Romona Elementary School

Public PK, KG-4

 600 Romona Rd
       Wilmette, IL  60091-2125


(847) 512-6400

District: Wilmette School District 39

SchoolDigger Rank:
20th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,272 Help


Students who attend Romona Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Highcrest Middle School
    Wilmette Junior High School
High:    New Trier Township H S Winnetka

Student/teacher ratio:  10.6 Help
Number of students:  504

Racial breakdown:

White:
56.2%
Two or more races:
17.9%
Asian:
15.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.1% Help


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Compare Details Romona Elementary School ranks better than 99% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks first among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Wilmette School District 39! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.46. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Romona Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Wilmette School District 39. Student population at Romona Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (56.2%), two or more races (17.9%), Asian (15.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Romona Elementary School is 10.6, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Wilmette School District 39! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Romona Elementary School is $24,272, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Wilmette School District 39!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Romona Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Romona Elementary School 20th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Romona Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Disabled students:
Male students:
Asian students:
White students:


Wilmette School District 39:

SchoolDigger ranks Wilmette School District 39 25th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Romona Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Romona Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 84.22 206th 2020 89.8%
2004 88.23 79th 2030 96.1%
2005 88.29 50th 2022 97.5%
2006 85.15 102nd 2086 95.1%
2007 78.34 345th 2095 83.5%
2008 81.69 265th 2092 87.3%
2009 86.92 83rd 2120 96.1%
2010 89.02 21st 2139 99.0%
2011 88.80 30th 2147 98.6%
2012 86.94 66th 2166 97.0%
2013 89.95 138th 2167 93.6%
2014 93.80 32nd 2093 98.5%
2015 92.23 148th 2052 92.8%
2016 98.13 17th 2046 99.2%
2017 97.78 24th 2044 98.8%
2018 95.53 63rd 2037 96.9%
2019 96.98 29th 2086 98.6%
2021 96.17 64th 1948 96.7%
2022 98.80 14th 2082 99.3%
2023 98.46 20th 2077 99.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Romona Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 95.30 3rd 93 96.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Romona Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.79 46th 718 93.6%
2022 97.37 6th 768 99.2%
2023 84.68 40th 788 94.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Romona Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.27 156th 763 79.6%
2019 86.62 87th 1194 92.7%
2021 88.39 38th 640 94.1%
2022 98.09 16th 1113 98.6%
2023 98.35 8th 1156 99.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Romona Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.29 115th 1964 94.1%
2019 98.05 9th 2019 99.6%
2021 97.20 28th 1680 98.3%
2022 98.05 16th 1970 99.2%
2023 98.26 15th 1957 99.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Romona Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 98.46 8th 907 99.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Romona Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.49 37th 1972 98.1%
2019 94.46 62nd 2019 96.9%
2021 91.52 106th 1707 93.8%
2022 98.45 14th 1977 99.3%
2023 97.57 28th 1984 98.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Romona Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.47 80th 242 66.9%
2019 87.66 13th 243 94.7%
2021 75.15 24th 134 82.1%
2022 89.84 9th 226 96.0%
2023 83.00 25th 237 89.5%
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Rank History for White students at Romona Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.48 83rd 1463 94.3%
2019 89.69 73rd 1462 95.0%
2021 87.42 106th 1308 91.9%
2022 94.58 29th 1425 98.0%
2023 92.59 44th 1419 96.9%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Romona Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 447 n/a 74 6 n/a n/a n/a 0 527
1990 450 n/a 92 11 n/a n/a n/a 0 553
1991 483 0 109 8 0 n/a n/a 0 600
1992 461 2 100 8 0 n/a n/a 0 571
1993 428 1 92 11 0 n/a n/a 0 532
1994 446 1 89 14 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1995 356 4 58 11 0 n/a n/a 0 429
1996 356 4 58 11 0 n/a n/a 0 429
1997 391 1 46 9 0 n/a n/a 0 447
1998 338 2 70 13 0 n/a n/a 0 423
1999 374 0 72 10 0 n/a n/a 0 456
2000 368 2 74 15 0 n/a n/a 0 459
2001 352 3 66 12 0 n/a n/a 0 433
2002 339 2 84 10 3 n/a n/a 0 438
2003 339 2 84 10 3 n/a n/a 0 438
2004 392 2 93 6 0 n/a n/a 0 493
2005 352 2 85 15 0 n/a n/a 25 479
2006 379 1 97 17 0 n/a n/a 22 516
2007 358 5 88 17 0 n/a n/a 44 512
2008 350 3 93 8 0 n/a n/a 33 487
2009 340 1 105 12 1 n/a n/a 43 502
2010 366 3 110 11 1 n/a n/a 52 543
2011 351 5 112 33 2 0 28 0 531
2012 361 4 117 34 1 1 27 0 545
2013 366 2 126 38 0 0 25 0 557
2014 341 5 119 39 0 0 38 0 542
2015 327 5 113 35 1 0 37 0 518
2016 339 3 121 41 0 0 44 0 548
2017 358 3 119 48 0 0 44 0 572
2018 340 4 117 42 0 0 48 0 551
2019 331 3 123 45 1 0 42 0 545
2020 325 5 103 39 0 0 60 0 532
2021 277 4 104 39 0 0 61 0 485
2022 293 5 93 46 0 0 70 0 507
2023 283 7 79 44 1 0 90 0 504

