John Laidlaw Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 4072 Forest Ave
       Western Springs, IL  60558-1050


(708) 246-7673

District: Western Springs School District 101

SchoolDigger Rank:
279th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,230 Help


Students who attend John Laidlaw Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  419

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.3%
Hispanic:
6.9%
Two or more races:
3.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0.7% Help


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Compare Details John Laidlaw Elementary School ranks better than 86.6% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks last 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 84.71. (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.
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Compare Details John Laidlaw Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Western Springs School District 101. Racial makeup is: White (88.3%), Hispanic (6.9%), two or more races (3.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John Laidlaw Elementary School is 11.8. 1 elementary schools in the Western Springs School District 101 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John Laidlaw Elementary School is $14,230, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Western Springs School District 101!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John Laidlaw Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks John Laidlaw Elementary School 279th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See John Laidlaw 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 John Laidlaw Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at John Laidlaw Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 88.57 70th 2020 96.5%
2004 88.96 54th 2030 97.3%
2005 86.29 94th 2022 95.4%
2006 86.47 62nd 2086 97.0%
2007 85.99 57th 2095 97.3%
2008 87.51 58th 2092 97.2%
2009 88.64 33rd 2120 98.4%
2010 86.09 100th 2139 95.3%
2011 89.03 26th 2147 98.8%
2012 88.67 25th 2166 98.8%
2013 95.22 13th 2167 99.4%
2014 95.52 12th 2093 99.4%
2015 98.10 32nd 2052 98.4%
2016 93.52 108th 2046 94.7%
2017 96.87 41st 2044 98.0%
2018 95.24 69th 2037 96.6%
2019 94.13 86th 2086 95.9%
2022 96.58 56th 2082 97.3%
2023 84.71 279th 2077 86.6%
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Rank History for Female students at John Laidlaw Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.32 69th 1964 96.5%
2019 94.43 57th 2019 97.2%
2022 96.26 50th 1970 97.5%
2023 82.47 284th 1957 85.5%
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Rank History for Male students at John Laidlaw Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.56 75th 1972 96.2%
2019 92.09 111th 2019 94.5%
2022 95.53 54th 1977 97.3%
2023 84.60 249th 1984 87.4%
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Rank History for White students at John Laidlaw Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.88 63rd 1463 95.7%
2019 88.72 86th 1462 94.1%
2022 92.54 49th 1425 96.6%
2023 72.08 314th 1419 77.9%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for John Laidlaw Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 262 2 5 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 271
1989 253 7 7 3 n/a n/a n/a 0 270
1990 243 4 7 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 256
1991 251 5 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 265
1992 252 3 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 262
1993 257 1 10 5 0 n/a n/a 0 273
1994 279 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 285
1995 307 5 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1996 307 5 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1997 334 4 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 347
1998 328 2 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 337
1999 355 3 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 363
2000 374 2 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 383
2001 399 2 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 405
2002 413 1 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2003 413 1 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2004 407 0 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 417
2005 391 0 2 3 0 n/a n/a 6 402
2006 364 0 2 4 0 n/a n/a 12 382
2007 376 0 3 3 0 n/a n/a 11 393
2008 378 0 3 5 0 n/a n/a 13 399
2009 409 0 4 6 1 n/a n/a 12 432
2010 405 2 2 5 0 n/a n/a 12 426
2011 424 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 431
2012 390 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 394
2013 384 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 392
2014 357 3 6 4 0 1 0 0 371
2015 376 3 6 6 0 0 1 0 392
2016 362 2 8 7 0 0 4 0 383
2017 358 4 8 6 0 1 9 0 386
2018 355 4 8 15 0 0 13 0 395
2019 375 3 5 11 0 0 13 0 407
2020 363 2 3 15 1 0 12 0 396
2021 388 3 5 12 0 0 14 0 422
2022 364 2 4 23 0 0 19 0 412
2023 370 2 4 29 0 0 14 0 419

