If you live in Illinois and want your kids to get a good education, great news, you won't have to move out of the state.

For years, that's all I seem to hear about, "the state of Illinois doesn't care about education."

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Personally, I've always thought that didn't make much sense. I feel my kids are getting a great education, I've got friends and family that are teachers and administrators and know they do an excellent job.

Is it just me? Is it just where I live? I think about both of those questions when I hear someone badmouthing the education system in Illinois.

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Then I see the list that came down from Niche just recently highlighting the top school districts in America.

Lo and behold, not only is America's top school district in Illinois, the second one is too.

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Then again it's not just the top two but the 4th, 6th and 10th highest rated school districts in the US can also be found in Illinois.

So five of the best school districts in the entire country are in Illinois. I was kind of blown away by that number.

The other five highest-rated school districts in the US can be found in New York.

Elmbrook School District in Brookfield is the highest-rated Wisconsin school district in America, landing in the 48th spot on the list.

You can see where your school district lands on the list by checking out the entire list at Niche.com.

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