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For the 2021 school year, there are 8 public schools in Mercer County, IL, serving 2,140 students. Mercer County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
Mercer County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Mercer County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Illinois public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Mercer County, IL are Winola Elementary School, Matherville Intermediate School and Mercer County High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is less than the Illinois public school average of 15:1.

Top Mercer County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Winola Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1804 17th Ave
    Viola, IL 61486
    (309) 596-2114

    Grades: PK-4 | 306 students
  • Matherville Intermediate School Math: 42% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Po Box 639
    Matherville, IL 61263
    (309) 754-8244

    Grades: 5-6 | 228 students
  • Mercer County High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1500 S College Ave
    Aledo, IL 61231
    (309) 582-2223

    Grades: 9-12 | 396 students
  • Sherrard Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    209 1st St
    Sherrard, IL 61281
    (309) 593-2917

    Grades: K-4 | 264 students
  • Apollo Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    801 Sw 9th St
    Aledo, IL 61231
    (309) 582-5350

    Grades: PK-4 | 342 students
  • New Boston Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    301 Jefferson St
    New Boston, IL 61272
    (309) 587-8141

    Grades: PK-4 | 200 students
  • Mercer County Junior High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    203 N Washington St
    Joy, IL 61260
    (309) 584-4174

    Grades: 7-8 | 194 students
  • Mercer County Intermediate School Math: 12% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1002 Sw 6th St
    Aledo, IL 61231
    (309) 582-2441

    Grades: 5-6 | 210 students
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