Des Plaines school information

IndexDes PlainesIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores35%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:118:116:1
Total public schools213,93879,221
Total private schools111,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools13067,963
The Des Plaines, IL educational system consists of 21 public schools, 11 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Des Plaines public schools have average test scores of 35% which is 11% higher than than the Illinois average and 29% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Des Plaines public schools is 15:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.0% have completed high school, 35.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 87.6% of people in Des Plaines have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.0% 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 grade87.6%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school86.0%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college63.3%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.2%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.2%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters11.4%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%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, IL7,98878%59%
Kenilworth, IL2,61377%56%
South Barrington, IL4,76677%55%
Lincolnshire, IL7,29174%51%
River Forest, IL11,21772%46%
Des Plaines, IL58,75535%29%

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Port Orange, FL58,78064%30%
Noblesville, IN58,71972%46%
Royal Oak, MI58,82353%8%
Owensboro, KY58,68549%0%
Orland Park, IL58,61246%7%
Des Plaines, IL58,75535%29%
Source: The Des Plaines, IL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.