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 Romona Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 527 28.8 18.2 n/a
1990 553 29.5 18.7 n/a
1991 600 31.9 18.8 n/a
1992 571 31.8 17.9 n/a
1993 532 30.7 17.3 n/a
1994 550 29.8 18.5 n/a
1995 429 24.0 17.9 n/a
1996 429 24.0 17.9 n/a
1997 447 22.5 19.9 n/a
1998 423 22.5 18.8 n/a
1999 456 25.2 18.1 n/a
2000 459 26.2 17.5 n/a
2001 433 27.1 16.0 n/a
2002 438 31.3 14.0 0
2003 438 31.3 14.0 0
2004 493 32.2 15.3 0
2005 479 34.0 14.1 0
2006 516 33.5 15.4 0
2007 512 33.0 15.5 0
2008 487 29.0 16.8 0
2009 502 37.8 13.3 0
2010 543 37.0 14.6 0
2011 531 38.0 13.9 0
2012 545 37.4 14.5 4.2
2013 557 45.4 12.2 4.8
2014 542 41.0 13.2 4.8
2015 518 38.0 13.6 4.6
2016 548 38.0 14.4 3.5
2017 572 40.8 14.0 3.8
2018 551 40.9 13.4 4.7
2019 545 43.0 12.6 4
2020 532 43.6 12.1 5.1
2021 485 n/a n/a n/a
2022 507 46.8 10.8 7.1
2023 504 47.5 10.6 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 Romona Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 527 28.8 18.2 n/a
1990 553 29.5 18.7 n/a
1991 600 31.9 18.8 n/a
1992 571 31.8 17.9 n/a
1993 532 30.7 17.3 n/a
1994 550 29.8 18.5 n/a
1995 429 24.0 17.9 n/a
1996 429 24.0 17.9 n/a
1997 447 22.5 19.9 n/a
1998 423 22.5 18.8 n/a
1999 456 25.2 18.1 n/a
2000 459 26.2 17.5 n/a
2001 433 27.1 16.0 n/a
2002 438 31.3 14.0 0
2003 438 31.3 14.0 0
2004 493 32.2 15.3 0
2005 479 34.0 14.1 0
2006 516 33.5 15.4 0
2007 512 33.0 15.5 0
2008 487 29.0 16.8 0
2009 502 37.8 13.3 0
2010 543 37.0 14.6 0
2011 531 38.0 13.9 0
2012 545 37.4 14.5 4.2
2013 557 45.4 12.2 4.8
2014 542 41.0 13.2 4.8
2015 518 38.0 13.6 4.6
2016 548 38.0 14.4 3.5
2017 572 40.8 14.0 3.8
2018 551 40.9 13.4 4.7
2019 545 43.0 12.6 4
2020 532 43.6 12.1 5.1
2021 485 n/a n/a n/a
2022 507 46.8 10.8 7.1
2023 504 47.5 10.6 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

Romona Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal
201597.1%97.1%97.1%97.1%5.3%96.7%97.1%5.5%
201698.5%98.8%98.8%98.8%6.8%97.3%98.5%7.3%
201798.7%98.9%98.9%98.9%12.0%98.0%98.7%13.1%
201898.9%98.4%98.4%98.4%12.0%97.8%98.9%12.5%
201998.9%98.5%98.5%98.5%11.7%97.6%98.9%12.0%
202197.8%98.0%98.0%98.0%96.2%97.2%97.6%9.0%
202299.0%98.9%98.9%98.9%99.0%98.3%98.9%10.8%
202399.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%9.9%98.6%98.8%10.3%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Romona Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $808 (4.1%) $18,716 (95.9%) $19,523
2020 $832 (4.0%) $20,202 (96.0%) $21,034
2021 $792 (3.5%) $21,630 (96.5%) $22,422
2022 $792 (3.5%) $21,630 (96.5%) $22,422
2023 $725 (3.0%) $23,547 (97.0%) $24,272

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Romona Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 29th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 20th of 2077 Elementary schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Romona Elementary School)65.271.8
 6.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wilmette School District 39)55.562.5
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Romona Elementary School)80.969.4
 11.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wilmette School District 39)65.767
 1.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Romona Elementary School)77.186
 8.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wilmette School District 39)66.577.8
 11.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Romona Elementary School)7873.8
 4.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wilmette School District 39)70.664.1
 6.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students545504
 7.5%
African American37
 133.3%
American Indian11
Asian12379
 35.8%
Hispanic4544
 2.2%
Pacific Islander00
White331283
 14.5%
Two or More Races4290
 114.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Romona Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 504 students attended Romona Elementary School.

Students at Romona Elementary School are 56% White, 18% Two or more races, 16% Asian, 9% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Students who attend Romona Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Highcrest Middle School
Middle : Wilmette Junior High School
High : New Trier Township H S Winnetka

Yes! Romona Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 20th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools.


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