Brook Forest School has a strong tradition of academic excellence. From year to year, our students strive for higher performance in every area. Because of these accolades, Brook Forest had been awarded the Bright Red Apple Award, School Search Bright A+ and the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award. It was awarded the No. 1 public school by Chicago Magazine for its test scores. Most recently, on the PARCC exam, out of 3,700 schools in Illinois, Brook Forest was 1 of only 30 schools that achieved readiness scores of 80 percent or more.