Top 10 Best Monroe County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 5,070 students in Monroe County, IL (there are 3 private schools, serving 932 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in Monroe County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Monroe County, IL are Parkview Elementary School, Monroe/randolph Red Brick School and Rogers Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Monroe County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Monroe County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Monroe County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Parkview Elementary School
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1 Veterans Pkwy
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 281-4997
Grades: 2-4
| 441 students
Rank: #22.
Monroe/randolph Red Brick School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
107 E Mill St
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 473-2222
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #33.
Rogers Elementary School
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
200 Rogers St
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-3454
Grades: 2-3
| 369 students
Rank: #44.
Columbia High School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
77 Veterans Pkwy
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 281-5001
Grades: 9-12
| 636 students
Rank: #55.
Gardner Elementary School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Ed Gardner Pl
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-3060
Grades: 4-5
| 379 students
Rank: #66.
Waterloo Junior High School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 Bellefontaine Dr
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-3457
Grades: 6-8
| 632 students
Rank: #77.
Waterloo High School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
505 E Bulldog
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-3455
Grades: 9-12
| 876 students
Rank: #88.
Columbia Middle School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Eagle Dr
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 281-4993
Grades: 5-8
| 569 students
Rank: #99.
Valmeyer Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 S Cedar Bluff Dr
Valmeyer, IL 62295
(618) 935-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 157 students
Rank: #1010.
Valmeyer Jr High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 S Cedar Bluff Dr
Valmeyer, IL 62295
(618) 935-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 74 students
Rank: #1111.
Valmeyer High School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 S Cedar Bluff Dr
Valmeyer, IL 62295
(618) 935-2100
Grades: 9-12
| 124 students
Rank: n/an/a
113 S Rapp Ave
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 281-4995
Grades: PK-1
| 327 students
Rank: n/an/a
301 Hamacher St
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-3458
Grades: PK-1
| 486 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Monroe County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Monroe County, IL include Parkview Elementary School, Monroe/randolph Red Brick School and Rogers Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Monroe County, IL?
13 public schools are located in Monroe County, IL.
What percentage of students in Monroe County, IL go to public school?
84% of all K-12 students in Monroe County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Monroe County, IL?
Monroe County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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