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Avg. test scores 65%
High school dipl. 4%
Bachelors degree 16%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Des Plaines, IL School Districts

      • Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62
      • East Maine School District 63
      • Community Consolidated School District 59
      • Maine Township High School District 207

      There are a total of 21 public schools, 11 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Des Plaines. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Des Plaines, IL schools is 35%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Des Plaines, IL, an average of 87.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.0% have completed high school.

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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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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      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.