1436 Grant St
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Pierce Downer Elementary School serves 334 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Pierce Downer Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (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 45% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Pierce Downer Elementary School's student population of 334 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
334 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Pierce Downer Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Pierce Downer Elementary School is 0.22, 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
#811 out of 3655 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
3%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
88%
47%
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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
0.22
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
1%
27%
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pierce Downer Elementary School's ranking?

Pierce Downer Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for: Highest math proficiency (Top 20%).

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

52% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% IL state average), while 45% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% IL state average).

How many students attend Pierce Downer Elementary School?

334 students attend Pierce Downer Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

88% of Pierce Downer Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.

What grades does Pierce Downer Elementary School offer ?

Pierce Downer Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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