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12/19/2014 05:52 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Top-Performing Schools in Some of Illinois' Biggest School Districts

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has said improving education in Illinois will be one of his priorities during his term in office, but before Illinoisans can formulate a plan on how to move forward, it's important to know where we already stand. we looked at the top school in each of the 25 biggest Illinois school districts from the annual Illinois State Board of Education Report Card. The report card includes ratings and summaries of stats about schools across Illinois for the 2013-2014 school year.

The Illinois State Board of Education released its annual Report Card with ratings and summaries of stats about schools across Illinois for the 2013-2014 school year.

We looked at the 25 biggest school districts in the state (across all grade levels) and then picked out the school within each district that is doing the best, or, in other words, had the highest percentage of students who meet or exceed expectations. The list is ranked by school district enrollment size for the 2013-2014 academic year, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. Per-pupil spending includes instructional spending. Note the wide range in per pupil spending in this list. Interesting range of average class sizes, too.

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Check out Reboot Illinois to see this info for the 33rd through 50th biggest school districts in the state.

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