50 Most Diverse School Districts in Chicagoland

See how your local school district stacks up against the most diverse district in Chicagoland.

Attending a diverse school can impact the way a child sees the world. 

Niche, a website offering rankings and statistics on towns, schools and colleges, released its list of 2024 Most Diverse School Districts by county. It offers a look at the most diverse school districts in Chicagoland based on a variety of factors.

These statistics were calculated based on ethnic and economic diversity statistics by city from the U.S. Census. You can find the full methodology here.

Find the most diverse school districts by county:

See the ranking of the top 50 most diverse school districts in Chicagoland as well as its overall Niche grade below.

Most Diverse School Districts in Chicagoland

  1. Valley View Community Unit School District No. 365-U, Romeoville (A-)
  2. East Maine School District No. 63, Des Plaines (B+)
  3. DuPage High School District No. 88, Addison (A+)
  4. Community High School District No. 218, Oak Lawn (A-)
  5. Keeneyville School District No. 20, Hanover Park (B-)
  6. Skokie School District No. 69, Skokie (B+)
  7. Niles Township Community High School District No. 219, Skokie (A+)
  8. Joliet Township High School District No. 204, Joliet (B)
  9. Skokie School District No. 68, Skokie (B)
  10. Zion-Benton Township High School District No. 126, Zion (B-)
  11. Evanston Township High School District No. 202, Evanston (A+)
  12. Griffith Public Schools, Griffith (B+)
  13. Aurora West Unified School District No. 129, Aurora (B)
  14. Township High School District No. 211, Palatine (A+)
  15. Portage Township Schools, Portage (B-)
  16. School District U-46, Elgin (B)
  17. Woodridge School District 68, Woodridge (A-)
  18. Arbor Park School District No. 145, Oak Forest (B-)
  19. Merrillville Community School Corporation, Merrillville (B)
  20. Alsip-Hazelgreen-OakLawn School District No. 126, Alsip (B-)
  21. Forest Park School District No. 91, Forest Park (B-)
  22. Wheeling Community Consolidated School District No. 21, Wheeling (B-)
  23. Marquardt School District No. 15, Glendale Heights (B-)
  24. Evergreen Park Elementary School District No. 124, Evergreen Park (B)
  25. Bremen Community High School District No. 228, Midlothian (B+)
  26. Maercker School District No. 60, Westmont (A)
  27. Plano Community Unit School District No. 88, Plano (B)
  28. Evanston Community Consolidated School District No. 65, Evanston (B)
  29. Community Consolidated School District No. 59, Elk Grove Vlg (B-)
  30. Glenbard Township High School District No. 87, Glen Ellyn (A+)
  31. Woodland Community Consolidated School District No. 50, Gurnee (A-)
  32. Queen Bee School District No. 16, Glendale Heights (B-)
  33. River Forest Community School Corporation, Hobart (C )
  34. Steger School District No. 194, Steger (C+)
  35. Indian Prairie Community Unit School District No. 204, Aurora (A+)
  36. Community Consolidated School District No. 15, Palatine (B)
  37. Indian Springs School District No. 109, Justice (B+)
  38. Chicago Public Schools, Chicago (B)
  39. Community Unit School District No. 300, Algonquin (A-)
  40. Westchester School District No. 92-5, Westchester (B-)
  41. DuPage County School District No. 45, Villa Park (B-)
  42. Hawthorn Community Consolidated School District No. 73, Vernon Hills (A)
  43. Oak Lawn-Hometown School District No. 123, Oak Lawn (B)
  44. Lake Ridge New Tech Schools, Gary (C-)
  45. Plainfield School District No. 202, Plainfield (A-)
  46. Community Consolidated School District No. 93, Bloomingdale (B+)
  47. School City of Hammond, Hammond (C-)
  48. Wood Dale School District No. 7, Wood Dale (B)
  49. Community Consolidated School District No. 62, Des Plaines (B)
  50. Homewood School District No. 153, Homewood (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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