901 Forest Rd
La Grange Park, IL 60526
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Forest Road Elementary School serves 523 students in grades 1-6.
Forest Road 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (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 59% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Forest Road Elementary School's student population of 523 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-6
Total Students
523 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Forest Road Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Road Elementary School is 0.53, 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
#448 out of 3655 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
18%
26%
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Black
8%
17%
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White
66%
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
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
2%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 1-6
  • Students: 523 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53 (Top 50%)

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