School Details

Kerkstra Elementary School

14950 Laramie Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 687-2860
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-5 419 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

84%
76%
55%
87%
77%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Forest Ridge Sd 142 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
77%
60%
77%
73%
59%
93%
91%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Forest Ridge Sd 142 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
65%
59%
74%
72%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Forest Ridge Sd 142 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kerkstra Elementary School is a public elementary school in Oak Forest. The principal of Kerkstra Elementary School is Dr. Lori J Leppert. 419 students go to Kerkstra Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 4% of the Kerkstra Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 15% of the 419 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 28% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kerkstra Elementary School is 17:1. St. Damian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 78%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 3%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.06%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 14% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 22%
Limited English proficiency 4% 5%
Economically disadvantaged 15% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended Ridge for Kindergarten - with no prior daycare/schooling and I can not express how impressed I was at how he adapted with the help of the staff. He then attended Kerkstra 1st - 5th and will be leaving this June. Very good teachers and a dedicated principle. He joined band and what a saxophone player he turned out to be. Very good school district. Could focus more on haveing more clubs for the kids / after school activities but all in all - very satisfied as a parent.

  • (8 years ago)

    My kids have attended Oak Forest Schools and Jack Hille Middle School is absolutely gorgeous. The school has been completely remodeled and has the latest and greatest science labs computer labs and gym facilities. I wish I had all this when I was a kid. The quality of education is wonderful. There is a gifted program and the team concept within each grade works very well. The school administration is also very proactive about discipline and ensuring a positive learning environment for the kids. I would recommend Hille.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have nothing but excellent results from my kindergarden child he has excelled and keeps excelling in all subjects total growth and the teachers are the bomb they keep up individually which big classrooms that is hard to do.

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