Best School Districts in Illinois in 2023, According to Niche

Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125 takes the No. 1 ranking again for 2023.

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.

  1. Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, Lincolnshire (A+)
  2. Glenbrook High Schools District 225, Glenview (A+)
  3. New Trier Township High School District No. 203, Winnetka (A+)
  4. Community High School District No. 128, Vernon Hills (A+)
  5. Township High School District No. 113, Highland Park (A+)
  6. Evanston Township High School District No. 202, Evanston (A+)
  7. Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86, Hinsdale (A+)
  8. Naperville Community Unit School District No. 203, Naperville (A+)
  9. Niles Township Community High School District No. 219, Skokie (A+)
  10. Township High School District No. 211, Palatine (A+)
  11. Indian Prairie Community Unit School District No. 204, Aurora (A+)
  12. Barrington Community Unit School District No. 220, Barrington (A+)
  13. Township High School District No. 214, Arlington Heights (A+)
  14. Community High School District No. 155, Crystal Lake (A+)
  15. Elmhurst School District No. 205, Elmhurst (A+)
  16. Lincoln-Way Community High School District No. 210, New Lenox (A+)
  17. Community Unit School District No. 200, Wheaton (A+)
  18. Maine Township High School District No. 207, Park Ridge (A+)
  19. Dunlap Community Unit School District No. 323, Peoria (A+)
  20. Grayslake Community High School District No. 127, Grayslake (A+)
  21. Consolidated High School District No. 230, Orland Park (A+)
  22. Glenbard Township High School District No. 87, Glen Ellyn (A+)
  23. Community High School District No. 99, Downers Grove (A+)
  24. Lake Zurich Community Unit School District No. 95, Lake Zurich (A+)
  25. St. Charles Community Unit School District No. 303, St. Charles (A+)
  26. Community Unit School District No. 201, Westmont (A+)
  27. Community High School District No. 117, Lake Villa (A+)
  28. Lisle Community Unit School District No. 202, Lisle (A+)
  29. Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District No. 3, Mahomet (A)
  30. Huntley Community School District No 158, Algonquin (A)
  31. Geneva Community Unit School District No. 304, Geneva (A)
  32. Batavia Public School District 101, Batavia (A)
  33. Mascoutah Community Unit School District No. 19, Mascoutah (A)
  34. Tri-Valley Community Unit School District No. 3, Downs (A)
  35. DuPage High School District No. 88, Addison (A)
  36. Teutopolis Community Unit School District No. 50, Teutopolis (A)
  37. Carterville Community Unit School District No. 5, Carterville (A)
  38. Central Community Unit School District No. 301, Burlington (A)
  39. Monticello Community Unit School District No. 25, Monticello (A)
  40. Edwardsville Community Unit School District No. 7, Edwardsville (A)
  41. Byron Community Unit School District No. 226, Bryon (A)
  42. Maroa Forsyth Community Unit School District No. 2, Maroa (A)
  43. Leyden Community High School District No. 212, Franklin Park (A)
  44. Woodstock Community Unit School District No. 200, Woodstock (A)
  45. Morton Community Unit School District No. 709, Morton (A)
  46. Oswego Community Unit School District No. 308, Oswego (A)
  47. McLean County Unified School District No. 5, Normal (A)
  48. Tri-Point Community Unit School District No. 6-J, Kempton (A)
  49. Brimfield Community Unit School District No. 309, Brimfield (A-)
  50. Erie Community Unit School District No. 1, Erie 1 (A-)
  51. Plainfield School District No. 202, Plainfield (A-)
  52. Ball Chatham Community Unit School District No. 5, Chatham (A-)
  53. McHenry Community High School District No. 156, McHenry (A-)
  54. Pecatonica Community Unit School District No. 321, Pecatonica (A-)
  55. Grant Park Community Unit School District No. 6, Grant Park (A-)
  56. Eureka Community Unit School District No. 140, Eureka (A-)
  57. Dieterich Community Unit School District No. 30, Dieterich (A-)
  58. Tremont Community Unit School District No. 702, Tremont (A-)
  59. Princeville Community Unit School District No. 326, Princeville (A-)
  60. Community Unit School District No. 300, Algonquin (A-)
  61. Rochester Community Unit School District No. 3-A, Rochester (A-)
  62. West Washington County Community Unit School District No. 10, Okawville (A-)
  63. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Community Unit School District No. 5, Gibson City (A-)
  64. Elmwood Community Unit School District No. 322, Elmwood (A-)
  65. Rochelle Township High School District No. 212, Rochelle (A-)
  66. Galena Unified School District No. 120, Galena (A-)
  67. Yorkville Community Unit School District No. 115, Yorkville (A-)
  68. River Ridge Community Unit School District No. 210, Hanover (A-)
  69. Brussels Community Unit School District No. 42, Brussels (A-)
  70. Triad Community Unit School District No. 2, Troy (A-)
  71. Forrestville Valley Community Unit School District No. 221, Forreston (A-)
  72. Cissna Park Community Unit School District No. 6, Cissna Park (A-)
  73. Valley View Community Unit School District No. 365-U, Romeoville (A-)
  74. Belleville Township High School District No. 201, Belleville (A-)
  75. Roanoke Benson Community Unit School District No. 60, Roanoke (A-)
  76. Coal City Community Unit School District No. 1, Coal City (B+)
  77. Arcola Community Unit School District No. 306, Arcola (B+)
  78. Eastland Community Unit School District No. 308, Lanark (B+)
  79. Pearl City Community Unit School District No. 200, Pearl City (B+)
  80. Williamsville Community Unit School District No. 15, Williamsville (B+)
  81. Wethersfield Community Unit School District No. 230, Kewanee (B+)
  82. Columbia Community Unit School District No. 4, Columbia (B+)
  83. Waterloo Community Unit School District No. 5, Waterloo (B+)
  84. Sterling Community Unit School District No. 5, Sterling (B+)
  85. Meridian Community Unit School District No. 223, Stillman Valley (B+)
  86. Dakota Community Unit School District No. 201, Dakota (B+)
  87. Lexington Community Unit School District No. 7, Lexington (B+)
  88. Pleasant Plains Community Unit School District No. 8, Pleasant Plains (B+)
  89. Wesclin Community Unit School District No. 3, Trenton (B+)
  90. Bismarck Henning Community Unit School District, Bismarck (B+)
  91. Somonauk Community Unit School District No. 432, Somonauk (B+)
  92. Orion Community Unit School District No. 223, Orion (B+)
  93. Geneseo Community Unit School District No. 228, Geneseo (B+)
  94. Community High School District No. 218, Oak Lawn (B+)
  95. Illinois Valley Central School District No. 321, Chillicothe (B+)
  96. Sycamore Community Unit School District No. 427, Sycamore (B+)
  97. Wauconda Community Unit School District No. 118, Wauconda (B+)
  98. Champaign Unit 4 School District, Champaign (B+)
  99. Hartsburg Emden Community Unit School District No. 21, Hartsburg (B+)
  100. Carlinville Community Unit School District No. 1, Carlinville (B+)

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