Park Forest school information

IndexPark ForestIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores22%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:118:116:1
Total public schools113,93879,221
Total private schools21,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The Park Forest, IL educational system consists of 11 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Park Forest public schools have average test scores of 22% which is 29% lower than than the Illinois average and 55% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Park Forest public schools is 17:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.0% have completed high school, 26.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Park Forest are 55% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Park Forest.
  • 89.7% of people in Park Forest have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.0% of people in Park Forest have completed high school.
  • 26.8% of people in Park Forest have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Park Forest

IndexPark ForestIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade89.7%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school89.0%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college68.3%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.3%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.8%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters9.7%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Park Forest (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Munster, IN23,10383%69%
St. John, IN15,77779%60%
Cedar Lake, IN11,87275%53%
Highland, IN23,10774%50%
Schererville, IN28,89973%49%
Park Forest, IL21,83122%55%

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Stoneham, MA21,83170%43%
Kenmore, WA21,83067%37%
Prairie Village, KS21,82465%32%
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Massapequa, NY21,82053%8%
Park Forest, IL21,83122%55%
Source: The Park Forest, 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.