Top 10 Best Public Schools in Illinois (2024)

The top ranked public schools in Illinois are listed below (2024).
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Illinois is 26%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 31%.
The top ranked public schools in Illinois are Northside College Preparatory High School, Payton College Preparatory High School and Jones College Prep High School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Deerfield, Hinsdale and River Forest.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Illinois (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Northside College Preparatory High School
(Math: 94% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
5501 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-3954
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Payton College Preparatory High School
(Math: 96% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 96% (Top 1%)
Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1034 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-0034
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Jones College Prep High School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
700 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 534-8600
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Young Magnet High School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 1%)
Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
211 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7500
Rank: #55.
Skinner North Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
640 W Scott St
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-8500
Rank: #66.
Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 1-8
3020 W 108th St
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 535-2636
Rank: #77.
Lane Technical High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 82% (Top 1%)
Reading: 84% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
2501 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 534-5400
Rank: #88.
Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Cntr
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
4929 N Sawyer Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 534-0540
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Brook Forest Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
60 Regent Dr
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 325-6888
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Thurgood Marshall School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 82% (Top 1%)
Reading: 82% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-8
4664 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 490-5400
Rank: #1111.
Washington Gifted School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 82% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-8
3706 N Grand Blvd
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 672-6563
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Decatur Classical Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
7030 N Sacramento Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 534-2201
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Oak Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
950 S Oak St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 861-4300
Rank: #1414.
The Joseph Sears School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 77% (Top 1%)
Reading: 76% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-8
542 Abbotsford Rd
Kenilworth, IL 60043
(847) 853-3803
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Prospect Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
130 N Prospect Ave
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 861-4400
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Grades: 1-4
4704 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 966-3370
Rank: #1717.
The Lane Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
500 N Elm St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 861-4500
Rank: #1818.
New Trier Township H S Winnetka
(Math: 76% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 76% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80% (Top 1%)
Grades: 10-12
385 Winnetka Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-7000
Rank: #1919.
Daniel Wright Jr High School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 77% (Top 1%)
Reading: 73% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
1370 N Riverwoods Rd
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 295-1560
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Elm Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
15w201 60th St
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 861-4000
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Greeley Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-4
275 Fairview Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-6060
Rank: #2222.
Walker School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-6
120 Walker Ave
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 861-4600
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Hickory Creek Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 70% (Top 5%)
Reading: 84% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
22150 S Owens Rd
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-4474
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Meadow Glens Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 72% (Top 1%)
Reading: 76% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
1150 Muirhead Ave
Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 420-3200
Rank: #2525.
Madison Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 74% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
611 S Madison St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 861-4100
Rank: #2626.
Adlai E Stevenson High School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 72% (Top 1%)
Reading: 73% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1 Stevenson Dr
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 415-4000
Rank: #2727.
Meadowbrook Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 78% (Top 1%)
Reading: 68% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
1600 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-7940
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Hinsdale Central High School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 71% (Top 5%)
Reading: 72% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
5500 S Grant St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 570-8000
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Monroe Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
210 N Madison St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 861-4200
Rank: #3030.
Shabonee School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 72% (Top 1%)
Reading: 69% (Top 5%)
Grades: 3-5
1000 Pfingsten Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-4970
Rank: #3131.
Bannockburn School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 65-69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
2165 Telegraph Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 945-5900
Rank: #3232.
Highlands Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 71% (Top 5%)
Reading: 69% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
525 S Brainard St
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6335
Rank: #3333.
Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy
(Math: 71% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 71% (Top 5%)
Reading: 68% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
3319 N Clifton Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5550
Rank: #3434.
Wood Oaks Jr High School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 68% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
1250 Sanders Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 272-1900
Rank: #3535.
Aviston Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 68% (Top 5%)
Reading: 69% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
350 S Hull St
Aviston, IL 62216
(618) 228-7245
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