Top 10 Best Sangamon County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 77 public schools serving 27,956 students in Sangamon County, IL (there are 19 private schools, serving 3,800 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Sangamon County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Sangamon County, IL are Iles Elementary School, Sherman Elementary School and Douglas School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Sangamon County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 26% (versus the 30% statewide average). Schools in Sangamon County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Sangamon County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Iles Elementary School
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1700 S 15th St
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 525-3226
Grades: 1-8
| 377 students
Rank: #22.
Sherman Elementary School
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
312 South St
Sherman, IL 62684
(217) 496-2021
Grades: PK-4
| 567 students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
Douglas School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
444 W Reynolds St
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 525-4400
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
Lawrence Education Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
101 E Laurel St
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 525-3144
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
Sangamon County Learning Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2201 Toronto Rd Ste C
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 529-3390
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #66.
Cantrall Elementary School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Braves Ln
Cantrall, IL 62625
(217) 487-7312
Grades: PK-3
| 342 students
Rank: #77.
Lincoln Magnet School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 S 11th St
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 525-3236
Grades: 6-8
| 301 students
Rank: #88.
Williamsville Jr High School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 S Walnut St
Williamsville, IL 62693
(217) 566-3600
Grades: 5-8
| 476 students
Rank: #99.
Farmingdale Elementary School
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2473 N Farmingdale Rd
Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
(217) 626-1221
Grades: PK-4
| 459 students
Rank: #1010.
Cantrall Intermediate School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
155 Claypool St
Cantrall, IL 62625
(217) 487-9082
Grades: 4-6
| 218 students
Rank: #1111.
Glenwood High School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1501 E Plummer Blvd
Chatham, IL 62629
(217) 483-2424
Grades: 9-12
| 1,505 students
Rank: #1212.
Chatham Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
525 S College St
Chatham, IL 62629
(217) 483-2411
Grades: K-4
| 495 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Owen Marsh Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1100 Avon Dr
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 787-3173
Grades: K-5
| 266 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Sandburg Elementary School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2051 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 787-3112
Grades: K-5
| 261 students
Rank: #1515.
Springfield High School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
101 S Lewis St
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 525-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,496 students
Rank: #1616.
Rochester High School
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1 Rocket Dr
Rochester, IL 62563
(217) 498-9761
Grades: 9-12
| 755 students
Rank: #1717.
Ball Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1015 New City Rd
Chatham, IL 62629
(217) 483-2414
Grades: PK-4
| 598 students
Rank: #1818.
Pleasant Plains High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
500 N Cartwright St
Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
(217) 626-1044
Grades: 9-12
| 418 students
Rank: #1919.
Williamsville High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
900 S Walnut St
Williamsville, IL 62693
(217) 566-3361
Grades: 9-12
| 477 students
Rank: #2020.
New Berlin High School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 230
New Berlin, IL 62670
(217) 488-6012
Grades: 9-12
| 257 students
Rank: #2121.
Rochester Intermediate School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 40% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
900 Jack Taylor Dr
Rochester, IL 62563
(217) 498-6215
Grades: 4-6
| 426 students
Rank: #2222.
Glenwood Elementary School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1401 E Plummer Blvd
Chatham, IL 62629
(217) 483-6704
Grades: K-4
| 591 students
Rank: #2323.
Glenwood Middle School
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
595 Chatham Rd
Chatham, IL 62629
(217) 483-2481
Grades: 7-8
| 730 students
Rank: #2424.
Glenwood Intermediate School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
465 Chatham Rd
Chatham, IL 62629
(217) 483-1183
Grades: 5-6
| 763 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Sangamon Valley Intermediate School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
341 Matilda St
Illiopolis, IL 62539
(217) 486-7521
Grades: 3-5
| 135 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Tri-city Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
324 W Charles St
Buffalo, IL 62515
(217) 364-4035
Grades: PK-5
| 305 students
Rank: #2727.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1200 Outer Park Dr
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 787-3006
Grades: 6-8
| 716 students
Rank: #2828.
Butler Elementary School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1701 S Macarthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 787-3189
Grades: K-5
| 302 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Auburn High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
511 N 7th St
Auburn, IL 62615
(217) 438-6817
Grades: 9-12
| 397 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Pawnee Grade School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
810 4th St
Pawnee, IL 62558
(217) 625-2231
Grades: PK-6
| 323 students
Rank: #3131.
Tri-city Jr High School
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
324 W Charles St
Buffalo, IL 62515
(217) 364-4530
Grades: 6-8
| 122 students
Rank: #3232.
Lindsay School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3600 Fielding Dr
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 546-0200
Grades: K-5
| 433 students
Rank: #3333.
Rochester Elementary 2-3
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
456 Education Ave
Rochester, IL 62563
(217) 498-6216
Grades: 2-3
| 258 students
Rank: #3434.
Rochester Jr High School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 24% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3 Rocket Dr
Rochester, IL 62563
(217) 498-9761
Grades: 7-8
| 347 students
Rank: #3535.
Laketown Elementary School
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1825 Lee St
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 585-5819
Grades: K-5
| 163 students
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Sangamon County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2201 Toronto Rd
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 529-5431
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1101 South 15th St
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 525-3257
Grades: 6-8
| 273 students
303 East Kenney St
Divernon, IL 62530
(217) 628-3611
Grades: PK-3
| 63 students
Po Box 20
Divernon, IL 62530
(217) 628-3414
Grades: 9-12
| 66 students
1101 South 15th St
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 525-3030
Grades: PK-5
| 157 students
600 North Cedar St
New Berlin, IL 62670
(217) 488-6111
Grades: 4-6
| n/a students
2500 Taylor Avenue
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 529-8849
Grades: 3-12
| 50 students
3040 East Linden Ave
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 525-3256
Grades: K-5
| 279 students
101 E Laurel St
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 525-3358
Grades: 9-12
| 130 students
504 S Walnut St
Williamsville, IL 62693
(217) 566-4070
Grades: 5
| 128 students
1200 S Pope Ave
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 525-3284
Grades: PK
| 287 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Sangamon County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Sangamon County, IL include Iles Elementary School, Sherman Elementary School and Douglas School.
How many public schools are located in Sangamon County, IL?
77 public schools are located in Sangamon County, IL.
What percentage of students in Sangamon County, IL go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in Sangamon County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Sangamon County, IL?
Sangamon County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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