10 Chicagoland school districts on the rise in 2016

by Peter Thomas Ricci


The Community High School District 218 in Blue Island is the most improved school district in Chicagoland, according to a new analysis from Trulia.

In a partnership with SchoolDigger.com, Trulia analyzed test scores from the past five years to find which local school districts vaulted the most in regional rankings (the study focused on districts with three or more schools and more than 1,000 students).

By those measurements, Community High School District 218 came out on top. From 2011 to 2015, the district rose 41 spots in Chicagoland district rankings, climbing from 102 (out of 114) to 61. Oak Park Education Service District 97 came in at a close second, rising 35 spots all the way to No. 11.

See our chart below to see what other districts have risen in the rankings:

District2011 Rank2015 RankChange in RankMedian Home Price
Community High School District 218 (Blue Island)1026141$176,551
Oak Park Education Service District 97461135$337,425
Community Consolidated School District 89 (Glen Ellyn)451926$413,534
La Grange School District 105 South643826$359,828
Lombard School District 44532726$236,883
Palatine Community Consolidated School District 15593425$276,595
Oswego CUSD 308522824$242,963
Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 5431922$209,965
La Grange School District 102331221$338,329
Yorkville CUSD 115684820$230,000

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