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09/03/2014 11:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

25 of Illinois' Top School Districts

Kids all across Illinois are headed back to school, but some students will be enrolled in schools that are in school districts that are considered better than others.

School Digger provided rankings for 774 of the state's school districts, which were determined by averaging the rank percentile of the schools within each district.

While there are 886 public school districts in Illinois, you'll only find 25 of the top below, plus the top 25 at Reboot Illinois. Look to see if yours made the cut!

50. Libertyville SD 70 (Libertville, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 5
Elementary: 4
Middle: 1
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 2,486
Teachers: 158
Low-income students: 6 percent
Instructional spending: $5,934
Operational spending: $10,777
ISAT scores: 84 percent

49. O Fallon Township Hsd 203 (O Fallon, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 1
Elementary: 0
Middle: 0
High school: 1
Total enrollment: 2,535
Teachers: 134
Low-income students: 20 percent
Instructional spending: $5,266
Operational spending: $10,868
PSAE scores: 72 percent
Graduation percentage within four years: 92 percent
Percent ready for college: 70 percent

48. Golf Education Service District 67 (Morton Grove, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 2
Elementary: 1
Middle: 1
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 575
Teachers: 40
Low-income students: 25 percent
Instructional spending: $7,872
Operational spending: $14,095
ISAT scores: 80 percent

47. Lemont Township Hsd 210 (Lemont, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 1
Elementary: 0
Middle: 0
High school: 1
Total enrollment: 1,473
Teachers: 91
Low-income students: 9 percent
Instructional spending: $8,959
Operational spending: $15,494
PSAE scores: 73 percent
Graduation percentage within four years: 96 percent
Percent ready for college: 63 percent

46. Tremont CUSD 702 (Tremont, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 3
Elementary: 1
Middle: 1
High school: 1
Total enrollment: 965
Teachers: 67
Low-income students: N/A
Instructional spending: $6,184
Operational spending: $9,608
ISAT scores: 81 percent
PSAE scores: 74 percent
Graduation percentage within four years: 85 percent
Percent ready for college: 56 percent

45. Germantown Hills SD 69 (Germantown Hills, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 2
Elementary: 1
Middle: 0
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 868
Teachers: 61
Low-income students: 10 percent
Instructional spending: $4,784
Operational spending: $7,418
ISAT scores: 82 percent

44. Cass School District 63 (Darien, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 2
Elementary: 1
Middle: 1
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 768
Teachers: 58
Low-income students: 12 percent
Instructional spending: $7,335
Operational spending: $11,999
ISAT scores: 79 percent

43. Lincoln Way Chsd 210 (New Lenox, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 4
Elementary: 0
Middle: 0
High school: 4
Total enrollment: 7,346
Teachers: 416
Low-income students: 12 percent
Instructional spending: $6,467
Operational spending: $11,231
PSAE scores: 74 percent
Graduation percentage within four years: 96 percent
Percent ready for college: 65 percent

42. Aptakisic-Tripp Ccsd 102 (Buffalo Grove, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 4
Elementary: 2
Middle: 1
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 2,044
Teachers: 152
Low-income students: 10 percent
Instructional spending: $8,966
Operational spending: $15,201
ISAT scores: 83 percent

41. Dunlap CUSD 323 (Peoria, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 8
Elementary: 4
Middle: 2
High school: 1
Total enrollment: 4,109
Teachers: 192
Low-income students: N/A
Instructional spending: $4,799
Operational spending: $8,947
ISAT scores: 83 percent
PSAE scores: 80 percent
Graduation percentage within four years: 90 percent
Percent ready for college: 71 percent

40. Northbrook Education Service District 27 (Northbrook, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 3
Elementary: 1
Middle: 1
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 1,227
Teachers: 92
Low-income students: 3 percent
Instructional spending: $11,723
Operational spending: $19,113
ISAT scores: 84 percent

39. Park Ridge Ccsd 64 (Park Ridge, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 7
Elementary: 5
Middle: 2
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 4,300
Teachers: 330
Low-income students: 4 percent
Instructional spending: $9,495
Operational spending: $14,745
ISAT scores: 82 percent

