Henry Puffer School

2220 Haddow Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Henry Puffer School serves 314 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (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 50-54% (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 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 314 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 1% in IL)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Henry Puffer School's student population of 314 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
314 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Henry Puffer School is 0.46, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
45-49%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
50-54%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
13%
27%
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Black
5%
17%
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White
72%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Henry Puffer School often compared to?
Henry Puffer Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Prairieview Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% IL state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% IL state average).
How many students attend Henry Puffer School?
314 students attend Henry Puffer School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Henry Puffer School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Black, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Henry Puffer School?
Henry Puffer School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Henry Puffer School offer ?
Henry Puffer School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Henry Puffer School part of?
Henry Puffer School is part of Downers Grove Gsd 58 School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break - No School
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School (if no emergency days are used)
May 29, 2024 (Wednesday)

School Reviews

5   6/1/2022
Very goood school. WEnt thear 37 years ago and came bac. Stilll grate school.
- Posted by Administrator - hugh janus

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 314 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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