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

Where do Lake County’s school districts rank in the list? Below are the top 7 school districts in Lake County according to Niche:

Best School Districts in Lake County

  1. Adlai E. Stevenson High School District No. 125, Lincolnshire (A+)
  2. Township High School District No. 113, Highland Park (A+)
  3. Community High School District 128, Vernon Hills (A+)
  4. Grayslake Community High School District No. 127, Grayslake (A+)
  5. Community High School District No. 117, Lake Villa (A+)
  6. Lake Zurich Community Unit School District No. 95, Lake Zurich (A)
  7. Wauconda Community Unit School District No. 118, Wauconda (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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