The top 25 elementary, middle and high schools in Illinois

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Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Apr 21, 2015
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Using SchoolDigger’s latest rankings, we’ve put together a list of the top 25 elementary, middle and high schools in Illinois based on each school’s average standard test score. A more detailed explanation of SchoolDigger’s methodology can be found here, along with information on its new ranking system. If you don’t see the school you’re looking for, you can search for it on SchoolDigger’s website, and if there’s any information about an individual school or district you don’t see below, check out Illinois Report Card.

Top 25 elementary schools

25. Oak Elementary School | Hinsdale CCSD 181

  • Students: 362
  • Student/teacher ratio: 13.1
  • Percent low-income students: 2.2%
  • Average standard score: 94.31

24. Edgebrook Elementary School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 487
  • Student/teacher ratio: 18.1
  • Percent low-income students: 10.3%
  • Average standard score: 94.35

23. Fry Elementary School | Indian Prairie CUSD 204

  • Students: 641
  • Student/teacher ratio: 18.4
  • Percent low-income students: 4.8%
  • Average standard score: 94.40

22. Brook Forest Elementary School | Butler SD 53

  • Students: 282
  • Student/teacher ratio: 8.8
  • Percent low-income students: 4.6%
  • Average standard score: 94.62

21. Kildeer Countryside Elementary School | Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96

  • Students: 454
  • Student/teacher ratio: 12.5
  • Percent low-income students: 3.7%
  • Average standard score: 94.63

20. Barbara B. Rose Elementary School | Barrington CUSD 220

  • Students: 503
  • Student/teacher ratio: 14.7
  • Percent low-income students: 2.2%
  • Average standard score: 94.78

19. Walden Elementary School | Deerfield SD 109

  • Students: 468
  • Student/teacher ratio: n/a
  • Percent low-income students: 0.6%
  • Average standard score: 94.87

18. Skinner Elementary School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 831
  • Student/teacher ratio: 17.4
  • Percent low-income students: 25.4%
  • Average standard score: 94.87

17. Half Day School | Lincolnshire-PrairieView SD 103

  • Students: 353
  • Student/teacher ratio: n/a
  • Percent low-income students: 1.7%
  • Average standard score: 94.90

16. Lincoln Elementary School | River Forest SD 90

  • Students: 390
  • Student/teacher ratio: 10.7
  • Percent low-income students: 5.6%
  • Average standard score: 94.96

15. Lincoln Elementary School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 776
  • Student/teacher ratio: 16.5
  • Percent low-income students: 12.6%
  • Average standard score: 95.14

14. Meadow Glens Elementary School | Naperville CUSD 203

  • Students: 423
  • Student/teacher ratio: 10.7
  • Percent low-income students: 3.8%
  • Average standard score: 95.16

13. McKenzie Elementary School | Wilmette SD 39

  • Students: 560
  • Student/teacher ratio: 16.1
  • Percent low-income students: 1.8%
  • Average standard score: 95.49

12. John Laidlaw Elementary School | Western Springs SD 101

  • Students: 392
  • Student/teacher ratio: 15.0
  • Percent low-income students: n/a
  • Average standard score: 95.52

11. Madison Elementary School | Hinsdale CCSD 181

  • Students: 407
  • Student/teacher ratio: 14.3
  • Percent low-income students: 2.0%
  • Average standard score: 95.54

10. Poe Elementary Classic School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 192
  • Student/teacher ratio: 15.7
  • Percent low-income students: 45.8%
  • Average standard score: 95.57

9. Eisenhower Academy | Joliet PSD 86

  • Students: 270
  • Student/teacher ratio: 18.5
  • Percent low-income students: 31.9%
  • Average standard score: 95.61

8. Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 319
  • Student/teacher ratio: 20.1
  • Percent low-income students: 30.4%
  • Average standard score: 95.95

7. McDade Elementary Classical School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 194
  • Student/teacher ratio: 15.1
  • Percent low-income students: 42.3%
  • Average standard score: 96.45

6. Washington Gifted School | Rockford SD 205

  • Students: 494
  • Student/teacher ratio: 34.3
  • Percent low-income students: 23.3%
  • Average standard score: 97.04

5. Iles Elementary School | Springfield SD 186

  • Students: 431
  • Student/teacher ratio: 13.7
  • Percent low-income students: 21.6%
  • Average standard score: 97.16

4. Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 269
  • Student/teacher ratio: 16.9
  • Percent low-income students: 6.3%
  • Average standard score: 97.17

3. Decatur Classical Elementary School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 280
  • Student/teacher ratio: 14.3
  • Percent low-income students: 12.9%
  • Average standard score: 97.22

2. Skinner North Elementary School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 298
  • Student/teacher ratio: 20.3
  • Percent low-income students: 23.5%
  • Average standard score: 97.35

1. Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 239
  • Student/teacher ratio: 17.0
  • Percent low-income students: 13.8%
  • Average standard score: 97.47

 

Top 25 high schools

25. Naperville North High School | Naperville CUSD 203

  • Students: 3,085
  • Student/teacher ratio: 11.0
  • Percent low-income students: 15.8%
  • Average standard score: 94.58

24. Naperville Central High School | Naperville CUSD 203

  • Students: 2,889
  • Student/teacher ratio: 10.2
  • Percent low-income students: 8.6%
  • Average standard score: 94.69

23. John Hersey High School | Township HSD 214

  • Students: 2,039
  • Student/teacher ratio: 18.3
  • Percent low-income students: 15.5%
  • Average standard score: 94.70

22. Highland Park High School | Township HSD 113

  • Students: 2,037
  • Student/teacher ratio: 10.6
  • Percent low-income students: 15.0%
  • Average standard score: 94.71

21. Geneva Community High School | Geneva CUSD 304

  • Students: 1,975
  • Student/teacher ratio: 12.6
  • Percent low-income students: 5.0%
  • Average standard score: 95.01

20. Glenbrook South High School | Northfield Township HSD 225

  • Students: 2,655
  • Student/teacher ratio: 13.6
  • Percent low-income students: 19.9%
  • Average standard score: 95.12

19. Vernon Hills High School | CHSD 128

  • Students: 1,300
  • Student/teacher ratio: 12.3
  • Percent low-income students: 11.1%
  • Average standard score: 95.25

18. WM Fremd High School | Twp HSD 211

  • Students: 2,732
  • Student/teacher ratio: 12.5
  • Percent low-income students: 7.5%
  • Average standard score: 95.30

17. Dunlap High School | Dunlap CUSD 323

  • Students: 1,215
  • Student/teacher ratio: 18.5
  • Percent low-income students: 7.9%
  • Average standard score: 95.36

16. Prospect High School | Township HSD 214

  • Students: 2,087
  • Student/teacher ratio: 16.8
  • Percent low-income students: 10.3%
  • Average standard score: 95.45

15. Tri-Valley High School | Tri-Valley CUSD 3

  • Students: 319
  • Student/teacher ratio: n/a
  • Percent low-income students: 10.7%
  • Average standard score: 96.01

14. Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 1,033
  • Student/teacher ratio: 15.1
  • Percent low-income students: 66.3%
  • Average standard score: 96.64

13. Lake Forest High School | Lake Forest CHSD 115

  • Students: 1,656
  • Student/teacher ratio: 12.1
  • Percent low-income students: 3.8%
  • Average standard score: 96.89

12. Libertyville High School | CHSD 128

  • Students: 1,985
  • Student/teacher ratio: 13.2
  • Percent low-income students: 5.5%
  • Average standard score: 97.34

11. Deerfield High School | Township HSD 113

  • Students: 1,677
  • Student/teacher ratio: 10.1
  • Percent low-income students: 2.4%
  • Average standard score: 97.37

10. Glenbrook North High School | Northfield Township HSD 225

  • Students: 2,055
  • Student/teacher ratio: 13.3
  • Percent low-income students: 8.6%
  • Average standard score: 97.43

9. Neuqua Valley High School | Indian Prairie CUSD 204

  • Students: 3,961
  • Student/teacher ratio: 16.7
  • Percent low-income students: 9.1%
  • Average standard score: 97.52

8. Adlai E. Stevenson High School | Adlai E. Stevenson HSD 125

  • Students: 3,856
  • Student/teacher ratio: 11.2
  • Percent low-income students: 4.9%
  • Average standard score: 97.55

7. Hinsdale Central High School | Hinsdale Township HSD 86

  • Students: 2,828
  • Student/teacher ratio: 10.2
  • Percent low-income students: 5.2%
  • Average standard score: 97.88

6. Lane Technical High School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 4,238
  • Student/teacher ratio: 15.3
  • Percent low-income students: 58.3%
  • Average standard score: 98.25

5. New Trier Township H S Winnetka | New Trier Township HSD 203

  • Students: 3,187
  • Student/teacher ratio: 7.8
  • Percent low-income students: 3.8%
  • Average standard score: 98.58

4. Young Magnet High School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 2,196
  • Student/teacher ratio: 16.3
  • Percent low-income students: 38.8%
  • Average standard score: 99.18

3. Jones College Prep High School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 882
  • Student/teacher ratio: 13.0
  • Percent low-income students:46.9%
  • Average standard score: 99.34

2. Payton College Preparatory High School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 856
  • Student/teacher ratio: 12.8
  • Percent low-income students: 32.1%
  • Average standard score: 99.44

