Walden Elementary School

  • Walden Elementary School serves 458 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 82% (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 86% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Walden Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Walden Elementary School's student population of 458 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students458 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walden Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% 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 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Walden Elementary School is 0.22, 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#16 out of 3679 schools
(Top 1%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Walden Elementary 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)
86%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Walden 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Walden Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Walden Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
88%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Walden Elementary 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
4%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Walden Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.220.67
This chart display the diversity score of Walden Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Walden Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDeerfield SD 109 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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