Weather Updates

The top 50 middle schools in the Chicago area

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

Is your school not among the top 50? Search for your school.


Area Rank School City Percentile Statewide Rank
1Edison Regional Gifted Center Chicago 97.2151
2Young Magnet Chicago 96.6932
3Keller Gifted Magnet Chicago 95.0363
4Lenart Regional Gifted Chicago 93.3414
5Skinner Elementary Chicago 89.5567
6Hawthorne Scholastic AcademyChicago 88.8139
7Lincoln School Chicago 88.13310
8Marie Murphy Wilmette 87.28611
9Daniel Wright Jr High Lincolnshire 87.04112
10Bell School Chicago 86.17813
11Taft Chicago 85.48614
12Oriole Park Chicago 85.31415
13Maple School Northbrook 84.49516
14Butler Junior High Oak Brook 83.89117
15The Joseph Sears School Kenilworth 83.52218
16Twin Groves Middle Buffalo Grove 83.14719
17McClure Jr High Western Springs 82.93720
18Kennedy Junior High Lisle 82.16521
19Hinsdale Middle School Hinsdale 81.14722
20Roosevelt School River Forest 80.41923
21Woodlawn Middle School Long Grove 80.00124
22Wilmette Junior High Wilmette 79.88425
23Clarendon Hills Middle Clarendon Hills 79.62626
24Margaret Mead JHS Elk Grove Village79.60227
25Sandburg Middle School Elmhurst 79.57928
25Bannockburn School Bannockburn 79.57928
27Sauganash School Chicago 79.34230
28Burley School Chicago 79.15131
29Gower Middle Burr Ridge 79.10332
30Carleton W Washburne School Winnetka 78.88733
31Sunset Ridge School Northfield 78.66934
32Jackson Language Acad Chicago 78.52435
33Franklin Fine Arts Center Chicago 78.13237
34Central School Glencoe 78.08338
35Gordon Gregory Middle Naperville 77.73740
36Kenwood Academy Chicago 77.56241
37Edgebrook Chicago 77.33742
38Scullen Middle Naperville 77.28743
39Blaine School Chicago 76.83245
40Plum Grove Jr High Rolling Meadows 76.80746
41Lasalle Language Academy Chicago 76.78147
42Alan B Shepard Middle Deerfield 76.01148
43Wildwood School Chicago 75.43850
44Chopin School Chicago 74.96351
45Thomas Middle School Arlington Heights74.85753
45Alcott School Chicago 74.85753
47Bryan Middle Elmhurst 74.21555
48Lindblom Math & Science Chicago 73.89156
48Highlands Middle La Grange Highlands73.89156
50Edgewood Middle Highland Park 73.83758

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit To order a reprint of this article, click here.