Terrace Elementary School

735 South Westgate Rd,

Des Plaines, IL, 60016-2951

Tel: (847)824-1501
Grades: PK-5

276 students

Terrace Elementary School serves 276 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Terrace Elementary School operates within the Ccsd 62 School District.

Overview

The student population of 276 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 276 students
Terrace Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Terrace Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Terrace Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Terrace Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
14%
4%
Terrace Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
21%
23%
Terrace Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
19%
Terrace Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
60%
50%
Terrace Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Terrace Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Terrace Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.58 0.66
Terrace Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
23%
Terrace Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
15%
26%
Terrace Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,675 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Ccsd 62 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
3
Number of Students Managed 4,675 797
Ccsd 62 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $77 MM $10 MM
Ccsd 62 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $64 MM $10 MM
Ccsd 62 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,446 $10,546
Ccsd 62 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,667 $10,416
Ccsd 62 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Maine West High School (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Algonquin Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brentwood Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Des Plaines Brentwood Elementary School
    260 Dulles Rd
    Des Plaines , IL , 60016
    (847)593-4401
    0.6  mi  |  418  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Des Plaines Algonquin Middle School
    767 East Algonquin Rd
    Des Plaines , IL , 60016
    (847)824-1205
    0.9  mi  |  664  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Des Plaines Devonshire School
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave
    Des Plaines , IL , 60018
    (847)593-4398
    0.9  mi  |  367  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Des Plaines Forest Elementary School
    1375 South 5th Ave
    Des Plaines , IL , 60018
    (847)824-1380
    1  mi  |  625  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Des Plaines Friendship Junior High School
    550 Elizabeth Ln
    Des Plaines , IL , 60018
    (847)593-4350
    1.2  mi  |  673  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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