The education ranking and review website Niche released its K-12 rankings for 2016, including the best public school districts in each state.
A total of 100 Illinois school districts were ranked by Niche, with each receiving individual grades for its academics, health and safety, teachers, resources and facilities, and extracurricular activities, among other factors.
Niche used the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education to compile the rankings (you can read more about the methodology here).
Here are the Top 50 Illinois school districts that made Niche's 2016 rankings. A link to the rest is at the bottom of the page.