Forest Road Elementary School

Summary:

Forest Road Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades 1-6 in La Grange Park, Illinois, with a student population of 486. It is part of the highly-ranked La Grange School District 102, which is ranked 81 out of 823 districts in Illinois and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Forest Road Elementary School consistently performs well on state assessments, with a significant percentage of students scoring proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics across all grade levels. The school's performance is particularly strong for its Hispanic and Low Socioeconomic Status student subgroups, with Hispanic students ranking 51st out of 970 Illinois elementary schools in ELA proficiency in 2022-2023. While the school's chronic absenteeism rate has increased in recent years, reaching 12.8% in 2022-2023, it remains lower than the state average and is significantly lower than some nearby schools, such as Congress Park Elementary (19.0%) and Westchester Primary School (23.2%).

Interestingly, while Forest Road Elementary School performs well overall, the data reveals that some nearby schools, such as Cossitt Ave Elementary and Ogden Ave Elementary, which are also part of the La Grange School District 102, have even higher academic performance and lower chronic absenteeism rates than Forest Road Elementary School. This suggests that there may be opportunities for the school to further enhance its support systems and interventions to address areas for improvement, such as the performance gap between its subgroups and the increasing chronic absenteeism rate.


Detail:

Public 1-6

 901 Forest Rd
       La Grange Park, IL  60526-1602


(708) 215-6400

District: La Grange School District 102

SchoolDigger Rank:
211th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,113 Help


Students who attend Forest Road Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  486

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.0%
Hispanic:
25.9%
African American:
9.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Forest Road Elementary School ranks better than 89.8% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 3rd 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 88.07. (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 (57%), Hispanic (25.9%), African American (9.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Forest Road Elementary School is 11.7. 2 elementary schools in the La Grange School District 102 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Forest Road Elementary School employs 41.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Forest Road Elementary School is $18,113. 2 elementary schools in the La Grange School District 102 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Forest Road Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Forest Road Elementary School 211th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Forest Road 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 Forest Road Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Forest Road Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 76.99 462nd 2020 77.1%
2004 72.12 623rd 2030 69.3%
2005 68.44 736th 2022 63.6%
2006 73.01 587th 2086 71.9%
2007 70.76 680th 2095 67.5%
2008 72.57 639th 2092 69.5%
2009 73.48 619th 2120 70.8%
2010 73.21 628th 2139 70.6%
2011 67.59 817th 2147 61.9%
2012 76.01 516th 2166 76.2%
2013 81.84 350th 2167 83.8%
2014 78.31 439th 2093 79.0%
2015 80.74 342nd 2052 83.3%
2016 92.11 133rd 2046 93.5%
2017 89.60 168th 2044 91.8%
2018 90.06 160th 2037 92.1%
2019 84.87 268th 2086 87.2%
2021 79.43 345th 1948 82.3%
2022 85.72 266th 2082 87.2%
2023 88.07 211th 2077 89.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Forest Road Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 61.09 326th 1194 72.7%
2021 61.54 174th 640 72.8%
2022 60.33 280th 1113 74.8%
2023 70.78 229th 1156 80.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Forest Road Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.92 96th 1765 94.6%
2019 61.74 531st 1816 70.8%
2021 69.80 261st 1514 82.8%
2022 74.13 254th 1763 85.6%
2023 83.18 144th 1808 92.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Forest Road Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.61 157th 1964 92.0%
2019 84.38 237th 2019 88.3%
2021 82.93 216th 1680 87.1%
2022 83.27 287th 1970 85.4%
2023 85.77 228th 1957 88.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Forest Road Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 67.70 186th 907 79.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Forest Road Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.87 155th 1972 92.1%
2019 84.00 259th 2019 87.2%
2021 70.56 416th 1707 75.6%
2022 84.21 261st 1977 86.8%
2023 82.40 283rd 1984 85.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Forest Road Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 56.90 201st 684 70.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Forest Road Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.63 83rd 938 91.2%
2019 72.19 158th 955 83.5%
2021 78.99 67th 742 91.0%
2022 93.38 30th 954 96.9%
2023 90.64 51st 970 94.7%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Forest Road Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.07 151st 1463 89.7%
2019 81.45 188th 1462 87.1%
2021 73.55 259th 1308 80.2%
2022 82.27 176th 1425 87.6%
2023 83.73 169th 1419 88.1%
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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.

