Education Advantage

One of the primary reasons new residents are drawn to Crest Hill is its two highly rated public school systems. Chaney-Monge School #88, Richland School District #88A and Lockport Township High School District #205 offer comprehensive curricula that provide outstanding educational opportunities for all students. Performing arts and athletic programs are also part of the K-12 experience and are well supported throughout the community.

Commitment to excellence is evident both in the quality of the faculty and the achievement levels of the students. Average scores on standardized tests, such as the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) Program, Prairie State Achievement Examination and ACT and SAT college entrance examinations, are consistently above the state average. Visit District 88 web site at, District 88A web site at and District 205 web site at

Community service, environmental awareness and student government activities are introduced at the elementary level. High school activities also include academic and athletic teams; cheerleading, drill and flag teams; and clubs for those interested in topics ranging from chess to auto club.


Crest Hill has long been known for its support of life-long learning. Higher education in the Crest Hill area offers older students the tools to start or change a career, the opportunity to enhance their knowledge base or to learn something just for the fun of it!

Joliet Junior College has been an integral part of the Joliet / Crest Hill area for more than 100 years. Joliet Junior College, the nation’s first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services. Visit the Joliet Junior College website at

Lewis University provides more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 25 graduate programs, and accelerated programs for working adults through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Nursing and Health Professions. Premier programs include aviation, criminal/social justice, education, nursing, and business. Visit the Lewis University website at

Below is a list of local and area colleges and universities serving the Crest Hill area:

Aurora University North Central College
Benedictine University Northern Illinois University Naperville - Campus
College of DuPage Rasmussen College
DePaul University, Naperville Campus Robert Morris College
Illinois Institute of Technology University of Phoenix
Joliet Junior College, North Campus St. Francis University
Keller Graduate School of Management University of Illinois
National Lewis University Wheaton College