Lester Elementary School



Lester Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Lester Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 58
1 61
2 76
3 74
4 64
5 78
6 73
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Lester Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Downers Grove, IL in the Downers Grove Gsd 58 School District. It enrolls 484 students in grades 1st through 12th. Lester Elementary School is the 793rd largest public school in Illinois and the 23,016th largest nationally. It has 14.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 484
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 33.78
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 23,016th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 793rd out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,210th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 787th out of 2,345

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Lester Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 256
(53%)
2,055
(52%)
 Female 228
(47%)
1,890
(48%)

Lester Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 416
(86%)
3,029
(77%)
 Hispanic 39
(8%)
404
(10%)
 Two or More 13
(3%)
126
(3%)
 Asian 9
(2%)
214
(5%)
 Black 6
(1%)
166
(4%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Lester Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 445
(92%)
3,604
(91%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 39
(8%)
325
(8%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
16
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Lester Elementary School is ranked 2,269th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Lester Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (8.1%) is significantly lower than the state average of 54.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Lester Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 450
2006 437
2007 469
2008 462
2009 471
2010 507
2011 493
2012 484

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.4
2006 19
2007 22.3
2008 19.2
2009 20
2010 20
2011 19.6
2012 14.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 N/A
2006 N/A
2007 N/A
2008 N/A
2009 N/A
2010 N/A
2011 0.070993914807302
2012 0.080578512396694

Compare Lester Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,430.0% 14.3:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 8.1%
 
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Lester Elementary School
Downers Grove, IL
Public KG - 06 484 14.3:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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