Best School Districts in Cook County

See how your local school district stacks up against the best in the county.

Choosing a school district can have a huge impact on your student’s academic journey.

Some districts in Cook County have better scores than others. Niche, a data-analyzing website focused on schools, has graded some of the best school districts in Cook County.

The results stem from multiple ranking factors including teacher quality, state test scores, graduation rates and more. Notably, SAT/ACT scores have been removed from its ranking factors to “reflect a general de-emphasis on test scores in the college admissions process,” Niche says.  Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

See the top 14 school districts in Cook County below.

Best School Districts Cook County

  1. Glenbrook High School District 225 (A+)
  2. Evanston Township High School District No. 202 (A+)
  3. Township High School District No. 211 (A+)
  4. Niles Township Community High School District No. 219 (A+)
  5. New Trier Township High School District No. 203 (A+)
  6. Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220 (A+)
  7. Township High School District No. 214 (A+)
  8. Consolidated High School District No. 230 (A+)
  9. Maine Township High School District No. 207 (A+)
  10. Leyden Community High School District No. 212 (A)
  11. Community High School District No. 218 (A-)
  12. Bremen Community High School District No. 228 (B+)
  13. Chicago Public Schools (B)
  14. Elmwood Park Community School District No. 401 (B)

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Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn is a freelance journalist and copy editor. She is a graduate of Wayne State University’s journalism school and of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. Amanda is a lover of translated contemporary fiction, wines from Jura and her dog, Lottie.


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