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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.

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Statewide Rank School City Percentile
1 Young Magnet High* Chicago 95.54
2 Keller Elem Gifted Magnet* Chicago 94.24
3 Edison Elem Regional Gifted Cntr* Chicago 93.98
4 Lenart Elem Regional Gifted Ctr* Chicago 92.81
5 Washington Gifted* Rockford 92.26
6 Washington Gifted* Peoria 91.42
7 Hawthorne Magnet Chicago 91.04
8 Iles Elem* Springfield 89.67
9 Skinner Classical Magnet West* Chicago 86.50
10 Oriole Park Elem Chicago 85.50
11 Butler Junior High Oak Brook 85.15
12 McClure Jr High Western Springs 84.80
12 Daniel Wright Jr High Lincolnshire 84.80
14 Maple Northbrook 84.66
15 Marie Murphy Wilmette 84.57
16 Taft High** Chicago 84.09
17 Lincoln Elem Chicago 83.47
18 Kennedy Junior High Lisle 83.02
19 Bell Elem Chicago 82.46
20 Jackson A Elem Language Acad Chicago 82.43
21 Twin Groves Middle Buffalo Grove 82.20
21 Chopin Elem Chicago 82.20
23 Clarendon Hills Middle Clarendon Hills 81.51
24 Burley Elem Chicago 81.00
25 Woodlawn Middle Long Grove 80.98
26 Bannockburn Bannockburn 80.78
27 The Joseph Sears Kenilworth 80.43
28 Hinsdale Middle Hinsdale 80.01
29 Carleton W Washburne Winnetka 79.90
30 Gower Middle Burr Ridge 79.62
31 Wilmette Junior High Wilmette 79.33
32 Kenwood Academy High** Chicago 78.67
33 Central Glencoe 78.44
34 Roosevelt River Forest 78.32
35 Edgebrook Elem Chicago 77.64
36 Dunlap Valley Middle Dunlap 76.97
37 Rondout Elem Lake Forest 76.94
38 Haven Middle Evanston 76.73
38 Dunlap Middle Dunlap 76.73
38 Sunset Ridge Elem Northfield 76.73
41 Gordon Gregory Middle Naperville 76.64
42 Scullen Middle Naperville 76.33
42 Thomas Middle Arlington Heights 76.33
44 Bartelso Elem Bartelso 76.27
45 Nettle Creek Elem Morris 76.11
46 Alan B Shepard Middle Deerfield 75.96
46 Plum Grove Jr High Rolling Meadows 75.96
48 Prairie Crossing Charter Grayslake 75.90
49 Margaret Mead JHS Elk Grove Village 75.65
50 Aptakisic Junior High Buffalo Grove 75.33

* Tests used to select all students
** Tests used to select 7th & 8th graders



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