How to Become a Teacher in Illinois

You have made the decision to become a teacher. Congratulations are in order. You have just made the decision to do a very meaningful job that pays for itself day after day in the moments when a child finally understands a new concept. Here are the steps you will need to take to become an educator in Illinois.

Choose What You Want to Teach

Whether you want to teach a specific subject in high school or a special education class in elementary, the decision is yours. Before you become a teacher in Illinois, it is important to decide which age group of students you prefer or which subject(s) you most want to teach. The ISBE, Illinois State Board of Education, offers guidelines and specific steps for the area you choose to teach.

Complete Your Education Requirements for Teaching in Illinois

As with all states, Illinois requires teachers to possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree. In addition, highly qualified teachers are required to complete a teacher education program from an accredited college or university. If you are just starting your degree program or have not yet started, you will most likely be able to complete a teacher education program along with your Bachelor's Degree.

Complete a Teacher Preparation Program

Public school teachers in Illinois are required to hold teacher certification, which in 2013 were exchanged for teacher licenses in Illinois. This license is obtained through a teacher preparation program that has been accredited through the CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).

Most programs are blended and a teaching license is gained while earning a Bachelor's Degree, but a license can also be obtained after a four year Bachelor's Degree has been earned.

Programs that are not blended are typically referred to as fifth-year or simply, Teacher Preparation programs (post-baccalaureate). These programs are designed to last only two to four semesters.

These programs most often consist of two main elements, curricula and fieldwork. Curricula often includes several developmental and pedagogy classes, educational technology classes, as well as teaching methods, and theory classes. The fieldwork area includes classroom observations, student teaching, and on occasion, internships or some combination of the three. A successful student teacher will create and implement age appropriate lesson plans, create a portfolio, and write reflections on the entire experience.

Alternative Teacher Certification in Illinois

Teacher Certification Program

There is another path to becoming a teacher in Illinois apart from the one described above. You may have the option to obtain your license from an approved teacher certification program through a college or university. In Illinois, a college or university must have an approved teacher preparation program in the certification area and receive State Board approval prior to offering an alternative route program. Visit the Directory of Approved Programs for the Preparation of Educational Personnel in Illinois Higher Education for a detailed list of approved teacher education programs in Illinois.

Teacher Certification Reciprocity

If you are a certified teacher in another state, you may qualify to for Illinois teacher certification through reciprocity agreements. In order to qualify, the candidate must have completed an approved teacher education program in their state and/or currently hold a valid teaching license from another state. Contact the Illinois State Board of Education
for information about your specific situation.

Pass the Required Tests for Illinois

The next step to gaining teacher licensure is passing the necessary tests.

The first test that all potential teachers will be required to take and pass is TAP, the Test of Academic Proficiency. Assuming the TAP test is passed with an approved score, further tests will be required. The TAP test can be replaced with the ACT Plus Writing or SAT Score. The tests required will depend on the grade level(s) and subject area(s) you want to teach,

All prospective teachers in Illinois must pass three tests: the Basic Skills test (TAP), the appropriate content area test, and the appropriate Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test. In addition to the tests described, the Special Education General Curriculum test is also required for those seeking endorsements as:

  • Learning Behavior Specialist 1
  • Teacher of Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
  • Teacher of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Speech-Language Pathologist: Teaching

As of September 2015, candidates applying for initial licensure in Illinois are required to take and pass the edTPA. This is an evidence-based assessment of teacher effectiveness. During this process, teacher candidates will submit their student-teaching portfolios for assessment.

Apply for your Illinois Teacher Certification

Application Requirements

In order to apply for licensure in Illinois, you must first pass all the required tests, student teach, and earn a four year Bachelor's Degree. You may then fill out the application for licensure at ELIS online. There is likely to be a one time fee and proof of fingerprinting will be required. Those who are trying to certify in administrative, school support, or as substitutes will require differing forms of licensure that can be found at the previous link. In addition, the license, once received, must be registered.

Contact Information

Illinois Board of Education
100 N. 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: (217)782-4321

Or

Illinois Board of Education
100 W. Randolph, Suite 14-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312)814-2220

Find a Teaching Job in Illinois

You have passed all of your tests, applied for licensure, and now you are ready to start your career as a teacher in Illinois!

Teaching in a Public School

The department of education in Illinois links to several third-party websites for teachers to use for applying to job postings. The following sites are not affiliated with the Department of Education, but provide up to date databases for postings and applications. Careers at Chicago Public Schools (CPS), IASA Online: Illinois Education Job Bank, and K-12 JobSpot.

Once hired, teachers may join the Illinois Federation of Teachers which represents more than 80,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in the state, or the Illinois Education Association (IEANEA), both of which serve the needs of the state's students through supporting the state's teachers. Finally, when teachers retired, they are eligible to draw a pension through the Illinois Teachers Retirement System which has additional disability and other benefits.

Teaching in a Private School

Illinois has an extensive network of private schools. Some private schools may not require teachers to be certified. Currently, teachers may seek employment in any of the state's 1,853 private schools which serve just under 300,000 students. Teachers may benefit from different salary and advancement options in a private school environment.

Teacher Shortage in Illinois by Subjects or Discipline (2014-2015)

The following list of teacher shortage areas in Illinois has been obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher Shortage Area (TSA) list for the 2014-2015 school year

  • Computer Literacy/Technology Teacher
  • Learning Behavior Specialist I
  • Elementary Instructor
  • Bilingual Education

Number of Public School Teachers By Grade

The table below lists the number of public school teachers in Illinois by grade level during the 2012-2013 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Pre-kindergarten & Preschool Teachers3,024
Kindergarten Teachers5,118
Elementary Teachers84,419
Middle & High School Teachers42,044
Ungraded Class Teachers1,095

Data obtained from the State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Data 2013

Number of Private School Teachers By Grade

There are more than 1,400 private schools with an estimated 17,500 private school teachers in Illinois. The table below details the number of teachers by grade level during the 2011-2012 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Elementary School Teachers10,801
Middle & High School Teachers3,366
Combined K-12 School Teachers3,338

Data obtained from the Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2012

Continue Your Education and Professional Development

Through collaborative learning and over a variety of platforms, teachers have more opportunities than ever to engage in relevant professional development. Professional development programs use multiple instructional methods to address the needs and preferences of today's educators educators.

