Pierce Downer Elementary School

1436 Grant St
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Pierce Downer Elementary School serves 349 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
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.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 349 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 1% in IL)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pierce Downer Elementary School's student population of 349 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
349 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Pierce Downer Elementary School is 0.21, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (IL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
52%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
45%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pierce Downer 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
3%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
89%
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
0.21
This chart display the diversity score of Pierce Downer Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pierce Downer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
1%
27%
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

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?
349 students attend Pierce Downer Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Pierce Downer Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pierce Downer Elementary School?
Pierce Downer Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Pierce Downer Elementary School offer ?
Pierce Downer Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Pierce Downer Elementary School part of?
Pierce Downer Elementary School is part of Downers Grove Gsd 58 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 349 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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