Po Box 665
Forreston, IL 61030
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Forreston Grade School serves 244 students in grades 1-5.
Forreston Grade School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 244 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Forreston Grade School's student population of 244 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-5
Total Students
244 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Forreston Grade School is ranked within the top 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 Forreston Grade School is 0.24, 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
#1215 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
5%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
87%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% IL state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% IL state average).

How many students attend Forreston Grade School?

244 students attend Forreston Grade School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

87% of Forreston Grade School students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.

What grades does Forreston Grade School offer ?

Forreston Grade School offers enrollment in grades 1-5

School Calendar

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Event
Date
No School - Spring Break
March 27, 2023 (Monday)
No School - Spring Break
March 28, 2023 (Tuesday)
No School - Spring Break
March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)
No School - Spring Break
March 30, 2023 (Thursday)
No School - Spring Break
March 31, 2023 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 244 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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