Kerkstra Elementary School

  • Kerkstra Elementary School serves 472 students in grades 1-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 38% (which is equal to the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Kerkstra Elementary School's student population of 472 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades 1-5
Total Students472 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Kerkstra Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Kerkstra Elementary School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1074 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kerkstra 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
16%
26%
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Black
13%
17%
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White
68%
49%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kerkstra Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.500.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kerkstra Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameForest Ridge SD 142 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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