The Joseph Sears School

  • The Joseph Sears School serves 472 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 76% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The Joseph Sears School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • The Joseph Sears School's student population of 472 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students472 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

  • The Joseph Sears School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of The Joseph Sears School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. 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#69 out of 3679 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of The Joseph Sears School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of The Joseph Sears 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 Ratio8:116:1
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Asian
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in The Joseph Sears School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
2%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in The Joseph Sears School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
90%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in The Joseph Sears School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in The Joseph Sears School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in The Joseph Sears School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.190.67
This chart display the diversity score of The Joseph Sears School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKenilworth SD 38 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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