John Laidlaw Elementary School

  • John Laidlaw Elementary School serves 383 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 74% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • John Laidlaw Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • John Laidlaw Elementary School's student population of 383 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students383 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of John Laidlaw Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of John Laidlaw Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • John Laidlaw Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,544 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of John Laidlaw Elementary School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#115 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of John Laidlaw Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of John Laidlaw Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of John Laidlaw Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in John Laidlaw Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
1%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in John Laidlaw Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
n/a
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in John Laidlaw Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
95%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in John Laidlaw Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in John Laidlaw Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.100.67
This chart display the diversity score of John Laidlaw Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWestern Springs 101 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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