Worth Elementary School

Summary:

Worth Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 379 students in grades PK-5 in the Worth School District 127 in Illinois. The school faces several challenges, including low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and a high percentage of low-income students.

Worth Elementary School has struggled academically, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics significantly lower than the Illinois state averages, particularly in 3rd and 5th grades. For example, only 3.1% of 3rd graders were proficient in ELA, compared to the state average of 28.8%. The school also experiences high rates of chronic absenteeism, reaching 30.4% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is much higher than the state average. Additionally, 66.49% of Worth Elementary students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively low-income student population.

Comparing Worth Elementary School to nearby schools reveals some interesting patterns. Worthwoods Elementary School, also in the Worth School District 127, has similar academic performance and demographic characteristics to Worth Elementary. In contrast, Ridge Lawn Elementary School, in the Chicago Ridge School District 127-5, has lower academic performance and a higher percentage of low-income students. Meanwhile, Navajo Heights Elementary School, in the Palos Heights School District 128, outperforms Worth Elementary academically and has a higher-income student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 11158 S Oak Park Ave
       Worth, IL  60482-2100


(708) 448-2801

District: Worth School District 127

SchoolDigger Rank:
1029th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,192 Help


Students who attend Worth Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Worth Junior High School
High:    DD Eisenhower High School (Campus)

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  379

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.5%
Hispanic:
30.6%
African American:
4.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Worth Elementary School ranks better than 50.5% of elementary schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.32. (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 (61.5%), Hispanic (30.6%), African American (4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Worth Elementary School is 12.9. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Worth Elementary School is $18,192.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Worth Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Worth Elementary School 1029th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Worth Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Worth School District 127:

SchoolDigger ranks Worth School District 127 525th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Worth Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Worth Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 76.26 493rd 2020 75.6%
2004 72.13 622nd 2030 69.4%
2005 65.08 848th 2022 58.1%
2006 64.89 892nd 2086 57.2%
2007 68.52 760th 2095 63.7%
2008 70.65 698th 2092 66.6%
2009 67.38 828th 2120 60.9%
2010 74.39 579th 2139 72.9%
2011 51.94 1235th 2147 42.5%
2012 58.84 1067th 2166 50.7%
2013 57.09 1015th 2167 53.2%
2014 64.28 780th 2093 62.7%
2015 58.26 747th 2052 63.6%
2016 62.17 694th 2046 66.1%
2017 48.78 971st 2044 52.5%
2018 67.12 615th 2037 69.8%
2019 50.58 959th 2086 54.0%
2021 41.57 1023rd 1948 47.5%
2022 57.92 780th 2082 62.5%
2023 46.32 1029th 2077 50.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Worth Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.34 24th 89 73.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Worth Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.71 94th 718 86.9%
2019 65.69 123rd 743 83.4%
2021 54.81 135th 537 74.9%
2022 66.67 127th 768 83.5%
2023 58.13 217th 788 72.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Worth Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 20.71 1117th 1194 6.4%
2021 46.57 296th 640 53.8%
2022 65.69 231st 1113 79.2%
2023 43.73 547th 1156 52.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Worth Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.48 89th 1765 95.0%
2019 73.58 279th 1816 84.6%
2021 69.84 259th 1514 82.9%
2022 76.12 220th 1763 87.5%
2023 58.65 602nd 1808 66.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Worth Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.50 531st 1964 73.0%
2019 58.34 776th 2019 61.6%
2021 41.68 894th 1680 46.8%
2022 53.80 790th 1970 59.9%
2023 41.61 1064th 1957 45.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Worth Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 66.72 193rd 907 78.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Worth Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.59 636th 1972 67.7%
2019 45.09 1028th 2019 49.1%
2021 38.67 969th 1707 43.2%
2022 59.58 691st 1977 65.0%
2023 49.44 903rd 1984 54.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Worth Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.13 303rd 938 67.7%
2019 33.61 660th 955 30.9%
2022 74.69 151st 954 84.2%
2023 51.52 400th 970 58.8%
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Rank History for White students at Worth Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.20 739th 1463 49.5%
2019 34.46 1002nd 1462 31.5%
2021 23.57 1078th 1308 17.6%
2022 29.86 1065th 1425 25.3%
2023 26.45 1107th 1419 22.0%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Worth Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 460 n/a 8 10 1 n/a n/a 0 479
1990 469 2 4 8 2 n/a n/a 0 485
1991 484 0 4 12 2 n/a n/a 0 502
1992 483 0 2 13 0 n/a n/a 0 498
1993 493 2 0 21 0 n/a n/a 0 516
1994 463 4 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 483
1995 475 4 1 16 0 n/a n/a 0 496
1996 475 4 1 16 0 n/a n/a 0 496
1997 492 5 0 13 0 n/a n/a 0 510
1998 491 7 2 28 0 n/a n/a 0 528
1999 517 15 2 28 0 n/a n/a 0 562
2000 488 24 5 32 0 n/a n/a 0 549
2001 490 12 9 35 0 n/a n/a 0 546
2002 442 16 8 45 1 n/a n/a 0 512
2003 442 16 8 45 1 n/a n/a 0 512
2004 409 8 11 39 0 n/a n/a 0 467
2005 400 6 10 43 0 n/a n/a 0 459
2006 380 8 6 45 0 n/a n/a 0 439
2007 365 5 7 41 0 n/a n/a 0 418
2008 307 4 5 57 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2009 288 3 7 55 1 n/a n/a 18 372
2010 295 2 5 56 0 n/a n/a 18 376
2011 294 9 10 70 2 0 10 0 395
2012 287 10 8 74 1 0 15 0 395
2013 305 15 11 70 0 0 14 0 415
2014 292 14 9 70 0 0 29 0 414
2015 314 14 8 66 0 0 39 0 441
2016 299 19 10 67 0 0 40 0 435
2017 288 16 11 63 0 0 48 0 426
2018 292 17 6 59 0 0 48 0 422
2019 272 15 5 58 0 0 51 0 401
2020 261 16 5 94 0 0 12 0 388
2021 266 13 5 99 0 0 15 0 398
2022 250 12 2 112 0 0 11 0 387
2023 233 15 5 116 0 0 10 0 379

