For its September 2012 issue, Chicago Magazine ranked the top 133 elementary and high schools in Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties, along with Chicago and other suburbs. The magazine used data from the 2010-11 school year state report cards, including the spending per pupil, graduation rate, average ACT composite score and the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards on the Prairie State Achievement Exam.
l was ranked number 8 on the list. Other schools that made the top 10: Deerfield, 1; Lake Forest, 2; Libertyville, 3; Stevenson, 4; Vernon Hills, 5; Highland Park, 6; Barrington, 7; Lake Zurich, 8; Lakes Community-Lake Villa, 9; Grayslake, 10.
Kildeer-Countryside School in Long Grove made the top 10 ranking as the 10th best elementary school in Lake County.