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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 38%.
The top ranked public schools in Illinois are Decatur Classical Elementary School, Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center and Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Deerfield, Dunlap and Hinsdale.

Top Ranked Public Elementary Schools in Illinois (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Decatur Classical Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-67030 N Sacramento Av
    ChicagoIL 60645
    (773) 534-2201

  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Edison Elementary Regional Gifted CenterMagnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-84929 N Sawyer Ave
    ChicagoIL 60625
    (773) 534-0540

  • Rank: #33.
    Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet SchoolMagnet School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 1-83020 W 108th St
    ChicagoIL 60655
    (773) 535-2636

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Skinner North Elementary SchoolMath: 93% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 90% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-8640 W Scott St
    ChicagoIL 60610
    (773) 534-8500

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Thurgood Marshall SchoolMath: 90% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90% (Top 1%) Reading: 95% (Top 1%)Math: 90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 5-84664 N Rockton Ave
    RockfordIL 61103
    (815) 490-5400

  • Rank: #66.
    Lenart 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: PK-88101 S La Salle St
    ChicagoIL 60620
    (773) 535-0040

  • Rank: #77.
    Meadow Glens Elementary SchoolMath: 86% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 86% (Top 1%) Reading: 91% (Top 1%)Math: 86% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-51150 Muirhead Ave
    NapervilleIL 60565
    (630) 420-3200

  • Rank: #88.
    Iles Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 89% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 89% (Top 1%) Reading: 86% (Top 1%)Math: 89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 86% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 1-81700 S 15th St
    SpringfieldIL 62703
    (217) 525-3226

  • Rank: #99.
    Mcdade Elementary Classical SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 80-84% (Top 1%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-68801 S Indiana Ave
    ChicagoIL 60619
    (773) 535-3669

  • Rank: #1010.
    Daniel Wright Junior High SchoolMath: 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: 6-81370 N Riverwoods Rd
    LincolnshireIL 60069
    (847) 295-1560

  • Rank: #1111.
    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: #12-1412.- 14.
    Elm Elementary SchoolMath: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-515w201 60th St
    WillowbrookIL 60527
    (630) 861-4000

  • Rank: #12-1412.- 14.
    Hickory Creek Middle SchoolMath: 79% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 79% (Top 1%) Reading: 85% (Top 1%)Math: 79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-822150 S Owens Rd
    FrankfortIL 60423
    (815) 469-4474

  • Rank: #12-1412.- 14.
    Maple SchoolMath: 81% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 81% (Top 1%) Reading: 83% (Top 1%)Math: 81% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 83% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-82370 Shermer Rd
    NorthbrookIL 60062
    (847) 400-8900

  • Rank: #1515.
    Butler Junior High 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: 6-82801 York Rd
    Oak BrookIL 60523
    (630) 573-2760

  • Rank: #1616.
    Thurgood Marshall Elementary SchoolMath: 88% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 88% (Top 1%) Reading: 79% (Top 5%)Math: 88% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 1-44704 N Rockton Ave
    RockfordIL 61103
    (815) 966-3370

  • Rank: #1717.
    Highlands Elementary SchoolMath: 77% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 77% (Top 1%) Reading: 83% (Top 1%)Math: 77% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 83% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5525 S Brainard St
    NapervilleIL 60540
    (630) 420-6335

  • Rank: #1818.
    Greeley Elementary SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-4275 Fairview Ave
    WinnetkaIL 60093
    (847) 446-6060

  • Rank: #1919.
    Poe Elementary Classical SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-610538 S Langley Ave
    ChicagoIL 60628
    (773) 535-5525

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Prospect Elementary SchoolMath: 80% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 80% (Top 1%) Reading: 80% (Top 5%)Math: 80% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-5130 N Prospect Ave
    Clarendon HillsIL 60514
    (630) 861-4400

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Walden Elementary SchoolMath: 79% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 79% (Top 1%) Reading: 81% (Top 1%)Math: 79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 81% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5630 Essex Ct
    DeerfieldIL 60015
    (847) 945-9660

  • Rank: #2222.
    Braeside Elementary SchoolMath: 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: K-5150 Pierce Rd
    Highland ParkIL 60035
    (224) 765-3401

  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Copeland Manor Elementary SchoolMath: 76% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 76% (Top 5%) Reading: 82% (Top 1%)Math: 76% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 82% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5801 7th Ave
    LibertyvilleIL 60048
    (847) 362-0240

  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Mcclure Junior High SchoolMath: 76% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 76% (Top 5%) Reading: 82% (Top 1%)Math: 76% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 82% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-84225 Wolf Rd
    Western SpringsIL 60558
    (708) 246-7590

  • Rank: #2525.
    Washington Gifted SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 88% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 88% (Top 1%) Reading: 76% (Top 5%)Math: 88% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 76% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 5-83706 N Grand Blvd
    PeoriaIL 61614
    (309) 672-6563

  • Rank: #2626.
    Wood Oaks Junior High SchoolMath: 74% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 74% (Top 5%) Reading: 85% (Top 1%)Math: 74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-81250 Sanders Rd
    NorthbrookIL 60062
    (847) 272-1900

  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Brook Forest Elementary SchoolMath: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-560 Regent Dr
    Oak BrookIL 60523
    (630) 325-6888

  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Monroe Elementary SchoolMath: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-5210 N Madison St
    HinsdaleIL 60521
    (630) 861-4200

  • Rank: #2929.
    South Park Elementary SchoolMath: 81% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 81% (Top 1%) Reading: 76% (Top 5%)Math: 81% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 76% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-51421 Hackberry Rd
    DeerfieldIL 60015
    (847) 945-5895

  • Rank: #3030.
    Twin Groves Middle SchoolMath: 73% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 73% (Top 5%) Reading: 85% (Top 1%)Math: 73% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-82600 N Buffalo Grv
    Buffalo GroveIL 60089
    (847) 821-8946

  • Rank: #3131.
    Prairie Elementary SchoolMath: 80% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 80% (Top 1%) Reading: 75% (Top 5%)Math: 80% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 75% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 1-51530 Brandywyn Ln
    Buffalo GroveIL 60089
    (847) 634-3144

  • Rank: #3232.
    Marie Murphy SchoolMath: 75% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 75% (Top 5%) Reading: 79% (Top 5%)Math: 75% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 6-82921 Illinois Rd
    WilmetteIL 60091
    (847) 251-3617

  • Rank: #3333.
    Aviston Elementary SchoolMath: 72% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 72% (Top 5%) Reading: 85% (Top 1%)Math: 72% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-8350 S Hull St
    AvistonIL 62216
    (618) 228-7245

  • Rank: #34-3634.- 36.
    Charles J Caruso Middle SchoolMath: 75% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 75% (Top 5%) Reading: 77% (Top 5%)Math: 75% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 77% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 6-81801 Montgomery Rd
    DeerfieldIL 60015
    (847) 945-8430

  • Rank: #34-3634.- 36.
    Kennedy Junior High SchoolMath: 74% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 74% (Top 5%) Reading: 79% (Top 5%)Math: 74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 6-82929 Green Trails Dr
    LisleIL 60532
    (630) 420-3220

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