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 Worth Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 479 22.0 21.7 n/a
1990 485 23.0 21.0 n/a
1991 502 22.0 22.8 n/a
1992 498 21.0 23.7 n/a
1993 516 21.0 24.6 n/a
1994 483 22.5 21.5 n/a
1995 496 25.0 19.8 n/a
1996 496 25.0 19.8 n/a
1997 510 25.0 20.4 n/a
1998 528 28.0 18.9 n/a
1999 562 26.5 21.2 n/a
2000 549 26.7 20.6 n/a
2001 546 27.5 19.9 n/a
2002 512 28.5 18.0 0
2003 512 28.5 18.0 0
2004 467 30.0 15.6 0
2005 459 27.0 17.0 0
2006 439 27.4 16.0 0
2007 418 21.0 19.9 0
2008 373 22.0 17.0 0
2009 372 23.3 16.0 0
2010 376 22.4 16.7 0
2011 395 21.0 18.8 0
2012 395 23.5 16.8 32.2
2013 415 30.5 13.6 30.1
2014 414 28.0 14.7 28.3
2015 441 25.0 17.6 54.6
2016 435 27.0 16.1 44.8
2017 426 28.1 15.1 50
2018 422 28.0 15.0 52.6
2019 401 28.0 14.3 55.1
2020 388 27.0 14.3 54.9
2021 398 n/a n/a n/a
2022 387 28.3 13.6 59.7
2023 379 29.2 12.9 66.5

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 Worth Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 479 22.0 21.7 n/a
1990 485 23.0 21.0 n/a
1991 502 22.0 22.8 n/a
1992 498 21.0 23.7 n/a
1993 516 21.0 24.6 n/a
1994 483 22.5 21.5 n/a
1995 496 25.0 19.8 n/a
1996 496 25.0 19.8 n/a
1997 510 25.0 20.4 n/a
1998 528 28.0 18.9 n/a
1999 562 26.5 21.2 n/a
2000 549 26.7 20.6 n/a
2001 546 27.5 19.9 n/a
2002 512 28.5 18.0 0
2003 512 28.5 18.0 0
2004 467 30.0 15.6 0
2005 459 27.0 17.0 0
2006 439 27.4 16.0 0
2007 418 21.0 19.9 0
2008 373 22.0 17.0 0
2009 372 23.3 16.0 0
2010 376 22.4 16.7 0
2011 395 21.0 18.8 0
2012 395 23.5 16.8 32.2
2013 415 30.5 13.6 30.1
2014 414 28.0 14.7 28.3
2015 441 25.0 17.6 54.6
2016 435 27.0 16.1 44.8
2017 426 28.1 15.1 50
2018 422 28.0 15.0 52.6
2019 401 28.0 14.3 55.1
2020 388 27.0 14.3 54.9
2021 398 n/a n/a n/a
2022 387 28.3 13.6 59.7
2023 379 29.2 12.9 66.5

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

Worth Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaVaricellaDTPHepatitis BPneumococcal
201597.0%95.8%95.8%95.8%96.3%96.5%
201697.4%97.4%97.4%97.4%97.4%97.4%2.4%2.4%
201794.8%95.1%95.1%95.1%94.8%94.8%3.8%3.8%
201998.3%98.3%98.3%98.3%98.1%98.3%2.9%2.9%
202193.5%93.5%93.5%93.5%93.5%93.5%93.5%7.2%
202293.5%93.7%93.7%93.7%93.7%93.7%93.7%7.3%
202393.6%93.6%93.6%93.6%93.6%93.6%93.6%10.4%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $591 (4.5%) $12,508 (95.5%) $13,099
2020 $626 (4.7%) $12,801 (95.3%) $13,427
2021 $1,716 (12.0%) $12,571 (88.0%) $14,288
2022 $1,716 (12.0%) $12,571 (88.0%) $14,288
2023 $1,354 (7.4%) $16,838 (92.6%) $18,192

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Worth Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 959th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 1029th of 2077 Elementary schools
 3.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Worth Elementary School)33.83.1
 30.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Worth School District 127)30.66.5
 24.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Worth Elementary School)33.810.8
 23%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Worth School District 127)33.311.2
 22.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Worth Elementary School)55.948.9
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Worth School District 127)41.636.1
 5.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Worth Elementary School)55.939.6
 16.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Worth School District 127)36.829.9
 6.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Worth Elementary School)24.132.3
 8.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Worth School District 127)32.534.3
 1.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Worth Elementary School)11.412.5
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Worth School District 127)15.511.5
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Worth Elementary School)49.457.4
 8%
   5th Grade Science (Worth School District 127)47.448.2
 0.8%
   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 Students401379
 5.5%
African American1515
American Indian00
Asian55
Hispanic58116
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White272233
 14.3%
Two or More Races5110
 80.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.1%66.5%
 11.4%


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Worth Elementary School ranks 1029th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 379 students attended Worth Elementary School.

Students at Worth Elementary School are 61% White, 31% Hispanic, 4% African American, 3% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

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

Middle : Worth Junior High School
High : DD Eisenhower High School (Campus)


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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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