Western Avenue Elementary School

940 Western Ave
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Western Avenue Elementary School serves 469 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Western Avenue Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 469 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Western Avenue Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Western Avenue Elementary School's student population of 469 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
469 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Western Avenue Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Western Avenue Elementary School is 0.66, 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
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#984 out of 3663 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
14%
27%
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Black
50%
17%
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White
26%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Western Avenue Elementary School's ranking?
Western Avenue Elementary School is ranked #984 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Western Avenue Elementary School often compared to?
Western Avenue Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Heather Hill Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Western Avenue Elementary School?
469 students attend Western Avenue Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Western Avenue Elementary School students are Black, 26% of students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Western Avenue Elementary School?
Western Avenue Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Western Avenue Elementary School offer ?
Western Avenue Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Western Avenue Elementary School part of?
Western Avenue Elementary School is part of Flossmoor SD 161 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 469 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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