Forest Elementary School

1375 S 5th Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Forest Elementary School serves 600 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Forest Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Forest Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Forest Elementary School's student population of 600 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students600 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

Forest Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Forest Elementary School is 0.64, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#550 out of 3672 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
11%
5%
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Hispanic
40%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
44%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.640.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCCSD 62 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Forest Elementary School is Maine West High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Algonquin Middle School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Plaines Deaf/hard Of Hearing (dist 62) Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 20 students
    0.1 miles
    1375 S 5th Ave
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
    (847) 463-8174
    0.1 PK 20
  • Des Plaines Algonquin Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 670 students
    0.2 miles
    767 E Algonquin Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847) 824-1205
    0.2 6-8 670
  • Des Plaines Maine West High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,059 students
    0.5 miles
    1755 S Wolf Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
    (847) 827-6176
    0.5 9-12 2,059
  • Des Plaines Plainfield Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 319 students
    0.6 miles
    1850 Plainfield Dr
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
    (847) 824-1301
    0.6 K-5 319
  • Des Plaines Devonshire School
    Grades: K-5 | 449 students
    1.0 miles
    1401 Pennsylvania Av
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
    (847) 593-4398
    1.0 K-5 449

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