1526 E Thacker St
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Central Elementary School serves 268 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Central Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Central Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Central Elementary School's student population of 268 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
268 students
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Total Classroom Teachers (18-19)
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Central Elementary School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#141 out of 3655 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
26%
27%
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Black
6%
17%
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White
57%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   6/29/2016
This is one of the best schools I have ever been to I have been there since 1st grade now I'm in 6th grade!!??'? It was so sad trying to leave from there!!??'? THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - gonza

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 268 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60

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