Website ranks Bartelso School best in Illinois

Updated rankings for the best school districts in Illinois were recently released by, and of the top 50, number one is in our listening area. is a website that compiles various data on the nation’s public schools. Of the state’s 863 public school districts, 747 were ranked and Bartelso School District 57 was ranked number one.

SchoolDigger determines a district’s ranking by averaging the rank percentile of each school within a given district. Individual schools are ranked using the most recent reported test scores for Math and English.

Only three of the top 50 schools are in Southern Illinois. While Bartelso ranked Number One, Giant City CCSD 130 in Carbondale was ranked 30 and Albers School District 63 was ranked 37.