Niche has compiled what it says are the top schools at every grade level in Illinois, including both private and public schools.
Niche.com, which specializes in all different types of rankings, released a new 2019 list slightly different than its usual rankings. This time around, Niche ranked what it says are the top schools in Illinois, including both private and public schools, and spanning elementary, middle and high schools.
In Illinois, Niche seems to prefer public schools, which make up the overwhelming majority of spots on the list, including the top four.
It is important to remember that every school on this list receives either an A+ or an A for an overall score from Niche. Niche's methodology is based on an analysis of academic and student-life data from the US Department of Education along with test scores, and feedback from Niche.com users.
Here are the top 100 schools in Illinois for 2019:
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, public, Aurora
Walter Payton College Prep, public, Chicago
Northwide College Preparatory High School, public, Chicago
Adlai E. Stevenson High School, public, Lincolnshire
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, private, Chicago
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, public, Chicago
Lake Forest Academy, private, Lake Forest
New Trier Township High School, public, Winnetka
Jones College Prep High School, public, Chicago
Vernon Hills High School, public, Vernon Hills
North Shore Country Day School, private, Winnetka
Latin School of Chicago, private, Chicago
Hinsdale Central High School, public, Hinsdale
Libertyville High School, public, Libertyville
Lane Tech College Prep High School, public, Chicago
Glenbrook South High School, public, Glenview
Francis W. Parker School, private, Chicago
Neuqua Valley High School, public, Naperville
Naperville Central High School, public, Naperville
St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, private, Chicago