River Forest school information

IndexRiver ForestIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores72%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:118:116:1
Total public schools33,93879,221
Total private schools71,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools33067,963
The River Forest, IL educational system consists of 3 public schools, 7 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. River Forest public schools have average test scores of 72% which is 128% higher than than the Illinois average and 46% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of River Forest public schools is 14:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.9% have completed high school, 74.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 18.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in River Forest are 46% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in River Forest.
  • 96.1% of people in River Forest have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.9% of people in River Forest have completed high school.
  • 74.6% of people in River Forest have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in River Forest

IndexRiver ForestIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade96.1%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school95.9%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college90.6%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree78.5%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors74.6%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters38.2%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree18.6%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.2%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Oak Brook, IL7,98878%59%
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Northfield, IL5,37471%45%
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River Forest, IL11,21772%46%

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River Forest, IL11,21772%46%
Source: The River 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.