Top 30 Affordable Chicago Suburban Elementary Schools

This list of affordable Chicago suburban elementary schools was compiled by finding all the schools in Cook, DuPage, Will and Lake Counties that currently have at least 1 property for sale with at least 3 bedrooms and priced at or less than $300,000, and then ranking those schools by 3rd grade test performance scores.  Here is a link to the results which are summarized below:

1WheatonLongfellow Elem School
2GlenviewWillowbrook Elem School
2HinsdaleThe Lane Elem School
2Hoffman EstatesLincoln Prairie School
2WheatonEmerson Elem School
2BarringtonHough Street Elem School
7Hoffman EstatesFairview Elem School
7NorthbrookShabonee School
7DeerfieldSouth Park Elem School
7LibertyvilleOak Grove Elem School
7DeerfieldWalden Elem School
7SchaumburgThomas Dooley Elem School
7PalatinePleasant Hill Elem School
7NorthbrookWescott Elementary School
7WillowbrookGower West Elem School
16BloomingdaleDujardin Elementary School
16NapervilleMeadow Glens Elementary School
16BarringtonGrove Avenue Elem School
16NapervillePrairie Elem School
16AuroraWolfs Crossing Elem School
16Elk Grove VillageAdolph Link Elem School
16WheatonWhittier Elem School
16BloomingdaleErickson Elementary School
16RiversideCentral Elem School
16AuroraHomestead Elementary School
16LibertyvilleCopeland Manor Elem School
27LibertyvilleRockland Elem School
27Des PlainesCumberland Elem School
27Des PlainesCentral Elem School
27LombardButterfield Elem School

Notable comments: Longfellow Elementary in Wheaton is one of only a few schools in all of Chicagoland to gain an A+ rating for 3rd grade performance on standardized tests, and there are currently 2 properties for sale with 3 bedrooms under $300,000.  If we break this list down to schools that have at least 5 properties for sale that match these requirements then the list looks like this:

1Hoffman EstatesLincoln Prairie School
1WheatonEmerson Elem School
1BarringtonHough Street Elem School
4Hoffman EstatesFairview Elem School
4NorthbrookShabonee School
4WillowbrookGower West Elem School
7BloomingdaleDujardin Elementary School
7AuroraWolfs Crossing Elem School
7AuroraHomestead Elementary School
10Des PlainesCumberland Elem School
10Des PlainesCentral Elem School
10LombardButterfield Elem School

Click Here to see all Chicagoland School Rankings and get detailed information about how our ratings are determined.

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