We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 138 Illinois schools made our rankings. View Rankings
High school juniors in Illinois take the Prairie State Achievement Examination, which assesses reading, math and science skills. Learn more from the Illinois State Board of Education.
Illinois has many schools ranked in 2013 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, including 19 gold medal schools, 50 silver medal schools and 69 bronze medal schools. Although the capital of Illinois is Springfield, the state's biggest city is Chicago, home to the Chicago Public Schools.
Top Ranked IL Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.#1
5501 NORTH KEDZIE AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60625#2
1034 NORTH WELLS ST, CHICAGO, IL 60610#3
606 SOUTH STATE ST, CHICAGO, IL 60605#4
211 SOUTH LAFLIN ST, CHICAGO, IL 60607#5
1959 WAUKEGAN RD, DEERFIELD, IL 60015#6
1 STEVENSON DR, LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069#7
433 VINE AVE, HIGHLAND PARK, IL 60035#8
5500 SOUTH GRANT ST, HINSDALE, IL 60521#9
801 WEST KENSINGTON RD, MT PROSPECT, IL 60056#10
1900 EAST THOMAS ST, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL 60004
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IL by the Numbers
Districts 479 High Schools 667 Full-Time Teachers 37,531 Students Enrolled 604,345
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The Chicago Public Schools include 107 high schools that serve 95,704 students.
There are five high schools in the Township High School District 211, serving 10,605 students.
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