236 Indianapolis Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Lester Elementary School serves 533 students in grades Prekindergarten-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.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 533 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Lester Elementary School's student population of 533 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
533 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 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 0.33, 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
#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
n/a
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
81%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.33
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
2%
27%
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lester Elementary School's ranking?

Lester Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

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

61% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% IL state average), while 64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% IL state average).

How many students attend Lester Elementary School?

533 students attend Lester Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

81% of Lester Elementary School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What grades does Lester Elementary School offer ?

Lester Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 533 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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