Wilmette school information

IndexWilmetteIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores71%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:118:116:1
Total public schools73,93879,221
Total private schools51,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The Wilmette, IL educational system consists of 7 public schools, 5 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Wilmette public schools have average test scores of 71% which is 125% higher than than the Illinois average and 44% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Wilmette public schools is 13:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 97.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.5% have completed high school, 81.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 20.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Wilmette are 44% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Wilmette.
  • 97.6% of people in Wilmette have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.5% of people in Wilmette have completed high school.
  • 81.1% of people in Wilmette have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Wilmette

IndexWilmetteIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade97.6%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school97.5%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college93.1%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree84.1%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors81.1%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters47.2%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree20.2%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate6.4%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Wilmette (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Kenilworth, IL2,61377%56%
Lincolnshire, IL7,29174%51%
River Forest, IL11,21772%46%
Lake Bluff, IL5,75872%45%
Northfield, IL5,37471%45%
Wilmette, IL27,36771%44%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Winona, MN27,37253%8%
Maryland Heights, MO27,35967%37%
Milton, MA27,35181%64%
Winchester, VA27,34971%43%
Jeffersontown, KY27,39551%3%
Wilmette, IL27,36771%44%
Source: The Wilmette, IL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.