Lake Forest school information

IndexLake ForestIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores60%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:118:116:1
Total public schools63,93879,221
Total private schools61,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools23067,963
The Lake Forest, IL educational system consists of 6 public schools, 6 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Lake Forest public schools have average test scores of 60% which is 89% higher than than the Illinois average and 21% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lake Forest public schools is 14:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 98.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.9% have completed high school, 78.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 14.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lake Forest are 21% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Lake Forest.
  • 98.2% of people in Lake Forest have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.9% of people in Lake Forest have completed high school.
  • 78.6% of people in Lake Forest have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lake Forest

IndexLake ForestIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade98.2%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school97.9%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college91.3%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree81.6%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors78.6%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters38.6%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree14.7%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.0%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Kenilworth, IL2,61377%56%
Green Oaks, IL3,83276%53%
Lincolnshire, IL7,29174%51%
Lake Bluff, IL5,75872%45%
Northfield, IL5,37471%45%
Lake Forest, IL18,88160%21%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sylvania, OH18,88284%72%
Mayfield Heights, OH18,87873%48%
Oroville, CA18,88426%47%
Niles, OH18,87776%55%
Brook Park, OH18,87572%47%
Lake Forest, IL18,88160%21%
Source: The Lake 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.