Cossitt Ave Elementary School

Summary:

Cossitt Ave Elementary School is a public elementary school in La Grange, Illinois, serving 486 students in grades K-6. The school is part of the highly-ranked La Grange School District 102, which is rated 5 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger.

Cossitt Ave Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Illinois, with a statewide ranking between 37-118 out of over 2,000 schools over the past decade. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school ranked 41st out of 2,077 Illinois elementary schools and received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. This high academic performance is reflected in the school's exceptional test scores, with 81.4% of 6th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 70.2% in the district and 34.2% statewide. Cossitt Ave also ranks highly for its performance with special education students, placing 37th out of 1,156 Illinois elementary schools.

One notable difference between Cossitt Ave Elementary and nearby schools like Congress Park Elementary is the racial demographics of the student population. Cossitt Ave has a significantly higher percentage of white students (78.6%) compared to the more diverse student bodies at surrounding schools. Additionally, Cossitt Ave has maintained relatively low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 0.6% to 8.7% over the past few years, which is lower than the surrounding schools. These factors, combined with the school's consistent high performance, suggest Cossitt Ave Elementary is providing a high-quality, inclusive education to its students.


Detail:

Public K-6

 115 W Cossitt Ave
       La Grange, IL  60525-2331


(708) 215-6200

District: La Grange School District 102

SchoolDigger Rank:
41st of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,226 Help


Students who attend Cossitt Ave Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  10.9 Help
Number of students:  486

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.6%
Hispanic:
10.5%
Two or more races:
6.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.9% Help


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Compare Details Cossitt Ave Elementary School ranks better than 98% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks first 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 96.97. (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: White (78.6%), Hispanic (10.5%), two or more races (6.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cossitt Ave Elementary School is 10.9, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the La Grange School District 102! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cossitt Ave Elementary School is $16,226. 3 elementary schools in the La Grange School District 102 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cossitt Ave Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cossitt Ave Elementary School 41st of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Cossitt Ave Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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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 Cossitt Ave Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Cossitt Ave Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 87.83 93rd 2020 95.4%
2004 86.54 130th 2030 93.6%
2005 88.28 51st 2022 97.5%
2006 85.27 100th 2086 95.2%
2007 83.92 136th 2095 93.5%
2008 85.16 137th 2092 93.5%
2009 86.65 90th 2120 95.8%
2010 82.83 219th 2139 89.8%
2011 85.38 128th 2147 94.0%
2012 86.01 93rd 2166 95.7%
2013 92.38 75th 2167 96.5%
2014 93.56 37th 2093 98.2%
2015 94.20 106th 2052 94.8%
2016 94.36 94th 2046 95.4%
2017 92.37 118th 2044 94.2%
2018 94.49 83rd 2037 95.9%
2019 94.86 69th 2086 96.7%
2021 97.50 41st 1948 97.9%
2022 97.31 38th 2082 98.2%
2023 96.97 41st 2077 98.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cossitt Ave Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.35 171st 763 77.6%
2019 72.33 194th 1194 83.8%
2021 93.08 22nd 640 96.6%
2022 78.06 135th 1113 87.9%
2023 94.85 37th 1156 96.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Cossitt Ave Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.86 73rd 1964 96.3%
2019 93.35 78th 2019 96.1%
2021 96.08 41st 1680 97.6%
2022 97.07 34th 1970 98.3%
2023 96.70 37th 1957 98.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Cossitt Ave Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 87.45 53rd 907 94.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Cossitt Ave Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.29 91st 1972 95.4%
2019 94.09 71st 2019 96.5%
2021 95.82 54th 1707 96.8%
2022 96.03 48th 1977 97.6%
2023 95.30 64th 1984 96.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cossitt Ave Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.46 17th 938 98.2%
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Rank History for White students at Cossitt Ave Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.72 54th 1463 96.3%
2019 92.04 45th 1462 96.9%
2021 94.63 31st 1308 97.6%
2022 94.88 26th 1425 98.2%
2023 94.15 26th 1419 98.2%
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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 Cossitt Ave Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 424 31 7 7 1 n/a n/a 0 470
1989 435 31 5 9 n/a n/a n/a 0 480
1990 453 32 5 8 n/a n/a n/a 0 498
1991 461 45 5 11 2 n/a n/a 0 524
1992 479 43 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 534
1993 490 35 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 539
1994 489 42 11 12 0 n/a n/a 0 554
1995 478 65 6 14 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1996 478 65 6 14 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1997 454 68 7 18 0 n/a n/a 0 547
1998 456 61 8 15 0 n/a n/a 0 540
1999 455 55 10 12 0 n/a n/a 0 532
2000 458 42 11 15 0 n/a n/a 0 526
2001 471 46 9 19 0 n/a n/a 0 545
2002 488 38 10 22 0 n/a n/a 0 558
2003 488 38 10 22 0 n/a n/a 0 558
2004 513 28 9 18 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2005 531 25 8 25 0 n/a n/a 2 591
2006 534 32 9 28 0 n/a n/a 19 622
2007 559 25 7 0 20 n/a n/a 18 629
2008 571 25 10 22 0 n/a n/a 19 647
2009 579 25 12 32 0 n/a n/a 18 666
2010 554 20 10 30 0 n/a n/a 24 638
2011 535 17 16 42 1 0 11 0 622
2012 528 12 17 51 1 0 11 0 620
2013 526 14 14 56 2 0 13 0 625
2014 511 18 13 54 2 0 14 0 612
2015 492 18 10 58 2 0 14 0 594
2016 470 16 8 46 2 0 13 0 555
2017 460 21 11 51 2 0 15 0 560
2018 430 25 6 57 0 0 22 0 540
2019 419 21 9 50 0 0 21 0 520
2020 392 24 9 46 0 0 27 0 498
2021 400 23 6 40 0 0 26 0 495
2022 373 14 7 42 0 0 28 0 464
2023 382 14 8 51 0 0 31 0 486