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

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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 John Laidlaw Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 271 15.5 17.4 n/a
1989 270 15.0 18.0 n/a
1990 256 15.0 17.0 n/a
1991 265 16.0 16.5 n/a
1992 262 16.0 16.3 n/a
1993 273 15.0 18.2 n/a
1994 285 14.5 19.7 n/a
1995 321 15.0 21.4 n/a
1996 321 15.0 21.4 n/a
1997 347 17.0 20.4 n/a
1998 337 18.0 18.7 n/a
1999 363 19.7 18.4 n/a
2000 383 20.2 19.0 n/a
2001 405 22.0 18.4 n/a
2002 426 24.3 17.5 0
2003 426 24.3 17.5 0
2004 417 25.0 16.7 0
2005 402 23.0 17.5 0
2006 382 21.0 18.2 0
2007 393 19.0 20.7 0
2008 399 18.0 22.2 0
2009 432 18.0 24.0 0
2010 426 18.6 22.9 0
2011 431 18.5 23.2 0
2012 394 n/a n/a 0
2013 392 26.0 15.0 n/a
2014 371 28.6 12.9 n/a
2015 392 30.0 13.0 0.8
2016 383 32.0 11.9 0.8
2017 386 32.8 11.7 0.8
2018 395 33.5 11.7 0.8
2019 407 31.5 12.9 0.7
2020 396 29.3 13.5 0.8
2021 422 n/a n/a n/a
2022 412 33.5 12.2 0.7
2023 419 35.3 11.8 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 John Laidlaw Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 271 15.5 17.4 n/a
1989 270 15.0 18.0 n/a
1990 256 15.0 17.0 n/a
1991 265 16.0 16.5 n/a
1992 262 16.0 16.3 n/a
1993 273 15.0 18.2 n/a
1994 285 14.5 19.7 n/a
1995 321 15.0 21.4 n/a
1996 321 15.0 21.4 n/a
1997 347 17.0 20.4 n/a
1998 337 18.0 18.7 n/a
1999 363 19.7 18.4 n/a
2000 383 20.2 19.0 n/a
2001 405 22.0 18.4 n/a
2002 426 24.3 17.5 0
2003 426 24.3 17.5 0
2004 417 25.0 16.7 0
2005 402 23.0 17.5 0
2006 382 21.0 18.2 0
2007 393 19.0 20.7 0
2008 399 18.0 22.2 0
2009 432 18.0 24.0 0
2010 426 18.6 22.9 0
2011 431 18.5 23.2 0
2012 394 n/a n/a 0
2013 392 26.0 15.0 n/a
2014 371 28.6 12.9 n/a
2015 392 30.0 13.0 0.8
2016 383 32.0 11.9 0.8
2017 386 32.8 11.7 0.8
2018 395 33.5 11.7 0.8
2019 407 31.5 12.9 0.7
2020 396 29.3 13.5 0.8
2021 422 n/a n/a n/a
2022 412 33.5 12.2 0.7
2023 419 35.3 11.8 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

John Laidlaw Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal
201599.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%2.1%99.2%99.2%2.1%
201698.4%98.7%98.7%98.7%98.4%99.0%
201798.7%98.7%98.7%98.7%98.7%98.7%
201898.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%2.0%98.5%98.2%2.0%
201998.5%98.5%98.5%98.5%1.7%98.3%98.3%1.7%
202198.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%
202299.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
202398.5%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
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Per Pupil Expenditures for John Laidlaw Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $130 (1.1%) $11,849 (98.9%) $11,979
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 John Laidlaw Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 86th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 279th of 2077 Elementary schools
 9.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (John Laidlaw Elementary School)49.225.8
 23.4%
   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 (John Laidlaw Elementary School)75.445.4
 30%
   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 (John Laidlaw Elementary School)76.654.8
 21.8%
   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 (John Laidlaw Elementary School)7054.8
 15.2%
   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 (John Laidlaw Elementary School)78.271.7
 6.5%
   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 (John Laidlaw Elementary School)75.671.7
 3.9%
   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 (John Laidlaw Elementary School)8790
 3%
   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 Students407419
 2.9%
African American32
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian54
 20%
Hispanic1129
 163.6%
Pacific Islander00
White375370
 1.3%
Two or More Races1314
 7.7%


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John Laidlaw Elementary School ranks 279th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at John Laidlaw Elementary School are 88% White, 7% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

Students who attend John Laidlaw Elementary School usually go on to attend:

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

In the 2022-23 school year, 419 students attended John Laidlaw Elementary School.


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