Civics Education Resource Site

Listing of Illinois High Schools

In 2015, there were 677 high schools in Illinois, with nearly 620,000 students and nearly 42,000 teachers. The Chicago Public Schools alone had 116 high schools that served nearly 125,000 students in the 2014-2015 academic year.

To graduate from high school, Illinois students must take three years of math and one year of art, music, foreign language or vocational education, among other requirements. Today, with Public Act 099-0434, one semester of civics will be required for graduation. Read the Illinois legislation here.

High school students in Illinois are assessed in English language arts and math through the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, assessments. Learn more from the Illinois State Board of Education.

See a comprehensive listing of Illinois high schools.