Forest Hills Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 5020 Central Ave
       Western Springs, IL  60558-1801


(708) 246-7678

District: Western Springs School District 101

SchoolDigger Rank:
80th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,230 Help


Students who attend Forest Hills Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    McClure Junior High School
High:    Lyons Township High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.9 Help
Number of students:  311

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.1%
Hispanic:
7.4%
Two or more races:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1% Help


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Compare Details Forest Hills Elementary School ranks better than 96.1% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Western Springs School District 101. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.36. (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 (87.1%), Hispanic (7.4%), two or more races (4.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Forest Hills Elementary School is 11.9, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Western Springs School District 101! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Forest Hills Elementary School is $14,230, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Western Springs School District 101!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Forest Hills Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Forest Hills Elementary School 80th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Forest Hills Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Western Springs School District 101:

SchoolDigger ranks Western Springs School District 101 41st of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Forest Hills Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Forest Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 92.01 8th 2020 99.6%
2004 91.85 8th 2030 99.6%
2005 86.86 77th 2022 96.2%
2006 85.68 88th 2086 95.8%
2007 82.35 195th 2095 90.7%
2008 86.99 72nd 2092 96.6%
2009 86.20 104th 2120 95.1%
2010 87.31 66th 2139 96.9%
2011 85.00 146th 2147 93.2%
2012 85.44 122nd 2166 94.4%
2013 91.48 100th 2167 95.4%
2014 91.56 88th 2093 95.8%
2015 97.90 37th 2052 98.2%
2016 97.52 32nd 2046 98.4%
2017 98.44 13th 2044 99.4%
2018 97.84 19th 2037 99.1%
2019 97.09 27th 2086 98.7%
2022 98.65 16th 2082 99.2%
2023 95.36 80th 2077 96.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Forest Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.68 31st 1964 98.4%
2019 97.18 22nd 2019 98.9%
2022 98.22 14th 1970 99.3%
2023 91.18 134th 1957 93.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Forest Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.40 25th 1972 98.7%
2019 94.93 55th 2019 97.3%
2022 97.62 30th 1977 98.5%
2023 96.82 37th 1984 98.1%
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Rank History for White students at Forest Hills Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.66 12th 1463 99.2%
2019 93.55 27th 1462 98.2%
2022 96.50 14th 1425 99.0%
2023 86.51 122nd 1419 91.4%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Forest Hills Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 204 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 209
1990 201 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 207
1991 212 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 214
1992 217 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 220
1993 225 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 228
1994 251 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 253
1995 264 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 265
1996 264 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 265
1997 279 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 281
1998 279 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 281
1999 299 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 299
2000 287 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 288
2001 276 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2002 257 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 258
2003 257 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 258
2004 242 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 244
2005 236 0 1 3 0 n/a n/a 1 241
2006 246 0 1 3 1 n/a n/a 2 253
2007 244 0 1 3 1 n/a n/a 1 250
2008 253 0 2 5 1 n/a n/a 3 264
2009 268 0 4 10 0 n/a n/a 1 283
2010 264 0 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 274
2011 209 0 5 5 0 35 6 0 260
2012 252 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 253
2013 252 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 261
2014 241 0 4 11 0 0 0 0 256
2015 233 1 4 10 0 0 2 0 250
2016 231 1 5 10 0 0 6 0 253
2017 228 3 4 8 0 0 8 0 251
2018 240 2 6 12 0 0 11 0 271
2019 245 2 4 9 0 0 11 0 271
2020 276 1 2 8 0 0 12 0 299
2021 276 1 2 10 0 0 10 0 299
2022 265 0 2 21 0 0 11 0 299
2023 271 0 2 23 0 0 15 0 311

