Top 10 Best Peoria County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 77 public schools serving 26,205 students in Peoria County, IL (there are 27 private schools, serving 4,427 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Peoria County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Peoria County, IL are Washington Gifted School, Dunlap Middle School and Hickory Grove Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Peoria County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 31% statewide average). Schools in Peoria County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Peoria County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Washington Gifted School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3706 N Grand Blvd
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 672-6563
Grades: 5-8
| 285 students
Rank: #22.
Dunlap Middle School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Po Box 366
Dunlap, IL 61525
(309) 243-7778
Grades: 6-8
| 531 students
Rank: #33.
Hickory Grove Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2514 W Hickory Grove Rd
Dunlap, IL 61525
(309) 243-8711
Grades: PK-5
| 837 students
Rank: #44.
Dunlap Grade School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Po Box 366
Dunlap, IL 61525
(309) 243-7772
Grades: PK-5
| 251 students
Rank: #55.
Dunlap High School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Po Box 365
Dunlap, IL 61525
(309) 243-7751
Grades: 9-12
| 1,355 students
Rank: #66.
Ridgeview Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3903 W Ridgeview Dr
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 692-8260
Grades: K-5
| 450 students
Rank: #77.
South Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
616 W Hickory St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 274-4841
Grades: PK-3
| 410 students
Rank: #88.
Wilder-waite Grade School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10021 N Pacific St
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 243-7728
Grades: K-5
| 392 students
Rank: #99.
Peoria Regional High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3826 N Taylor Rd
Hanna City, IL 61536
(309) 495-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: #1010.
Dunlap Valley Middle School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13120 N State Route 91
Dunlap, IL 61525
(309) 243-1034
Grades: 6-8
| 544 students
Rank: #1111.
Monroe Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5137 W Cisna Rd
Peoria, IL 61607
(309) 697-3120
Grades: K-8
| 296 students
Rank: #1212.
Banner Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12610 N Allen Rd
Dunlap, IL 61525
(309) 243-7774
Grades: K-5
| 333 students
Rank: #1313.
Brimfield Grade School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Po Box 380
Brimfield, IL 61517
(309) 446-3366
Grades: PK-8
| 437 students
Rank: #1414.
Mossville Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Po Box 178
Mossville, IL 61552
(309) 579-2328
Grades: PK-5
| 418 students
Rank: #1515.
Mossville Jr High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Po Box 178
Mossville, IL 61552
(309) 579-2328
Grades: 6-8
| 182 students
Rank: #1616.
Chillicothe Jr High School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
914 W Truitt Ave
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 274-6266
Grades: 6-8
| 252 students
Rank: #1717.
Kellar Primary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6413 N Mount Hawley Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 693-4439
Grades: K-4
| 340 students
Rank: #1818.
Hollis Consolidated Grade School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5613 W Tuscarora Rd
Peoria, IL 61607
(309) 697-1325
Grades: K-8
| 135 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Ivc Learning Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1057 N 2nd St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 274-5418
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Woodruff Career & Tech Center
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1800 Ne Perry Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 672-6665
Grades: 5-12
| 0 students
Rank: #2121.
Princeville High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
302 Cordis Ave
Princeville, IL 61559
(309) 385-2213
Grades: 6-12
| 351 students
Rank: #2222.
Elmwood Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
501 N Morgan St
Elmwood, IL 61529
(309) 742-4261
Grades: PK-6
| 356 students
Rank: #2323.
Brimfield High School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Po Box 380
Brimfield, IL 61517
(309) 446-3349
Grades: 9-12
| 211 students
Rank: #2424.
Diploma Degree North Campus
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5407 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 672-6776
Grades: 11-12
| 0 students
Rank: #2525.
Princeville Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
602 N Town Ave
Princeville, IL 61559
(309) 385-2213
Grades: PK-5
| 328 students
Rank: #2626.
Elmwood High School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
301 W Butternut St
Elmwood, IL 61529
(309) 742-2851
Grades: 9-12
| 170 students
Rank: #2727.
Limestone Walters Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8223 W Smithville Rd
Peoria, IL 61607
(309) 697-3035
Grades: PK-8
| 197 students
Rank: #2828.
Richwoods High School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6301 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 693-4400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,496 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Il Valley Central High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1300 W Sycamore St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 274-5481
Grades: 9-12
| 644 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Northmoor Primary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1819 W Northmoor Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 693-4435
Grades: K-4
| 346 students
Rank: #3131.
Elmwood Junior High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 W Butternut St
Elmwood, IL 61529
(309) 742-2851
Grades: 7-8
| 118 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Charter Oak Primary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5221 W Timberedge Dr
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 693-4433
Grades: K-4
| 316 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Chillicothe Elementary Center
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
914 W Truitt Ave
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 274-6266
Grades: 4-5
| 155 students
Rank: #3434.
Illini Bluffs Middle School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9611 S Hanna City Glasford Rd
Glasford, IL 61533
(309) 389-2231
Grades: 6-8
| 198 students
Rank: #3535.
Limestone Community High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4201 Airport Rd
Peoria, IL 61607
(309) 697-6271
Grades: 9-12
| 949 students
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Peoria County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
919 S Matthew St
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 672-6504
Grades: 5-8
| 319 students
Childrens Home School (Closed 2012)
Special Education School
2130 North Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 685-1047
Grades: 8-12
| n/a students
2612 North Bootz Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 672-6508
Grades: 6-8
| 197 students
3202 N Wisconsin Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 672-6725
Grades: K-12
| 75 students
1507 South Lydia Ave
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 672-6515
Grades: PK-4
| 386 students
3202 N Wisconsin
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 675-6775
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2900 W Heading Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 673-2803
Grades: 5-11
| 11 students
Po Box 289
Hanna City, IL 61536
(309) 565-4396
Grades: K-3
| 148 students
14617 Farmington Rd
Hanna City, IL 61536
(309) 565-4279
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3129 Ne Madison Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 672-6538
Grades: PK-5
| 304 students
3202 N Wisconsin
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 672-6810
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
700 Mary St
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 672-6542
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
412 S Eden Rd
Hanna City, IL 61536
(309) 565-7115
Grades: 4-8
| 171 students
6018 W Lancaster Rd
Peoria, IL 61607
(309) 697-0621
Grades: 5-8
| 148 students
2000 West Pioneer Parkway
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 693-7373
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
839 West Moss Ave
Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 672-6702
Grades: 5-12
| 14 students
839 West Moss Ave
Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 672-6823
Grades: 9-12
| 83 students
223 North Maxwell Rd
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 634-4200
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
2018 W Cimarron Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 693-4424
Grades: 3-12
| 18 students
4607 West Elwood Dr
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 673-2494
Grades: PK-K
| n/a students
245 Green St
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 282-7700
Grades: PK
| n/a students
839 West Moss Ave
Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 672-6823
Grades: 10-12
| 33 students
2212 W Ann St
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 672-6559
Grades: PK-5
| 381 students
304 E Illinois St
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 672-6567
Grades: 5-8
| 272 students
7225 West Plank Rd
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 697-4555
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
5407 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 693-5017
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Peoria County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Peoria County, IL include Washington Gifted School, Dunlap Middle School and Hickory Grove Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Peoria County, IL?
77 public schools are located in Peoria County, IL.
What percentage of students in Peoria County, IL go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Peoria County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Peoria County, IL?
Peoria County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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