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 Cossitt Ave Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 470 27.0 17.4 n/a
1989 480 29.0 16.5 n/a
1990 498 30.4 16.3 n/a
1991 524 32.5 16.1 n/a
1992 534 33.5 15.9 n/a
1993 539 32.5 16.6 n/a
1994 554 34.0 16.3 n/a
1995 563 38.2 14.7 n/a
1996 563 38.2 14.7 n/a
1997 547 35.2 15.5 n/a
1998 540 34.7 15.6 n/a
1999 532 35.8 14.9 n/a
2000 526 34.9 15.1 n/a
2001 545 35.5 15.4 n/a
2002 558 36.3 15.4 4.8
2003 558 36.3 15.4 4.8
2004 568 38.3 14.8 3.5
2005 591 39.3 15.0 4.9
2006 622 38.7 16.1 5.6
2007 629 34.0 18.5 4.3
2008 647 37.0 17.5 5.3
2009 666 46.9 14.2 5.4
2010 638 48.3 13.2 6
2011 622 43.6 14.2 4.7
2012 620 43.2 14.3 3.5
2013 625 60.7 10.2 4.5
2014 612 43.0 14.2 4.4
2015 594 38.0 15.6 3.7
2016 555 38.0 14.6 7.9
2017 560 38.0 14.7 9.3
2018 540 38.3 14.0 8.5
2019 520 n/a n/a 6.3
2020 498 35.9 13.8 6
2021 495 n/a n/a n/a
2022 464 48.2 9.6 4.7
2023 486 44.4 10.9 3.9

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 Cossitt Ave Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 470 27.0 17.4 n/a
1989 480 29.0 16.5 n/a
1990 498 30.4 16.3 n/a
1991 524 32.5 16.1 n/a
1992 534 33.5 15.9 n/a
1993 539 32.5 16.6 n/a
1994 554 34.0 16.3 n/a
1995 563 38.2 14.7 n/a
1996 563 38.2 14.7 n/a
1997 547 35.2 15.5 n/a
1998 540 34.7 15.6 n/a
1999 532 35.8 14.9 n/a
2000 526 34.9 15.1 n/a
2001 545 35.5 15.4 n/a
2002 558 36.3 15.4 4.8
2003 558 36.3 15.4 4.8
2004 568 38.3 14.8 3.5
2005 591 39.3 15.0 4.9
2006 622 38.7 16.1 5.6
2007 629 34.0 18.5 4.3
2008 647 37.0 17.5 5.3
2009 666 46.9 14.2 5.4
2010 638 48.3 13.2 6
2011 622 43.6 14.2 4.7
2012 620 43.2 14.3 3.5
2013 625 60.7 10.2 4.5
2014 612 43.0 14.2 4.4
2015 594 38.0 15.6 3.7
2016 555 38.0 14.6 7.9
2017 560 38.0 14.7 9.3
2018 540 38.3 14.0 8.5
2019 520 n/a n/a 6.3
2020 498 35.9 13.8 6
2021 495 n/a n/a n/a
2022 464 48.2 9.6 4.7
2023 486 44.4 10.9 3.9

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

Cossitt Ave Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201699.8%99.3%99.3%99.3%16.2%99.1%83.2%15.7%
2017100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%16.6%100.0%100.0%16.6%
201898.1%98.1%98.1%98.1%17.3%98.3%98.3%17.4%
201998.5%98.3%98.3%98.3%18.0%98.5%98.5%17.4%
202198.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%99.2%98.6%98.8%19.2%
202298.7%98.5%98.5%98.5%99.2%98.3%99.0%11.6%
202397.8%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.4%98.0%98.0%19.3%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Cossitt Ave Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $320 (2.6%) $12,172 (97.4%) $12,492
2020 $181 (1.4%) $12,656 (98.6%) $12,838
2021 $555 (4.5%) $11,684 (95.5%) $12,239
2022 $555 (4.5%) $11,684 (95.5%) $12,239
2023 $731 (4.5%) $15,495 (95.5%) $16,226

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cossitt Ave Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 69th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 41st of 2077 Elementary schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cossitt Ave Elementary School)66.155.1
 11%
   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 (Cossitt Ave Elementary School)7563.8
 11.2%
   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 (Cossitt Ave Elementary School)74.469.6
 4.8%
   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 (Cossitt Ave Elementary School)69.263.3
 5.9%
   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 (Cossitt Ave Elementary School)63.580.6
 17.1%
   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 (Cossitt Ave Elementary School)64.779.1
 14.4%
   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 (Cossitt Ave Elementary School)84.589.2
 4.7%
   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 (Cossitt Ave Elementary School)69.281.4
 12.2%
   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 (Cossitt Ave Elementary School)47.362.9
 15.6%
   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 Students520486
 6.5%
African American2114
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian98
 11.1%
Hispanic5051
 2%
Pacific Islander00
White419382
 8.8%
Two or More Races2131
 47.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.3%3.9%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cossitt Ave Elementary School

Students at Cossitt Ave Elementary School are 79% White, 10% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 3% African American, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 486 students attended Cossitt Ave Elementary School.

Yes! Cossitt Ave Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 41st of 2077 Illinois elementary schools.

Students who attend Cossitt Ave Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Park Junior High School
High : Lyons Township High 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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