Discover the top Illinois public high schools in the Rockford area for 2024! Find out which schools made the list based on key statistics and reviews from students and parents.

2024 Best Public High Schools in Rockford Area

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Do you know what schools are likely to be on this list of the ten best in the Stateline area?

Of the 10 best public high schools in the Rockford area, 8 are not in Rockford, including the #1 high school in the area.

The ranking of Best Public High Schools, published by Niche, is based on analyzing key statistics using U.S. Department of Education data.

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Those factors included:

  • State test scores
  • College readiness
  • Graduation rates
  • Teacher quality
  • High school ratings

Nationally, millions of reviews from students and parents were also included in the ranking.

[special note] SAT/ACT scores were removed from this year's rankings to reflect a general de-emphasis on test scores in the college admissions process.

You can read more about how this ranking was calculated here.


2024 The 10 Best Public High Schools in Rockford Area

Guilford High School / Rockford - #10

North Boone High School / Poplar Grove - #9

Auburn High School / Rockford - #8

Pecatonica High School / Pecatonica - #7

Winnebago High School / Winnebago - #6

Byron High School / Byron - #5

Belvidere North High School / Belvidere - #4

Rochelle Township High School / Rochelle - #3

Stillman Valley High School / Stillman Valley - #2

Hononegah High School / Rockton- #1

Niche gave each school an actual grade, including classroom size and student-teacher ratio, plus they shared hundreds of parent and student reviews. You can find all of that here.

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