38. Newark Chsd 18 (Newark, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 1
Elementary: 0
Middle: 0
High school: 1
Total enrollment: 182
Teachers: 16
Low-income students: 14 percent
Instructional spending: $7,037
Operational spending: $13,174
PSAE scores: 73 percent
Graduation percentage within four years: 95 percent
Percent ready for college: 50 percent

37. Hononegah Chd 207 (Rockton, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 1
Elementary: 0
Middle: 0
High school: 1
Total enrollment: 2,142
Teachers: 120
Low-income students: 21 percent
Instructional spending: $6,401
Operational spending: $10,514
PSAE scores: 73 percent
Graduation percentage within four years: 90 percent
Percent ready for college: 66 percent

36. Arlington Heights SD 25 (Arlington Heights, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 9
Elementary: 7
Middle: 2
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 5,252
Teachers: 343
Low-income students: 6 percent
Instructional spending: $7,061
Operational spending: $11,999
ISAT scores: 84 percent

35. Kildeer Countryside Ccsd 96 (Buffalo Grove, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 7
Elementary: 4
Middle: 2
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 3,054
Teachers: 227
Low-income students: 11 percent
Instructional spending: $7,901
Operational spending: $13,173
ISAT scores: 87 percent

34. Lyons Township Hsd 204 (La Grange, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 1
Elementary: 0
Middle: 0
High school: 1
Total enrollment: 4,039
Teachers: 241
Low-income students: 14 percent
Instructional spending: $9,978
Operational spending: $15,881
PSAE scores: 75 percent
Graduation percentage within four years: 93 percent
Percent ready for college: 71 percent

33. Lagrange Highlands SD 106 (La Grange Highland, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 2
Elementary: 1
Middle: 1
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 870
Teachers: 71
Low-income students: 4 percent
Instructional spending: $9,685
Operational spending: $13,848
ISAT scores: 83 percent

32. Albers SD 63 (Albers, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 1
Elementary: 1
Middle: 0
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 184
Teachers: 15
Low-income students: 18 percent
Instructional spending: $4,620
Operational spending: $7,265
ISAT scores: 83 percent

31. Cissna Park CUSD 6 (Cissna Park, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 3
Elementary: 1
Middle: 1
High school: 1
Total enrollment: 284
Teachers: 23
Low-income students: N/A
Instructional spending: $6,081
Operational spending: $10,397
ISAT scores: 83 percent
PSAE scores: 73 percent
Graduation percentage within four years: 97 percent
Percent ready for college: 57 percent

30. Lisbon Ccsd 90 (Newark, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 1
Elementary: 1
Middle: 0
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 119
Teachers: 11
Low-income students: 24 percent
Instructional spending: $4,199
Operational spending: $7,880
ISAT scores: 85 percent

29. Prairie Crossing Charter School (Grayslake, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 1
Elementary: 1
Middle: 0
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 390
Teachers: 24
Low-income students: 2 percent
Instructional spending: $4,246
Operational spending: $0
ISAT scores: 83 percent

28. Deerfield SD 109 (Deerfield, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 6
Elementary: 4
Middle: 2
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 3,085
Teachers: 230
Low-income students: 1 percent
Instructional spending: $9,030
Operational spending: $14,051
ISAT scores: 86 percent

27. Lake Forest SD 67 (Lake Forest, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 5
Elementary: 3
Middle: 1
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 1,945
Teachers: 166
Low-income students: 2 percent
Instructional spending: $8,220
Operational spending: $14,516
ISAT scores: 85 percent

26. River Forest SD 90 (River Forest, Ill.)
Number of ranked schools: 3
Elementary: 2
Middle: 1
High school: 0
Total enrollment: 1,342
Teachers: 104
Low-income students: 6 percent
Instructional spending: $8,572
Operational spending: $13,639
ISAT scores: 86 percent

See the top 25 school districts in Illinois at Reboot Illinois, plus information about their spending, enrollment and test scores.

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