1. Northside College Preparatory High School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 1,069
  • Student/teacher ratio: 14.3
  • Percent low-income students: 36.2%
  • Average standard score: 99.50

 

Top 25 middle schools

25. Highlands Middle School | LaGrange Highlands SD 106

  • Students: 335
  • Student/teacher ratio: 11.9
  • Percent low-income students: 3.6%
  • Average standard score: 93.81

24. Bryan Middle School | Elmhurst SD 205

  • Students: 670
  • Student/teacher ratio: 21.6
  • Percent low-income students: 6.3%
  • Average standard score: 93.87

23. Sandburg Middle School | Elmhurst SD 205

  • Students: 683
  • Student/teacher ratio: 23.9
  • Percent low-income students: 8.5%
  • Average standard score: 93.93

22. Wilmette Junior High School | Wilmette SD 39

  • Students: 827
  • Student/teacher ratio: 15.2
  • Percent low-income students: 2.7%
  • Average standard score: 94.09

21. Aptakisic Junior High School | Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102

  • Students: 452
  • Student/teacher ratio: 10.1
  • Percent low-income students: 8.4%
  • Average standard score: 94.16

20. Twin Groves Middle School | Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96

  • Students: 556
  • Student/teacher ratio: 12.8
  • Percent low-income students: 8.5%
  • Average standard score: 94.19

19. Woodlawn Middle School | Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96

  • Students: 609
  • Student/teacher ratio: 13.6
  • Percent low-income students: 12.8%
  • Average standard score: 94.34

18. Wood Oaks Junior High School | Northbrook ESD 27

  • Students: 416
  • Student/teacher ratio: 9.7
  • Percent low-income students: 4.6%
  • Average standard score: 94.55

17. Morgan Park High School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 1,446
  • Student/teacher ratio: 13.0
  • Percent low-income students: 74.1%
  • Average standard score: 94.94

16. Central School | Glencoe SD 35

  • Students: 641
  • Student/teacher ratio: 10.4
  • Percent low-income students: 3.6%
  • Average standard score: 95.02

15. Hinsdale Middle School | Hinsdale CCSD 181

  • Students: 789
  • Student/teacher ratio: 12.5
  • Percent low-income students: 3.9%
  • Average standard score: 95.18

14. Lindblom Math & Science Academy | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 1,033
  • Student/teacher ratio: 15.1
  • Percent low-income students: 66.3%
  • Average standard score: 95.27

13. Clarendon Hills Middle School | Hinsdale CCSD 181

  • Students: 650
  • Student/teacher ratio: 13.4
  • Percent low-income students: 3.7%
  • Average standard score: 95.69

12. Kennedy Junior High School | Naperville CUSD 203

  • Students: 1,004
  • Student/teacher ratio: 14.1
  • Percent low-income students: 6.3%
  • Average standard score: 95.84

11. McClure Junior High School | Western Springs SD 101

  • Students: 518
  • Student/teacher ratio: 14.1
  • Percent low-income students: n/a
  • Average standard score: 95.88

10. Kenwood Academy High School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 1,818
  • Student/teacher ratio: 14.4
  • Percent low-income students: 71.5%
  • Average standard score: 95.90

9. Maple School | Northbrook/Glenview SD 30

  • Students: 412
  • Student/teacher ratio: 8.5
  • Percent low-income students: 3.2%
  • Average standard score: 95.93

8. Carleton W. Washburne School | Winnetka SD 36

  • Students: 455
  • Student/teacher ratio: 8.5
  • Percent low-income students: n/a
  • Average standard score: 95.98

7. Daniel Wright Junior High School | Lincolnshire-Prairieview SD 103

  • Students: 800
  • Student/teacher ratio: n/a
  • Percent low-income students: 0.8%
  • Average standard score: 96.28

6. Marie Murphy School | Avoca SD 37

  • Students: 272
  • Student/teacher ratio: 8.4
  • Percent low-income students: 8.1%
  • Average standard score: 96.66

5. Butler Junior High School | Butler SD 53

  • Students: 153
  • Student/teacher ratio: 6.3
  • Percent low-income students: 0.0%
  • Average standard score: 96.73

4. Taft High School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 3,060
  • Student/teacher ratio: 16.6
  • Percent low-income students: 59.4%
  • Average standard score: 96.98

3. Lane Technical High School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 4,238
  • Student/teacher ratio: 15.3
  • Percent low-income students: 58.3%
  • Average standard score: 97.59

2. Young Magnet High School | City of Chicago SD 299

  • Students: 2,196
  • Student/teacher ratio: 16.3
  • Percent low-income students: 38.8%
  • Average standard score: 97.70

1. Washington Gifted School | Peoria SD 150

  • Students: 284
  • Student/teacher ratio: 17.9
  • Percent low-income students: 17.6%
  • Average standard score: 97.82
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