Top 10 Best Monroe County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 4,991 students in Monroe County, IL. Monroe County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Monroe County, IL are Rogers Elementary School, Parkview Elementary School and Waterloo Junior High 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 55% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 38% 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 Monroe County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Rogers Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Rogers St
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-3454
Grades: 2-3
| 381 students
Rank: #22.
Parkview Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1 Veterans Pkwy
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 281-4997
Grades: 2-4
| 440 students
Rank: #33.
Waterloo Junior High School
Math: 52% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
200 Bellefontaine Dr
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-3457
Grades: 6-8
| 660 students
Rank: #44.
Gardner Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Ed Gardner Pl
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-3060
Grades: 4-5
| 355 students
Rank: #55.
Columbia Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 Eagle Dr
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 281-4993
Grades: 5-8
| 563 students
Rank: #66.
Columbia High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
77 Veterans Pkwy
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 281-5001
Grades: 9-12
| 622 students
Rank: #77.
Waterloo High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
505 E Bulldog
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-3455
Grades: 9-12
| 855 students
Rank: #88.
Valmeyer Jr High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 S Cedar Bluff Dr
Valmeyer, IL 62295
(618) 935-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 77 students
Rank: #99.
Valmeyer Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 S Cedar Bluff Dr
Valmeyer, IL 62295
(618) 935-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 160 students
Rank: #1010.
Valmeyer High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 S Cedar Bluff Dr
Valmeyer, IL 62295
(618) 935-2100
Grades: 9-12
| 141 students
Rank: n/an/a
113 S Rapp Ave
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 281-4995
Grades: PK-1
| 301 students
Rank: n/an/a
Monroe/randolph Red Brick School
Alternative School
107 E Mill St
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 473-2222
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
301 Hamacher St
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-3458
Grades: PK-1
| 436 students

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