Lester Elementary School

236 Indianapolis Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Lester Elementary School serves 504 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Lester Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (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 64% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Lester Elementary School's student population of 504 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
504 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Lester Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Lester Elementary School is 0.32, 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
#238 out of 3655 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
82%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
2%
27%
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 504 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32 (Btm 50%)

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