Best School Districts in Illinois in 2021, According to Niche

Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125 takes the No. 1 ranking for 2021.

Parents are always looking for ways to help their child succeed in education and at times, it might come down to the school.

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.

Illinois has a new No. 1 school this year, according to Niche rankings. Where does your school district rank on the list?

Below are the 100 best school districts in Illinois, according to Niche.

  1. Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, Lincolnshire (A+)
  2. Community High School District No. 128, Vernon Hills (A+)
  3. New Trier Township High School District No. 203, Winnetka (A+)
  4. Glenbrook High Schools District 225, Glenview (A+)
  5. Township High School District No. 113, Highland Park (A+)
  6. Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86, Hinsdale (A+)
  7. Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203, Naperville (A+)
  8. Niles Township Community High School District No. 219, Skokie (A+)
  9. Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220, Barrington (A+)
  10. Township High School District No. 211, Palatine (A+)
  11. Township High School District No. 214, Arlington Heights (A+)
  12. Indian Prairie Community Unit School District No. 204, Aurora (A+)
  13. Elmhurst School District No. 205, Elmhurst (A+)
  14. Community High School District No. 155, Crystal Lake (A+)
  15. Community Unit School District No. 200, Wheaton (A+)
  16. Lincoln-Way Community High School District No. 210, New Lenox (A+)
  17. Grayslake Community High School District No. 127, Grayslake (A+)
  18. Consolidated High School District No. 230, Orland Park (A+)
  19. Maine Township High School District No. 207, Park Ridge (A+)
  20. Community High School District No. 99, Downers Grove (A+)
  21. Dunlap Community Unit School District No. 323, Peoria (A+)
  22. St. Charles Community Unit School District No. 303, St. Charles (A+)
  23. Lake Zurich Community Unit School District No. 95, Lake Zurich (A+)
  24. Community High School District No. 117, Lake Villa (A+)
  25. Glenbard Township High School District No. 87, Glen Ellyn (A+)
  26. Geneva Community Unit School District No. 304, Geneva (A+)
  27. Huntley Community School District No 158, Algonquin (A)
  28. Lisle Community Unit School District No. 202, Lisle (A)
  29. Community Unit School District No. 201, Westmont (A)
  30. Edwardsville Community Unit School District No. 7, Edwardsville (A)
  31. Batavia Public School District 101, Batavia (A)
  32. Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District No. 3, Mahomet (A)
  33. Tri-Valley Community Unit School District No. 3, Downs (A)
  34. Byron Community Unit School District No. 226, Bryon (A)
  35. Monticello Community Unit School District No. 25, Monticello (A)
  36. Morton Community Unit School District No. 709, Morton (A)
  37. Teutopolis Community Unit School District No. 50, Teutopolis (A)
  38. DuPage High School District No. 88, Addison (A)
  39. Mascoutah Community Unit School District No. 19, Mascoutah (A)
  40. Ball Chatham Community Unit School District No. 5, Chatham (A)
  41. Carterville Community Unit School District No. 5, Carterville (A)
  42. Maroa Forsyth Community Unit School District No. 2, Maroa (A)
  43. McLean County Unified School District No. 5, Normal (A)
  44. Central Community Unit School District No. 301, Burlington (A)
  45. Leyden Community High School District No. 212, Franklin Park (A)
  46. Erie Community Unit School District No. 1, Erie 1 (A-)
  47. Williamsville Community Unit School District No. 15, Williamsville (A-)
  48. Tri-Point Community Unit School District No. 6-J, Kempton (A-)
  49. Dieterich Community Unit School District No. 30, Dieterich (A-)
  50. Princeville Community Unit School District No. 326, Princeville (A-)
  51. Triad Community Unit School District No. 2, Troy (A-)
  52. Pecatonica Community Unit School District No. 321, Pecatonica (A-)
  53. Eureka Community Unit School District No. 140, Eureka (A-)
  54. Oswego Community Unit School District No. 308, Oswego (A-)
  55. Tremont Community Unit School District No. 702, Tremont (A-)
  56. Woodstock Community Unit School District No. 200, Woodstock (A-)
  57. Coal City Community Unit School District No. 1, Coal City (A-)
  58. Grant Park Community Unit School District No. 6, Grant Park (A-)
  59. Somonauk Community Unit School District No. 432, Somonauk (A-)
  60. Galena Unified School District No. 120, Galena (A-)
  61. Rochelle Township High School District No. 212, Rochelle, 58. 
  62. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Community Unit School District No. 5, Gibson City (A-)
  63. Elmwood Community Unit School District No. 322, Elmwood (A-)
  64. Waterloo Community Unit School District No. 5, Waterloo (A-)
  65. Lexington Community Unit School District No. 7, Lexington (A-)
  66. McHenry Community High School District No. 156, McHenry (A-)
  67. West Washington County Community Unit School District No. 10, Okawville (B+)
  68. Highland Community Unit School District No. 5, Highland (B+)
  69. Community Unit School District No. 300, Algonquin (B+)
  70. Rochester Community Unit School District No. 3-A, Rochester (B+)
  71. Eastland Community Unit School District No. 308, Lanark (B+)
  72. Bismarck Henning Community Unit School District, Bismarck (B+)
  73. Mount Zion Community Unit School District No. 3, Mt Zion (B+)
  74. River Ridge Community Unit School District No. 210, Hanover (B+)
  75. Plainfield School District No. 202, Plainfield (B+)
  76. Brimfield Community Unit School District No. 309, Brimfield (B+)
  77. Wesclin Community Unit School District No. 3, Trenton (B+)
  78. Belleville Township High School District No. 201, Belleville (B+)
  79. Donovan Community Unit School District No. 3, Donovan (B+)
  80. Pleasant Plains Community Unit School District No. 8, Pleasant Plains (B+)
  81. Columbia Community Unit School District No. 4, Columbia (B+)
  82. Sycamore Community Unit School District No. 427, Sycamore (B+)
  83. Cissna Park Community Unit School District No. 6, Cissna Park (B+)
  84. Geneseo Community Unit School District No. 228, Geneseo (B+)
  85. Winnebago Community Unit School District No. 323, Winnebago (B+)
  86. Reed-Custer Community Unit School District 255U, Braidwood (B+)
  87. Community High School District No. 218, Oak Lawn (B+)
  88. Valley View Community Unit School District No. 365-U, Romeoville (B+)
  89. Sterling Community Unit School District No. 5, Sterling (B+)
  90. Forrestville Valley Community Unit School District No. 221, Forreston (B+)
  91. Pearl City Community Unit School District No. 200, Pearl City (B+)
  92. Orion Community Unit School District No. 223, Orion (B+)
  93. Hinckley Big Rock Community Unit School District No. 429, Hinckley (B+)
  94. Brussels Community Unit School District No. 42, Brussels (B+)
  95. North Wayne Community Unit School District No. 200, Cisne (B+)
  96. Scales Mound Community Unit School District No. 211, Scales Mound (B+)
  97. Yorkville Community Unit School District No. 115, Yorkville (B+)
  98. Athens Community Unit School District No. 213, Athens (B+)
  99. Carlinville Community Unit School District No. 1, Carlinville (B+)
  100. Wauconda Community Unit School District No. 118, Wauconda (B+)

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