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 Hills Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 209 15.0 13.9 n/a
1990 207 15.0 13.8 n/a
1991 214 15.4 13.8 n/a
1992 220 14.4 15.2 n/a
1993 228 13.5 16.9 n/a
1994 253 13.5 18.7 n/a
1995 265 15.0 17.7 n/a
1996 265 15.0 17.7 n/a
1997 281 15.0 18.7 n/a
1998 281 15.0 18.7 n/a
1999 299 14.0 21.4 n/a
2000 288 15.7 18.3 n/a
2001 276 15.7 17.6 n/a
2002 258 15.7 16.4 0
2003 258 15.7 16.4 0
2004 244 15.2 16.1 0
2005 241 15.7 15.4 0
2006 253 14.7 17.2 0
2007 250 13.0 19.2 0
2008 264 10.0 26.4 0
2009 283 11.0 25.7 0
2010 274 10.0 27.4 0
2011 260 10.0 26.0 0
2012 253 n/a n/a 0
2013 261 17.4 14.9 n/a
2014 256 20.0 12.8 n/a
2015 250 22.0 11.3 1.2
2016 253 25.0 10.1 1.6
2017 251 23.4 10.7 1.2
2018 271 22.9 11.8 1.1
2019 271 23.1 11.7 1.1
2020 299 26.0 11.5 1
2021 299 n/a n/a n/a
2022 299 25.7 11.6 1
2023 311 26.0 11.9 n/a

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 Hills Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 209 15.0 13.9 n/a
1990 207 15.0 13.8 n/a
1991 214 15.4 13.8 n/a
1992 220 14.4 15.2 n/a
1993 228 13.5 16.9 n/a
1994 253 13.5 18.7 n/a
1995 265 15.0 17.7 n/a
1996 265 15.0 17.7 n/a
1997 281 15.0 18.7 n/a
1998 281 15.0 18.7 n/a
1999 299 14.0 21.4 n/a
2000 288 15.7 18.3 n/a
2001 276 15.7 17.6 n/a
2002 258 15.7 16.4 0
2003 258 15.7 16.4 0
2004 244 15.2 16.1 0
2005 241 15.7 15.4 0
2006 253 14.7 17.2 0
2007 250 13.0 19.2 0
2008 264 10.0 26.4 0
2009 283 11.0 25.7 0
2010 274 10.0 27.4 0
2011 260 10.0 26.0 0
2012 253 n/a n/a 0
2013 261 17.4 14.9 n/a
2014 256 20.0 12.8 n/a
2015 250 22.0 11.3 1.2
2016 253 25.0 10.1 1.6
2017 251 23.4 10.7 1.2
2018 271 22.9 11.8 1.1
2019 271 23.1 11.7 1.1
2020 299 26.0 11.5 1
2021 299 n/a n/a n/a
2022 299 25.7 11.6 1
2023 311 26.0 11.9 n/a

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 Hills Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal
201598.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%3.2%98.8%98.4%3.2%
201698.0%98.8%98.8%98.8%5.2%98.8%98.0%5.2%
201798.4%98.8%98.8%98.8%6.5%98.8%98.8%6.5%
201899.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%3.8%99.6%99.6%3.8%
201999.3%98.9%98.9%98.9%4.1%98.5%99.3%4.1%
202198.7%98.7%98.7%98.7%99.0%98.7%99.0%
2022100.0%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.7%99.4%100.0%5.2%
2023100.0%99.7%99.7%99.7%100.0%99.7%100.0%4.8%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $130 (1.1%) $11,846 (98.9%) $11,976
2020 $90 (0.7%) $12,784 (99.3%) $12,874
2021 $98 (0.7%) $13,022 (99.3%) $13,120
2022 $98 (0.7%) $13,022 (99.3%) $13,120
2023 $1,033 (7.3%) $13,197 (92.7%) $14,230

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Forest Hills Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 27th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 80th of 2077 Elementary schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Forest Hills Elementary School)75.750
 25.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Western Springs School District 101)56.642.6
 14%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Forest Hills Elementary School)78.866.7
 12.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Western Springs School District 101)77.462.1
 15.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Forest Hills Elementary School)9082.6
 7.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Western Springs School District 101)78.567
 11.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Forest Hills Elementary School)6871.7
 3.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Western Springs School District 101)66.863
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Forest Hills Elementary School)84.483.3
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Western Springs School District 101)79.978.5
 1.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Forest Hills Elementary School)75.668.8
 6.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Western Springs School District 101)75.867.7
 8.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Forest Hills Elementary School)8075
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Western Springs School District 101)85.586.1
 0.6%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students271311
 14.8%
African American20
 100%
American Indian00
Asian42
 50%
Hispanic923
 155.6%
Pacific Islander00
White245271
 10.6%
Two or More Races1115
 36.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Hills Elementary School

Yes! Forest Hills Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 80th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 311 students attended Forest Hills Elementary School.

Students at Forest Hills Elementary School are 87% White, 7% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.

Students who attend Forest Hills Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : McClure Junior High School
High : Lyons Township High School


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