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Naperville 203 ranks as ‘Best in America’ among districts with 12,000+ students

2022 Niche rankings name Kennedy Junior High “Best Public Middle School’ in Illinois


Naperville Community Unit School District 203, and several of its high-achieving schools, rank among the best in the country in Niche.com’s 2022 K-12 School Rankings.

Naperville 203 is the No. 1-ranked public school district in the country among districts with 12,000 or more students. The district ranks 40th nationally among all public school districts, ninth in the state of Illinois.

Kennedy Junior High is listed as the Best Public Middle School in Illinois, followed closely by Madison Junior High (third) and Washington Junior High (sixth).

Meadow Glens Elementary School ranks No. 2 among Illinois’ public elementary schools, followed by Ellsworth Elementary School (fifth), Mill Street Elementary School (sixth) and River Woods Elementary School (eighth).

Naperville Central and Naperville North are back-to-back in the rankings of Illinois’ best public high schools at Nos. 22 and 23, respectively.

Niche’s rankings for 2022 included updated data for 11,846 school districts and 94,491 public schools nationwide.