Forest Road Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Illinois State Board of Education

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by a student
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Open Quote I personally hated a lot of the teachers there. I think that a lot of my experience could have been better if the teachers cracked harder down on racism and discrimination. This leaves more room for improvement and future generations and I hope to see that. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 18, 2013

Open Quote This school, is in my humble opinion, the best in the district. It is located in a residential area and has beautiful grounds. The staff is wonderful, the faculty is very invested in the success of the students. It is a place the kids feel safe and it makes a great learning environment. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Forest Road Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 342 7 20 14 n/a n/a n/a 0 383
1989 348 5 18 14 n/a n/a n/a 0 385
1990 370 8 24 14 n/a n/a n/a 0 416
1991 396 8 18 15 0 n/a n/a 0 437
1992 389 12 14 21 0 n/a n/a 0 436
1993 419 12 17 16 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1994 430 21 14 27 0 n/a n/a 0 492
1995 484 24 13 30 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1996 484 24 13 30 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1997 462 49 15 48 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1998 429 59 12 31 0 n/a n/a 0 531
1999 406 36 12 35 0 n/a n/a 0 489
2000 397 47 8 40 0 n/a n/a 0 492
2001 393 41 10 43 0 n/a n/a 0 487
2002 380 32 7 52 0 n/a n/a 0 471
2003 380 32 7 52 0 n/a n/a 0 471
2004 374 37 15 49 3 n/a n/a 0 478
2005 375 36 15 53 3 n/a n/a 3 485
2006 347 33 12 49 1 n/a n/a 25 467
2007 362 31 13 0 54 n/a n/a 31 491
2008 367 34 15 61 0 n/a n/a 37 514
2009 336 44 13 51 0 n/a n/a 36 480
2010 315 51 12 58 0 n/a n/a 26 462
2011 326 45 14 76 0 0 11 0 472
2012 314 45 13 81 0 0 10 0 463
2013 311 53 13 71 0 0 11 0 459
2014 335 54 13 81 0 0 10 0 493
2015 359 48 20 88 0 0 8 0 523
2016 357 50 22 77 0 1 10 0 517
2017 373 46 24 80 0 1 9 0 533
2018 343 40 26 97 0 0 17 0 523
2019 352 44 26 102 0 0 15 0 539
2020 331 58 22 112 0 0 19 0 542
2021 314 53 17 123 0 0 20 0 527
2022 302 51 13 134 0 0 29 0 529
2023 277 44 13 126 0 0 26 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 Forest Road Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 383 27.0 14.1 n/a
1989 385 25.0 15.4 n/a
1990 416 26.9 15.4 n/a
1991 437 28.8 15.1 n/a
1992 436 31.2 13.9 n/a
1993 464 28.7 16.2 n/a
1994 492 30.4 16.2 n/a
1995 551 33.8 16.3 n/a
1996 551 33.8 16.3 n/a
1997 574 33.3 17.2 n/a
1998 531 34.4 15.4 n/a
1999 489 33.6 14.6 n/a
2000 492 37.2 13.2 n/a
2001 487 37.8 12.9 n/a
2002 471 37.4 12.6 13
2003 471 37.4 12.6 13
2004 478 34.3 13.9 10
2005 485 34.1 14.2 12.7
2006 467 35.4 13.2 11.5
2007 491 31.0 15.8 14.3
2008 514 30.0 17.1 17.4
2009 480 37.9 12.7 17.8
2010 462 34.6 13.3 25.7
2011 472 36.0 13.1 21.4
2012 463 37.4 12.3 14.5
2013 459 48.3 9.5 10.9
2014 493 36.0 13.6 9.9
2015 523 41.0 12.7 8.8
2016 517 40.0 12.9 24.4
2017 533 38.6 13.7 25
2018 523 40.7 12.8 22.2
2019 539 n/a n/a 22.4
2020 542 41.8 12.9 20.8
2021 527 n/a n/a n/a
2022 529 55.8 9.4 20.4
2023 486 41.5 11.7 17.1

