Lester Elementary School



Lester Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Lester Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 61
1 74
2 70
3 76
4 64
5 74
6 78
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 497 students in grades 1st through 12th. Lester Elementary School is the 734th largest public school in Illinois and the 22,209th largest nationally. It has 20.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 497
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.33
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 22,209th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 734th out of 2,428
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,242nd out of 2,415
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,331st out of 2,415

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Lester Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 275
(55%)
2,006
(51%)
 Female 222
(45%)
1,937
(49%)

Lester Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 413
(83%)
2,973
(75%)
 Hispanic 41
(8%)
446
(11%)
 Two or More 19
(4%)
158
(4%)
 Asian 17
(3%)
217
(6%)
 Black 7
(1%)
142
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
7
(0%)

Lester Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 463
(93%)
3,572
(91%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 34
(7%)
346
(9%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
25
(1%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,421 ranked schools in Illinois, Lester Elementary School is ranked 2,221st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Lester Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (6.8%) is significantly lower than the state average of 52.9%. 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
2013 471
2014 486
2015 497

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
2013 20
2014 20
2015 20.4

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
2013 0.078556263269639
2014 0.082304526748971
2015 0.06841046277666

Compare Lester Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,040.0% 20.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 6.8%
 
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Lester Elementary School
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Public KG - 06 497 20.4:1  
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Private PK - 08 363 8:1 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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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