Professional Development in Illinois

In the state of Illinois, educator licensure requires ongoing professional development to meet the requirements for license renewal for both educators and school service personnel. Workshops, seminars, conferences, symposia, as well as self-assessment coursework for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) meet the state's professional development criteria. The state offers opportunities for independent providers to become approved facilitators for the above venues, as long as they follow relevant practices and procedures to ensure accountability. Teachers are encouraged to contact the Illinois Sate Board of Education (ISBE) in order to clearly understand the procedures for choosing professional development and having appropriate evidence of completion.

Employment and Teacher Salary in Illinois

The state of Illinois employs 131,777 teachers throughout 866 public school districts in the state. With a starting salary of $37,166, teacher meet or exceed the state average wage of $44,815 in a few short years teaching. Particularly in the Chicago area there is a need for elementary teachers - especially those with bilingual education qualifications. Teachers seeking employment are encouraged to apply to districts with high student enrolment first, like those of Chicago, School District U-46, Indian Prairie School District 204, and Rockford Public Schools.

Total Employed

67,030

Salary Range

$42,230 - $88,300

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $42,230 to $88,300 a year in Illinois. There are around sixty thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville37,260$59,910
Lake County, Kenosha County5,110$59,810
Rockford2,220$58,480
Peoria2,180$49,530
Champaign, Urbana1,370$44,000
Decatur1,110$51,860
Bloomington, Normal710$55,820
Danville560$50,500
Kankakee, Bradley170$47,970
Springfield-$56,730

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

3,300

Salary Range

$33,370 - $104,460

English teachers have a salary range between $33,370 to $104,460 a year in Illinois, with over 3,300 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville1,910$60,130
Lake County, Kenosha County-$46,210

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

49,230

Salary Range

$49,070 - $106,810

As a high school teacher in Illinois you can expect to make between $49,070 - $106,810. There are around forty thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville28,610$74,430
Lake County, Kenosha County3,740$67,650
Peoria1,580$58,420
Rockford1,350$59,550
Springfield980$62,750
Kankakee, Bradley580$59,880
Bloomington, Normal510$56,700
Champaign, Urbana460$46,070
Decatur440$53,330
Danville210$54,490

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

630

Salary Range

$49,940 - $98,390

In Illinois, a history teacher's salary may range from $49,940 to $98,390. There are around 630 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville350$67,110

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

6,540

Salary Range

$38,380 - $79,260

Kindergarten teachers in Illinois, can earn between $38,380 to $79,260 a year. There are around six thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville3,640$52,590
Lake County, Kenosha County310$51,620
Bloomington, Normal240$51,290
Rockford230$58,730
Peoria210$38,240
Champaign, Urbana120$48,010
Decatur90$57,310
Kankakee, Bradley40$44,760
Danville-$48,890
Springfield-$43,820

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

156,630

Salary Range

$35,610 - $110,670

As a math teacher in Illinois you can expect to make between $35,610 - $110,670. Illinois is home to about ninety thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville1,130$62,420

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

6,580

Salary Range

$18,710 - $63,890

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $18,710 to $63,890 a year in Illinois. Illinois is home to about six thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville3,460$37,180
Lake County, Kenosha County600$35,450
Bloomington, Normal290$39,080
Rockford260$21,930
Springfield230$29,210
Peoria140$27,120
Champaign, Urbana110-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

18,000

Salary Range

$21,450 - $45,540

In Illinois, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $21,450 to $45,540, with over 18,000 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville12,300$29,280
Lake County, Kenosha County1,380$31,850
Peoria430$26,820
Rockford400$33,230
Springfield390$32,880
Champaign, Urbana370$26,440
Bloomington, Normal310$28,210
Decatur190$28,170
Danville70$28,240
Kankakee, Bradley50$33,390

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

15,300

Salary Range

$34,760 - $147,150

As a school administrator in Illinois you can expect to make between $34,760 - $147,150. Illinois is home to about fifteen thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville1,310$52,650
Lake County, Kenosha County160-
Champaign, Urbana60$36,760
Bloomington, Normal50$57,610
Peoria50$41,320

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville7,440$104,910
Lake County, Kenosha County1,230$105,380
Rockford410$87,910
Peoria400$92,000
Springfield340$94,070
Champaign, Urbana200$80,800
Decatur180$89,430
Kankakee, Bradley150$99,630
Bloomington, Normal110$93,670
Danville70$83,780

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

9,660

Salary Range

$38,990 - $106,720

School counselors in Illinois, can earn between $38,990 to $106,720 a year, with over 9,660 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville5,930$65,540
Lake County, Kenosha County820$67,360
Rockford250$54,740
Springfield240$49,630
Peoria210$55,700
Champaign, Urbana200$45,710
Bloomington, Normal190$52,750
Decatur80$54,870
Kankakee, Bradley70$57,460
Danville40$53,400

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

6,660

Salary Range

$40,190 - $90,820

School librarians have a salary range between $40,190 to $90,820 a year in Illinois. Illinois is home to about six thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville4,050$60,960
Lake County, Kenosha County510$62,670
Peoria260$40,350
Bloomington, Normal140$58,320
Champaign, Urbana110$48,200
Rockford110$56,320
Springfield100$55,400
Decatur60$53,920
Kankakee, Bradley50$51,400

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

22,070

Salary Range

$42,580 - $125,640

In Illinois, a special education teacher's salary may range from $42,580 to $125,640. Illinois is home to about twenty two thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville1,040$80,960

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville3,800$61,030
Lake County, Kenosha County740$56,950
Rockford570$62,040
Springfield520$51,980
Peoria340$51,360
Champaign, Urbana210$50,070
Bloomington, Normal130$56,170
Danville70$51,490

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville2,550$66,280
Lake County, Kenosha County590$64,010
Rockford240$64,360
Peoria180$54,560
Springfield150$51,230
Champaign, Urbana120$45,730
Bloomington, Normal80$56,160
Danville40$45,080
Kankakee, Bradley40$42,720

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville3,910$71,710
Lake County, Kenosha County670$70,900
Peoria280$60,210
Rockford220$61,760
Kankakee, Bradley200$52,320
Springfield160$57,430
Bloomington, Normal100$55,200
Champaign, Urbana70$52,430
Danville50$58,420