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 Forest Road Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 383 27.0 14.1 n/a
1989 385 25.0 15.4 n/a
1990 416 26.9 15.4 n/a
1991 437 28.8 15.1 n/a
1992 436 31.2 13.9 n/a
1993 464 28.7 16.2 n/a
1994 492 30.4 16.2 n/a
1995 551 33.8 16.3 n/a
1996 551 33.8 16.3 n/a
1997 574 33.3 17.2 n/a
1998 531 34.4 15.4 n/a
1999 489 33.6 14.6 n/a
2000 492 37.2 13.2 n/a
2001 487 37.8 12.9 n/a
2002 471 37.4 12.6 13
2003 471 37.4 12.6 13
2004 478 34.3 13.9 10
2005 485 34.1 14.2 12.7
2006 467 35.4 13.2 11.5
2007 491 31.0 15.8 14.3
2008 514 30.0 17.1 17.4
2009 480 37.9 12.7 17.8
2010 462 34.6 13.3 25.7
2011 472 36.0 13.1 21.4
2012 463 37.4 12.3 14.5
2013 459 48.3 9.5 10.9
2014 493 36.0 13.6 9.9
2015 523 41.0 12.7 8.8
2016 517 40.0 12.9 24.4
2017 533 38.6 13.7 25
2018 523 40.7 12.8 22.2
2019 539 n/a n/a 22.4
2020 542 41.8 12.9 20.8
2021 527 n/a n/a n/a
2022 529 55.8 9.4 20.4
2023 486 41.5 11.7 17.1

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

Forest Road Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201599.2%98.5%98.5%98.5%17.6%99.4%99.6%
201699.4%98.7%98.7%98.7%15.8%98.8%83.4%16.0%
2017100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%15.8%100.0%100.0%15.8%
201899.3%99.1%99.1%99.1%14.8%99.4%99.3%14.6%
201997.6%97.3%97.3%97.3%17.7%97.6%97.4%15.9%
202197.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%17.1%
202296.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%18.9%
202396.7%96.7%96.7%96.7%96.7%96.7%96.7%18.6%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Forest Road Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $320 (2.4%) $13,177 (97.6%) $13,497
2020 $181 (1.4%) $12,885 (98.6%) $13,066
2021 $751 (4.8%) $14,835 (95.2%) $15,586
2022 $751 (4.8%) $14,835 (95.2%) $15,586
2023 $873 (4.8%) $17,240 (95.2%) $18,113

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Forest Road Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 268th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 211th of 2077 Elementary schools
 2.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Forest Road Elementary School)5746.9
 10.1%
   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 (Forest Road Elementary School)5750
 7%
   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 (Forest Road Elementary School)5055.3
 5.3%
   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 (Forest Road Elementary School)33.847.4
 13.6%
   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 (Forest Road Elementary School)65.962.4
 3.5%
   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 (Forest Road Elementary School)56.554.9
 1.6%
   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 (Forest Road Elementary School)78.868.5
 10.3%
   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 (Forest Road Elementary School)63.561.8
 1.7%
   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 (Forest Road Elementary School)56.248.3
 7.9%
   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 Students539486
 9.8%
African American4444
American Indian00
Asian2613
 50%
Hispanic102126
 23.5%
Pacific Islander00
White352277
 21.3%
Two or More Races1526
 73.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.4%17.1%
 5.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Road Elementary School

Forest Road Elementary School ranks 211th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Forest Road Elementary School are 57% White, 26% Hispanic, 9% African American, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 486 students attended Forest Road Elementary School.

Students who attend Forest Road 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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