Downers Grove school information

IndexDowners GroveIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores42%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:118:116:1
Total public schools173,93879,221
Total private schools111,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools33067,963
The Downers Grove, IL educational system consists of 17 public schools, 11 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Downers Grove public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 33% higher than than the Illinois average and 15% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Downers Grove public schools is 18:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.1% have completed high school, 53.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Downers Grove are 15% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Downers Grove.
  • 95.6% of people in Downers Grove have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.1% of people in Downers Grove have completed high school.
  • 53.3% of people in Downers Grove have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Downers Grove

IndexDowners GroveIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade95.6%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school95.1%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college79.6%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree60.4%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors53.3%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters21.8%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.5%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Downers Grove (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The Downers Grove, 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.