Top 5 Best Mercer County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 2,140 students in Mercer County, IL. Mercer County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Mercer County, IL are Sherrard Elementary School, Mercer County High School and Matherville Intermediate 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 25% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 38% statewide average). Schools in Mercer County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Best Mercer County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sherrard Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
209 1st St
Sherrard, IL 61281
(309) 593-2917
Grades: K-4
| 264 students
Rank: #22.
Mercer County High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1500 S College Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
(309) 582-2223
Grades: 9-12
| 396 students
Rank: #33.
Matherville Intermediate School
Math: 33% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 639
Matherville, IL 61263
(309) 754-8244
Grades: 5-6
| 228 students
Rank: #44.
Apollo Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
801 Sw 9th St
Aledo, IL 61231
(309) 582-5350
Grades: PK-4
| 342 students
Rank: #55.
Winola Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1804 17th Ave
Viola, IL 61486
(309) 596-2114
Grades: PK-4
| 306 students
Rank: #66.
New Boston Elementary School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Jefferson St
New Boston, IL 61272
(309) 587-8141
Grades: PK-4
| 200 students
Rank: #77.
Mercer County Junior High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
203 N Washington St
Joy, IL 61260
(309) 584-4174
Grades: 7-8
| 194 students
Rank: #88.
Mercer County Intermediate School
Math: 12% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1002 Sw 6th St
Aledo, IL 61231
(309) 582-2441
Grades: 5-6
| 210 students
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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
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

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