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

16,900

Salary Range

$22,110 - $35,850

In Illinois, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $22,110 to $35,850. Illinois is home to about sixteen thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville9,380$32,380
Lake County, Kenosha County1,700$28,250
Peoria670$21,400
Kankakee, Bradley520$27,670
Champaign, Urbana340$32,340
Springfield230$22,090
Rockford180$28,270
Danville150$19,420

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

45,100

Salary Range

$19,070 - $35,230

In Illinois, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $19,070 to $35,230. There are around forty thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Chicago, Joliet, Naperville28,090$25,490
Lake County, Kenosha County3,530$26,810
Peoria970$23,200
Champaign, Urbana730$25,600
Rockford670$22,210
Bloomington, Normal620$22,270
Kankakee, Bradley440$22,200
Danville270$27,660
Decatur130$23,140
Springfield-$22,430

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Top School Districts Supporting Teachers in Illinois

homepage_badge_topTeachers work hard every day and the more support they have the better they can succeed at inspiring our future. This is why Teacher.org has ranked school districts in Illinois that excel in supporting teachers inside and outside of the classroom. 259 school districts in Illinois were analyzed with the top 50 school districts being featured below. The school districts were scored on several factors which represent how well a school district supports their teachers.

For more information on school district rankings, see our methodology page: http://www.teacher.org/school-district-ranking-methodology.

Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 67.74
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 92.95
% Proficiency Score: 89.78

Located between Libertyville and Buffalo Grove, Community High School District 128 is found in Lake County, Illinois. The district draws students from Wakegan, Vernon Hills, Rondout, Mundelein, Mettawa, Libertyville, Indian Creek, and Green Oaks. Founded in 1964, the district contains 2 schools and offers programming for over 3,300 students from grades 9-12. Staff and students are dedicated to building a safe and supportive learning community, one education at a time. Learn more by visiting the Community High School District 128 website at d128.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 83.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 61.35
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 90.77
% Proficiency Score: 73.66

Located in Lake County, Illinois, Grayslake Community High School District 127 is an integral part of the community. With a student enrolment of more than 3,000 grade 9 to 12 students in its 2 schools, the district employs more than 150 classroom teachers to meet their needs. With a ratio of 16 students per teacher, Grayslake teachers are dedicated to creating high-achieving learning communities in safe and supportive environments. Learn more by visiting the Grayslake Community High School District 127 website at d127.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 68.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.39
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.99
% Proficiency Score: 87.1

publicly funded, Hinsdale Township High School District 86 isan integral part of Dupage County. The district's 2 high schools have a total student population of more than 4,400 students from grades 9 to 12, and have a total employment of more than 300 classroom teachers. With a student-teacher ratio of about 15:1, Hinsdale teachers are proud to carry on in the tradition of academic excellence. Learn more by visiting the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 website at d86.hinsdale86.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 81.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.97
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 82.6
% Proficiency Score: 76.34

Located in Illinois' Downers Grove, the Community High School District 99 is an integral part of Dupage County. The District's 2 schools have a student population of more than 5,000 spanning grades 9 through 12, and the district employs more than 300 classroom teachers. With a ratio of about 16 students per teacher, CHSD 99 is committed to excellence in learning for everyone. Learn more by visiting the Community High School District 99 website at csd99.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 71.0 Avg % Proficiency
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SCORE: 74.01
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 96.59
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 29.21
% Proficiency Score: 96.24

Winnetka School District 36 is a publically funded elementary school district in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. The district was established in 1859 and operates 5 elementary and middle schools. Total enrollment is over 1,800 students from preschool to grade 8. The schools are proud to strive toward a leadership position in progressive public education. Learn more by visiting the Winnetka Sd 36 website at winnetka36.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 89.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 76.8
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.23
% Proficiency Score: 76.34

Located in the northeastern corner of Illinois, Lisle Community Unit School District 202 draws students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The district has 2 elementary schools, a junior high, and a high school; total enrollment is about 1,600 students. Lisle Community teachers, support staff and administrators are committed to providing an educational environment which grants each student access to the highest quality education possible. Learn more by visiting the Lisle Community School District 202 website at lisle202.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 71.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 83.19
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 40.7
% Proficiency Score: 94.62

Located between Chicago and Waukegan on the shore of Lake Michigan, the boundaries of Glencoe School District follow the community boundaries and draw enrollment from the village. The district operates 3 schools and offers instruction from kindergarten to grade 8. In total, there are over 1,200 students attending the age-centered schools. Glencoe Schools offer a curriculum based on the intersection of academic, social, artistic, physical and emotional needs of elementary aged children. Learn more by visiting the Glencoe District 35 website at glencoeschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 88.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 98.92
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 24.38
% Proficiency Score: 95.16

Located between Northfield and Glenview in Chicago's northern suburbs, New Trier Township High School District 203 has administrative offices in the community of Northfield, Illinois and draws students from Glencoe, Kenilworth, Northfield, Wilmette, Winnetka and portions of Glenview and Northbrook. With two high schools within the district, enrollment totals at over 4,200 students from grades 9 - 12. New Trier offers rigorous college preparatory curriculum and encourages every student to try their very best. Learn more by visiting the New Trier Twp Hsd 203 website at newtrier.k12.il.us.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 88.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 38.57
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 100
% Proficiency Score: 75.27

publicly funded, Ball Chatham Community Unit School District 5 is an integral part of Sangamon County, Illinois. With 6 elementary, middle and secondary schools, the district employs more than 150 classroom teachers in order to educate tis more than 4,600 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. These figures help Ball Chatham schools maintain a ratio of about 26:1 throughout the district. Ball Chatham teachers are dedicated to engaging excellence every day in every way. Learn more by visiting the Ball Chatham Community Unit School District - CUSD 5 website at chathamschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 70.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.97
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 78.31
% Proficiency Score: 71.51

