sr High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1220 Kinoka Rd
Patoka, IL 62875
(618) 432-5440
Grades: 9-12
| 67 students
Rank: #77.
North Wamac Grade School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1500 Case St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-1826
Grades: K-8
| 113 students
Rank: #88.
Raccoon Cons Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3601 State Route 161
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-7329
Grades: PK-8
| 219 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Hawthorn Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1300 Bobcat Cir
Salem, IL 62881
(618) 740-0952
Grades: K-3
| 397 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Selmaville Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3185 Selmaville Rd
Salem, IL 62881
(618) 548-2416
Grades: K-8
| 239 students
Rank: #1111.
Central City Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
129 Douglas St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-9521
Grades: PK-8
| 349 students
Rank: #1212.
Salem Community High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1200 N Broadway Ave
Salem, IL 62881
(618) 548-0727
Grades: 9-12
| 701 students
Rank: #1313.
Centralia High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2100 E Calumet St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-7391
Grades: 9-12
| 864 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Bridges Learning Center
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
226 Chicago Ave
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 545-0126
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Centralia Alternative School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
501 N Elm St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 918-2733
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1616.
South Central Middle School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
503 S Madison St
Kinmundy, IL 62854
(618) 547-7734
Grades: 6-8
| 135 students
Rank: #1717.
Sandoval Sr High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
859 W Missouri Ave
Sandoval, IL 62882
(618) 247-3361
Grades: 9-12
| 115 students
Rank: #1818.
Grand Prairie Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
21462 N Richview Ln
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 249-6289
Grades: K-8
| 76 students
Rank: #1919.
Willow Grove Elementary School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
815 W 7th St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-3313
Grades: PK-8
| 161 students
Rank: #2020.
South Central Elementary-kinmundy
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
810 E 1st St
Kinmundy, IL 62854
(618) 547-7696
Grades: PK-5
| 271 students
Rank: #2121.
Jordan Elementary School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
311 Airport Rd
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-1907
Grades: 2-3
| 233 students
Rank: #2222.
Kell Grade School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
207 N Johnson St
Kell, IL 62853
(618) 822-6234
Grades: PK-8
| 70 students
Rank: #2323.
Schiller Elementary School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 11-19% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
800 W 4th St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-1907
Grades: PK-1
| 264 students
Rank: #2424.
Sandoval Jr High School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
859 W Missouri Ave
Sandoval, IL 62882
(618) 247-3361
Grades: 6-8
| 101 students
Rank: #2525.
Patoka Jr High School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1220 Kinoka Rd
Patoka, IL 62875
(618) 432-5200
Grades: 7-8
| 37 students
Rank: #2626.
Centralia Jr High School
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
900 S Pine St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-1907
Grades: 4-8
| 643 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Patoka Elementary School
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1220 Kinoka Rd
Patoka, IL 62875
(618) 432-5200
Grades: PK-6
| 121 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Sandoval Elementary School
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
300 E Perry Ave
Sandoval, IL 62882
(618) 247-3450
Grades: PK-6
| 201 students
Rank: #2929.
Odin Attendance Center K-8
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
102 S Merritt St
Odin, IL 62870
(618) 775-8266
Grades: PK-8
| 156 students
Rank: n/an/a
422 S Elm St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-1907
Grades: PK
| 8 students
Rank: n/an/a
Kaskaskia Education Center
Special Education School
2100 E Calumet St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-4721
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Marion County, IL

Marion County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
315 S Maple St
Salem, IL 62881
(618) 548-7701
Grades: PK-K
| 97 students
9330 Shattuc Rd
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 533-4111
Grades: 12
| n/a students
900 S Pine St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-1907
Grades: 5-8
| 534 students
200 East Schwartz St
Salem, IL 62881
(618) 533-3935
Grades: 7-12
| 2 students
1101 S Locust St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-1907
Grades: K
| 130 students
P.O. Box 548,
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-9312
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
200 South Pine St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 533-7120
Grades: 4
| 146 students
200 East Schwartz St
Salem, IL 62881
(618) 548-6385
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
102 South Merritt St
Odin, IL 62870
(618) 775-8266
Grades: PK-8
| 232 students
102 South Merritt St
Odin, IL 62870
(618) 775-8266
Grades: 9-12
| 78 students
3185 Selmaville Road
Salem, IL 62881
(618) 548-0806
Grades: 5-8
| 109 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Marion County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Marion County, IL include Hoyleton Education Center, Safe School Program Centralia and Iuka Comm Cons School.
How many public schools are located in Marion County, IL?
31 public schools are located in Marion County, IL.
What percentage of students in Marion County, IL go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Marion County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Marion County, IL?
Marion County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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