Des Plaines school information

IndexDes PlainesIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores35%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:118:116:1
Total public schools213,93879,235
Total private schools111,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools13067,965

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  • The average school test scores in Des Plaines are 29% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Des Plaines.
  • 87.7% of people in Des Plaines have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.9% of people in Des Plaines have completed high school.
  • 35.2% of people in Des Plaines have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Des Plaines

IndexDes PlainesIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade87.7%85.6%83.8%
Completed high school85.9%84.0%82.4%
Completed some college62.3%60.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree42.2%39.4%37.2%
Completed bachelors35.2%31.9%29.3%
Completed masters11.6%12.2%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.9%3.3%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Des Plaines (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oak Brook, IL7,96778%59%
Kenilworth, IL2,64877%56%
South Barrington, IL4,81177%55%
Lincolnshire, IL7,27074%51%
River Forest, IL11,21172%46%
Des Plaines, IL58,80235%29%

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Huntington Park, CA58,78730%38%
Kendale Lakes, FL58,76770%42%
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Rogers, AR58,94440%19%
Des Plaines, IL58,80235%29%
Source: The Des Plaines, IL education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.