Established in 1902, Maine Township High School District 207 is a public secondary district that is headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois. Drawing from Norridge, Niles, Morton Grove, Harwood Heights, Glenview, as well as neighboring Des Plaines, the district lies in the northeastern suburbs of Chicago. The district has 6 middle and high schools that offer instruction from grades 6 through 12, and enrollment totals more than 6,500 students. Learn more by visiting the Maine Township Hsd 207 website at maine207.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 66.5 Avg % Proficiency
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SCORE: 71.24
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.48
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 45.23
% Proficiency Score: 93.01

Lying in close proximity with neighboring Oak Park, River Forest, Illinois is a suburban community to the west of Chicago. River Forest School District 90 is a public elementary district within the community. The district has 3 schools and offers instruction from pre-kindergarten to grade 8. Total student enrollment for River Forest Schools is over 1,300 students; all administrators, staff and stakeholders are committed to delivering excellence in education through a commitment to the whole child. Learn more by visiting the River Forest Sd 90 website at district90.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 86.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 85.84
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 35.51
% Proficiency Score: 91.4

Located in the northern suburbs of Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan, Lake Forest District 67 schools operate 3 public elementary schools offering instruction from K-grade 4, and 2 public middle schools, for grades 5-8. In total, over 1,900 students attend the schools and the student-teacher ratio is approximately 13:1. Staff throughout Lake Forest Deistic 67 schools strive to empower and inspire all students to encourage their academic successes. Learn more by visiting the Lake Forest School District 67 website at lakeforestschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 85.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.28
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 71.95
% Proficiency Score: 77.96

Located in Lake Villa, Illinois and serving the communities of Lake Villa and Antioch, the district has 4 public high schools. Total enrollment for the district is 2,800 student from grades 9 - 12, and the district employs over 150 teachers. All staff members and administrators are committed to the creation of an ethical academic student body fostered in a safe and supportive environment. Learn more by visiting the Community High School District 117 website at chsd117.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 72.5 Avg % Proficiency
14
SCORE: 70.5
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 94.7
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 23.8
% Proficiency Score: 93.01

Northbrook School District 28 is a public K - 8 school district located south of Deerfield and north of the Chicago metropolitan area. The district serves the northeastern portion of the community of Northbrook. There are 4 elementary and middle schools within the Northbrook SD, and student enrollment is over 1,700. Teachers strive to instill an appreciation for the value of learning, and for helping others. Learn more by visiting the Northbrook Sd 28 website at northbrook28.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 86.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.73
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 57.65
% Proficiency Score: 72.58

Located in Fayette County, Illinois, Brownstown Community Unit School District 201 is an important part of the community. With 3 elementary, middle and secondary schools, the district has a total enrolment of more than 350 students from preschool to grade 12. Employing 30 classroom teachers, the District maintains a classroom ratio of about 13:1, ensuring that the Brownstown CUSD maintains its mandate of small schools and large opportunities. Learn more by visiting the Brownstown Community Unit School District 201 website at cusd201.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 67.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 58.02
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 74.52
% Proficiency Score: 75.27

Located in McHenry County, Illinois, the Community High School District 155 is headquartered in the community of Crystal Lake. The district has 4 high school and enrolls more than 6,700 students from grades 9 - 12. Employing more than 350 classroom teachers means that the district maintains a student-teacher ratio of about 17:1, ensuring that CUSD 155 teachers and staff are committed to reaching heights of learning excellence with every student. Learn more by visiting the Community High School District 155 website at ww3.d155.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 70.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.04
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 36.77
% Proficiency Score: 95.7

A western suburb of the Chicago metropolitan area, Hinsdale Community Consolidated School District operates 9 primary and middle schools throughout the area, drawing from nearby Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, and neighboring parts of DuPage County. The schools have almost 4,000 students and offer instruction from preschool to grade 8. Hinsdale Schools are dedicated to being a district where each student experiences success. Learn more by visiting the Hinsdale Community Consolidated School District 181 website at d181.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 89.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 65.06
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 50.85
% Proficiency Score: 89.78

Bordered by Rondout and Ivanhoe in northeastern Illinois, Liberty School District 70 lies about 35 miles north of urban Chicago. The district operates 4 elementary schools and one junior high school; total enrollment for all schools is over 2,400 students. Staff, students, and administrators at each school are committed to excellence and personal empowerment in education and personal growth. Learn more by visiting the Libertyville School District 70 website at d70.k12.il.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 83.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.99
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 45.19
% Proficiency Score: 90.86

Headquartered in Highland Park, Illinois north of Chicago, Township High School District 113 serves the communities of Deerfield, Highland Park, Highwood, Bannockburn and Riverwoods and operates 2 high schools within the district. The two schools have a total enrollment exceeding 3,700 students; instruction is offered for grades 9 through 12. The district's teachers and administrators are committed to offering the highest quality of teaching to each student. Learn more by visiting the Township High School District 113 website at dist113.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 82.26
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 51.44
% Proficiency Score: 70.97

Located between the Chicago suburbs of Cicero and Naperville, La Grange School District 105 South operates 5 public elementary and middle schools in Hodgkins, Countryside, La Grange, and neighboring parts of Cook County. With total enrollment for the 5 schools around 1,400 students, teachers and administrators are dedicated to forming meaningful and challenging learning communities that benefit students every day. Learn more by visiting the La Grange Sd 105 South website at d105.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 66.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.57
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.12
% Proficiency Score: 76.34

Located in the heart of Piatt County, Illinois, Monticello CUSD 25 is headquartered in the community of Monticello. The district operates 5 elementary, middle and high schools and enrolls more than 1,600 students from preschool to grade 12. With more than 100 classroom teachers on staff, the district maintains a ratio of about 16 students per teacher, ensuring that Monticello schools are dedicated to building strong students through academics and communication with home and community. Learn more by visiting the Monticello Community Unit School District - CUSD 25 website at sages.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 71.0 Avg % Proficiency
22
SCORE: 66.95
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.74
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.76
% Proficiency Score: 69.35

Located in Orland Park, Illinois, Consolidated High School District 230 is an integral part of Cook County. The district has 3 high schools that enroll more than 7,800 public school students from grades 9 - 12. Employing almost 500 classroom teachers ensures that the district maintains a student-teacher ratio of about 16:1. Consolidated HSD 230 provides programs and services to develop student character, communication and knowledge. Learn more by visiting the Cons Hsd 230 website at d230.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 64.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 81.49
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 37.03
% Proficiency Score: 80.65

