1220 California Ave
Joliet, IL 60432
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Forest Park Individual Ed School serves 298 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Forest Park Individual Ed School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

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Forest Park Individual Ed School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Forest Park Individual Ed School's student population of 298 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
298 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Forest Park Individual Ed School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Forest Park Individual Ed School is 0.49, 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 Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1958 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
69%
26%
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Black
16%
17%
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White
12%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
19%
2%
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School District Name

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports
Basketball, Soccer
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • We are a Joliet magnet school that offers parents an alternative approach to a typical neighborhood school. Based in Adlerian philsophy, there are 3 components that make us unique: Socialization, Academics, and Creative Courses; the school has been a magnet school since 1978. We are one of the few remaining I.E. schools in the country. Forest Park IE was the only Illinois school certified as a National School of Character through the University of St. Francis and Character.org. It is a 5 year designation (2020-25) which is to be celebrated! We are proud of our parent involvement, caring staff, and students who are intrinsically motivated to solve their own problems.
Profile last updated: 07/13/2021

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Forest Park I.E. was named as an Illinois School of Character during the 2017-18 school year! We demonstrated proficiency in 11 character standards sponsored by Character.org and the University of St. Francis. Very proud!!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school / Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 298 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.49 (Top 20%)

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