Congress Park Elementary School

Summary:

Congress Park Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades K-6 in Brookfield, Illinois, part of the La Grange School District 102, which is ranked 81 out of 823 school districts in Illinois and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic students (49.63%) compared to nearby schools.

Academically, Congress Park Elementary School's performance on state assessments is generally lower than the district and state averages, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics around 30-35%. The school also has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate of 19%, significantly higher than the nearby Cossitt Ave Elementary School and Ogden Ave Elementary School, which have rates ranging from 6.7% to 16.5%. Additionally, Congress Park Elementary School has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (23.44%) compared to the nearby schools.

While Congress Park Elementary School has a higher spending per student ($18,691) compared to the nearby schools, its statewide ranking has declined from a high of 370 out of 2,052 Illinois elementary schools in the 2014-2015 school year to 595 out of 2,077 in the 2022-2023 school year. This suggests that the school's performance may be declining relative to other schools in the state, and addressing the challenges of its diverse student population, academic performance, and chronic absenteeism may require targeted interventions and support.


Detail:

Public K-6

 9311 Shields Ave
       Brookfield, IL  60513-1825


(708) 215-6007

District: La Grange School District 102

SchoolDigger Rank:
595th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,691 Help


Students who attend Congress Park Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Park Junior High School
High:    Lyons Township High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.6 Help
Number of students:  401

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
49.6%
White:
34.2%
African American:
7.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.4% Help


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Compare Details Congress Park Elementary School ranks better than 71.4% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the La Grange School District 102. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.02. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (49.6%), White (34.2%), African American (7.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the La Grange School District 102. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Congress Park Elementary School is 11.6, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the La Grange School District 102. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Congress Park Elementary School is $18,691, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the La Grange School District 102!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Congress Park Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Congress Park Elementary School 595th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Congress Park Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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La Grange School District 102:

