Top 10 Best Reading/Language Arts Proficiency Public Schools in Illinois (2021)

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Public schools in Illinois achieve an average reading/language arts proficiency of 37% (2021).
The public schools with the highest reading/language arts proficiency are listed below (where sufficient data available).
The public school with the highest reading/language arts proficiency in Illinois is Payton College Preparatory High School with ≥99%.

Top Reading/Language Arts Proficiency Public Schools in Illinois (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) RLA Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Payton College Preparatory High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 97% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: ≥99%
    Grades: 9-121034 N Wells St
    ChicagoIL 60610
    (773) 534-0034

  • Rank: #22.
    Northside College Preparatory High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 97%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 97%
    Grades: 9-125501 N Kedzie Ave
    ChicagoIL 60625
    (773) 534-3954

  • Rank: #33.
    Skinner North Elementary SchoolMath: 95% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 95%
    Grades: K-8640 W Scott St
    ChicagoIL 60610
    (773) 534-8500

  • Rank: #4-74.-7.
    Decatur Classical Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 90-94%
    Grades: K-67030 N Sacramento Av
    ChicagoIL 60645
    (773) 534-2201

  • Rank: #4-74.-7.
    Edison Elementary Regional Gifted CenterMagnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 90-94%
    Grades: K-84929 N Sawyer Ave
    ChicagoIL 60625
    (773) 534-0540

  • Rank: #4-74.-7.
    Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet SchoolMagnet School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 90-94%
    Grades: 1-83020 W 108th St
    ChicagoIL 60655
    (773) 535-2636

  • Rank: #4-74.-7.
    Mcdade Elementary Classical SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 90-94%
    Grades: K-68801 S Indiana Ave
    ChicagoIL 60619
    (773) 535-3669

  • Rank: #88.
    Thurgood Marshall SchoolMath: 89% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 92%
    Grades: 5-84664 N Rockton Ave
    RockfordIL 61103
    (815) 490-5400

  • Rank: #99.
    Young Magnet High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 91%
    Grades: 7-12211 S Laflin St
    ChicagoIL 60607
    (773) 534-7500

  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Iles Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 90%
    Grades: 1-81700 S 15th St
    SpringfieldIL 62703
    (217) 525-3226

  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Jones College Prep High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 90% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 90%
    Grades: 9-12700 S State St
    ChicagoIL 60605
    (773) 534-8600

  • Rank: #1212.
    Walden Elementary SchoolMath: 86% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 88%
    Grades: K-5630 Essex Ct
    DeerfieldIL 60015
    (847) 945-9660

  • Rank: #13-1513.- 15.
    Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted CenterMagnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 85-89%
    Grades: PK-88101 S La Salle St
    ChicagoIL 60620
    (773) 535-0040

  • Rank: #13-1513.- 15.
    Lisbon Grade SchoolMath: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 85-89%
    Grades: K-8127 S Canal St
    NewarkIL 60541
    (815) 736-6324

  • Rank: #13-1513.- 15.
    Madison Elementary SchoolMath: 73% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 85-89%
    Grades: K-5611 S Madison St
    HinsdaleIL 60521
    (630) 861-4100

  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Daniel Wright Junior High SchoolMath: 81% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 87%
    Grades: 6-81370 N Riverwoods Rd
    LincolnshireIL 60069
    (847) 295-1560

  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Thomas Dooley Elementary SchoolMath: 78% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 87%
    Grades: K-6622 Norwood Ln
    SchaumburgIL 60193
    (847) 357-6250

  • Rank: #18-2118.- 21.
    Hickory Creek Middle SchoolMath: 79% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 86%
    Grades: 6-822150 S Owens Rd
    FrankfortIL 60423
    (815) 469-4474

  • Rank: #18-2118.- 21.
    Lane Technical High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 86%
    Grades: 7-122501 W Addison St
    ChicagoIL 60618
    (773) 534-5400

  • Rank: #18-2118.- 21.
    Lincoln Elementary SchoolMath: 75% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 86%
    Grades: K-8615 W Kemper Pl
    ChicagoIL 60614
    (773) 534-5720

  • Rank: #18-2118.- 21.
    Washington Gifted SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 83% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 86%
    Grades: 5-83706 N Grand Blvd
    PeoriaIL 61614
    (309) 672-6563

  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.
    Kennedy Junior High SchoolMath: 76% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 85%
    Grades: 6-82929 Green Trails Dr
    LisleIL 60532
    (630) 420-3220

  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.
    Meadow Glens Elementary SchoolMath: 85% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 85%
    Grades: K-51150 Muirhead Ave
    NapervilleIL 60565
    (630) 420-3200

  • Rank: #2424.
    Prairieview-ogden Junior High SchoolMath: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 80-89%
    Grades: 7-82499 Cr 2100e
    ThomasboroIL 61878
    (217) 694-4122

  • Rank: #25-2725.- 27.
    Marie Murphy SchoolMath: 78% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 84%
    Grades: 6-82921 Illinois Rd
    WilmetteIL 60091
    (847) 251-3617

  • Rank: #25-2725.- 27.
    Thurgood Marshall Elementary SchoolMath: 92% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 84%
    Grades: 1-44704 N Rockton Ave
    RockfordIL 61103
    (815) 966-3370

  • Rank: #25-2725.- 27.
    Wood Oaks Junior High SchoolMath: 71% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    RLA Proficiency: 84%
    Grades: 6-81250 Sanders Rd
    NorthbrookIL 60062
    (847) 272-1900

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Alan B Shepard Middle SchoolMath: 74% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 83%
    Grades: 6-8440 Grove Ave
    DeerfieldIL 60015
    (847) 948-0620

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Shabonee SchoolMath: 79% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 83%
    Grades: 3-51000 Pfingsten Rd
    NorthbrookIL 60062
    (847) 498-4970

  • Rank: #30-4030.- 40.
    Brook Forest Elementary SchoolMath: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
    Grades: K-560 Regent Dr
    Oak BrookIL 60523
    (630) 325-6888

  • Rank: #30-4030.- 40.
    Butler Junior High SchoolMath: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
    Grades: 6-82801 York Rd
    Oak BrookIL 60523
    (630) 573-2760

  • Rank: #30-4030.- 40.
    Eisenhower AcademyMath: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
    Grades: 1-5406 Burke Dr
    JolietIL 60433
    (815) 723-0233

  • Rank: #30-4030.- 40.
    Ellsworth Elementary SchoolMath: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
    Grades: K-5145 N Sleight St
    NapervilleIL 60540
    (630) 420-6338

  • Rank: #30-4030.- 40.
    Elm Elementary SchoolMath: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
    Grades: K-515w201 60th St
    WillowbrookIL 60527
    (630) 861-4000

  • Rank: #30-4030.- 40.
    Forest Hills Elementary SchoolMath: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    RLA Proficiency: 80-84%
    Grades: PK-55020 Central Ave
    Western SpringsIL 60558
    (708) 246-7678

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