New Report Reveals Best Elementary, High Schools in Illinois

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

The list from U.S. News and World Report examined data from more than 80,000 public elementary and middle schools across the country, ranking them at the state and district levels, according to a release. High schools were also included in the report this year.

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

Illinois reportedly had the fifth most elementary schools across the U.S., recording over 2,000 statewide, the report said.

These were the top 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 Elementary School
  7. Mcdade Elementary School
  8. Greeley Elementary School
  9. Thurgood Marshall Elementary
  10. Aviston Elementary School

High Schools

  1. Payton College Preparatory High School
  2. Northside College Preparatory High School
  3. Jones College Prep High School
  4. Young 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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