Located just north of Rock River and southwest of Rockford, the Byron Community School District 226 can be found in Ogle County, Illinois. The district offers instruction from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, and has over 1,500 students enrolled in its three schools. Byron Schools are dedicated to inspiring excellence for all who learn and teach there. Learn more by visiting the Byron Community Unit School District - CUSD 226 website at byron226.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 75.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 79.03
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 39.35
% Proficiency Score: 79.03

Located in Evanston, Illinois, part of the Greater Chicago area, the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 serves both the communities of Evanston and Skokie at the public elementary level. The district operates 17 primary and middle schools and offers programming as young as preschool. Total enrollment for all schools is over 7,000 students; teachers and support staff are committed to making a difference in the lives of each student every day. Learn more by visiting the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 website at district65.net.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 73.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.3
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 28.93
% Proficiency Score: 93.01

Located in Long Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 operates 7 publically funded k-8 schools that draw from the community and surrounding Lake County. Founded in 1946, the district's administrative offices are located in nearby Buffalo Grove. Enrolment for all schools is approximately 3,000 students - new and longstanding staff members alike are proud to work in the Kildeer Countryside CCSD community. Learn more by visiting the Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 website at kcsd96.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 86.5 Avg % Proficiency
26
SCORE: 65.63
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 60.43
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.2
% Proficiency Score: 75.27

With administrative offices in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Township High School District 214 operates 10 schools and has a total enrollment of more than 12,000 students in the district. Offering instruction from grades 9 through 12, the district operates schools in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling; all neighboring communities and suburbs of Greater Chicago. District 214 teachers and support staff pride themselves on offering a diverse, rigorous curriculum that will aid students in achieving their academic goals. Learn more by visiting the Township Hsd 214 website at d214.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 70.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 60.77
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 67.4
% Proficiency Score: 66.67

Glenbard Township High School District 87 is located in the heart of Dupage County. Headquartered in the community of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the district operates 4 public high schools that have a total student population of more than 8,400 students from grades 9 through 12. Employing over 500 classroom teachers, the district maintains a student-teacher ratio of about 16:1, ensuring that Glenbard District remains a learning community of excellence. Learn more by visiting the Glenbard Township High School District 87 website at glenbard87.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 62.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.11
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 24.13
% Proficiency Score: 92.47

Deerfield School District 109 can be found west of Highland Park and north of Northbrook, Illinois. With 6 elementary and middle schools offering instruction from pre-K to grade 8, the district has an annual enrollment of just over 3,000 students. The mission of every staff member throughout the district is to provide educational experiences of the highest quality to each student. Learn more by visiting the Deerfield School District 109 website at dps109.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 86.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 68.66
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.3
% Proficiency Score: 61.29

Located in Tazewell County, the East Peoria School District 86 is home to more than 1,700 elementary and middle school students across 7 schools. The district employs more than 100 classroom teachers to meet students' educational needs, and thus the district maintains a ratio of about 14:1. East Peoria schools are proud to provide excellence in teaching and foster pride in learning. Learn more by visiting the East Peoria School District 86 website at epd86.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 57.0 Avg % Proficiency
30
SCORE: 64.17
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 75.3
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 20.99
% Proficiency Score: 96.24

Located between Winnetka and Evanston on the shore of Lake Michigan, the Chicago suburb of Wilmette is home to the Wilmette School District 39. The publically funded elementary school district operates 6 primary and middle schools, with enrollment totalling more than 3,500 students. The district commits to providing each student with an extraordinary education at a reasonable cost, as the district values both empowerment and fiscal responsibility. Learn more by visiting the Wilmette Sd 39 website at wilmette39.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 89.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 66.06
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 40.43
% Proficiency Score: 85.48

Located in the northwest suburbs of Greater Chicago, Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 serves the communities of Hawthorn Woods, Deer Park, Kildeer, and unincorporated areas of Forest Lake and North Barrington. Consisting of 8 schools, the district offers instruction from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 for it's over 5,800 students. The district employs more than 350 teachers; all staff members are dedicated to the ideal of successful learning in a supportive environment. Learn more by visiting the Lake Zurich Community Unit School District - CUSD 95 website at lz95.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 79.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.09
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 31.06
% Proficiency Score: 88.71

Established in 1956, the Aptakisic-Tripp School District administrative offices are located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, but the district operates its 4 pre-K - 8 schools in neighboring Prairie View and Deerfield. The district has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students, and has an average class size of 23. Aptakisic-Tripp Schools are committed to turning their vision of learning into a comprehensive and effective action plan. Learn more by visiting the Aptakisic-Tripp Community Consolidated School District 102 website at d102.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 82.5 Avg % Proficiency
33
SCORE: 63.92
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.1
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 41.07
% Proficiency Score: 72.58

Located in Skokie, Illinois, the Skokie School District 68 is an integral part of Cook County. The district operates 4 elementary and middle schools and enrols a total of 1,800 students spanning pre-kindergarten to grade 8. Employing more than 140 classroom teachers, the district maintains a student-teacher ratio of about 13:1, ensuring that Skokie teachers are committed to excellence in education for every student. Learn more by visiting the Skokie Sd 68 website at skokie68.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 67.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 71.61
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 22.13
% Proficiency Score: 97.31

Publically funded, the Western Springs School District 101 is located in the heart of Illinois' Cook County. The elementary-only district operates 4 schools and admits more than 1,400 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 8. Employing more than 100 classroom teachers, the district maintains a classroom ratio of about 14 students per teacher, ensuring that students receive an exemplary education in a safe and supportive environment. Learn more by visiting the Western Springs Sd 101 website at d101.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 90.5 Avg % Proficiency
35
SCORE: 63.56
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 72.59
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 32.09
% Proficiency Score: 86.02

Located in Chicago's eastern suburban fringe, LaGrange District 102 is a publicly funded elementary school district. Operating 6 schools that serve pre-K to grade 8 students, the District enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs more than 200 classroom teachers. LaGrange schools report a student-teacher ratio of about 14:1, and are committed to building bridges to the future through inspiring students every day. Learn more by visiting the La Grange Sd 102 website at dist102.k12.il.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 80.0 Avg % Proficiency
36
SCORE: 63.52
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.77
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 44.01
% Proficiency Score: 82.8

