Kerkstra Elementary School



Kerkstra Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Kerkstra Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 4
K 0
1 93
2 101
3 72
4 88
5 80
6 2
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Kerkstra Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Oak Forest, IL in the Forest Ridge School District 142. It enrolls 440 students in grades 1st through 12th. Kerkstra Elementary School is the 1,010th largest public school in Illinois and the 27,481st largest nationally. It has 17.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 440
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 25.19
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 27,481st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 1,010th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,957th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,347th out of 2,345

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Kerkstra Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 247
(56%)
830
(50%)
 Female 193
(44%)
817
(50%)

Kerkstra Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 320
(73%)
1,159
(70%)
 Hispanic 66
(15%)
295
(18%)
 Black 29
(7%)
110
(7%)
 Asian 17
(4%)
37
(2%)
 Two or More 7
(2%)
40
(2%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Kerkstra Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 286
(65%)
1,080
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 116
(26%)
433
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(9%)
134
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Kerkstra Elementary School is ranked 1,411th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Kerkstra Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (35.0%) is 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.

Kerkstra Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 425
2006 430
2007 398
2008 374
2009 370
2010 396
2011 421
2012 440

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.5
2006 15.9
2007 17.3
2008 15.8
2009 19.5
2010 19.9
2011 21.4
2012 17.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 N/A
2006 N/A
2007 0.19849246231156
2008 0.25668449197861
2009 0.27297297297297
2010 0.27777777777778
2011 0.31828978622328
2012 0.35

Compare Kerkstra Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,750.0% 17.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 35.0%
 
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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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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