Top 10 Best 62959 Illinois Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 3,971 students in 62959, IL (there are 2 private schools, serving 92 private students). 98% of all K-12 students in 62959, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in 62959, IL are Washington Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in zipcode 62959 have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 31% statewide average). Schools in 62959, IL have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best 62959, IL Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Washington Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
420 E Main St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-8534
Grades: K-5
| 488 students
Rank: #22.
Jefferson Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
700 E Boulevard St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-5766
Grades: PK-5
| 353 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Morningside Dr
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-6063
Grades: K-5
| 484 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Longfellow Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1400 W Hendrickson St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-3230
Grades: K-5
| 250 students
Rank: #55.
Crab Orchard High School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
19189 Bailey St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 982-2181
Grades: 9-12
| 155 students
Rank: #66.
Crab Orchard Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
19189 Bailey St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 982-2181
Grades: PK-8
| 331 students
Rank: #77.
Marion Jr High School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1609 W Main St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-1317
Grades: 6-8
| 748 students
Rank: #88.
Marion High School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 18%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 S Carbon St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-8196
Grades: 9-12
| 1,162 students
Rank: n/an/a
Starquest Rssp South
Alternative School
502 W Jackson St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 998-1283
Grades: 6-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Williamson Co Intensive Program
Special Education School
801 E Reeves St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-2472
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Williamson Co Learning Cntr
Special Education School
409 S Court St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-2138
Grades: n/a
| 0 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in 62959, IL?
The top ranked public schools in 62959, IL include Washington Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in 62959, IL?
11 public schools are located in 62959, IL.
What percentage of students in 62959, IL go to public school?
98% of all K-12 students in 62959, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in 62959, IL?
62959, IL public schools minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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