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The top 50 middle schools in Illinois

The Chicago Sun-Times bases its exclusive rankings of schools on average scores on state achievement tests. How we ranked the schools.

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Statewide Rank School City Percentile
1Edison Elementary Regional Gifted CenterChicago97.215
2Young Magnet High SchoolChicago96.693
3Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet SchoolChicago95.036
4Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted CenterChicago93.341
5Washington Gifted SchoolRockford92.785
6Iles Elementary SchoolSpringfield90.575
7Skinner Elementary SchoolChicago89.556
8Washington Gifted SchoolPeoria88.908
9Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic AcademyChicago88.813
10Lincoln Elementary SchoolChicago88.133
11Marie Murphy SchoolWilmette87.286
12Daniel Wright Jr High SchoolLincolnshire87.041
13Bell Elementary SchoolChicago86.178
14Taft High SchoolChicago85.486
15Oriole Park Elementary SchoolChicago85.314
16Maple SchoolNorthbrook84.495
17Butler Junior High SchoolOak Brook83.891
18The Joseph Sears SchoolKenilworth83.522
19Twin Groves Middle SchoolBuffalo Grove83.147
20McClure Jr High SchoolWestern Springs82.937
21Kennedy Junior High SchoolLisle82.165
22Hinsdale Middle SchoolHinsdale81.147
23Roosevelt SchoolRiver Forest80.419
24Woodlawn Middle SchoolLong Grove80.001
25Wilmette Junior High SchoolWilmette79.884
26Clarendon Hills Middle SchoolClarendon Hills79.626
27Margaret Mead JHSElk Grove Village79.602
28Sandburg Middle SchoolElmhurst79.579
28Bannockburn SchoolBannockburn79.579
30Sauganash Elementary SchoolChicago79.342
31Burley Elementary SchoolChicago79.151
32Gower Middle SchoolBurr Ridge79.103
33Carleton W Washburne SchoolWinnetka78.887
34Sunset Ridge Elementary SchoolNorthfield78.669
35Jackson A Elementary Language AcademyChicago78.524
36Bartelso Elementary SchoolBartelso78.230
37Franklin Elementary Fine Arts CenterChicago78.132
38Central SchoolGlencoe78.083
39Nettle Creek Elementary SchoolMorris77.984
40Gordon Gregory Middle SchoolNaperville77.737
41Kenwood Academy High SchoolChicago77.562
42Edgebrook Elementary SchoolChicago77.337
43Scullen Middle SchoolNaperville77.287
44Dunlap Valley Middle SchoolDunlap76.984
45Blaine Elementary SchoolChicago76.832
46Plum Grove Jr High SchoolRolling Meadows76.807
47Lasalle Elementary Language AcademyChicago76.781
48Alan B Shepard Middle SchoolDeerfield76.011
49St Rose Elementary SchoolBreese75.959
50Wildwood Elementary SchoolChicago75.438

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