SchoolDigger ranks La Grange School District 102 81st of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Congress Park Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Congress Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 43.24 1339th 2020 33.7%
2004 64.00 871st 2030 57.1%
2005 49.06 1250th 2022 38.2%
2006 53.34 1240th 2086 40.6%
2007 58.09 1093rd 2095 47.8%
2008 52.78 1218th 2092 41.8%
2009 62.39 984th 2120 53.6%
2010 64.74 921st 2139 56.9%
2011 61.89 989th 2147 53.9%
2012 65.45 886th 2166 59.1%
2013 63.35 850th 2167 60.8%
2014 68.10 675th 2093 67.7%
2015 78.90 370th 2052 82.0%
2016 76.86 428th 2046 79.1%
2017 75.81 453rd 2044 77.8%
2018 62.71 701st 2037 65.6%
2019 55.12 878th 2086 57.9%
2021 70.69 495th 1948 74.6%
2022 82.76 328th 2082 84.2%
2023 68.02 595th 2077 71.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Congress Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.31 708th 743 4.7%
2022 80.38 53rd 768 93.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Congress Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.06 230th 763 69.9%
2019 47.46 499th 1194 58.2%
2021 67.05 141st 640 78.0%
2023 56.85 374th 1156 67.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Congress Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.54 593rd 1765 66.4%
2019 57.01 630th 1816 65.3%
2022 74.73 247th 1763 86.0%
2023 60.94 547th 1808 69.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Congress Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.80 776th 1964 60.5%
2019 50.35 938th 2019 53.5%
2021 69.22 436th 1680 74.0%
2022 84.35 262nd 1970 86.7%
2023 64.61 608th 1957 68.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Congress Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.91 225th 907 75.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Congress Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.35 560th 1972 71.6%
2019 58.07 765th 2019 62.1%
2021 63.27 512th 1707 70.0%
2022 77.18 388th 1977 80.4%
2023 68.20 540th 1984 72.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Congress Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.58 321st 938 65.8%
2019 57.36 315th 955 67.0%
2021 59.76 188th 742 74.7%
2022 81.31 111th 954 88.4%
2023 61.22 276th 970 71.5%
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Rank History for White students at Congress Park Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.27 495th 1463 66.2%
2019 48.46 766th 1462 47.6%
2021 71.35 300th 1308 77.1%
2022 92.77 46th 1425 96.8%
2023 74.30 285th 1419 79.9%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Congress Park Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 252 82 7 6 n/a n/a n/a 0 347
1989 276 95 n/a 4 1 n/a n/a 0 376
1990 253 81 n/a 7 n/a n/a n/a 0 341
1991 280 73 3 6 0 n/a n/a 0 362
1992 290 64 2 15 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1993 297 65 2 23 0 n/a n/a 0 387
1994 296 76 10 34 0 n/a n/a 0 416
1995 289 84 8 49 0 n/a n/a 0 430
1996 289 84 8 49 0 n/a n/a 0 430
1997 285 88 9 54 0 n/a n/a 0 436
1998 276 101 8 57 1 n/a n/a 0 443
1999 268 94 8 56 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2000 264 101 8 72 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2001 255 100 5 58 0 n/a n/a 0 418
2002 241 87 11 66 0 n/a n/a 0 405
2003 241 87 11 66 0 n/a n/a 0 405
2004 250 95 8 103 0 n/a n/a 0 456
2005 235 98 14 102 0 n/a n/a 4 453
2006 210 66 9 91 0 n/a n/a 15 391
2007 229 92 8 17 98 n/a n/a 17 461
2008 233 69 5 121 0 n/a n/a 21 449
2009 223 68 5 103 0 n/a n/a 24 423
2010 247 77 7 124 1 n/a n/a 29 485
2011 217 71 5 133 1 0 13 0 440
2012 209 66 6 134 2 0 13 0 430
2013 204 61 6 125 1 0 13 0 410
2014 213 55 7 132 0 0 9 0 416
2015 194 47 4 156 0 0 11 0 412
2016 185 37 5 175 0 0 14 0 416
2017 189 45 9 186 0 0 16 0 445
2018 173 43 9 190 0 0 27 0 442
2019 165 41 8 170 0 0 25 0 409
2020 163 37 8 209 0 0 24 0 441
2021 141 37 7 197 0 0 23 0 405
2022 138 31 8 205 0 0 22 0 404
2023 137 30 12 199 1 0 22 0 401