Located in an ell of the Des Plaines River in Riverside, Illinois, the Riverside School District 96 is home to more than 1,600 public elementary school students throughout its 5 schools. The District employs more than 100 classroom teachers, which ensures a classroom ratio of about 16 students per teacher. Riverside schools are proud to provide excellence in education every day. Learn more by visiting the Riverside Sd 96 website at district96.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 77.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.88
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 30.54
% Proficiency Score: 80.65

With administrative offices in Highland Park, North Shore School District 112 is located between the Chicago suburbs of Skoki and Lake Forest, on the shore of Lake Michigan. The district operates 12 schools throughout Highwood and Highland Park; all are elementary, middle, or preschools. In total, the district has an enrollment of 4,400 students and 360 teachers. North Shore School District 112 is a community partnership where every person is committed to a world-class education. Learn more by visiting the North Shore School District 112 website at nssd112.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 75.0 Avg % Proficiency
38
SCORE: 63.25
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 63.19
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 44.85
% Proficiency Score: 81.72

Located in the community of Orland Park, Orland School District 135 operates 10 public elementary schools that offer instruction to more than 5,000 students. The district employs more than 300 teachers to instruct from the preschool to grade 8 level. Orland's learning communities take pride in being partners in the education of the district's students. Learn more by visiting the Orland Sd 135 website at orland135.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 76.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 61.82
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 53.47
% Proficiency Score: 74.19

Located in Henry County, Illinois, Geneseo Community School District 228 is an integral part of the community. Publically funded, the district operates 6 elementary, middle and secondary schools throughout the area, and enrolls more than 2,500 students spanning pre-kindergarten to grade 12. With more than 150 classroom teachers employed throughout the district, Geneseo maintains a district ratio of about 16:1. The district is proud to offer an exemplary education to every student. Learn more by visiting the Geneseo Community Unit School District - CUSD 228 website at dist228.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 69.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 66.36
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 45.03
% Proficiency Score: 77.96

Located between Orland Park and Joliet, Will County School District 92 has its administrative office in Lockport, Illinois. As well as some students from outlying areas of Will County, the district primarily serves the communities of Lockport and neighboring Homer Glen. The district operates 4 public elementary schools that offer instruction from preschool to grade 8 and total student enrollment is over 1,700. Learn more by visiting the Will County School District 92 website at d92.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 72.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 64.36
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 46.47
% Proficiency Score: 78.49

Located in Homer Glen, Illinois, the Homer School District 33C is an integral part of Will County. With 6 elementary schools throughout the district, the schools enrol more than 3,600 students and employ more than 200 classroom teachers. With a student-teacher ratio of 15:1, the Homer teachers are dedicated to providing a high quality education for each student for life. Learn more by visiting the Homer Community Consolidated School District 33c website at homerschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 73.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 59.11
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 40.6
% Proficiency Score: 88.71

Located in Peoria County, Illinois, Dunlap Community Unit School District 323 is an integral part of the community. The district operates 8 elementary, middle and high schools throughout the area and enrolls more than 4,200 students from preschool to grade 12. Dunlap schools have a student-teacher ratio of about 17:1, and are committed to building strong supportive learning communities. Learn more by visiting the Dunlap Community Unit School District - CUSD 323 website at dunlapcusd.net.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 82.5 Avg % Proficiency
43
SCORE: 62.72
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 86.38
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 22.21
% Proficiency Score: 79.57

Located in Chicago's eastern suburbs between Northbrook, Arlington Heights and Des Plaines, River Trails School District 26 operates 3 elementary schools within the district. With administrative offices in Mt. Prospect, the publically funded district has a total student enrollment of more than 1,300 students and offers programming from preschool to grade 8. Staff and students alike work together to instill excellence in one another, every day. Learn more by visiting the River Trails Sd 26 website at rtsd26.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 74.0 Avg % Proficiency
44
SCORE: 62.57
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 82.2
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 17.34
% Proficiency Score: 88.17

Located between the communities of Northbrook and Niles, Glenview Public School District 34 is an elementary school district located in the Chicago suburb of Glenview. There are 8 primary, junior, and middle schools within the district; total enrollment for all schools is more than 4,800 students. Glenview staff and students take pride in embracing and empowering the wider community to strengthen academic and personal relationships to everyone's benefit. Learn more by visiting the Glenview Ccsd 34 website at glenview34.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 82.0 Avg % Proficiency
45
SCORE: 62.53
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.79
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 52.74
% Proficiency Score: 72.04

Located in Palatine, Illinois, the Township High School District 211 is an integral part of Cook County. Operating 7 schools throughout the area, the district amidst more than 12,000 students and employs more than 750 classroom teachers to create a ratio of about 16 students per teacher from grades 9 through 12. The district is committed to providing extraordinary opportunities and innovative teaching to all students. Learn more by visiting the Township Hsd 211 website at adc.d211.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 67.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.57
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 12.52
% Proficiency Score: 100

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is a publically funded elementary school district located in the northeastern suburbs of Chicago. The district's 3 schools have a total enrollment of about 1,600 students, drawn from Lake Forest, Riverwoods, Mettawa, Vernon Hills, Buffalo Grove, Prairie View and Lincolnshire. School and community members are driven to provide academic rigor as well as personal empowerment to each student. Learn more by visiting the Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 website at d103.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 93.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.29
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 38.76
% Proficiency Score: 86.02

Located north of Aurora, Illinois, Geneva Community Unit School District 304 operates 10 elementary, middle and high schools in the community of Geneva and parts of Kane County. The district instructs just under 6,000 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, and staff are committed to their practice and the mission to continue the tradition of excellence upon which the district was founded. Learn more by visiting the Geneva Community Unit School District - CUSD 304 website at geneva304.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 80.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 74.39
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 40.62
% Proficiency Score: 72.04

Community Consolidated School District 146 is located in Cook County to the southwest of Chicago. The district serves the public elementary students of Tinley Park, Oak Forest, and Orland Park, Illinois. The district has 5 primary and middle schools and boasts a total student enrollment of over 2,300. Learning communities throughout the district work in partnership with the greater community to teach children to actively meet life's challenges - academic and personal. Learn more by visiting the Community Consolidated School District 146 website at district146.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 67.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 65.11
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 41.02
% Proficiency Score: 80.65

