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The top 50 elementary 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.

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Area Rank School City Percentile Statewide Rank
1 Keller Gifted* Chicago 94.79 1
2 Decatur Classical* Chicago 94.37 2
3 Lenart Regional Gifted* Chicago 93.51 3
4 Edison Regional Gifted* Chicago 93.22 4
5 Skinner Classical Magnet West* Chicago 89.85 6
6 Braeside Highland Park 88.24 7
7 Poe Classical* Chicago 88.00 8
8 McDade Classical* Chicago 86.93 10
9 Lincoln Chicago 86.82 11
10 Highlands Naperville 86.37 12
11 Romona Wilmette 85.66 13
12 A Jackson Magnet Chicago 85.43 14
13 Grove Avenue Barrington 85.38 15
14 Half Day Lincolnshire 85.15 16
15 Lincoln River Forest 84.85 17
16 Ravinia Highland Park 83.89 18
17 Brook Forest Oak Brook 83.15 20
18 Hawthorne Magnet Chicago 82.84 21
19 Orrington Evanston 82.59 22
20 Kildeer Countryside Long Grove 82.30 24
21 The Lane Hinsdale 82.12 25
22 Walker Clarendon Hills 81.94 26
23 Fry Naperville 81.78 27
24 White Eagle Naperville 81.65 28
24 John Laidlaw Western Springs 81.65 28
26 Ivy Hall Buffalo Grove 81.59 30
26 Hough Street Barrington 81.59 30
28 Avoca West Glenview 81.46 32
29 Bell Chicago 81.38 33
30 Prairie Buffalo Grove 81.33 34
31 Willard Evanston 81.14 35
32 Cherokee Lake Forest 81.06 36
33 Herbert Hoover Schaumburg 80.87 37
33 Wescott Northbrook 80.87 37
35 Prospect Clarendon Hills 80.78 39
36 Oriole Park Chicago 80.59 40
36 Longfellow Wheaton 80.59 40
36 Elm Burr Ridge 80.59 40
39 Campanelli Schaumburg 80.51 43
40 Ivy Hill Arlington Heights 80.46 44
41 Willowbrook Glenview 80.32 45
42 Pleasant Hill Palatine 79.90 46
43 Edgebrook Chicago 79.87 47
44 Jefferson Elmhurst 79.81 48
45 Lincoln Elmhurst 79.73 49
46 Bell-Graham St Charles 79.67 50
47 Benjamin Franklin Glen Ellyn 79.62 51
48 Field Elmhurst 79.39 53
49 Roslyn Road Barrington 79.30 54
50 Madison Hinsdale 79.25 55
50 Lincoln Highland Park 79.25 55

* Tests used to select all students



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