Top 10 Best Mercer County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 2,879 students in Mercer County, IL (there are 1 private school, serving 30 private students). 99% of all K-12 students in Mercer County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Mercer County, IL are Sherrard Elementary School, United Elementary Sch - North and Sherrard Jr High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Mercer County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Mercer County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Mercer County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sherrard Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
209 1st St
Sherrard, IL 61281
(309) 593-2917
Grades: K-4
| 236 students
Rank: #22.
United Elementary Sch - North
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
411 W Hunt Ave
Alexis, IL 61412
(309) 482-3332
Grades: PK-5
| 236 students
Rank: #33.
Sherrard Jr High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4701 176th Ave
Sherrard, IL 61281
(309) 593-2135
Grades: 7-8
| 228 students
Rank: #44.
Sherrard High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4701 176th Ave
Sherrard, IL 61281
(309) 593-2175
Grades: 9-12
| 430 students
Rank: #55.
Matherville Intermediate School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 639
Matherville, IL 61263
(309) 754-8244
Grades: 5-6
| 195 students
Rank: #66.
Mercer County Jr High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
203 N Washington St
Joy, IL 61260
(309) 584-4174
Grades: 7-8
| 206 students
Rank: #77.
Winola Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1804 17th Ave
Viola, IL 61486
(309) 596-2114
Grades: PK-4
| 271 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Apollo Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Sw 9th St
Aledo, IL 61231
(309) 582-5350
Grades: PK-4
| 313 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Mercer County High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 S College Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
(309) 582-2223
Grades: 9-12
| 393 students
Rank: #1010.
Mercer County Intermediate School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1002 Sw 6th St
Aledo, IL 61231
(309) 582-2441
Grades: 5-6
| 186 students
Rank: #1111.
New Boston Elementary School
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Jefferson St
New Boston, IL 61272
(309) 587-8141
Grades: PK-4
| 185 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Mercer County, IL

Mercer County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1002 S W 6th St
Aledo, IL 61231
(309) 582-2441
Grades: 6-8
| 202 students
101 N Holloway Ofc 1
Alexis, IL 61412
(309) 482-3333
Grades: 9-12
| 119 students
101 N Holloway Ofc 1
Alexis, IL 61412
(309) 482-3333
Grades: 7-8
| 38 students
Po Box 436
Joy, IL 61260
(309) 584-4174
Grades: 9-12
| 166 students
Po Box 436
Joy, IL 61260
(309) 584-4174
Grades: 6-8
| 105 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Mercer County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Mercer County, IL include Sherrard Elementary School, United Elementary Sch - North and Sherrard Jr High School.
How many public schools are located in Mercer County, IL?
11 public schools are located in Mercer County, IL.
What percentage of students in Mercer County, IL go to public school?
99% of all K-12 students in Mercer County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Mercer County, IL?
Mercer County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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