With administrative offices in Wheaton, Illinois, Community Unit School District 200 operates 20 schools that draw students from the communities of Winfield, Carol Stream, Warrenville, and Wheaton. In total, there are more than 14,000 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 instruction throughout the district; each of the district's staff members are dedicated to inspiring a passion to excel in every student. Learn more by visiting the Community Unit School District 200 website at cusd200.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 75.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 78.62
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 39.04
% Proficiency Score: 68.82

Located in Woodford County, Illinois, the El Paso-Gridley Community Unit School District is an integral part of the El Paso community. The district is home to more than 1,200 students throughout 5 elementary, middle and secondary schools and employs 100 classroom teachers to teach from preschool to grade 12. These figures help the district maintain a ratio of about 13 students per teacher. El Paso-Gridley teachers are committed to student growth and connections between students and community. Learn more by visiting the El Paso-Gridley Community Unit School District - CUSD 11 website at unit11.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 1,000-2,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 64.0 Avg % Proficiency

Continued List of School Districts in Illinois

RankingSchool DistrictSchoolsTeachersOverall Score
#51 Park Ridge-Niles School District 64835662.07
#52 Batavia Unified School District 101836961.98
#53 Naperville Community Unit School District - CUSD 203221,08061.84
#54 St Charles Community Unit School District - CUSD 3031785461.76
#55 Arlington Heights Sd 25938161.74
#56 Lombard School District 44722061.65
#57 Community Consolidated School District 93928561.4
#58 Community Consolidated School District 89514861.26
#59 Barrington Community Unit School District - CUSD 2201258761.14
#60 Olympia Community Unit School District - CUSD 16512761.14
#61 Macomb Community Unit School District - CUSD 185512961.07
#62 Downers Grove Grade School District 581328860.91
#63 Champaign Community Unit School District - CUSD 41875160.79
#64 Paxton-Buckley-Loda Cu District 10410960.67
#65 Sherrard Community Unit School District - CUSD 200510460.58
#66 Central Community Unit School District - CUSD 301723960.54
#67 Lincoln Way Community High School District 210440860.35
#68 Prospect Heights Sd 23410359.93
#69 Glen Ellyn School District 41522959.93
#70 Bremen Chsd 228429859.79
#71 Morton Community Unit School District - CUSD 709616159.66
#72 Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District - CUSD 3518259.66
#73 Oswego Community Unit School District - CUSD 3082398659.64
#74 Bond County Community Unit School District - CUSD 2511959.56
#75 Prairie Central Community Unit School District - CUSD 8715659.3
#76 Mount Prospect Sd 57413059.29
#77 Wauconda Community Unit School District - CUSD 118628159.24
#78 Homewood Sd 153415959.21
#79 Summit Hill School District 161621959.16
#80 Berkeley Sd 87616959.06
#81 Fremont School District 79313458.86
#82 Coal City Community Unit School District - CUSD 1514158.85
#83 Palos Ccsd 118312758.84
#84 Alsip-Hazlgrn-Oaklwn Sd 126411358.74
#85 Manteno Community Unit School District - CUSD 5415058.61
#86 Kirby Sd 140725958.55
#87 Rochester Community Unit School District - CUSD 3a512858.51
#88 Sd 45 Dupage County School District823658.44
#89 Mc Henry Community High School District 156213858.39
#90 Eureka Community Unit District (CUD) 140510258.37
#91 Keeneyville School District 20310658.31
#92 Woodstock Community Unit School District - CUSD 2001239958.23
#93 Mt Zion Community Unit School District - CUSD 3513058.18
#94 Galesburg Community Unit School District - CUSD 2051047058.11
#95 Woodridge School District 68718857.88
#96 Peotone Community Unit School District - CUSD 207u611857.79
#97 Oak Park Esd 971042857.78
#98 Canton Union School District 66517657.74
#99 Rich Twp Hsd 227320957.68
#100 Schaumburg Ccsd 54271,04057.64
#101 Yorkville Community Unit School District - CUSD 115936857.54
#102 Urbana School District 116936757.54
#103 Freeport School District 145931557.53
#104 Wabash Community Unit School District - CUSD 348411757.53
#105 Robinson Community Unit School District - CUSD 2410857.45
#106 Elmhurst School District 2051332457.42
#107 Triad Community Unit School District - CUSD 2621157.42
#108 Monmouth-Roseville Community Unit School District - CUSD 238512257.41
#109 Niles Twp Chsd 219335257.27
#110 Kinnikinnick Community Consolidated School District 131410957.12
#111 Zion-Benton Township High School District 126216257.06
#112 Columbia Community Unit School District - CUSD 4410857.06
#113 Grayslake Community Consolidated School District 46926156.9
#114 Sandwich Community Unit School District - CUSD 430615656.76
#115 Rochelle Community Consolidated School District 231512356.75
#116 Mclean County Unified School District 52484156.72
#117 Du Page High School District 88224456.72
#118 Plano Community Unit School District - CUSD 88515356.72
#119 South Holland Sd 151410356.72
#120 Darien School District 61311256.71
#121 Mascoutah Community Unit District (CUD) 19421156.65
#122 Palatine Ccsd 152075556.62
#123 Hawthorn Community Consolidated School District 73827556.61
#124 Charleston Community Unit School District - CUSD 1617456.58
#125 Ottawa Elementary School District 141514056.44
#126 Frankfort Community Consolidated School District 157c315456.36
#127 Effingham Community Unit School District - CUSD 40616556.34
#128 Evergreen Park Esd 124514456.33
#129 Duquoin Community Unit School District - CUSD 300310456.14
#130 Thornton Twp Hsd 205336856.13
#131 Clinton Community Unit School District - CUSD 15612756.12
#132 Elmwood Park Cusd 401519056.06
#133 Murphysboro Community Unit School District - CUSD 186514056.03
#134 Indian Prairie Community Unit School District - CUSD 204331,75856.02
#135 Waterloo Community Unit School District - CUSD 5515655.97
