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New report reveals the best elementary and high schools in Illinois – NBC Chicago

A new report ranked elementary, middle, and high schools across Illinois, with several in the Chicago area making the top 10.

The US News and World Report list examined data from more than 80,000 public elementary and middle schools across the country and ranked them at the state and county levels, according to a press release. Grammar schools were also included in the report this year.

The rankings were based on math and reading skills, or how well students performed on state exams, as well as math and reading performance, or how well students performed compared to expectations.

Illinois reportedly had the fifth most elementary schools in the United States and had over 2,000 nationwide, the report said.

These were the best schools in Illinois:

K-8 schools

  1. Skinner North Elementary School
  2. Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
  3. Decatur Classical Elementary School
  4. Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center
  5. Meadow Glens Elementary School
  6. Iles primary school
  7. Mcdade elementary school
  8. Greeley Elementary School
  9. Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
  10. Aviston Elementary School


  1. Payton College Preparatory High School
  2. Northside College Preparatory High School
  3. Jones College Prep High School
  4. Boy Magnet High School
  5. Lane Technical High School
  6. Adlai E. Stevenson High School
  7. Lake Forest High School
  8. Libertyville High School
  9. Hancock College Preparatory High School
  10. Hinsdale Central High School

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