Best School Districts in Illinois in 2024, According to Niche

Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125 takes the No. 1 ranking again for 2024.

Parents are always looking for ways to help their child succeed in education, and you can’t understate the importance your child’s school plays in their academic success.

Niche, a data-analyzing website focused on schools, has pulled its annual report of the best school districts in Illinois. The results stem from Department of Education data, student and parent surveys, test scores and other categories. Niche gives each district a numerical ranking and assigns them a grade.

Where does your school district rank on the list? Below are the 100 best school districts in Illinois, according to Niche.

Best School Districts in Illinois

  1. Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, Lincolnshire (A+)
  2. Glenbrook High Schools District 225, Glenview (A+)
  3. Evanston Township High School District No. 202, Evanston (A+)
  4. Township High School District No. 113, Highland Park (A+)
  5. Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86, Hinsdale (A+)
  6. Township High School District No. 211, Palatine (A+)
  7. Niles Township Community High School District No. 219, Skokie (A+)
  8. New Trier Township High School District No. 203, Winnetka (A+)
  9. Community High School District No. 128, Vernon Hills (A+)
  10. Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203, Naperville (A+)
  11. Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220, Barrington (A+)
  12. Township High School District No. 214, Arlington Heights (A+)
  13. Indian Prairie Community Unit School District No. 204, Aurora (A+)
  14. ISU Laboratory Schools, Normal (A+)
  15. Community High School District No. 155, Crystal Lake (A+)
  16. Consolidated High School District No. 230, Orland Park (A+)
  17. Community Unit School District No. 200, Wheaton (A+)
  18. Grayslake Community High School District No. 127, Grayslake (A+)
  19. Lincoln-Way Community High School District No. 210, New Lenox (A+)
  20. Maine Township High School District No. 207, Park Ridge (A+)
  21. Glenbard Township High School District No. 87, Glen Ellyn (A+)
  22. Community High School District No. 99, Downers Grove (A+)
  23. Elmhurst School District No. 205, Elmhurst (A+)
  24. St. Charles Community Unit School District No. 303, St. Charles (A+)
  25. Community High School District No. 117, Lake Villa (A+)
  26. DuPage High School District No. 88, Addison (A+)
  27. Lake Zurich Community Unit School District No. 95, Lake Zurich (A)
  28. Community Unit School District No. 201, Westmont (A)
  29. Dunlap Community Unit School District No. 323, Peoria (A)
  30. Lisle Community Unit School District No. 202, Lisle (A)
  31. Huntley Community School District No 158, Algonquin (A)
  32. Batavia Public School District 101, Batavia (A)
  33. Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District No. 3, Mahomet (A)
  34. Mascoutah Community Unit School District No. 19, Mascoutah (A)
  35. Leyden Community High School District No. 212, Franklin Park (A)
  36. Geneva Community Unit School District No. 304, Geneva (A)
  37. Monticello Community Unit School District No. 25, Monticello (A)
  38. Tri-Valley Community Unit School District No. 3, Downs (A)
  39. Woodstock Community Unit School District No. 200, Woodstock (A)
  40. Congerville-Eureka-Goodfield CUSD No. 140, Eureka (A)
  41. Edwardsville Community Unit School District No. 7, Edwardsville (A)
  42. McHenry Community High School District No. 156, McHenry (A-)
  43. Carterville Community Unit School District No. 5, Carterville (A)
  44. Morton Community Unit School District No. 709, Morton (A)
  45. Teutopolis Community Unit School District No. 50, Teutopolis (A)
  46. Byron Community Unit School District No. 226, Bryon (A-)
  47. Rochester Community Unit School District No. 3-A, Rochester (A-)
  48. Oswego Community Unit School District No. 308, Oswego (A-)
  49. Brimfield Community Unit School District No. 309, Brimfield (A-)
  50. Cissna Park Community Unit School District No. 6, Cissna Park (A-)
  51. Triad Community Unit School District No. 2, Troy (A-)
  52. Ball Chatham Community Unit School District No. 5, Chatham (A-)
  53. Princeville Community Unit School District No. 326, Princeville (A-)
  54. Rochelle Township High School District No. 212, Rochelle (A-)
  55. Sterling Community Unit School District No. 5, Sterling (B+)
  56. Erie Community Unit School District No. 1, Erie 1 (A-)
  57. McLean County Unified School District No. 5, Normal (A-)
  58. Belleville Township High School District No. 201, Belleville (A-)
  59. Highland Community Unit School District No. 5, Highland (A-)
  60. Plainfield School District No. 202, Plainfield (A-)
  61. Tremont Community Unit School District No. 702, Tremont (A-)
  62. Yorkville Community Unit School District No. 115, Yorkville (A-)
  63. Meridian Community Unit School District No. 223, Stillman Valley (A-)
  64. Maroa Forsyth Community Unit School District No. 2, Maroa (A-)
  65. Eastland Community Unit School District No. 308, Shannon (A-)
  66. Community Unit School District No. 300, Algonquin (A-)
  67. Tri-Point Community Unit School District No. 6-J, Kempton (A-)
  68. River Ridge Community Unit School District No. 210, Hanover (A-)
  69. Pecatonica Community Unit School District No. 321, Pecatonica (A-)
  70. Carlinville Community Unit School District No. 1, Carlinville (A-)
  71. Central Community Unit School District No. 301, Burlington (A-)
  72. Valley View Community Unit School District No. 365-U, Romeoville (A-)
  73. Galena Unified School District No. 120, Galena (A-)
  74. Community High School District No. 218, Oak Lawn (A-)
  75. Donovan Community Unit School District No. 3, Donovan (A-)
  76. Dieterich Community Unit School District No. 30, Dieterich (A-)
  77. Illinois Valley Central School District No. 321, Chillicothe (B+)
  78. Wesclin Community Unit School District No. 3, Trenton (B+)
  79. Pleasant Plains Community Unit School District No. 8, Pleasant Plains (B+)
  80. Wallace Community Consolidated School District No. 195, Ottawa (B+) 
  81. Dakota Community Unit School District No. 201, Dakota (B+)
  82. Williamsville Community Unit School District No. 15, Williamsville (B+)
  83. Columbia Community Unit School District No. 4, Columbia (B+)
  84. Lexington Community Unit School District No. 7, Lexington (B+)
  85. Durand Community Unit School District No. 322, Durand (B+) 
  86. Winnebago Community Unit School District No. 323, Winnebago (B+) 
  87. Bremen Community High School District No. 228, Midlothian (B+)
  88. Elmwood Community Unit School District No. 322, Elmwood (B+) 
  89. Wethersfield Community Unit School District No. 230, Kewanee (B+)
  90. Mount Zion Community Unit School District No. 3, Mt. Zion (B+) 
  91. Marshall Community School Unit District No. 2-C, Marshall (B+)
  92. Waterloo Community Unit School District No. 5, Waterloo (B+)
  93. Arcola Community Unit School District No. 306, Arcola (B+)
  94. Forrestville Valley Community Unit School District No. 221, Forreston (B+)
  95. Athens Community Unit School District No. 213, Athens (B+)
  96. Arthur Community Unit School District No. 305, Arthur (B+)
  97. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Community Unit School District No. 5, Gibson City (B+)
  98. Roanoke Benson Community Unit School District No. 60, Roanoke (B+)
  99. Geneseo Community Unit School District No. 228, Geneseo (B+)
  100. Annawan Community Unit School District No. 226, Annawan (B+)

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