Forest Elementary School



Forest Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Forest Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 251
K 79
1 62
2 68
3 73
4 71
5 71
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Forest Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Des Plaines, IL in the Ccsd 62 School District. It enrolls 675 students in grades 1st through 12th. Forest Elementary School is the 259th largest public school in Illinois and the 8,799th largest nationally. It has 12.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 675
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 53.55
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 8,799th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 259th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 764th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 206th out of 2,345

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Forest Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 372
(55%)
2,517
(52%)
 Female 303
(45%)
2,279
(48%)

Forest Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 319
(47%)
1,929
(40%)
 White 291
(43%)
2,074
(43%)
 Asian 42
(6%)
540
(11%)
 Black 13
(2%)
209
(4%)
 Two or More 6
(1%)
23
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
7
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
14
(0%)

Forest Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 285
(42%)
2,079
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 247
(37%)
1,016
(21%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 143
(21%)
1,701
(35%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Forest Elementary School is ranked 408th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Forest Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (57.8%) is slightly higher than the state average of 54.0%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Forest Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 439
2006 430
2007 430
2008 375
2009 418
2010 430
2011 625
2012 675

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.9
2006 17.2
2007 19.5
2008 14.4
2009 17.2
2010 17.2
2011 15.5
2012 12.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.19817767653759
2006 0.23488372093023
2007 0.34418604651163
2008 0.336
2009 0.33492822966507
2010 0.28604651162791
2011 0.4064
2012 0.57777777777778

Compare Forest Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,260.0% 12.6:1
 
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 57.8%
 

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Forest Elementary School
Des Plaines, IL
Public PK - 05 675 12.6:1  
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Private PK - 08 283 7:1 2 miles
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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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