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The top ranked public schools in Illinois state are listed below (2021).
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 32%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 37%.
The top ranked public schools in Illinois are Payton College Preparatory High School, Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School and Northside College Preparatory High School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Deerfield, Downs and Hinsdale.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Illinois (2021)

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

  • Rank: #2-42.-4.
    Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet SchoolMagnet School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 1-83020 W 108th St
    ChicagoIL 60655
    (773) 535-2636

  • Rank: #2-42.-4.
    Northside College Preparatory High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 97%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 97% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-125501 N Kedzie Ave
    ChicagoIL 60625
    (773) 534-3954

  • Rank: #2-42.-4.
    Skinner North Elementary SchoolMath: 95% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 95% (Top 1%) Reading: 95% (Top 1%)Math: 95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-8640 W Scott St
    ChicagoIL 60610
    (773) 534-8500

  • Rank: #55.
    Thurgood Marshall SchoolMath: 89% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 89% (Top 1%) Reading: 92% (Top 1%)Math: 89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 5-84664 N Rockton Ave
    RockfordIL 61103
    (815) 490-5400

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Decatur Classical Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-67030 N Sacramento Av
    ChicagoIL 60645
    (773) 534-2201

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Edison Elementary Regional Gifted CenterMagnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-84929 N Sawyer Ave
    ChicagoIL 60625
    (773) 534-0540

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Mcdade Elementary Classical SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-68801 S Indiana Ave
    ChicagoIL 60619
    (773) 535-3669

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

  • Rank: #1010.
    Jones College Prep High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 90% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90% (Top 1%) Reading: 90% (Top 1%)Math: 90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12700 S State St
    ChicagoIL 60605
    (773) 534-8600

  • Rank: #1111.
    Iles Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 87% (Top 1%) Reading: 90% (Top 1%)Math: 87% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 1-81700 S 15th St
    SpringfieldIL 62703
    (217) 525-3226

  • Rank: #1212.
    Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted CenterMagnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-88101 S La Salle St
    ChicagoIL 60620
    (773) 535-0040

  • Rank: #1313.
    Walden Elementary SchoolMath: 86% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 86% (Top 1%) Reading: 88% (Top 1%)Math: 86% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 88% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5630 Essex Ct
    DeerfieldIL 60015
    (847) 945-9660

  • Rank: #1414.
    Thurgood Marshall Elementary SchoolMath: 92% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 92% (Top 1%) Reading: 84% (Top 1%)Math: 92% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 84% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 1-44704 N Rockton Ave
    RockfordIL 61103
    (815) 966-3370

  • Rank: #1515.
    Lane Technical High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 86% (Top 1%) Reading: 86% (Top 1%)Math: 86% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 86% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 7-122501 W Addison St
    ChicagoIL 60618
    (773) 534-5400

  • Rank: #1616.
    Meadow Glens Elementary SchoolMath: 85% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 85% (Top 1%) Reading: 85% (Top 1%)Math: 85% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-51150 Muirhead Ave
    NapervilleIL 60565
    (630) 420-3200

  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Daniel Wright Junior High SchoolMath: 81% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 81% (Top 1%) Reading: 87% (Top 1%)Math: 81% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-81370 N Riverwoods Rd
    LincolnshireIL 60069
    (847) 295-1560

  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Washington Gifted SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 83% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 83% (Top 1%) Reading: 86% (Top 1%)Math: 83% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 86% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 5-83706 N Grand Blvd
    PeoriaIL 61614
    (309) 672-6563

  • Rank: #1919.
    Thomas Dooley Elementary SchoolMath: 78% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 78% (Top 1%) Reading: 87% (Top 1%)Math: 78% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-6622 Norwood Ln
    SchaumburgIL 60193
    (847) 357-6250

  • Rank: #2020.
    Hickory Creek Middle SchoolMath: 79% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 79% (Top 1%) Reading: 86% (Top 1%)Math: 79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 86% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-822150 S Owens Rd
    FrankfortIL 60423
    (815) 469-4474

  • Rank: #2121.
    South Park Elementary SchoolMath: 84% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 84% (Top 1%) Reading: 82% (Top 1%)Math: 84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 82% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-51421 Hackberry Rd
    DeerfieldIL 60015
    (847) 945-5895

  • Rank: #2222.
    Eisenhower AcademyMath: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 80-84% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 1-5406 Burke Dr
    JolietIL 60433
    (815) 723-0233

  • Rank: #2323.
    Lisbon Grade SchoolMath: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-8127 S Canal St
    NewarkIL 60541
    (815) 736-6324

  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Marie Murphy SchoolMath: 78% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 78% (Top 1%) Reading: 84% (Top 1%)Math: 78% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 84% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-82921 Illinois Rd
    WilmetteIL 60091
    (847) 251-3617

  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Shabonee SchoolMath: 79% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 79% (Top 1%) Reading: 83% (Top 1%)Math: 79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 83% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 3-51000 Pfingsten Rd
    NorthbrookIL 60062
    (847) 498-4970

  • Rank: #2626.
    Greeley Elementary SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-4275 Fairview Ave
    WinnetkaIL 60093
    (847) 446-6060

  • Rank: #2727.
    Butler Junior High SchoolMath: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-82801 York Rd
    Oak BrookIL 60523
    (630) 573-2760

  • Rank: #2828.
    Kennedy Junior High SchoolMath: 76% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 76% (Top 5%) Reading: 85% (Top 1%)Math: 76% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-82929 Green Trails Dr
    LisleIL 60532
    (630) 420-3220

  • Rank: #2929.
    Lincoln Elementary SchoolMath: 75% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75% (Top 5%) Reading: 86% (Top 1%)Math: 75% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 86% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-8615 W Kemper Pl
    ChicagoIL 60614
    (773) 534-5720

  • Rank: #3030.
    Stem Partnership SchoolAlternative School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 80-84% (Top 1%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 3-8405 S Gladstone Ave
    AuroraIL 60506
    (630) 844-5626

  • Rank: #3131.
    Adlai E Stevenson High SchoolMath: 81% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 81% (Top 1%) Reading: 78% (Top 5%)Math: 81% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 78% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-121 Stevenson Dr
    LincolnshireIL 60069
    (847) 415-4000

  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic AcademyMagnet School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 78% (Top 1%) Reading: 79% (Top 5%)Math: 78% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-83319 N Clifton Ave
    ChicagoIL 60657
    (773) 534-5550

  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    Highlands Elementary SchoolMath: 78% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 78% (Top 1%) Reading: 79% (Top 5%)Math: 78% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-5525 S Brainard St
    NapervilleIL 60540
    (630) 420-6335

  • Rank: #3434.
    Madison Elementary SchoolMath: 73% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 73% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: 73% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5611 S Madison St
    HinsdaleIL 60521
    (630) 861-4100

  • Rank: #3535.
    Prairieview-ogden Junior High SchoolMath: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 70-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 7-82499 Cr 2100e
    ThomasboroIL 61878
    (217) 694-4122

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