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94%
  • Skinner North Elementary School
  • 640 W Scott St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 7 · Students: 418
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
94%
  • Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School
  • 3020 W 108th St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: 1 - 8 · Students: 244
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
94%
  • Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Cntr
  • 4929 N Sawyer Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 277
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
90%
  • Decatur Classical Elementary School
  • 7030 N Sacramento Av, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 289
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
89%
  • Mcdade Elementary Classical School
  • 8801 S Indiana Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 182
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
87%
  • Young Magnet High School
  • 211 S Laflin St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 2,205
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
86%
  • Payton College Preparatory High School
  • 1034 N Wells St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 899
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
85%
  • Poe Elementary Classical School
  • 10538 S Langley Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 199
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
81%
  • Skinner Elementary School
  • 111 S Throop St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 963
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
80%
  • Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
  • 8101 S La Salle St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 287
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
79%
  • Jones College Prep High School
  • 700 S State St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,427
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
78%
  • Lane Technical High School
  • 2501 W Addison St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 4,057
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
77%
  • Blaine Elementary School
  • 1420 W Grace St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 891
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
76%
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • 615 W Kemper Pl, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 824
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
76%
  • Hawthorne Elementary Schoololastic Academy
  • 3319 N Clifton Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 576
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
69%
  • Alcott Elementary School
  • 2625 N Orchard St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 565
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
69%
  • Bell Elementary School
  • 3730 N Oakley Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 1,026
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
68%
  • Stem Magnet Academy Elementary
  • 1522 W Fillmore St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 392
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
67%
  • Burley Elementary School
  • 1630 W Barry Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 517
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
66%
  • Jackson A Elementary Language Academy
  • 1340 W Harrison St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 566
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
65%
  • Solomon Elementary School
  • 6206 N Hamlin Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 355
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
65%
  • Disney Ii Elementary School
  • 3815 N Kedvale Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 418
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
64%
  • Edgebrook Elementary School
  • 6525 N Hiawatha Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 511
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
64%
  • Coonley Elementary School
  • 4046 N Leavitt St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 830
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
62%
  • Norwood Park Elementary School
  • 5900 N Nina Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 380
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
62%
  • Oriole Park Elementary School
  • 5424 N Oketo Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 685
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
61%
  • Lasalle Elementary Language Academy
  • 1734 N Orleans St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 553
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
61%
  • Ebinger Elementary School
  • 7350 W Pratt Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 709
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
60%
  • Haines Elementary School
  • 247 W 23rd Pl, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 644
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
60%
  • Sheridan Elementary Math & Science Academy
  • 533 W 27th St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 557
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
59%
  • Wildwood Elementary School
  • 6950 N Hiawatha Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 428
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
58%
  • Mayer Elementary School
  • 2250 N Clifton Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 656
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
57%
  • Canty Elementary School
  • 3740 N Panama Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 796
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
57%
  • Ogden Elementary School
  • 24 W Walton St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 856
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
57%
  • Healy Elementary School
  • 3010 S Parnell Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 1,391
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
56%
  • South Loop Elementary School
  • 1212 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 904
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
56%
  • Sauganash Elementary School
  • 6040 N Kilpatrick Av, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 573
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
55%
  • Edison Park Elementary School
  • 6220 N Olcott Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 492
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
55%
  • Mount Greenwood Elementary School
  • 10841 S Homan Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 1,059
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
55%
  • Beaubien Elementary School
  • 5025 N Laramie Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 1,140
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
54%
  • Nettelhorst Elementary School
  • 3252 N Broadway St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 829
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
53%
  • Stone Elementary Schoololastic Academy
  • 6239 N Leavitt St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 629
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
52%
  • Brooks College Prep Academy High School
  • 250 E 111th St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 786
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
50%
  • Galileo Elementary Math & Sci Schoolol Acd
  • 820 S Carpenter St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 558
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
50%
  • Lasalle Ii Lang Academy Elementary School
  • 1148 N Honore St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 594
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
50%
  • Prescott Elementary School
  • 1632 W Wrightwood Av, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 323
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
49%
  • Onahan Elementary School
  • 6634 W Raven St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 644
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
48%
  • Disney Elementary Magnet School
  • 4140 N Marine Dr, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 1,650
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
48%
  • Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center
  • 225 W Evergreen Ave, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 367
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
47%
  • Mitchell Elementary School
  • 2233 W Ohio St, Chicago
  • City of Chicago SD 299
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 357
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
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Chicago school information

IndexChicagoIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores23%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:118:116:1
Total public schools6443,93879,221
Total private schools3871,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools1043067,963
The Chicago, IL educational system consists of 644 public schools, 387 private schools and 104 post-secondary schools. Chicago public schools have average test scores of 23% which is 25% lower than than the Illinois average and 52% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chicago public schools is 21:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.3% have completed high school, 36.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Chicago

IndexChicagoIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade82.2%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school80.3%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college60.1%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.2%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.5%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters14.8%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.5%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.2%1.3%

There are a total of 644 public schools, 387 private schools and 104 post-secondary schools in Chicago. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Chicago, IL schools is 23%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Chicago, IL, an average of 82.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.3% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Chicago schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Chicago, IL schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Kenilworth, IL2,61377%56%
Western Springs, IL13,13373%49%
River Forest, IL11,21772%46%
Wilmette, IL27,36771%44%
Whiting, IN4,87068%38%
Chicago, IL2,714,01723%52%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Houston, TX2,240,58268%39%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,93828%43%
Phoenix, AZ1,555,32434%31%
Los Angeles, CA3,918,87231%37%
San Antonio, TX1,439,35867%36%
Chicago, IL2,714,01723%52%
Source: The Chicago, 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.
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