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Congress Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 347 23.3 14.8 n/a
1989 376 25.1 14.9 n/a
1990 341 24.6 13.8 n/a
1991 362 23.6 15.3 n/a
1992 371 25.6 14.4 n/a
1993 387 23.6 16.4 n/a
1994 416 23.9 17.4 n/a
1995 430 25.9 16.6 n/a
1996 430 25.9 16.6 n/a
1997 436 26.5 16.5 n/a
1998 443 28.8 15.4 n/a
1999 426 29.9 14.2 n/a
2000 445 33.1 13.4 n/a
2001 418 32.4 12.9 n/a
2002 405 31.3 12.9 22.7
2003 405 31.3 12.9 22.7
2004 456 30.3 15.0 21.7
2005 453 30.9 14.7 22.3
2006 391 30.0 13.0 25.3
2007 461 28.0 16.5 27.3
2008 449 27.0 16.6 26.6
2009 423 35.4 11.9 29.1
2010 485 35.6 13.6 32.7
2011 440 33.9 12.9 37.5
2012 430 33.9 12.6 43.5
2013 410 45.5 9.0 46.8
2014 416 36.0 11.5 49.5
2015 412 36.0 11.4 43.4
2016 416 39.0 10.6 44.7
2017 445 36.7 12.1 44.9
2018 442 36.0 12.2 41.4
2019 409 n/a n/a 37.9
2020 441 32.0 13.7 36.7
2021 405 n/a n/a n/a
2022 404 52.2 7.7 27.5
2023 401 34.3 11.6 23.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Congress Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 347 23.3 14.8 n/a
1989 376 25.1 14.9 n/a
1990 341 24.6 13.8 n/a
1991 362 23.6 15.3 n/a
1992 371 25.6 14.4 n/a
1993 387 23.6 16.4 n/a
1994 416 23.9 17.4 n/a
1995 430 25.9 16.6 n/a
1996 430 25.9 16.6 n/a
1997 436 26.5 16.5 n/a
1998 443 28.8 15.4 n/a
1999 426 29.9 14.2 n/a
2000 445 33.1 13.4 n/a
2001 418 32.4 12.9 n/a
2002 405 31.3 12.9 22.7
2003 405 31.3 12.9 22.7
2004 456 30.3 15.0 21.7
2005 453 30.9 14.7 22.3
2006 391 30.0 13.0 25.3
2007 461 28.0 16.5 27.3
2008 449 27.0 16.6 26.6
2009 423 35.4 11.9 29.1
2010 485 35.6 13.6 32.7
2011 440 33.9 12.9 37.5
2012 430 33.9 12.6 43.5
2013 410 45.5 9.0 46.8
2014 416 36.0 11.5 49.5
2015 412 36.0 11.4 43.4
2016 416 39.0 10.6 44.7
2017 445 36.7 12.1 44.9
2018 442 36.0 12.2 41.4
2019 409 n/a n/a 37.9
2020 441 32.0 13.7 36.7
2021 405 n/a n/a n/a
2022 404 52.2 7.7 27.5
2023 401 34.3 11.6 23.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Congress Park Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201697.9%98.1%98.1%98.1%16.3%97.9%81.6%15.6%
201799.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%14.4%99.1%99.1%14.4%
201898.6%98.4%98.4%98.4%16.6%98.4%98.6%16.6%
201998.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%15.6%98.0%98.0%15.6%
202199.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%14.0%
202298.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%18.0%
202397.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%96.8%97.0%97.0%14.6%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Congress Park Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $320 (2.2%) $14,178 (97.8%) $14,498
2020 $188 (1.4%) $13,612 (98.6%) $13,799
2021 $759 (4.8%) $14,928 (95.2%) $15,688
2022 $759 (4.8%) $14,928 (95.2%) $15,688
2023 $873 (4.7%) $17,817 (95.3%) $18,691

Data source: Illinois Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Congress Park Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 878th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 595th of 2077 Elementary schools
 13.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Congress Park Elementary School)2530.4
 5.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (La Grange School District 102)49.753
 3.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Congress Park Elementary School)31.330.4
 0.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (La Grange School District 102)60.856.4
 4.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Congress Park Elementary School)34.335.7
 1.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (La Grange School District 102)50.353.7
 3.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Congress Park Elementary School)19.432.2
 12.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (La Grange School District 102)46.946.5
 0.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Congress Park Elementary School)47.548.8
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (La Grange School District 102)62.762.2
 0.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Congress Park Elementary School)3441.9
 7.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (La Grange School District 102)56.159.4
 3.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Congress Park Elementary School)55.654.5
 1.1%
   5th Grade Science (La Grange School District 102)77.974
 3.9%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Congress Park Elementary School)53.156
 2.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (La Grange School District 102)65.270.2
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Congress Park Elementary School)3634.5
 1.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (La Grange School District 102)49.452.8
 3.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students409401
 2%
African American4130
 26.8%
American Indian01
Asian812
 50%
Hispanic170199
 17.1%
Pacific Islander00
White165137
 17%
Two or More Races2522
 12%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.9%23.4%
 14.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Congress Park Elementary School

Students at Congress Park Elementary School are 50% Hispanic, 34% White, 7% African American, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

Students who attend Congress Park Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Park Junior High School
High : Lyons Township High School

Congress Park Elementary School ranks 595th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 401 students attended Congress Park Elementary School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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