Top Public Middle Schools in Illinois

Kennedy Junior High School in Naperville tops the list of the best public middle schools in Illinois, at least according to Niche, which recently released its grades for Illinois schools as well as those across the nation.

To bring you the top 25 in Chicagoland, we combed through the data, which was compiled with statistics from the U.S. Department of Education, plus self-reported data from individual schools. Schools were then graded by Niche in three areas: academics, teachers and diversity.

If you don’t see your child’s school here, check out the complete list of top public middle schools to find out where their school landed on the list.

Kennedy Junior High School

Scullen Middle School

Washington Junior High School

Gordon Gregory Middle School

Bannockburn School

Fairview South Elementary School

The Joseph Sears School

Lincoln Junior High School

Jefferson Junior High School

Thayer J. Hill Middle School

Madison Junior High School

Barrington Middle School – Prairie Campus

Butler Junior High School

Edison Middle School

East Prairie Elementary School

Lincoln Prairie School

Sunset Ridge Elementary School

Barrington Middle School – Station Campus

Margaret Mead Junior High School

Franklin Middle School

Daniel Wright Junior High School

Hinsdale Middle School

Marie Murphy School

Helen Keller Junior High School

Clifford Crone Middle School

Francis Granger Middle School

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