The Chicago Sun-Times bases its exclusive rankings of schools on average scores on the Illinois State Achievement Tests.
  1. Keller Gifted* (Chicago) - 94.79
  2. Decatur Classical* (Chicago) - 94.37
  3. Lenart Regional Gifted* (Chicago) - 93.51
  4. Edison Regional Gifted* (Chicago) - 93.22
  5. Skinner Classical Magnet West* (Chicago) - 89.85
  6. Braeside (Highland Park) - 88.24
  7. Poe Classical* (Chicago) - 88.00
  8. McDade Classical* (Chicago) - 86.93
  9. Lincoln (Chicago) - 86.82
  10. Highlands (Naperville) - 86.37
  11. Romona (Wilmette) - 85.66
  12. A Jackson Magnet (Chicago) - 85.43
  13. Grove Avenue (Barrington) - 85.38
  14. Half Day (Lincolnshire) - 85.15
  15. Lincoln (River Forest) - 84.85
  16. Ravinia (Highland Park) - 83.89
  17. Brook Forest (Oak Brook) - 83.15
  18. Hawthorne Magnet (Chicago) - 82.84
  19. Orrington (Evanston) - 82.59
  20. Kildeer Countryside (Long Grove) - 82.30
  21. The Lane (Hinsdale) - 82.12
  22. Walker (Clarendon Hills) - 81.94
  23. Fry (Naperville) - 81.78
  24. White Eagle (Naperville) - 81.65
  25. John Laidlaw (Western Springs) - 81.65
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