Wayne Thomas Elementary School

2939 Summit Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 360 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Wayne Thomas Elementary School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 360 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Top 5% in IL
  • : 50-54% (Top 10%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 5%)
  • : 50-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Wayne Thomas Elementary School's student population of 360 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
360 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Wayne Thomas Elementary School ranks within the top 5% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Wayne Thomas Elementary School is 0.44, 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.
This School
State Level (IL)
#142 out of 3426 schools
(Top 5%)
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(20-21)
50-54%
28%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wayne Thomas 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 2020-21 school year data.
60-64%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wayne Thomas 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 2021-22 school year data.
50-59%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
17%
27%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
73%
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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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Illinois.
0.44
This chart display the diversity score of Wayne Thomas 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
11%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Wayne Thomas 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)
7%
27%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wayne Thomas Elementary School's ranking?
Wayne Thomas Elementary School is ranked #142 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Wayne Thomas Elementary School often compared to?
Wayne Thomas Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Oak Terrace Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
How many students attend Wayne Thomas Elementary School?
360 students attend Wayne Thomas Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Wayne Thomas Elementary School students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Wayne Thomas Elementary School?
Wayne Thomas Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Wayne Thomas Elementary School offer ?
Wayne Thomas Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Wayne Thomas Elementary School part of?
Wayne Thomas Elementary School is part of North Shore SD 112 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 360 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 50-54% (Top 10%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 5%)
  • : 50-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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