#136 East Richland Community Unit School District - CUSD 1313055.85
#137 Mundelein Elementary School District 75312455.66
#138 East Maine Sd 63724155.55
#139 Bloom Twp Hsd 206315855.53
#140 Chsd 218437055.52
#141 Consolidated School District 158853555.45
#142 Proviso Twp Hsd 209325355.43
#143 Kewanee Community Unit School District 229711155.42
#144 Ccsd 621136955.4
#145 Reed Custer Community Unit School District - CUSD 255u411355.32
#146 Antioch Community Consolidated School District 34521055.29
#147 Carbondale Elementary School District 95410555.27
#148 Sycamore Community Unit School District - CUSD 427724655.14
#149 Harlem Ud 122 School District1146955.05
#150 North Palos Sd 117519254.93
#151 Il Valley Central Unified School District 321614654.84
#152 Crystal Lake Community Consolidated School District 471253454.68
#153 Lansing Sd 158514854.67
#154 Matteson Esd 162719954.57
#155 East Moline School District 37518554.46
#156 Bourbonnais School District 53614854.43
#157 Lemont-Bromberek Csd 113a310654.31
#158 Taylorville Community Unit School District - CUSD 3613354.27
#159 Troy Community Consolidated School District 30c728854.04
#160 Valley View Community Unit School District - CUSD 365u201,18154.02
#161 Edwardsville Community Unit School District - CUSD 71442953.97
#162 Massac Ud 1 School District713653.94
#163 Plainfield School District 202301,58053.76
#164 Pekin Psd 108 School District1125453.67
#165 Harvey Sd 152813653.62
#166 Roxana Community Unit School District - CUSD 1412553.43
#167 Sterling Community Unit School District - CUSD 5618653.37
#168 Jersey Community Unit School District - CUSD 100515753.24
#169 North Boone Community Unit School District - CUSD 200611053.12
#170 Forest Ridge Sd 142410153.01
#171 Ccsd 168311152.96
#172 Bloomington School District 87935352.91
#173 Gurnee School District 56415052.59
#174 Flossmoor Sd 161516752.51
#175 O Fallon Community Consolidated School District 90717652.39
#176 Joliet Township High School District 204333552.27
#177 Comm Cons Sd 591448352.26
#178 Genoa Kingston Community Unit School District - CUSD 424511352.11
#179 Mattoon Community Unit School District 2520252.05
#180 Vandalia Community Unit School District - CUSD 203410251.98
#181 Bensenville School District 2416051.92
#182 Cary Community Consolidated School District 26414251.89
#183 Lyons Sd 103619851.61
#184 Springfield School District 186361,04951.5
#185 Mchenry Community Consolidated School District 15830251.41
#186 New Lenox School District 1221226951.28
#187 Mannheim Sd 83520751.27
#188 Community Unit School District - CUSD 300271,24951.04
#189 Steger Sd 194411850.84
#190 Queen Bee School District 16411450.78
#191 Oak Lawn-Hometown Sd 123621050.54
#192 Jacksonville School District 1171125250.49
#193 City Of Chicago School District 29968223,32050.43
#194 Big Hollow School District 38310650.32
#195 Dekalb Community Unit School District - CUSD 4281135250.25
#196 Burbank Sd 111821549.99
#197 Belleville Township High School District 201325949.98
#198 Skokie Sd 69311549.97
#199 Bellwood Sd 88716349.94
#200 Ridgeland Sd 122514149.67
#201 Marion Community Unit School District - CUSD 2721049.61
#202 Dixon Unified School District 170515449.43
#203 Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50442749.39
#204 Chicago Ridge Sd 127-5310149.35
#205 Moline Unified School District 401842549.05
#206 Alton Community Unit School District - CUSD 111145249.04
#207 Dolton Sd 1481020149.01
#208 Wheeling Ccsd 211347548.81
#209 Leyden Chsd 212223748.77
#210 Bethalto Community Unit School District - CUSD 8616148.69
#211 Beardstown Community Unit School District - CUSD 15511348.57
#212 Posen-Robbins Esd 143-5511348.33
#213 Belleville School District 1181122448.31
#214 Addison School District 4825848.25
#215 Lake Villa Community Consolidated School District 41516248.14
#216 Rockford School District 205511,87648.02
#217 Herrin Community Unit School District - CUSD 4412147.78
#218 Quincy School District 1721242547.75
#219 Bradley School District 61310847.72
#220 Park Forest Sd 163611146.85
#221 Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201722446.81
#222 Marquardt School District 15519046.81
#223 Indian Springs Sd 109620146.79
#224 J S Morton Hsd 201436146.62
#225 Midlothian Sd 143412046.54
#226 Streator Elementary School District 44511446.37
#227 Sd U-46 School District572,17046.24
#228 Chicago Heights Sd 1701016946.18
#229 Harvard Community Unit School District - CUSD 50516446.09
#230 Rock Island School District 411439846.08
#231 Berwyn South Sd 100829545.9
#232 Belvidere Community Unit School District - CUSD 1001248045.36
#233 Kankakee School District 1111235645.36
#234 Mount Vernon School District 80410545.26
#235 Joliet Psd 86 School District2166045.21
#236 Meridian Community Unit School District - CUSD 223410345.04
#237 Prairie-Hills Esd 144717445
#238 Rantoul City School District 137512144.89
#239 Beach Park Community Consolidated School District 3515944.73
#240 Crete Monee Community Unit School District - CUSD 201u1035744.27
#241 Waukegan Community Unit School District - CUSD 602494844.22
#242 Round Lake Community Unit School District - CUSD 116942943.85
#243 Decatur School District 612343943.24
#244 Harrisburg Community Unit School District - CUSD 3413143.22
#245 Peoria School District 150321,05742.96
#246 West Chicago Elementary School District 331026542.9
#247 Zion Elementary School District 6717842.49
#248 Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview 891025942.12
#249 Danville Area School District1239242.01
#250 Granite City Community Unit School District - CUSD 91135041.09
#251 Cahokia Community Unit School District - CUSD 1871121641.04
#252 Berwyn North Sd 98419640.78
#253 Aurora West Unified School District 1291772640.38
#254 Cicero Sd 991671140.18
#255 North Chicago School District 1871021539.5
#256 Summit Sd 104510036.74
#257 Dolton Sd 149814134.04
#258 Aurora East Unified School District 1311983133.98
#259 East St Louis School District 1891631927.01

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey